Monday, January 6, 2014

{paris: week one}

Our first week in Paris has been all about getting settled and oriented into our neighborhood in the 7th arrondissement.  Besides ringing in the New Year alongside the Eiffel Tower, we haven't done much that would normally be considered "touristy". Not feeling rushed to cram all the obligatory Paris activities into a few days is really the true luxury of getting to be here for three months so we have been trying to take everything slow.  Unsurprisingly, the most memorable thing we have done so far is eat some truly amazing meals especially the tacos here and the steak frites here.   We have also been scouting out the best cocktail bars here (which are far less common than I thought they would be) and if anyone has any suggestions for some unknown ones I would gladly accept them!

 {cafe au lait at our local brasserie - due to being jet-lagged and some very late nights these trips for coffee have been occurring well into the afternoon lately}

 {a tiny Marie Antoinette cake from Laduree - I'm surprised it took me a whole three days in Paris before we scooped up one of these}

 {the true test of my horrible sense of direction...the Paris Metro system}

{the little cheese shop around the corner from our place}

 {Cafe de Flore in the 6th is really adorable with their branding on literally every single thing in sight, but it's a bit pricey. Two cafe au laits were 11Euro- ouch.}

{candy with the cheque at Cafe Constant

 {Paris flower shops. le sigh.}

 {mini fancy cream puffs from Popelini}

{our visiting American friends walking home after a delicious dinner in the Marais at Cafe Charlot- they had one of the best mushroom risottos I have ever tasted!}

 {we had an amazing Lebanese lunch in the outdoor covered market, Les Marches des Enfants Rouges}


  1. SO excited for you and can't wait to continue following your adventure! :)

  2. Looks like a lovely week!

    FYI - my first semester in Paris I took the metro everywhere and had no idea where anything was or any directions. Over the next couple semesters I walked A LOT more and took the buses, and got a much better feel for the city and how it was laid out. Anyone would lose their sense of direction in those crazy metro tunnels.

    Gorgeous photos, can't wait for more!