Tuesday, February 18, 2014

{paris: week seven}

This past week in Paris was filled with some of my favorite activities.  In addition to feeling like I have totally mastered the art of baking french macarons, we also got a once in a lifetime chance to celebrate Valentine's Day in one of the most romantic cities in the world!  Up until this week, I had never taken a cooking class in my life (I always though they were cheesy and that you don't really learn anything) and was pleasantly surprised by what a fun and informative experience it proved to be.  Three girlfriends and myself attended the "Macaron Intensive" class at La Cuisine de Paris and after 3 hours of baking, laughing and eating more macarons than I care to admit, I can honestly say that I could successfully recreate the recipe all by myself.  The classes are pricey, but worth every single penny!

Chris and I usually opt for an intimate evening in our home for Valentine's, but given that we are Paris (and our kitchen is comically tiny), we planned out an entire day of activities.  Starting off with this french toast for breakfast we then headed out to the Pont de l'Archeveche to place our own love lock on the bridge- read all about that tradition here.  Placing a lock on the bridge and subsequently throwing away the key into the Seine river was equal parts cheesy and incredibly romantic.  Afterwards we walked over to the Grand Palais to catch the Cartier exhibit before it left the city this past Sunday.  That evening we dined on a decadent menu comprised of all different types of souffles here and then sipped on late night drinks at our favorite Paris cocktail bar, Curio.

 {insane tiaras at Cartier's exhibit}

{we are currently in Florence, Italy staying in this adorable hotel room.  Tomorrow we head out to Amsterdam and I can't wait to give you full recaps and recommendations for both cities soon!}

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to read about your travels! We just returned from South America and there was a similar wall of pad locks there. So cute.