On my way to Trieste by train I went to Paris for the weekend with friends. It is so good to spend quality time with the special people in your life. We started with breakfast at The Wolseley (certainly one of happy places in London). Perhaps a little indulgent but I had to leave London in style, non?
We stayed at an Airbnb apartment. Not the most stylish one in the world but cheap and certainly in a good location, near Commerce Metro. When we arrived there was a little food market and there was one of the recommended bakeries in the area. On the first morning we picked up viennoiseries which were absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, it was closed on the Sunday so we couldn’t repeat the experience.
On Saturday I had my Paris Eat and Snap which was really good and so much fun. Though as always it felt a little too short as we tried to squeeze learning, eating and sight-seeing into a rather tight time gap. My friends I was travelling with joined in the day (thanks for the Eurostar ticket ladies) and we were joined by Claire and Amanda who both had lovely things to say. I can only say thank you for making the effort to come on over to Paris!
We started the walk-shop with coffee on a lovely street with a selection of places that looked good (including a lovely looking vegetarian friendly place). We then headed to a rue Montorguiel, a market street with lots of shops (rather than stalls), restaurants, bakeries and lots of delightful things o snap away. We ended the day at the Notre Dame and quick crepe run before Claire had to dash to catch her Eurostar home.
It was a great opportunity for me to see how a ‘travelling’ Eat and Snap would work and I hope to bring it to a few more places. Perhaps from the spring …
Sunday required a search for Croque Madames for my travelling companions (which unfortunately ended in failure) and a dash to Laduree (if you visit you have to go to the one on Rue Bonaparte) for some gorgeous macarons for Tim.
I have to say (and this is just perhaps because Tim is not a fan of Paris) that I always enjoy visiting with friends. I enjoyed Eiffel Tower sitings, food, macarons, a glass of champagne, a crepe and good company. What more can you want in life?