Ah yes, my favorite part of Paris to recap.. The food & the shopping. I’ve mentioned some of these things in the initial post, but here’s the deets:
Thanks to my trusty Buzzfeed Hot Chocolate list, we stopped at Les Deux Magots for yet another round of insanely delicious hot chocolate. Not only is their hot chocolate fantastic, but this cafe is famous for people like Hemingway, Camus, Picasso and more picking it as a dining spot.
We then headed up the road to Pierre Hermé‘s Saint-Germain shop for some of their macaroons. Now Laduree is the more famous spot, but Pierre know’s what is up and his macaroons did not disappoint. We enjoyed them sitting in the mostly barren but still beautiful Luxembourg gardens, before continuing on with our day. We had dinner later at a little restaurant called Aux Deux Ecus near out hotel that was delicious although the only photo I took was of the napkin..
The following morning was laundry day (which I somehow managed to use a french laundromat without ruining or loosing any clothes) and while doing laundry we had brunch at Le Pan Quoditen (hello fresh French bread). After a successful trip to the Nikon store, we stopped by a little coffee shop called Fragments that I found through OneRepublic’s ‘lets tweet our three favorite places in France).
A bit later on, after wandering through the Jewish Quarter, we happened upon L’as du Fallafel which proudly mentions that Lenny Kravitz is a fan and has a line out the door for a table or for take-away. We later stopped into a shop called La Cure Gourmande to pick up some treats for holiday gifts later on.
That evening was filled with a bit of exploring near and along Champs-Elysses and stops into Givenchy (in search of a perfume for family), Chanel for some red lipstick and Colette to see their eclectic collection of clothes and random gifts. We also stopped by Laduree for the second batch of macaroons (that were eaten in Venice and were delicious).
The following morning included a stop at Blé Sucré, another of OneRepublic’s recommendations and also famed for their fresh madeleine’s. They were to die for and I enjoyed them at the airport with my cappuccino because you can’t go wrong with French expresso.