On Monday, the sun was out and all I needed to keep warm was a light jacket. I was on the hunt to find Easter treats in the chocolateries of Paris, but I also stumbled across tons of other great things! I walked all the way from Boulangerie La Moulin de la Vierge on Rue Saint Dominique, to the golden doors and dome of the Hôtel des Invalides, to the spring window displays at Ladurée, and the beautifully designed restaurants of Saint Germain and Saint Michel. I felt happy to be alive, and I think this batch of photos might be my favourite yet.
Wandering Wednesday is back! It’s been a solid few months since the last one, but let’s just focus on the present, shall we?
This Sunday, I ate a scrumptious and very American brunch at Breakfast in America. Bacon, root beer, pancakes, and salsa on eggs – we always thoroughly enjoy our trips there. We went to the location in the lower Marais; the dining rooms are a bit less packed-in than the location in the Latin Quarter.
Afterwards, we took a walk down towards the river and over the islands, through the 4th arrondissement. I love this area of Paris. A good chunk of it, aside from the immediate vicinity of Notre Dame and Berthillon ice cream, is so quiet and calm – or maybe it was just the winter chill that kept people away. I remember attempting to get ice cream this summer and the main street of île-Saint-Louis was PACKED with tourists. When there’s barely any people on the street, it feels like your own private world. I loved it. I kept an eye out for more color that day, since so many Paris pictures seem to be dominated by shades of white, gray, and taupe.
I haven’t been the most consistent when it comes to Wandering Wednesdays, but I hope you’ll forgive me with today’s post! Just lots of images for you to enjoy. These were all taken around the Les Halles and Montorgeuil area. There are lots of cookware shops around here, as well as some really charming covered passages.
Long time, no post! For the past two weeks I’ve been traveling around Paris and Normandy with my best friend, so I’ve pressed pause on the blog. However, I’m back and ready to share my travels with you! While I sort, edit, and write these new posts, I’ll leave you with another Wednesday wander through Parisian streets. I should be back with a recap of our first road-trip day later this week!
Last week, I took a 4 hour-long walk through Paris, which is about 3 miles, according to the google map I made for myself. The objective: photograph some specialty pastry shops for a blog I just started writing for (here’s an article I wrote for them). I did end up finding the pastry shops I had intended to visit, but a couple of them were closed for the summer holidays (damn you, August!). More importantly, I thoroughly enjoyed wandering somewhat aimlessly through smaller streets. I made sure to wear comfortable shoes so that I had no reason to cut my day short.
The weather was absolutely crazy, the bipolar kind of crazy. Every 30 minutes, there would be a sudden shift between sunny and stormy, and vice versa. I think I managed to capture the extremes in these photos. Since I took so many photos that day, I’ll just include half of what I captured; the other half will come next wednesday!
P.S. Two things I learned from editing these photos: I really LOVE doors and windows. Something about the possibilities that lie within, I suppose…