Paris in Snapshots

11/06/2012


Oh Paris, I continue my torrid love affair with you and it will not end. My lovelies, we had such an amazing time in the City of Light. It was filled with lingering conversations over cafe au laits, glasses of Bourdeux and lengthy four course dinners. Seriously, we completely spoiled ourselves and I am totally okay with that. I've compiled a list of places you must go if you have a trip to Paris in the near (or far) future. As for me, I'm not sure when I'll return to Paris, but I can tell you I will be just as head over heels in love as the first time I laid eyes on the sparkle of the Eiffel Tower.

Petit Prince: 12 Rue de Lanneau   Website.
I found this one through a list of recommendations from the blog Oh Happy Day. It seriously feels like you are stepping into a 1920s lounge, complete with live renditions of the music of Frank Sinatra, mostly done by men in drag. The zucchini custard tart with goat cheese was just as incredible as it sounds. The wine list is impeccable too. For one night you feel as if you are in the Paris of Hemmingway and Fitzgerald.

Cafe Constant: Il Rue Saint Dominique Website.
This one was a recommendation from our friends Scott and Rema, who also have a long-lasting love affair with Paris. Remember, they got married there. The food was amazing. Seriously, the artichoke salad will blow your mind. Get it.

Les Refuges Des Fondues: 17 Rue des 3 Frères, Montmartre. Review.
Another recommendation from Oh Happy Day. The tiniest restaurant with two long tables on either side. You must hop over the table if you are seated against the wall. They serve cheese and meat fondue and you will get full. Also, they serve their wine in baby bottles. So quirky and fun. It was totally packed with a line out the door.

Coquelicot Boulangerie: 24 Rue de Abbesses, Montmartre. Website.
We went here on our last morning and met my best friend's brother for breakfast. He's a saxophone player and is visiting his Parisian girlfriend for a month. Rough. Anyway, his recommendation for this sweet little boulangerie was spot on. They serve bowls of coffee, brioche and honey and soft boiled eggs. Amazing.

Rue Mouffetard
Seriously the best street in Paris for a stroll. It is packed with boulangeries and flower stores, restaurants and cheese shops. People were dancing to live Italian music in the streets the day we were there. An incredible atmosphere.



15 comments:

Lindsay said...

It all looks and sounds so amazing!! I love the photo of the water..so pretty!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Oh Paris–je t'aime! What a perfect trip!

Alex said...

Beautiful shots! Gah I really need to get myself to Paris ASAP. So gorgeous.

Laura said...

It sounds amazing Alexa! :) xo

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Beautiful Alexa!

Erika [small shop] said...

Perfection. All of it. I've been missing it lately!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

I'll have to bookmark this post for the day when I finally get to visit Paris! Looks oh so lovely.

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

What a wonderful trip! Thank you for sharing these photos and suggestions, a little escape for a weekday morning

Rema said...

Yay, glad you liked Cafe Constant as much as we did! Coquelicot sounds amazing. We'll definitely need to visit...together, puh-lease?! x

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

I LOVE RUE MOUFFETARD :) I love this whole post! ahhhh! xoxo {av}

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Love your pics Alexa! Looks like it was such a romantic holiday and you fitted so much into your trip! xx

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designstiles said...

Wonderful pictures. I really like the way you laid them out. Close up shots are my favorite.

Audrey - This Little Street said...

love these snapshots of your trip!!! :)

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

le sigh...I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get here, but I am so happy to finally arrive! oh, alexa... your photos are just so gorgeous!!! You two obviously had an absolutely amazing time! I miss Paris daily & dearly... my husband & I were to honeymoon here, but changed our plans last minute to postpone until next year (it looks like it will be fall, as a matter of fact!) I am loving your recommendations and must tuck them away somewhere safe until our venture is made :) XO brynn