Follow me through a perfectly lovely stroll for two girls on one Saturday afternoon in Paris.
I love Paris in the springtime. …And love the fleurs of the city’s florist shops. Elegant stalks of hyacinth? Mais oui.
Head to the Champs Elysees. If you fear feeling like a tourist, just don’t act like one. Do what we do on Fifth Avenue in NYC, be thankful for so many great shops all on the same avenue. I mean, when don’t you need something else from Sephora?
Ok, FINALLY, I get it. Macaroons are amazing. Care of Laduree.
Then down to the Grand Palais. We tried for the Helmut Newton photography exhibit (running until June 17th), but instead of waiting in the hours-long line, we wandered in to find Soup/No Soup, a “large-scale, twelve-hour banquet composed of a single meal of Tom Ka soup.” Yum.
Cross the Seine at Ponte Alexandre III…
…with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Followed by a peek at the Rodin Museum Garden. Which is also now my dream home.
And then touring on through the Left Bank toward Saint-Germain-des-Pres, we stumbled upon a lovely jewelry store: Ignace.
LOVE a European pharmacy. LOVE.
And the amazing vintage shop that I–cringe–did NOT get the name of?! I’m hurting just a bit as I am reminded of that Chanel cuff from the window.
Walking, walking, walking back to the Marais, my neighborhood for the week, and a great little boutique, Thelma, at 2 rue Rambuteau. PS- this is my new favorite necklace.
And FINALLY, a relaxing beer.