Since I was a little girl, I always dreamed about going to Paris. Being an avid art lover since childhood, especially with masters such as Monet, Manet, Degas and Pissaro it was inevitable that one day, this girl would travel to see the masterpieces. And I finally did!
Over Easter I flew over to Paris with a friend, and it was a wonderful long weekend.
Walking up the stairs to Sacre Coeur made me pant and luckily I had a bottle of water to quench my thirst when we reached the top. I really need to exercise more. But the view was amazing.
After being at the top, we went back down to find some food. We went with what seems to be a new restaurant, it was hip and chic. It used African fabric for textile interiors and lovely chic details. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the restaurant, but their tabbouleh and falafel was amazing! It was really flavorful. The hummus went well with the cheese and the red cabbage. It was nice with a cold refreshing dish after all the walking. The weather was even pretty decent. There were loads of narrow streets close by lined with beauty salons, fabric salons, fashion stores, all African and eclectic. The buildings were amazing, old, and just beautiful where ever I looked. I found this cute jewelry shop that sold handmade jewelry and we got a few gifts but I also got myself a pair of enameled earrings. (Green elephants, of course!)
Later that day, we enjoyed some eclairs in Le Marais, by a lovely shopping street with cobbled stones and quaint little boutiques. I went perfume shopping here as there was a lovely Penhaligons shop. The bottles were so pretty. Although I imagined myself buying a Fragonard perfume, I ended up with Penhaligons, which is a historical English perfumerie. I brought myself a bottle of Cornubia. It smelled magical. Dark and sweet but warm and inviting.
Our whole Paris trip was just amazing, can’t wait to go back again! ❤️