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Paris In February – Day One

Day One of Paris is going to be short, simple and shot with my IPhone , so forgive the IPhone photos. If I could slur typing I certainly would try; between the fact that I’ve had three hours sleep in the last day and a half and the fact that THAT fact doesn’t keep me from indulging in wine every chance I get, my cognitive skills are low.

Let’s talk in short excerpts, shall we?

This is what kept me sane on the flights to Paris. I don’t enjoy flying. I do enjoy wine.

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This is where we are staying. Have pictures. Will give you a room and hotel tour.

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Us, sans sleep, lots of airplane travel but happy. I have mascara under my right eye.Unflattering selfies should be all the rage.

We crashed face first into the mattress- oh Europe, you and your teeny double beds – and slept three hours.

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We woke up and headed out on foot for the afternoon. Our first patisserie. I can’t remember the name, but THAT’S why I take pictures of everything with my big camera. My memory is on there.

The Paris Brest and tarte citron au meringuée were amazing of course.

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We walked and walked and walked and saw beauty everywhere we looked.

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We found a Franprix (chain grocer) that our friend Kevin recommended. It’s perfect for water, a bottle of wine and the absolutely delicious Saucissons Secs “mini snack” packs.

I will LIVE on these for the next eight days for a protein kick. They make me happy.parisdayone2

This was the view from our hotel at 5 pm today, which is mind blowingly amazing. I can’t stop gaping like a tourist at this entire city.(Perhaps because I am said tourist). I might have teared up a little, either from exhaustion or emotions, or both.

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We went out again and walked. Ate dinner. Bought bread, cheese and wine, more pastries. Took pictures. Exhaustion be damned, it was a fine first day in Paris.

Tomorrow sees us at Disneyland Paris, which I am sure surprises no one.

And now, it’s eight o’clock and I’m done! Hopefully I managed that with a lack of slurring.

Love,

Karlynn

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Katy
    February 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Looks absolutely beautiful! I look forward to more posts—I’m going to Paris in May and am looking for any recommendations.  

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      February 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      @Katy  As a newbie to Paris, I will do my best! Maybe a few newbie posts are in order!

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    rissemc
    February 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    KitchenMagpie Jealous!! Looks amazing. Make sure to have some macarons from Laduree!

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      February 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      They are on my list to eat!

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    eatlivtravwrite
    February 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    KitchenMagpie If that’s just your first day in Paris, I can’t wait to see the rest!

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      February 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      @eatlivtravwrite I have to catch up with picture editing now! The IPhone ones were easy!

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