Europe/ Travel

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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.




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  • Reply
    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.  

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      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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    February 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm

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

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      February 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      They are on my list to eat!

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    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!

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      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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