5 In France/ TRAVEL


I was hoping to write a mini Paris guide to put up here, with a run-through of what my friend and I filled our busy two days in Paris with. However, I’m struggling with time issues at the moment thanks to the insane amount of work my university sent me in advance. Just a taster of what is to come, I’m sure! So, for now at least, I’m just going to do a shorter post.
We spent most of our time window shopping and wandering, mainly around the Marais area. I didn’t buy that much as everything was so expensive and I happened to spend most of my money on food and little things like postcards! But these are a few purchases I made…
This pretty little mirror was from one of my favourite shops we visited – Loulou Addict. It’s only a tiny shop but it’s stuffed full of beautiful things (and a lot of Rice products, my fave!). We spent a long time in there! (The mirror was about 16 euros I think, from Rice).
I don’t think I could have come back from Paris without some Japenese masking tape. It was everywhere and so so pretty. It took me ages to choose which patterns to get and I almost wish I’d bought some more!
Remember my red and pink bird garland? I got that in Paris last year from the Pompidou centre and I love it so much I decided to get another one to take to university with me! The masking tape was from there too.
Some pretty lacey ribbon from a shop in the Marais.
So I just got little things really as I didn’t have enough money to splash out on anything big! We spent most of our time in little boutique shops anyway, where these sorts of things were sold.
On the first day we ate at the L’as Du Fallafel, which I highly recommend. It was about 5 euros for a huge pitta with delicious falafels, aubergines, salads etc.
On the second day we splashed out on an amazing breakfast at Angelina. Their hot chocolates (at 7 euros each!) were so worth the price. They were like liquid chocolate… so yummy.
We ate lunch at Le Potager du Marais, a lovely little vegetarian restaurant (if you haven’t guessed already, my friend and I are both vegetarian! So that worked out quite well). It was really tasty food, but I have to say I still preferred the falafels.
The view from the hotel
In case you’re interested, we stayed in a cheap and basic hotel right by the pompidou. I recommend it if you are doing a quick trip and are on a tight budget like we were.
I start my first year at university in 6 days from now so these next few weeks are probably going to be a little crazy and I’m afraid blogging won’t be right at the top of my priority list, but I’ll do my best. This week includes finishing uni work, packing and also making 60 cupcakes. No, I haven’t gone cupcake crazy – friends of my parents are having a party and have commissioned me!

much love xxxx

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    September 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for the links and tips-I really really want to go to Paris so I'll have to start saving up so I can buy pretty things!

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    The Deer Diary
    September 20, 2010 at 3:47 am

    I love the lacey ribbon and your lunch pictures.
    Paris is wonderful. I have been there, last November and it was freezing cold, but still so beautiful.
    Thank you for these pictures. They remind me of a lovely week!


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    Among the Willows
    September 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Paris, a dream!

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    September 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I really need another trip to Paris!
    Good luck with college!!

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    Diana Mieczan
    September 20, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I adore Paris…I want to hop on a plane righ now:) hahaha

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