I woke up at:
Sunrise. I didn't want to miss one out on one moment.
My favourite breakfast spot was:
Café di Flore, a beautiful corner spot in Saint Germaine. I sat on the street tables, sipping black coffee, slicing corners off an omelette fromage, and watched the most stylish of Paris leave their apartments.
I ate too many:
Croissants, rose macaroons, and baguettes layered with French butter.
I stayed at:
A perfect apartment located on the fourth floor of a classic Parisian building in the Madeline area.
That Paris pinch me moment was:
Sitting in a park at 9:30pm with a beautiful French man, picking at pastries, drinking rosé, whilst there was a man playing La vie en Rose on an accorddian, and the Eiffel Tower was sparkling accross the way.
My favourite spot to visit is:
Shakespeare & Co Bookstore, a stone throw away from the Notre Dame. It's been operating since 1951, and there's a lot of rich history. They often had literary types stay there overnight on their day beds on the second floor - Ernest Hemingway and even Anais Nin have stayed there!
Any opportunity I could, but mostly over breakfast.
My favourite dinner spot was:
Bistro Victoires, near Palais Royale, that had beautiful and affordable dinners - accompanied with amazing rosé.
The song that reminds me of my trip is:
Felt Mountain by Goldfrapp.
A new French word I learnt was:
la honte - which means shame, something I say far too often in English so - naturally - I had to learn how to say it in French.
I will always remember:
taking time out of my travelling to write
and process really special moments in my diary
. It made me appreciate everything for what it is, and helped me become more present.
Recommendations on places to visit, accomodation information, ideas, thought processing, and sticking memorable tickets/bits-and-bobs into the pages.
See the rest of @mrturners Parisian adventures HERE & Shop his Travel Journal HERE