paris... eat, stay, shop.
Friday, April 20, 2012
visiting paris for the first time and only staying 3.5 days makes me no expert. but our hotel was amazing and so were the restaurants we tried.
don't let the english name fool you. eggs and co. is as french as they come with a line out the door for weekend brunch. cutest little place i ever did see and the food didn't disappoint.
paris by mouth was our go-to source for all things food related. it breaks down restaurants by neighborhood which is crazy helpful when you're tired of walking and ready to eat.
poilane bakery was full of chocolate croissants, shortbread cookies, and apple turnovers.
more amazing food:
cosi- sandwich shop baking fresh from the oven focaccia bread
fish la boissonnerie- everybody knows your name type of wine bar with a vegetarian friendly menu (score!)
semilla- contemporary bistro with an open kitchen
and of course we stopped by laduree for macarons.
we stayed in saint germain (the 6th arrondissement) and all food recs come from this neighborhood alone. as much exploring as we did, we stuck to our hood for food.
americanized or not, the bensimon store was around the corner from our hotel. i also fell in love with the dresses at chattawak. the store owner described chattawak (in her best broken english) as a parisian young ladies shop. i left the store with this and this.
our boutiquey hotel felt like home after a long day of walking the streets. the smallish room was cozy, minimal, and inexplicably clean.
where do you eat, stay, and shop in paris?