Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Paris Diaries: Day 6

It never fails to impress me that there are fully stocked vending machines with a wide variety of snacks & drinks, both healthy & otherwise at every metro station in Paris. I've discovered this Volvic Citron drink, basically lemon water and I'm a big fan! It's my new favorite!

On our 6th day in Paris we ventured down to the Champs Elysees to see the Arch de Triomphe... This is not my favorite part of Paris, but it's worth visiting if you've never seen it before and there's plenty of shopping as well!

I'm pretty sure I've been to every Laduree within a 5 mile radius and my jeans are a bit tighter for it, but I just can't pass up the macaroons when they're in sight! They're too yummy!

On this particular trip to Laduree, I got a little treat! The Lanvin for Laduree box, filled with 8 delcious macaroons!

This time I decided to try the salted caramel which was recommended to me by Charlie from Shopped and Dropped on Twitter... It did not disappoint!

We also visited the massive Louis Vuitton on the Champs Elysees and I was very disappointed to be told by a lady inside that you aren't allowed to take photos.

There's an interesting little spot on the Champs Elysees simply called Drugstore Steakhouse, but it's so much more than that. There's a bookstore, pharmacy, restaurant, fancy grocery store stocking loads of American goodies and a Pierre Herme counter inside where I spotted this adorable macaroon tree!

Apparently Nigella is also famous in France...

When we'd finished with that area of Paris, we jumped on the metro to visit the Galleries Lafayette, basically the mothership for luxury shopping!

It's a massive department store, similar to Selfridges with lots of concessions inside. The only drawback is that you have to queue to get in to most of the good shops inside, something I'm never very keen on.

We finished the day by having dinner at Cafe Gallery... Everywhere you go in Paris, they serve Coke in large glass bottles, something I've scarcely seen since the 80's...

I had the chicken - it was good, but I've noticed a lot of places tend to serve the dark meat, which I'm not really a fan of, so since then, I've had nothing but steak, pizza and pasta - I'm so not complaining!


  1. I love Nigella! I am sure since she is big in the US and UK she must be popular in all of Europe but maybe I'm being presumptuous. :)

    1. I've actually never tried any of her books, but a friend of mine makes cakes with her recipes and they're amazing!


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