What better way to kick start the merriment than with a weekend in Paree. A little treat for my beloved, and a weekend away in the city of lurve for me!
We left early Friday morning to spend three days eating and drinking all things French. Oh La La as the card read; the final clue in the sack of abstract hints I had wrapped up. The first being an ordinary garden snail! Join us to see our highlights…
We arrived at Gare du Nord late morning and headed straight over the the Montparnasse area where we were staying. We quickly dropped the luggage off and headed to the north quarter of the city to take a gander at Sacré-Cœur. I seem to have developed a need for seeing cities at great height and Paris offers many opportunities to do so.
I really like to be comfortable when I’m travelling but never want for this to hinder my little identity. I’ve got the summers’ white jeans. This seasons Chelsea boots from Russell and Bromley and my favourite bomber from Vivienne Westwood complete with Zara blanket scarf and grey Kanken. I do love a bit of fashion and I’m so particular about it I find it difficult to know what to say!
From Sacré-Cœur we walked south to the river Seine stopping for a nibble and a glass of something red. Before heading to get ready for the second high point of the weekend. Le Ciel de Paris, situated on the top of the Montparnasse Tower which luckily for us was a stones throw from the hotel. I was a little nervous as I had no idea what to expect, and totally hyped it up – enough to purchase some beautiful new boots and matching handbag. It’s fair to say I wasn’t looking down to my feet, the view was absolutely stunning. The food was suitably french and dessert was utterly delicious.
Un: Lobster soup, I’m not usually the soupy type but this was incredibly good. Le Ciel says they are famous for this dish (Not their stunning location at all) but I can quite see why. Mmmm!
Deux: This was amazing prep for the shape of things to come. Deliciously rich and deep with flavour. Duck parmentier, foie gras (When in Paree!) Served with cape mushrooms and dried fruit. What more could I a girl want? I had to ask the boy with a little assistance in finishing this one though.
Trois: We all have a separate tummy for pudding, right?
If you are in Paris, dropping off for a look over the view is a must. I will hold back on our many photos because they just don’t do it justice. Le Ciel does a selection of very tasty cocktails and it’s not imperritive to make a reservation for dinner so there is no excuse to miss this little beauty.