From birthday dinner at the Eiffel Tower for the girls to amazing tours of some of the great castles of France, it was a perfect trip. I am one happy Francofile!!
For my birthday on September 11th, I decided to take a helicopter ride from Paris to the gardens of Versailles. It was wonderful!!
The objective for this year’s Paris trip was specifically to move my longtime goal of becoming a Paris resident from dream to reality. With a few serendipitous opportunities to meet the right real estate people, I am closer than ever to the goal.
I had narrowed down my search to Montparnasse a few years ago. Now, there’s a street (Rue Littre) as well. Mission accomplished.
I knew it would finally arrive. My last day in Europe, specifically Paris, is here. It wasn’t hard to find my favorite parting food and the final meal of a francophile returning stateside. Chocolate!!
Charivari is a restaurant in Montparnasse that has the best chocolate ice cream ever. I don’t want the recipe, I just want to sit here at my sidewalk table at the corner of Montparnasse and Raspail Blvds., enjoy my ice cream and post a picture that will make you wish you were here… Bon appetit!!
Happy Sunday! Arrived early this morning at Nord Station in Paris to catch the Eurostar to London. We met Liz and Hanna, a mother and daughter from London who were happy to give us tips on their favorite shopping and eating spots in the city. We all shared experiences and confusion with trying to decipher the Paris subway system. I was glad that their observations of the states, particularly New York, faired much better.
We safely arrived in London and look forward to Harrod’s and taking in the sites. No rest for the stealth travelers!
Strolling the Paris neighborhood of Montparnasse, I realized that my future home is here. Thanks to my friend Alice, shopping for an apartment was an experience rather than a required task for a “future dated relocation”. Friends, take a look and let me know if you find the culture and artistic vibe as exhilarating as I do!