I'm baaaaaaaack!! After a whole month of internet drought, I finally have wi-fi at home. No more running around town trying to find wi-fi or pouring copious amounts of coffee down my throat just to use the internet at a cafe and then bouncing about like a hyperactive Jack Russell terrier after over-caffeinating myself.
I was in Paris for a week and only just got home, along with a souvenir - a nasty cold. We were lucky enough to have incredibly sunny weather while we were there. Yes, it was freezing for the first 3 days but after that, I couldn't peel my thick winter coats fast enough when the temperature rose to 16˚C.
Traveling with 3 kids and 2 other adults was a different kettle of fish this time, particularly when my brother and his wife decided to embark on their version of The Amazing Race. After 2 exhausting days of running around like crazy tourists, I dropped out of the race and caught up with friends instead.
I was blown away AND thrilled to bits when Kayin suggested that she and her boyfriend would drive from Holland to Paris to see me. Yes, 4.5 hours on the road just so that we could finally meet each other face to face after years of online communication. Words can't describe how touched I was by the effort she and her lovely boyfriend went to. The 3 of us chatted non stop and bade a reluctant goodbye later that evening. Kayin's one of those rare individuals who is innately kind, exceedingly gracious and even more beautiful in person.
Lil L and I were taken to a rather well known crêperie at Montmartre by a lovely Parisian friend of mine, A (remember her from the Landmark afternoon tea post?) Poor A had to put up with me croaking through the entire meal as my cold grew progressively worse. Crêperie Brocéliande is a tiny hole in the wall restaurant but extremely popular so do book if you're planning to have dinner there. The prices for gluten free buckwheat galettes start from 5.50€. I decided to go slightly unconventional and chose smoked duck fillets with a smattering of caramelized onions and topped with a slice of foie gras. It was divine.
Outfit: Helmut Lang coat, Uniqlo sweater, Zara jeans, Topshop boots, Miu Miu sunglasses, Hermes belt and Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 35cm.
Just in case you're wondering how I managed to give birth to a half grown child......the adorable little girl with the pink polka dot bag is my niece. The two cousins were attached at the hip throughout the entire trip and hated to be separated. There are a ton of different photos and anecdotes on my Instagram feed for those of you who use the app. Part 2 coming up soon!
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