What else is there to say about Paris, the City of Lights? There's a reason why it's one of the most visited cities in the world. The sights, food, and romantic atmosphere make it an enticing place to visit.
Du Pain et Des Idees is located in the 10th Arrondisement. It's a little out of the way, but is worth a trip to try what is viewed as one of the best bakeries in Paris (It was rated #1 in 2012 in a bakery contest in Paris and was featured in The Layover). The bakery only specializes in bread. There are no...more
This is hands-down the best ice cream that I've ever had in my life. If you pass by Berthillon anytime during the day during the summers, you will always see a line that goes outside the door. I saw the lines when I spent a summer there, I was curious as to why it got so much business. Then I had their ice...more
The Notre Dame Cathedral is impressive. There's an ominous sense of history and religion as soon as you enter the Cathedral. It's darkly lit and conjures up centuries of churchgoers coming in to pray and seeking spiritual solace.
Boucherie Du Temps Passe ("Slaughter of the Past") was located down the street from my apartment in Paris. The butcher had a thick mustache, and I remember every morning seeing him cut his meats. It's something you would see out of a vintage French poster. Loved it!...more
The palak paneer at Royal Kashmir alone merits five stars. I ordered take-out at this Indian restaurant with my cousins since it was close to their apartment. We all thought the food tasted divinely good. In fact, years later my cousin and I are still recounting how much we loved Royal Kashmir....more
My cousins took me to a jazz club called Le Petit Journal. It is a small and compact club, and the music was absolutely amazing. Thanks to my cousins, I'll always have fond memories of the jazz chanteuse that night singing classic standards such as "The Shadow of Your Smile."...more
Montmartre is the artistic, bohemian neighborhood of Paris. It's a steep walk around the area, but it's worth it due to the Sacre Coeur, which provides a wonderful skyline view of Paris. Many of the fabric stores are based here too, so the fashion designers often come here to purchase...more
Muji is a great place to stock up on simple stationaries, pens, pencils, school supplies, and basic clothes as well. The design at Muji has a minimalist aesthetic. If you like simple organized things, then you'll love Muji. They even have Muji in my favorite neighborhood in Paris - Le Marais!...more