I fell in love with Paris during my first trip abroad, which was to a suburb of the city. I have been back 4 times for vacation and lived here for 5 months. There's no place that feels more like my home away from home. Paris, je t'aime!
A beautiful and historic neighborhood in what once was a giant marsh, the Marais has come a long way from it's humble beginnings. It is currently recognized as an upper class haven and a great place to shop.
I shouldn't even know about this place. I'm lucky I had a landlord who was willing to share one of his secret spots with me during my time in Paris. This place was so relaxing and the blends of tea were more than just flavor but also an experience. The smell, the steam, the preparation was...more
It's very infrequent that you find Kraft Mac n Cheese in a Parisian grocery store, as well as root beer, baked beans and other unhealthy American food staples. I will admit freely that despite loving french food almost more than life itself, sometimes I missed a taste of home. I only caved once...more
Paris has a lot of bakeries, but during my time there nothing compared to my neighborhood's own Au Levain du Marais. Baguette baked from scratch every morning, a daily changing flavor for madeleines and a pain au raisin that made my father walk 6 to 7 blocks every morning for his fix. He...more
My best kept secret in Paris has now been revealed. Heroines is by far the best boutique in the entire city for fun and unique clothing. During my time living in Paris I could not even walk down Rue de Rosiers without stopping in and at least trying on 5 different things. I brought all my friends here and...more
Charming and unique, Au Grain de Folie is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in all of Paris. It offers only a few tables but for the lucky people sitting in them a veggie delight awaits. I was a vegetarian for 4 years and I have rarely been to a purely vegetarian restaurant this good....more