Paris, jour un
For Julia’s 27th birthday, we set off on a mini euro-trip to explore Paris and London for the first time. We walked over a hundred miles and ate more than a million carbs. Here’s a look at one of our days.
We started our morning at Republique of Coffee in Paris’s third arrondissement. This was one of our favorite places to sip espresso and take advantage of free wifi to keep up with the work part of our work-life balance. Their menu had a California theme, so we nommed on pancakes, avocado toast and huevos rancheros. Not the most French breakfast, but delicious none the less.
After breakfast we took a stroll and stumbled upon an outdoor flea market that left our jaws on the floor. The vintage jewelry, handcrafted furniture and stunning art kept us stopping every few steps to appreciate the incredible finds each vendor had to offer. We also happened upon Scoop Me a Cookie, a cookie shop that had come highly recommended. We popped in for a milk chocolate sea salt and a cranberry white chocolate chip to enjoy on our walk, and we were far from disappointed.
Cookies in hand, we walked over to the Bookstore Cafe, one of the coziest cafes in Paris. They were already celebrating Christmas in full force, with a pop-up Christmas Market in the lobby. This vibey red car stays parked in front of the cafe year round, but the Christmas lights gave it an extra special touch.
Our walk ended at Notre Dame. Humbled by the architecture and the history of the grounds, we sipped hot wine and shared a few crepes as the day came to an end.