Saturday, September 26, 2009

eating, drinking, eating and more eating

I cannot BELIEVE how much i've eaten since I arrived in Paris!! There are just so many amazing restaurants and cafes and mouth watering patisserie's on every corner - you're always being tempted to eat something. And of course the mystery still are french women so damn thin?!! The French eat baguettes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They pour cream sauces and loads of butter on everything and there is one whole aisle in every supermarket dedicated to different varieties of pudding!!  I have to resist the temptation to indulge at every glimpse of a strawberry mille feuilles or macaron in the quaint little patisseries located on every block...just after I finish this crepe...

Last week I had the pleasure of dining at Kong (1 rue Pont Neuf) for a friends' birthday party.  It's a restaurant designed by Philippe Starck and located in the Kenzo headquarters.  The restaurant is on the last two floors of the building and has an amazing view of the city!  The design concept for the restaurant is "the fight between the moderns and the classics", classic geisha meets modern kawai...huh?

Just cafe chillin' with classmates 

Having a productive team meeting aka. eating homemade pasta, drinking wine, gorging on apple tart with rum and raison ice cream and being entertained with 'live' music! 

Lunch at Laduree(16, rue Royale), one of the finest patisseries in France, known for their beautiful macarons - how adorable is my desert?  It's puff pastry filled with raspberries and rose cream. yumm!

Last night we decided to have a big night out and went to Society(4, place saint-Germain) for dinner, and Le Montana(28, rue Saint-Benoit) and Le Baron(6, avenue Marceau) for drinks and dancing.  If you're part of the fashionista crowd, this is where you go to hang out and be 'seen' - lots of pretty people and pretty outfits too!

Today I walked along rue saint honore and checked out a bunch of stores, most notably, Colette(213 rue Saint-Honore), which is a true shopping destination.  I salivated over a marc jacobs leather bag and bracelet made of ratty material with a skull hanging off it...although i think i can make it myself!  I eventually made it to the Marais and had a bite with two friends at the Marche des Enfants Rouge(39, rue de Bretagne).  It's an adorable little market with all kinds of yummy food, flowers and beautiful rustic wood picnic benches to sit on and enjoy your meal. 

Ok, I'm starting to feel sick talking about all this food - I think it's time for another detox...



  1. It sounds like you're having the best time EVER!!!!

    I worked right across the street from Laduree and know their selection all too well. In fact, so did the 10lbs I gained just staring in the window!!!

    Miss you tonnes and love you lots.

    See you soon too!


  2. j'adore tout les photos ! super !

    tu me manques beaucoups... thanks for making us all salivate with envy. keep it up ;)

    gros gros bisous,