I started my Sunday in the breakfast room at Hotel Powers. It doesn't get better than this glamorous chandelier, coffee, and a croissant. The sun was shinning and it looked as the day was going to be a beautiful one. The forecast called for rain but it was looking good. I headed over to the Marais which is my favorite place to spend a Sunday in Paris.
I have a Sunday routine in Paris of going to the Bastille market, picking up a baguette at my favorite boulangerie on Blvd Beaumarchais and heading to sit in Place de Vosges. The weather was perfect for this. If you have been following along from the beginning this is how I spent my first weekend. The leaves have since changed in Place de Vosges and the ground was covered with yellow leaves.
I met up with my friend Jane from La Cuisine Paris for a walk around the Marais and we stopped for a coffee at Ob La Di and a sweet treat at Bontemps. They have the most amazing sable cookie and pie creations.
After our Marais stroll I left to do some last Sunday errands. I hadn't bought any gifts yet and I needed to stock up on my Paris Pharmacie favorites.
I prefer to stop in the Caudalie store vs the pharmacie because they can make specific recommendations for the products and when you purchase something they give great samples for travel. My favorite Caudalie products are the lip balm that I can't live without, the night oil for my dry skin, the moisturizing mask, and the buffing cream is something I have to use a few times a week. I always get this as an add on for a gift which is a lip balm and a hand salve. The two must haves for my everyday bag.
Around mid afternoon the sun went away and the skies opened up full of rain. The rain continued until the late evening. Running errands wasn't so easy due to this and really cut into my daylight for shooting. I popped over to Le Meurice to pick up postcards as they were happy to donate a few to you guys! I headed back to my last hotel of my trip Le Pavillion de La Reine. I can't wait to tell you more about this one and the location is just perfect!
On my walk home I got completely soaked from the rain and I know completely well this was terrible for my cold. On my last day in Paris I had to soak it up rain or shine one last time. One of you had requested a photo of Hôtel de Ville and since I was close by I walked over for a photo.
A major perk of the hotel was the heated towel rack, if you have ever stayed in Europe and gotten to enjoy this luxury you know what I mean. I jumped in the shower to get warm after coming back wet from the rain and was treated to the most luxurious bathroom and Molton Brown Products. I changed clothes and headed out for one last dinner with an old friend of mine, Olivier. I was in the mood for some French Onion soup and a glass of wine.
After a late dinner I finished the night writing postcards to some of you lovely people all across the world. I tried to send out as many as possible and all those who sent in their address before I left Paris. I had Finland, Germany, UK, California, Texas, and Chicago if I can remember correctly. I am so thankful to all of you and I am so happy I could send a little love from Paris.
The Paris aren't over just yet. I have a lot of catching up on where I stayed, where I ate, and what I bought along with what I packed in my suitcase and helpful tips for Paris. If there is anything you are curious about please ask and I will do my best to answer all of your questions.
Now for something I still haven't quite tackled is how to fight jet lag... tips are welcome! xo