Paris was dressed up for Fall but it certainly didn’t feel like it. Temperatures were in the 80’s for the first few days of my trip. I wore a JCrew dress and my Blondo flats for my first meeting of the day. I brought my leather jacket but quickly learned it was way to warm for a jacket. I always like to leave early because I never know what will catch my eye along the way.
I took a quick stop for a croissant at Utopie and a coffee in the neighborhood before arriving at Buly on Rue de Saintonge.
I was happy to discover a new (to me) market just steps from the Boulangerie. I took a quick look and was on my way making a note to visit again another time.
I arrived at Buly and enjoyed a café crème at the bar before taking a tour through the stores products. I wanted to steal this girl’s look from head to toe.
I explored my old neighborhood and favorite street Rue de Bretagne which was right around the corner. I was sad to see it has lost some of its charm. There was a Ladurée that now replaced an old antique shop that sold way too many sunglasses and my old greek store was now closed.
One of my favorite spots Le Progrès on the corner had been remodeled. It looked like it got a modern facelift and the old Parisian charm was now gone replaced by shiny new light fixtures and a fancy floor.
I continued my walk to Canal St Martin where I had my Amélie moment on the bridge and checked out the new location of Miznon. The place was packed but I snagged one seat at the bar.
I continued to walk and walk all the way to the left bank to Luxembourg Gardens. I hit over 12 miles that day but the weather was beautiful and I wanted to soak up every bit of Paris.
I walked back to the apartment that night and eventually stopped for pizza for dinner. I don’t know why but I was craving a real Italian style pizza with fresh mozzarella and basil. I stopped to try a new place that had outdoor seating and was on the way. Not all pizza is created equal so I won’t be sharing the name of this spot.
I would love to know your thoughts on sharing my opinions on here. I always want to be honest with you, but I never want to hurt a small business because I didn’t care for their service or food. I only write about a place and share details if it is worth recommending.
Along with that, I ended up having a very late date on this Friday evening. I was still so tired and the date pushed back the date (he was late) until almost midnight. It was an amusing date to say the least. While a lot of my friends have asked me to share my dating life on the blog, I still want to keep it private until both parties agree to be shared. While it would make for a fun read, I wouldn’t want to be written about without my knowledge if the tables were turned.
After walking so many miles with my camera and lenses, I decided to give my back a break for Saturday. I carry everything in my Cuyana bag which I love and has been around the world with me. Top zipped bags are essential in Paris for keeping everything safe. You can read my Paris safety post for more tips.
P.S. Don’t miss the first of The Paris Diaries here.