For the first couple of days in Paris, I stayed at a friend’s apartment. I was still dealing with jet lag but when I woke up, she suggested we go to the Bastille Market. I jumped up at the chance and immediately got dressed. We didn’t have much time before meeting a friend but we still had time to visit the market. This is a Sunday tradition for me but I wasn’t sure if I would make it.
I stopped by my favorite flower stand and bought pink dahlias. It was so cute to surprise the guys at the flower stand. They weren’t expecting to see me and I got a run and a hug and a kiss. I swear there was a smile thrown in there too which is rare for Parisians.
We picked up a few more things and we headed off to the boulangerie to pick up pastries.
Boulangerie Utopie is one of my favorite croissants in Paris. They also have a weekend roll and a sesame roll. We decided to try them all you know for “research purposes”
We had some to catch up in the apartment before I got dressed and ready for lunch at Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. Their restaurant Le Lulli has a small terrace on a quiet courtyard in the center of Paris. They are on my Where to Eat/Drink in Paris list It was really nice to catch up with one of my friends over an amazing meal.
My friend Léna always has the best outfits, it was 80 degrees in Paris so I put on this wrap dress and flats.
After lunch, I headed across the Seine to check into my apartment with Paris Perfect Rentals. I have always dreamt of staying in Place Dauphine. This tiny square in Paris is located just behind Notre Dame on îl de la cité. I first discovered it by walking by and the whole area was covered in Chestnut blossoms in the Spring.
I made my self at home at 25 Place Dauphine and even met the neighbors who invited me for a glass of wine before heading out to meet some friends for drinks and dinner.
I always try to leave early if I have any sort of meeting in Paris because you never know what might catch my eye. I never want to miss a good photo opportunity.
I am a light based photographer so my days literally start when the sun rises all the way until the evening light ends. This isn’t so easy when making any sort of plans in Paris but I actually love chasing the light. As my friends made last minute plans for drinks and dinner I only accepted with the plan that I would tag along behind them with my camera since they wanted to go earlier than sunset.
You wouldn’t know it was October with the weather we had. The Marais is always busy on a Sunday but this particular weekend, the terraces were especially packed. We were lucky to get a table at Les Philosphes on Vielle du Temple.