Monday, April 25, 2011

Another day in Paris

Aujourd’hui, je suis fatiguée.

I woke up early to go for a Velib ride. My sentimentality brought me to my old street, past my old apartment.

Then I carried on, along my old bike route to work, where I was happy to see the newly scrubbed clean Place des Victoires.

But I cut the route short to circle back in order to get breakfast

… and then meet my beloved soul sister, Mel, for a morning walk along the canal.

The rest of the day was spent eating, writing and wandering. I think you’re going to have to roll me out of CDG on Friday. Merde.

But it was another spectacular day. Being a holiday here, the Frenchies were out in force, in the parks…

…along the river banks…

… and waiting for ice cream on Ile Saint Louis.

(Consequently, there was absolutely no line at Pierre Hermé's rue Bonaparte boutique.)

I ponied up the 13 euro to see Pina as it’s not been released in the states. But I walked out. Too experimental for me.

Then, surprise, surprise, the day ended along the canal.

This time with a delivery from Pink Flamingo and a nightcap at Hotel du Nord.


  1. I'm catching up on all your adventures in Paris this past week. So fun to see A Day of Amy's Paris Life here. Bittersweet, too, because it seems like this should be EVERYDAY in the Life of Amy.


    I'mm off to see the Parc des Buttes Chaumont post now: *my* park. Well, along with the fifty-bajillion other people that have been there on all our beautiful days! :)

  2. This is my required reading each morning. It just starts my day out right.
    love you. C

  3. My heart clenched a little bit when you wrote about cycling past your old apartment - sniff. But I got better when you cut your ride short to get breakfast! (girl after my own heart!)

  4. looks like you are right back into the swing of 'la vie parisienne'! enjoy each and every moment... see you on your next visit (and inbetween)!

  5. Nice to see new Paris posts! Hope you enjoyed, but I'm sure you have :-)

  6. I don't miss living abroad very much (I'm a very English Brit, plus I lived in Belgium which is not quite as cool as France) but I miss it when I remember the pastries. Love your pic of croissants, they're not quite the same anywhere else, are they?

    Great blog :)

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