8 hours ago
Friday, September 13, 2013
Some people left comments on the blog last week, asking why we go to Paris every year?
I must be boring.
You can choose your extreme vacation in the jungle if you like, but I choose mine, in the City of Light.
Paris is NEVER boring, and each year we discover new wonderful things.
We find new streets that we have never traveled.
New restaurants and cafes to try.
and old restaurants and cafes we go back to every year.
We see the same people each year, they have become friends, and we love seeing them (that's Laura from Hidden Kitchen & Verjus, still our favorite spot in Paris).
This year we visited 2 museums that we never had before. The exhibits are always changing.
The architecture is gorgeous. Period.
Each door and window and facade and storefront and moulding..............
and the colors and the gardens..........................
We have been eating some amazing food this trip, but to be honest, the States has better food (except for quiche & pastries!).
New York City, Portland, Chicago, San Fran, Austin and Charleston beat out Paris for fresher, healthier cuisine.
By the end of my 10 days, I am tired of eating pork products, meat, bread, pastries and CHEESE.
I want my vegetables and fresh fish, the way I usually cook and eat!!!!
My husband eats so much duck confit with potatoes, he starts to quack!
At least I start my day off by eating a French yogurt (tastes like creme brulee!).
I also don't drink wine every night at home, like I do in Paris. However, I never get a headache here, like I do at home, must be the lack of sulphites in the French wine.
We walk at least 2 miles to every restaurant, and walk home, and the view of the Eiffel Tower never gets old.
If cities are not for you, then go to Disney World or the Bahamas, or the trip of YOUR choice.
But Paris is mine.
I've already booked the apartment for next September.
I'll be back in the kitchen on Monday. Hope I remember how to cook.