After waking early, I have spent a glorious hour in bed, blogging, drinking tea and maybe kind of nibbling on the remainder of last night's chocolate. Normally I would not feel and guilt about eating chocolate for breakfast (in fact to do so every day is my idea of paradise) but I am right now in the home of the croissant, and its incredible cousin, the pain au chocolat.
So lets get up, start the day. On y va!
I did: a lot of eating, drinking and walking. A stroll to the Grands Magasins found me taking photos on ever corner. Dyptique lightened my wallet, as did Zara, H&M and the food hall at Galleries Lafayette.
In the apres-midi I wandered over to Trocadero for the obligatory Eiffel Tower shot. Whilst taking said photo, I heard a British accent say "oh god, you're actually doing it, oh my god" and turned around to find a man on one knee directly behind me (luckily he was looking in the opposite direction!) Some would say sweet, personally I would have run a mile. He could have at least tried to get a clear view of the tower... Although I must say his target audience was impressed, which is all you need really. Good luck to them.
This was of course followed by some more shopping in St Germain-des-Pres and an evening glass of vino at Brasserie Lipp. Then a wander through and some time reading in Shakespeare & Co. They didn't have the book I wanted, so I just kept on with my half-devoured copy of the Paris Review.
I ate: The most perfectly flaky, tasty and generally perfect croissant and pain au chocolate from Boulangerie Julien. Eating a pied, I was soon covered in a whirlwind of crumbs. Happiness.
Amidst my shopping, I stopped to try a Pierre Herme macaron. White truffle and hazelnut. Incredible.
Lunch was somewhat decadent: Oysters, champagne, Gratin a L'Oignion (French Onion Soup). About an entire baguette. Maybe an extra glass of vino...
I bought: some fois gras to share with my friends in Berlin. A new perfume, Do Son from Dyptique. A sequin party shirt for new year's eve and a simple, black dress with a deep v and elegant detailing. I'll show you soon. I might also wear it on NYE.
I spent a lot of time deciding over what I would call a perfect "euro coat", silk exterior parka, faux-fur lined, with a big hood, and bigger fur collar on the hood. Golding finishings. In the end I left it to think. Tomorrow I think I will buy.