Paris is beautiful in every season, but I am a big fan of Paris in the spring particularly
The blossom trees are everywhere making it look even prettier than usual
And its the perfect time and place to get lost in the city, stopping for a cafe creme whenever your feet need a rest.
Another of our favorite restaurants is Angelina, again one from way back when and has now become uber famous. Its not only a favorite because of its extraordinary hot chocolate and the fact we share the same name
Or even because its patisserie and desserts are exquisite (and less floral tasting than some of the laduree desserts). Its a favorite because it savory dishes are super delicious. Favorites of mine are Croque-Monsieur (heavenly) and Truffle ravioli, Parmesan cream, rocket salad (mind blowing)
And it would be rude not to finish off with one of the incredible desserts I mentioned earlier (did I mention that I also put on weight in Paris, and its worth every extra lbs)
And the best thing is, when your done you can just wok off all of those calories walking around the city.
And take in all of the beautiful architecture and historic buildings
Or get lost in the side streets and find some beautiful shops
Find your way to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one of my favourite areas in Paris
And to one of the many famous Coffee bars. One of my favourites is Cafe de Flore
Order a glass of wine or a cafe (and perhaps one of their incredible pastry of the day, anDs split it with a friend so you don't feel guilty)
And watch the world go by
If you have a case of the wanderlust, then looking online for some inspiration online can be a good way to go
It can give you some ideas of places to go, tips, and tricks, as well as some major heart eyes with all of the stunning images on Instagram feeds. That is one of the wonderful things about this day and age, we can get some real-time images and video about travels, as well as realistic opinions and tips.
Here are a just a few travel bloggers that are ticking all of the right boxes right now. Who are your favourites to follow?
Amber and her family are all the goals. Not to mention the stunning images of their travels from all around the world. With trips to places like Banff and Bora Bora, there are travel options for everyone on their feed that is so well put together.
The Double Takes blog is a travel and design blog that is so stunning to look at. With hi-res images and videos, it is enough to make you want to head over to the airport immediately. Plus, if you are more about the imagery, then there are plenty more of them than text, so it is such a feast for the eyes.
Dan Flying Solo
If you are after something from a slightly different perspective, then British blogger Dan Flying Solo could be the one for you. There are lots of tips and tricks on his site, as well as the stunning photos. But it is a go-to guide on a huge variety of destinations, as he works with sites like Skyscanner regularly.
The Blonde Abroad
The California girl that left a lucrative finance career to travel the world has lots of stories to tell and a whole heap of destinations to learn all about. Working with the likes of GoPro, you know that the video and imagery is going to be like no other!
Museum Diary, as the name suggests, is all about museums from all around the world. With information on the ones she goes to, as well as hints and tips, it is something really unique. Plus, are you even on a city break if you don’t head to a museum? This is a go-to for all things to do in places filled with museums.
Just One Way Ticket
This site really is a feast for the eyes. It is bright, colourful, and packed with fab images and information. After quitting her job a couple of years back, she has made a career of travelling. So it is a motivating blog from that point of view too.
Are there any travel bloggers that you like to follow?
Epicure had been on my foodie bucket list for sometime.
So expectations were high. Especially as we have so many favourite restaurants in Paris. But with 3 Michelin stars and superstar Chef Eric Frechon, we knew we were about to experience exemplary excellence.
Located within hotel Le Bristol, Epicure has quite the reputation having been named the best restaurant in the world. And for good reason.
This was my first time visiting Le Bristol, and it swiftly got added to the "places too stay before I die" list.
Its hard to know where to start when describing a perfect experience.
But lets start with the food.
To begin – Foie Gras Royale with Sorrel Mousse , Tandoori Spiced Crayfish Lollipop, Mushroom filled Gougere.
One of Eric Frechon's signature dishes, Stuffed macaroni with artichokes, black truffle, duck foie gras and Parmesan cheese.
The intensity of the flavours were incredible, and pehaps my favourite dish of the meal
Pre dessert – Diced Pineapple, with Caipirinha cocktail jelly and Coconut Sorbet.
A Bubble of Iced Tea with Gold leaf.
The lemon from Menton, frosted with Limoncello and served with pear and preserved lemon. As incredible as it looked.
And the almost to beautiful to eat chocolate dome with gold accents!
And then came the sweet trolley (in our book you can never have enough sweet things) which just happened to be the cutest thing ever! The largest selection of Macaroons and Chocolate delights. Fresh and delicate perfection and oh so cute
After the loveliest afternoon at Epicure, we took a stroll in the gardens of Le Bristol to admire the beautiful Magnolia tree and orange trees.
A beautiful peaceful oasis in the heart of busy bustling pairs, and the perfect end to an incredible afternoon
Our visit to Le Bristol was a gigantic tick off our bucket list, and exceeded all of our expectations. This experience was without doubt an amazing moment
For more adventures in Paris see here and here
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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