Treize (A Baker’s Dozen)

Weekend brunch in Paris is the best… My girlfriends and I met at Treize (A Baker’s Dozen) for a leisurely brunch around 2 pm. This charming little hot spot is located in a hidden courtyard in the Saint Germain Des Pres area. Closed on Sundays… so Saturday it was! The owner and operator of this […]


Back in Paris…

How delicious was this Tarte Citron?! Not only delicious but almost too beautiful to consume. I LOVE Paris…. Wow… I arrived back in Paris less than a week ago and it has been BUSY! To start… my first large exam at school. I think I did pretty well… we shall see. The topic was on the […]


Hotel Particulier

This is the entrance to Hotel Particulier located in the Montemarte district of Paris. Talk about a “Secret Garden.” There is a gate entrance that is hidden on a cobblestone street ~ you enter through the creaky rot-iron gate and then this entrance is around the corner. I LOVE this. It feels private, secret, and oh […]


Hotel Costes & Art

Dining at Hotel Costes in Paris is a unique experience and a definite MUST do. You enter the Hotel with not one, but five handsome doormen greeting you with smiles. You then enter a dark elegant corridor full of crown moldings, chandeliers, mirrors…….and roses. The signature throughout this hotel. Roses. Next, you will walk past double french […]


Channeling my inner Julia

Sunday morning started at Le Marche. Three days a weeks there are outdoor markets in every arrondissement. I went to the market at Place Monge ~ a 5 minute walk from my flat with my wicker basket in tow. At first, I just strolled slowly taking it all in. I waited for inspiration (which did not […]


The Sweet Life…

I cannot tell you what an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world! ~ Charles Dickens Don’t those clouds look fake? Well, they are not 🙂 I decided to switch it up and head out to explore a Patisserie this morning I had read about. Warning ~ […]


Another Glorious Day in Paris

Another glorious day in Paris… After a restful 10 hours of sleep, I sat out on my balcony and enjoyed my “tartine” and french press coffee. Also, this Bonne Maman yogurt that I discovered here last October. Makes my heart sing 🙂 A few minutes into my le dejeuner I heard the lovely Madame Genevieve […]