Last week was the first time PJ and I were in Paris together since we found out we’ll be moving there! Since I have so much holiday time to use up, we took the opportunity to take a stroll around our new city, check out the neighbourhood haunts and just enjoy each other’s company for 36 hours in the city of lights.
A huge shout-out to the man at the Thalys desk who helped me rebook a train since I arrived at the station two hours in advance. Big cheers for making sure I wasn’t rebooked on a train that was delayed. You the real MVP.
Forget L’as du Fallafel and it’s crazy long lines. Try Miznon instead – it’s literally around the corner, the line is far shorter, and we ate what was easily the best falafel I’ve ever had.
I. Love. The. Soldes. When we were getting a little bit lost in the 4th and 11th, we stumbled upon a Sessùn pop-up shop that was 50% off everything in sight. I love the brand, but can’t justify the prices regularly. Somehow, some python loafers ended up on my feet and I didn’t look back.
Speaking of shoes, I now know what my regular haunt will be when I need something new to brighten my mood and my outfit. Enter Jonak.
A final note about shoes and walking, I am so glad I had on comfy kicks because we somehow walked 20k around 2 neighbourhoods. That’s it. But we did stumble upon the Coulée Vert – basically like the High Line of Paris – and can’t wait to rewalk it later this summer!
When we came home from our tiny getaway, I still had to work on Friday, but luckily my midweek vacay wasn’t tainted. In fact, it was the opposite, as we had a small going away party in my honour. Thank you to my amazing colleague for two great years, and the great Mach Media-made gift certificate to Le Bouledogue, a Frenchie-themed resto in our new neighbourhood.
We’re prepping for a few more celebrations in between all the moving, and Paperless Post has been the ultimate help in not needing to worry about finding cards, stamps, addresses and design – I think my brain wouldn’t be able to function if I didn’t have this as an option for future invites and thank you notes!
Paperless Post was kind enough to provide credit for me to use their services, but all opinions are my own!
Our next visit together will be later this month and I’ll officially be off of work for 2.5 weeks, so I can truly relax. On an even better note, I’ll get to catch up with a few international friends while we’re there. The excitement level is real.