I hadn't spent significant time in Paris since I was 17. At 8 years old, when I started journaling, I wrote down my first goal. It was to go to Paris and drink a cappuccino in a French cafe (I didn't even drink coffee at that age). In High School, my ballet school opened up a once in a teenage lifetime opportunity to travel to Paris and dance for 10 days at the American Ballet Academy in Paris. I begged my parents to let me go, and knowing my #1 goal, they let me. It was an amazing experience to run the city, dance ballet every day, see the Eiffel tower sparkle by night, and sit at the Cafe de Paris near Notre Dame sipping my coffee.
THE BEAUTIFUL THING IS, NEARLY 8 YEARS LATER, WRITING TO YOU FROM THE HOTEL LE LAVOISIER, PARIS IS STILL AS MAGICAL AS I REMEMBER IT.
Kastoori Cafe :: Indian cafe surrounded by Parisian decor.
Mendl's Bakery :: From The Grand Budapest Hotel. 20 Rue Jean Nicot.
Twenty Peas :: Perfect for a quick delicious bite if you want to keep walking.
Little India :: in Gare du Nord
Paris St. Germain Game at Parc de Princes
Experimental Cocktail Club :: $$$
Classic Things to Do
The Louvre :: See the Mona Lisa smile.
Arch de Triomphe
Au revoir! Goodbye!
Comment allez-vous? How are you?
Merci. Thank you.
Wes' Prop Department :: Les Fleurs 5 rue Trousseau
Supreme :: Shop for the Hybeaster - but non-sneakerheads you won't be disappointed by the spread of shops on Rue Barbette - if you're in the shopping mood, spend all day shopping, eating, drinking here. 20 Rue Barbette.
Hotel le Lavoisier :: 4 star boutique hotel located in the 8th, walking distance to the Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe. $$$$
Le Grand Pigalle Hotel :: The hotel and concierge they filmed the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Toasting :: Make eye contact with everyone while you toast.
Meeting :: La Bise, Parisian kiss typically left cheek then right cheek, lightly. Refer to someone as, Monsieur/Madame/Mademoiselle, if you do not know them by name.
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