Ever since we have moved to Italy, I've been dying to return to Paris. Both Tyler and I have visited before — for Tyler, when he was about 13, and for me, when I was 18. I don't know what it is about Paris — the food, the fashion, the history, the food — but it has it all.
Tyler and I flew into Paris for a weekend getaway over Easter and got just a taste of city in our time there — and I do mean many tastes! I ate more pain au chocolat and brioche and amazing butter than I can tell you (I mean, I don't want to tell you, because then I'd have to think about it again and miss it), and I'm still craving more. I'm pretty sure our diet the entire time we were in town consisted of just carbs and cheese, which was obviously fine with us.
While in town, we met up with an old friend of mine from college, Will, who lives in Montmartre with his very sweet French girlfriend, Melanie. Will was kind enough to show us around, take us to some markets and most importantly (and it was very important to him), show us where to eat. I'm still dreaming about all that bread and cheese I ate and trying to replicate it in Italy and failing. Le sigh.
I'm no Parisian expert by any means — the thing I'm best at is navigating the Metro, because I'm secretly obsessed with mass transit (maybe because I'm from a small town and it's fascinating to me) — but I thought I'd at least share with you our favorite sights and eats while we were in Paris. Obviously, big thanks to Will & Melanie for showing most of them to us! Feel free to share your favorite spots, too — because we will be back, and maybe this time I'll actually make it home with some macarons in my luggage instead of gluttonously eating them all on the plane home.