Paris day 5

Alas, we have reached the end of my vacation to Paris.

As mentioned in Day 4, we decided to go to Eclair Café again on our last day in my favorite city. Both M and I decided to have the Omelette again, but since it was nearly lunch time, and we hadn’t had many of the typical must-eat French foods, I made sure to order a portion of frites on the side.

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IMG_0215I enjoyed my eggs again with some homemade strawberry jam. Yumm!

Since we sat at the café  for a while and planned out our final day a bit more, we decided to have dessert as well.

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An eclair and a pain au chocolat 🙂

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After lunch we went on a Bateau Mouche down the river Seine to see Paris from a different angle rather than walking around yet again.

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The bridges are so beautiful from river view.

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We also saw a pug on a bicycle.

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Later we met up with one of my future classmates who lives in Paris! I’m leaving in 9 days and am glad to already know someone in person!

For dinner we decided to go to a restaurant we passed every single day and night.

It was full at lunch and dinner and any time in between or after, especially full of French people! There is not a better sign than having locals enjoying a restaurant.

The restaurant was called Café Restaurant de la Fontaine and I will definitely be returning.

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M’s soup with avocado relish.

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Creme Brulée 🙂

That’s all folks! 🙂

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris Day 3

Sunday morning beauty routine is in session, and while I await my nasal strip to complete its work, why not finish up my trip down short-term memory lane.

Day 3

We started off day three with a trip to the Invalides to visit Napoleon’s tomb. We also looked at the military museum before heading down Boulevard Saint Germain for lunch at Café de Flore.

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As it is one of the oldest cafés, it has become a Parisian Institution, visited often by prestigious clientele. It is situated next to Les deux Magots, an equally famous café in name, but much less hip and trendy in my opinion 🙂

Les deux Magots, not to completely put it down as untrendy,  has however been associated with famous French thinkers of the 1940s and 50s like Sartre and Camus, just to name a few, so it is definitely also worth a drink or a meal.

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IMG_0182I had a delicious omelette, while the croque monsieur also looked great.

After lunch we continued our walk to Jardins de Luxembourg.

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IMG_0185We also walked up to see the Panthéon and the Sorbonne, before heading to the Notre Dame.

IMG_0188We also paid a visit to Love Lock Bridge.

IMG_0187We chose to lock our relationship on Pont de l’Archevêché, as it is not known for committed, eternal love (that is Pont des Arts). It symbolises more the bridge for your “lover”. Being as young as we are, and knowing that I will be leaving for New York in now 9 days, I planned to make this lock our “eternal friendship lock”, but thought the symbol of Pont de l’Archevêché could work as a combination of both being friends and in a relationship, depending on how you want to look at it.  It is a beautiful memento to take abroad, a memory that might be bittersweet, but not heart-breaking as it also displays true friendship.

As tradition goes, you lock it on the bridge and throw the key in to the river Seine. One is also told to choose the bridge wisely, as broken-hearted people have been seen trying to desperately remove their lock from Pont des Arts, while the locks at l’Archevêché endure no such dramatic end.

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IMG_0217After walking over the bridge and bidding our lock farewell, we walked up to Place des Vosges and Le Marais. Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris and we enjoyed the beauty while eating delicious Gelato.

IMG_0206We also had dinner in the Marais area, and I also treated myself to a small shopping spree in the Makeup Forever store.

After dinner we proceeded with our walk back to the hotel, clocking in more than 17.9 kilometres by the time we had reached our room. We hadn’t taken the metro once that day.

IMG_0194With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manicure Monday!

Bonjour dear blogosphere! Did you miss me?

I just got back from a short trip to one of my favorite cities in the world:

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PARIS 🙂

Since today is Monday and a scheduled manicure-post day, I will spare you the deets on my wonderful travels (for now ;)), and merely let you know what manicure I flaunted right and left of the Seine.

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Guess what…?

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I did something you would never imagine I was even slightly capable of doing when it comes to nail polish…

…I used polish without a name! YIKES!

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Their colours were enough to lure me into purchasing them this time. Plus, I bought these particular two long before I became obsessed with names over actual colours…easier times..

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In keeping with the whole multicolored thing I’ve got going on, I chose a coral Barry M. for my left hand and right pointy finger and a Kiko bronze-nude color for my right hand and left ring finger.

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Why did I paint my nails in this way you ask? I didn’t have a reason…

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I did it because I can 😀

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I purchased the little bottle of orangey varnish nearly 3 years ago in Oxford and haven’t used it since. The quality is still impressive! The Kiko polish was found a year later in Florence on a class trip – also unused since…but much loved, as well as all other products I bought in that short week (you should have seen us girls in that Kiko store; like madmen scurrying from one booth to the other.. glitter flying, mascara smearing and nail polish…nail polish everywhere!..In other words..heaven 😉 )

Friends’ hands upon leaving the store..

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My nail polish loot on our way home in the train:

The goods

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Ahhhh makeup..what would we do without thee..?

Next week, a special, limited edition, Parisian manicure awaits you 🙂

With attitude and too much nail polish, Anoushé xoxo