My husband and I literally ate our way rough Paris, and I'm not even kidding. Since we were coming from London, we took the EuroStar straight to Paris. The train was only 2 hours and then boom we were in the middle of Paris and boy was it hot - a mere 90 degrees and sunny. This was my first time to Paris so I was super excited. We stayed at the W Opera hotel with our Starwood points, which was perfect and looked straight at the beautiful opera house across the street.
We were starving so walked to Tuileries Garden to grab a quick bite with a view then off to explore. Our first stop was Notre-Dame, but made a pit stop for ice cream at Berthillion - an absolute must stop on the Ile Saint-Louis. I got the salted caramel ice cream and strawberry sorbet in their double cones. (Disclosure: self control is a must - you will go back for seconds or thirds.)
Then we walked along the Seine river towards Notre-Dame. There was a long line outside but went really quick! Once we got inside, there was a Catholic mass going on, which made it all the more beautiful to walk through. Before headed out, Mike and I stopped and sat in the pews for a few minutes to thank our blessings.
Next stop was Cafe de Flore in Saint-Germain, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious coffeehouses in Paris celebrated for its famous clientele. We sat outside for some great people-watching, while sipping a glass of rosé (make sure to ask for chips) before heading back to freshen up at the hotel before dinner at Pirouette.
Pirouette is a trendy restaurant that was recommended to us by a few people. We had a local bottle of wine and ate (2) French baguettes that were to die for. Literally, we had probably eaten 4 baguettes by this point. (I don't understand why the bread is so amazing in Paris). We ordered the tasting menu and each got there courses.
To dinner I wore this fun Topshop white dress with a beaded colorful collar and these black pointy flats. Then during the day, I kept on light colors because the crazy hot heat. I wore a Zara t-shirt and white Topshop jeans with my trusty black Sam Edelman flats.
Next stop is the Louvre and Eiffel Tower.