Un Petit Café
No week in Paris is complete without catching the sunrise while sipping the perfect espresso. This morning I'm taking you on a virtual morning tour of this beloved French city.
When we travel, we like to wake up every morning and go for a brisk walk. It gives you the lay of the land, allows you to run into the locals and generally gives you a better sense of a place - versus heading to the hotel gym. At the end of our walk, we read the morning paper as we linger at the most intriguing café we pass. Sometimes we determine we've found "our cafe" and are loyal to them for the entire trip. I can tell you right now, that Café de Flore, at 172 boulevard St-Germain would have been such a spot.
Other times it seems more fun to discover a new and différent cafe every single morning. So today, let's see how many adorable cafés we can spy.
And while the sight of the ashtray is something I'll never enjoy, it certainly signifies the European experience. This photo reminded me of so many of our "quick sip" moments where we rushed to head off to our next adventure.
And if you've never heard of Angelina, you are in for a treat. Pâtissier, chocolatier... maker of all things decadent and rich. I myself am not a sweets person, but I've never traveled with anyone who could resist the siren call of a true pâtissier such as this. So as I enjoy my un petit café, Mr. Venti will enjoy some decadent treat discovered behind the glass.
Have a lovely morning, everyone! Catch you again tomorrow for more on our continuing journey through the City of Lights...