Posts tagged French

Choose another tag?

Date_Night_Icon-DE-QUELLE-PLANETE-ES-TU-011
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-01This restaurant is one of the few good ones in our hood. It’s got a cozy atmosphere with lovely decor – big ball lights, wooden tables, checkered knick knacks and some signage. They’ve got two terraces- one on each side of the building, which are fabulous in the summertime for a dinner out in the most western part of Paris.

Les Deux Stations features French classics on their menu: from chicken dishes to seafood dishes, I’ve never been disappointed. I totally forgot to get a picture of Louis’s drool)-worthy steak tartare. They also have a tagada dessert on their menu (you know, those little Haribo red candies that are addicting? This dessert tastes like that) that Louis’s dad got once that was utterly amazing.

Louis and I got out of the house one week night and strolled over to Les Deux Stations. I had never really thought about it but the name comes from the fact that there are old gasoline stations (those little side of the road ones) on the streets on both sides. I found that to make the place even more charming.

I find myself loving dinners out at random neighborhood treasures. Sometimes we don’t need to cross the town to go to “that new trendy neo bistro”.

date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-02
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-03
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-04
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-05
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-06
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-07
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-08
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-09
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-10
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-11
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-12
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-13
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-14
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-15
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-16
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-17
date-night-at-deux-stations-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-18Les Deux Stations
161 Boulevard Exelmans, 75016
Tél: 01 46 51 89 19
Métro: Porte d’Auteuil (10)

cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-11cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-1 cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-2 cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-3cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-5 cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-6 cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-8cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-10cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-12cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-9 cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-13cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-15 cafe-de-flore-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-14Café de Flore is one of Paris’s staple Parisian cafés. That’s a mouthful, but it’s true. Café de Flore has marked the streets of Saint Germain with it’s art deco wonders, notable passerbys and their extremely expensive expresso. Despite its regulars of l’époque,  Café de Flore has maintained a popularity contest with the also renowned  Les Deux Magots that is only a few steps over. Café de Flore’s employees are the type of waiters that are featured in old Disney movies and in vintage games or cartoons: the older Parisians with white and black suits and the tray basically glued to their hand. This does not mean they are friendly, but rather snobby in the “still awesomely Parisian” kind of way. If you’re looking for a spot with speedy service where you can sit for a while, this may not be your pick on a weekend. However, it’s worth the over priced expresso and cake served on a beautiful little platter with branded porcelain. Perfect for a session of people watching on their beautifully art deco terrace, or a little catch up with a friend.

Café de Flore
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
Tél: 01 45 48 55 26
Métro: Saint Germain des Prés (4)

Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :1
This summer a dear friend visited me in Paris. The sun was always shining and we frolicked this beautiful city. When a friend who has never been to Paris is in town, it feels a bit more exciting to me. It makes me anxious to show the person the Paris that turned me into a Parisian.

Rachel has a creative eye and a way of finding beauty in the most simple of things. What this meant is that Ladurée was a must.

Oh, the colorful treats…. And sitting on the steps of the Madeleine church made for a pretty breathtaking backdrop.

Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :2 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :3 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :4 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :5 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :6 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :7 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :8 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :9 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :10 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :11 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :12 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :13 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :14 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :15 Ladurée at Madeleine with Rachel - De quelle planete es tu :16

The second round of festivities that Olivia did not know were going to exist.

Sizzle Pop - De quelle planète es-tu? 1 Sizzle Pop - De quelle planète es-tu? 2 Sizzle Pop - De quelle planète es-tu? 3 Sizzle Pop - De quelle planète es-tu? 4 Sizzle Pop - De quelle planète es-tu? 5 Sizzle Pop - De quelle planète es-tu? 6 Sizzle Pop - De quelle planète es-tu? 7

Surprises are just so fun.

Well, Olivia sure was surprised by what her beau had organized! A romantic date at Au Père Tranquille turned out to be a night full of laughs with her closest pals… it was a hoot. I also just love those firecracker candle things. I couldn’t resist sharing these pictures on here with you guys. A tarte tatin with firework sizzle candles? Priceless.

Au Père Tranquille’s steak tartare sure was delicious, and they were so kind to cooperate with this surprise event that Olivia’s honey pie organized. Thumbs up!

Have you ever been surprised for your birthday? I feel like in the past I’ve sometimes been the person that gives away the surprise. I just unknowingly let it out with excitement! I’m glad that didn’t happen this time.