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This place’s green coffee cups has become a staple of the Parisian coffee scene, I know. They are all over Instagram of expats and Parisians. Bref, but for a good reason, this little café is just right for a morning coffee, afternoon coffee and cake, coffee to go… just good coffee any way you like it.

My new thing is keeping my eyes peeled for places I’m able to go to before work. Believe it or not folks, a lot of “cute” or “trendy” or “cozy” places open at like 10am… which isn’t ideal for the workin’ girl! Luckily for me and anyone else with a full time job, Fondation is one of those open early places where you can start your day off right, opening at a whopping 9am!

Oh, and if you haven’t already, read Lindsey’s epic write up on coffee in Paris.

Fondation Café
16 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003
Métro: Temple (3)

les-fees-patissieres-paris-de-quelle-planete-es-tu-07The recent sweet run with the girls was at Les Fées Pâtissières, a sweet tooth haven in the Marais. Their cakes are preciously crafted in little cup, all topped with a a flavor from their ingredients. Some are round, some are in stacks, but all with their own twist which allows you to easily guess the flavors that you’re about to indulge in. Their cakes are displayed in dreamy glass domes, with floral hints and leaves all around. It was a perfect mix of a Parisian sweet shop with FernGully. The space doesn’t have a spot to eat in, so we headed to a quintessential Parisian café to taste our sweets with a café crème.

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21 rue Rambuteau, 75004
Tél: 01 44 61 31 67
Métro: Rambuteau (11)


De quelle planete es tu - Everything niceWhen a friend comes to visit me in Paris, I immediately start a list of all of the things I want to take that person to. It’s actually really hard, almost like when you think of things you want to and inopportune moments, but then when the time comes to think of them, you’ve got a brain freeze. This happens to me all the time. When Rachel was in town only just a few weeks ago, I wanted it to be perfect, because I was so excited to share my city with her on her first trip to Europe. But when one creates lists, sometimes they get pushed, eh? With the turn of events and spontaneous change in plans, I get so stressed about fitting everything in. I guess to say it simply, I just love playing host.

On her first afternoon in the city, freshly arrived from Germany, we went for a stroll around Notre Dame before heading northwards into the Marais. Funny as it was, on that first metro ride, someone I knew, and then getting out of the metro I ran into another person I knew enjoying a beer on a terrasse. I’m sure Rachel’s impressions were something along the lines of, “jeez, in Paris you run into your homies all the time!”. I really found it quite funny, but then I realized how that has rarely happened before. It was just one of those magical days I suppose.

We kicked off our stroll by crossing the bridge Pont de l’Archevêché, the one filled with hundreds and hundreds of couple’s locked love. The view from this side of Notre Dame is one of my favorite views in Paris. the little park right behind it is definitely worth a stroll, and had the most beautiful big roses planted. You could smell them from a ways away.

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Rachel and I had many more adventures that week, that I can’t wait to share on here. Having a close friend in town is magic. I love showing my favorite people my favorite things in this city. And a little girl talk is always the best, n’est-ce pas?

Where do you take your close friends when they’re in town?

This is also one of those places that I don’t know why I did not go until NOW. I feel that this should have been discovered within my first month of living in Paris. Oh well. 3 1/2 years later, I finally made it to Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature with miss Caroline, where we formally met a guy who makes all of these crazy animal heads & bodies (….totally the winner of the most unique profession I’ve heard of thus far in my life!)

The Musée de la Chasse is in the heart of the Marais, and definitely worth a visit. Each room is decorated so precisely with amazing color schemes that will make your jaw drop.

Have you stopped by Beauty Cakes yet? I’ve got a post to come on that hidden cupcakerie up in the 17th!

I also want to find some of this wine from Australia. I am totally obsessed with their labels that I discovered here.

I changed my Tumblr theme again. I think that this one will stick. Check it out right here.

Stoked for the new American series Pan Am, check out Anne’s recap of Planes, “Trains and Yesteryear” at Prêt-à-Voyager.

Currently loving this We Are All a Part of the Same Thing.

I just can’t get enough sweets: 10 days until Paris’s Second Cupcake Camp organized by Sugar Daze!

Long story short: my buddy Vanessa told me about this place a while back, and everytime we would pass it walking up and down the Marais, we’d say we would eat there. So when our special friend Moe was in own in the spring, we finally gave it a whirl. These photos are from May, but they still have the same value and delicious representation of this little trésor breton.

If you haven’t tried a true Gallette Bretone (or one with a pinch of modern spunk)……NOW IS YOUR CHANCE. Well, I mean, there are gobs and gobs of Crêperies all over Paris (especially in the Montparnasse area FYI) so give one a whirl. The “classic” is with Ham, Egg & Cheese.

And don’t forget to top it off with some cider.

Check out their site & menu here.