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Odette - De quelle planete es-tu? 1There’s a new cream puff haven in the city of lights.

Odette - De quelle planete es-tu? 2Odette opened only about a month ago (January 2013) on the left bank of Paris. Haleigh told me about this place, and I’m so glad we checked it out together this weekend.

Odette - De quelle planete es-tu? 3 Odette - De quelle planete es-tu? 4 Odette - De quelle planete es-tu? 5The ground floor of Odette is where you order your cream puffs and bevvies. If you choose to eat them there, you can pop a squat on the 1st floor à la française where they will bring you your cream puffs on the most precious vintage trays.

The decoration is very simple and elegant, with very traditional French touches: read leather chairs and round tables with bench seating along the wall. The floors are black and white checkers. So lovely. So quaint.

The window from the first floor has a magical view of Notre Dame.

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Odette is the owner’s, Frédéric, grandmother. These choux à la crème are her traditional recipe. I think that is so sweet.

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Odette
77, rue Galande
Paris 75005
Métro: Cluny La Sorbonne (10)

Winter Stroll - De quelle planète es-tu? 1 Winter Stroll - De quelle planète es-tu? 2 Winter Stroll - De quelle planète es-tu? 3

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I love strolling around in the winter. Sure, at times it’s a bit too chilly, but there is a certain charm to winter that I love admiring.

Last week, Haleigh and I went to the Caféotèque and enjoyed a warm & toasty coffee before heading out to walk through Ile de la Cité. The lighting this particular day was sublime, and was almost too good to be true, almost like a dream sequence. If I squinted a bit, the buildings were the same color as the sky.

I certainly hope for more winter days like this one. I had forgotten about the cold.