France, Uncategorized EUROTRIP: HELLO FROM PARIS! 9 August 2010



Hellllooooo from Paris!!!

It’s only Day 4, but we’ve done so much and also eaten ourselves into a freakin’ stupor. The weather here is fantastic, and rather surreal to see clear blue skies and fluffy white clouds. It’s cool in the mornings/night but very warm during the day. Simply divine 🙂

Anyway, very exhausted, so just posting a few quick photos of our apartment. We’re incredibly pleased with our duplex-unit. It costs a little more than a smaller/dodgier apartment, but it’s oh SO worth it! It’s actually really spacious for Paris standards, and beautifully spick and span and neat. With ‘French country style’ interiors, the 18th-century building is in the Le Marais area and close to the train and shops. We love it 🙂


About to leave for the airport. See you in Paris!

Downstairs living area. The front door is behind that dark curtain,
and the windows open out to a quiet little courtyard garden.

Huge mirror on the other side of the downstairs area, facing kitchen
and bathroom/washing machine.

Closer look at the lil bathroom and kitchenette

Other side of the kitchenette with the tres cool glass staircase!

The staircase leads up to the bedroom

Very cool staircase. A bit freaky the first time you go up/down it though

Lovely bed on the 2nd floor

Shower, sink and desk on the 2nd floor

Outside the (blue) main door. Those vines behind us have grapes!


PS. I know I haven’t responded to most of my emails or LJ comments. Sorry! Hardly online and really only managed to find time tonight to do this blog entry. Will get around to it all over the next few days, hopefully 🙂

38 Comments

  • carorules posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    wow the place look nice!

    Jealous 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      It’s small, but big for Paris, so we’re lovin’ it!

      Reply
  • distractedfish posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Ooh.. The staircase is so cool! Have fun!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      It was a bit scary go to up and down a glass staircase at first, but now I love it. lol!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    dun bother about replying to emails and/or comments! you are on holidays, girlfriend!! go and have a good time!

    this place is tres chic! whats its name?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      I’m not sure cos it’s just an apartment that the owners rent out! It’s on Rue du Charlot though

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on August 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

        oh? they juz randomly rents out like that?

        Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Wow! You guys have such a great apartment! I’m certainly loving the stairs 😀

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      Yeah, it’s v cute and cozy.. on the downside it’s more $$ but it’s worth it for teh comfort!

      Reply
  • renegurl posted on August 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    delurking

    hi beverly, i am a long-time follower of your blog – since the alt.fashion days! i am finally delurking to say hi, congratulate you, and give you a few rec’s for barcelona in case you need it!

    – if you like dali, the trip to his museum outside of barcelona is worth it and one of the best museums i’ve been to.
    – my favorite meals were at Paco Meralgo (highly recommend the pan con tomate, steak in pepper sauce, croquetas, razor clams, …), Bar Pinotxo in the Boqueria market (righthand side, near the entrance), and cal pep (make sure you get there early or you will have to wait. the tortilla is fab, so is their garbanzo/seafood dish).
    – i’m a big fan of hot chocolate with churros. my favorite place was la granja for the chocolate. a few doors down there is a place that sells fresh churros and you can bring it into la granja. it is nice and more bitter than the other place below. if you prefer sweeter chocolate, La Pallaresa is nearby. their chocolate is more pudding like and is sweeter. they also have churros.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      Re: delurking

      Oooo thank you for all the tips and hi to you too!
      The tips on the food look great. Will def have the hot choc too there, I’ve heard of La Granja and how good they are, so will have to make a beeline there 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Don’t worry about responding to LJ comments and enjoy your vacay. That staircase is really cool. It would have freaked me out when I was a little kid because I was afraid of heights and I was afraid I would fall in between the steps. Haha.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      Hah I hear you.. it was freaky at the start but now we’re used to it!

      Reply
  • opalline posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Paris is one of my favourite places in the world. Everywhere you go, there’s just so much old-world culture and beauty.

    If you’re into museums and sculptures, the Rodin museum is very nice. I don’t usually go for museums for just one artist, but I really enjoyed this.

    Congrats to you and Chris on your first anniversary! How quickly a year goes by!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      We only ended up in the Louvre.. we’re not Museum people, prefer to eat our way through Paris, teehee!

      Reply
  • carorules posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    wow the place look nice!

    Jealous 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      It’s small, but big for Paris, so we’re lovin’ it!

      Reply
  • distractedfish posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Ooh.. The staircase is so cool! Have fun!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      It was a bit scary go to up and down a glass staircase at first, but now I love it. lol!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    dun bother about replying to emails and/or comments! you are on holidays, girlfriend!! go and have a good time!

    this place is tres chic! whats its name?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      I’m not sure cos it’s just an apartment that the owners rent out! It’s on Rue du Charlot though

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on August 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

        oh? they juz randomly rents out like that?

        Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Wow! You guys have such a great apartment! I’m certainly loving the stairs 😀

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      Yeah, it’s v cute and cozy.. on the downside it’s more $$ but it’s worth it for teh comfort!

      Reply
  • renegurl posted on August 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    delurking

    hi beverly, i am a long-time follower of your blog – since the alt.fashion days! i am finally delurking to say hi, congratulate you, and give you a few rec’s for barcelona in case you need it!

    – if you like dali, the trip to his museum outside of barcelona is worth it and one of the best museums i’ve been to.
    – my favorite meals were at Paco Meralgo (highly recommend the pan con tomate, steak in pepper sauce, croquetas, razor clams, …), Bar Pinotxo in the Boqueria market (righthand side, near the entrance), and cal pep (make sure you get there early or you will have to wait. the tortilla is fab, so is their garbanzo/seafood dish).
    – i’m a big fan of hot chocolate with churros. my favorite place was la granja for the chocolate. a few doors down there is a place that sells fresh churros and you can bring it into la granja. it is nice and more bitter than the other place below. if you prefer sweeter chocolate, La Pallaresa is nearby. their chocolate is more pudding like and is sweeter. they also have churros.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      Re: delurking

      Oooo thank you for all the tips and hi to you too!
      The tips on the food look great. Will def have the hot choc too there, I’ve heard of La Granja and how good they are, so will have to make a beeline there 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Don’t worry about responding to LJ comments and enjoy your vacay. That staircase is really cool. It would have freaked me out when I was a little kid because I was afraid of heights and I was afraid I would fall in between the steps. Haha.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      Hah I hear you.. it was freaky at the start but now we’re used to it!

      Reply
  • opalline posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Paris is one of my favourite places in the world. Everywhere you go, there’s just so much old-world culture and beauty.

    If you’re into museums and sculptures, the Rodin museum is very nice. I don’t usually go for museums for just one artist, but I really enjoyed this.

    Congrats to you and Chris on your first anniversary! How quickly a year goes by!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      We only ended up in the Louvre.. we’re not Museum people, prefer to eat our way through Paris, teehee!

      Reply
  • valska posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Love the apartment. Can you share the link? Something to consider if I ever find myself there.

    Reply
  • valska posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Love the apartment. Can you share the link? Something to consider if I ever find myself there.

    Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 14, 2010 at 12:01 am

    nick pick

    hey hun
    renting a funrnished appt is defo the way to go in Paris, well done. Tha way you can buy fresh produces (mainly cheese and baguette and cured meet) and eat at home for afraction of the hotel price.

    Richard Lenoir is where I used to live and go out (after I moved out of my parents), awesome area.

    Enjoy!

    Hey have you heard the news about Russia? Not sure it’s the best time to go, don’t want an irradiate couple and baby!!!

    Btw: hope you’re not too frustrated it’s not recommended to eat foie gras for you but seared should be ok…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 14, 2010 at 6:32 am

      Re: nick pick

      Yeah, all our French friends told us about the apt – and it’s way cuter! WE’re not cooking though… eating out cos want to experience French food 😛 I’ve had 2 bites of pate foie gras and 2 bites of cooked foie gras – so far not too bad!

      Chris says unlikely we’ll go to Russia now, dohhhh. Have to figure out what to do and how much our travel insurance covers us for the flights etc.

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 14, 2010 at 12:01 am

    nick pick

    hey hun
    renting a funrnished appt is defo the way to go in Paris, well done. Tha way you can buy fresh produces (mainly cheese and baguette and cured meet) and eat at home for afraction of the hotel price.

    Richard Lenoir is where I used to live and go out (after I moved out of my parents), awesome area.

    Enjoy!

    Hey have you heard the news about Russia? Not sure it’s the best time to go, don’t want an irradiate couple and baby!!!

    Btw: hope you’re not too frustrated it’s not recommended to eat foie gras for you but seared should be ok…

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 14, 2010 at 6:32 am

      Re: nick pick

      Yeah, all our French friends told us about the apt – and it’s way cuter! WE’re not cooking though… eating out cos want to experience French food 😛 I’ve had 2 bites of pate foie gras and 2 bites of cooked foie gras – so far not too bad!

      Chris says unlikely we’ll go to Russia now, dohhhh. Have to figure out what to do and how much our travel insurance covers us for the flights etc.

      Reply

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