My travel to Paris in April has been undoubtedly the highlight of the month. I wish I could visit this incredibly beautiful city every month and this little wish of mine is not meant to stay as just a wish. Who knows? Life is unpredictable. May Dior call me tomorrow and want me to take pictures of their next summer collection. : ) (ok, here you can laugh out loud.)
The last days of April have been very strange. My body was in Vienna and my mind was still in Paris. My mind just didn’t want to get back to Vienna. Maybe because I really had unexpectedly a very nice time in Paris or because this travel has been all I really needed at that specific time of my life or it is just a combination of those two factors. But you cannot easily forget moments of happiness in life, right?
On this blog post I publish a collection of Paris photos. How many Paris photos can your heart handle? I just took so many of them and cannot keep them in my archive only for myself. They are meant to be shared with all of you who follow The Viennese Girl blog.
Hands down my favourite plaza in Paris. Every time I visit Paris, I pay a visit Place des Vosges as well and this time my favourite plaza in Paris was full of people lying on the grass and there was no free bench to sit down, so I just took some pictures and went to eat something at Carette restaurant which is next to Place des Vosges. Once, I visited Place des Vosges on February and I still remember how different it was, still beautiful but empty. In an ideal life, I would have an appartment next to this plaza (of course, with view to this plaza) and every morning would start with ice cream like this from Amorino which is right next in the corner.
Oh, look where The Viennese Girl has been. To that super cute place in Paris, called Used Book Café Merci. For me cafes are divided into 2 categories. Those old ones with a lot of history, very famous ones like Cafe Central in Vienna, therefore packed with tourists, and the new ones, which are modern, super cute, no that historical but with no tourists as well. I think, Merci belongs to the second category.
So many cafes to visit during my last visit in Paris! I was more interested in finding cute coffee places than visiting museums and I was wondering if I could visit all of them that were on my list. Luckily I did. I have been told that I shouldn’t miss the scones in Used Book Café Merci in Paris but they were running out of scones the day I visited them. It really doesn’t matter because I plan to visit Used Book Café Merci in Paris again.
Now tell me, isn’t this the most beautiful garden you have ever seen? Be honest. Wouldn’t you love to have a garden like this right in front of your house? I am sure I am not the only who is dreaming of it! During my Parisian wanderings, I found this hidden gem in Boulevard Saint Germain, thank to Grace for the tip. I remember it was Saturday and I had a little bit of free time before meeting some friends at 13.00. I didn’t have time to stay for a while and eat something in the Ralph Lauren Restaurant but I stepped in the garden and started taking those pictures for The Viennese Girl blog and for those who are looking for some decor inspiration. Dear Ralph, come to Vienna.
The Paris travel didn’t start well. An email that landed in my inbox was telling me that there are strikes in France that will affect the flights and that I should check my flight status before I get to the airport! On 9th April, there were 6 flights scheduled from Vienna to Paris by the airline that I had booked the ticket and the only flight that was cancelled that day with that company was mine! What happens in that case? I didn’t know because it was the first time that my flight got cancelled. You just have to call the airline immediately and ask them to give you a seat in another flight if possible. So, I called them and they booked me for the flight at 7.00 am. which was a nightmare because if I had to be at the airport at least 2 hours before the departure, that means that I had to leave home at 4am. Bad luck didn’t stop there. As soon as I arrived at the airport of Vienna, the airport ground staff told me that my flight to Paris was through Frankfurt although I had booked a direct flight. But the guy in the counter fixed that for me and I finally checked in. When I arrived in the French capital I was literally about to faint because the night before I didn’t sleep not even a minute. But the sun was shining above me and I was so happy to be in the city of lights for the third time in my life.
Those are the first pictures that I took in Paris and represent a sneak preview of what will come up on the The Viennese Girl blog in the following days. Follow my Paris adventures…