While city dwellers are dreaming of relaxation and sunshine, I am lusting after hustle and bustle. While I’m quickly growing accustomed to the laid-back, beachy lifestyle of the French Riviera, I miss the sophistication of city life. I’m craving a good meal, the chance to wear heels, and an afternoon of people-watching in Jardin de Luxembourg.
Today I’m heading to Paris for a bit of vacances. I’m taking a week off class at Alliance Française to explore the City of Light. I plan to wander around the city and take pictures (à la Little Brown Pen). I’m going to meet the lady behind Lost in Cheeseland, whose musings on being an American in Paris were incredibly influential when I was deciding whether or not to move to France. I’m scrimping on lodging so that I can spend it all on food, courtesy of some recommendations from Edible Paris. Of course, I’ll be spending some time in the kitchen learning some Parisian classics with Promenades Gourmandes.
I’m also going to play tourist and take a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower. Despite five previous trips that revolved heavily around les soldes and delicious meals–merci Maman!–I realized that I’m lacking this traveler staple.
Mostly, I’ll be unplugging so that I can fully indulge in one of my favorite cities in the world. Forgive my absence on social media, and prepare for a deluge of updates and photos when I return at the end of the week. Cheers!