Written while Drunk on Thoughts

8 Jan 2013

Paris Day 2

I had really good reads on my previous post & even gotten a very nice comment on it. Thanks for all your support. Now, I shall resume with my Paris post....

Since both the cousin & I had been to Paris, we are not so keen on the tourist attractions. We are there mostly for shopping, well it is Paris after all, and to experience the cold "winter" as the last time both of us are there, it was during summer. So, our mission is to just wander around the city of love and not have the stress to complete each & every attractions. On the first day, we happened to bump into this bagel shop that sells only, BAGEL. Haha, I didn't know French are big on bagels, I thought only Americans are. Either way, since we both like bagel, we went in for our breakfast the very next day. It is a cosy little place, I think owned by the guy you can spot in the picture below. 

He was a friendly guy (not to mention, men speaking French is just oh-so-sexy (hahaha) & even taught us some french. Now I know "raining cats & dogs" in french means "tug of war" or something like that (correct me if I am wrong, but that's how I remembered, it had been weeks, so pardon me if I remembered wrongly). Also, like English, in French, eleven through twenty was are different sets of  numbers, after twenty, it too like English, you just add one, two, three....at the end.

Naturally, I ordered bagel with foie gras. Is it wrong to like foie gras? I felt bad like how I felt when I had crab. That would be another story for another time.

The right was the smoked ham mini bagel while the left was the foie gras mini chocolate bagel (it is surprisingly a very good combo)

When in Europe, I think every turn you make, you will discover something different & fascinating. I think there is a market going on there.

One of our mission is to visit 3 designer boutiques: Yohji Yamamoto's, Martin Maison Margiela and Comme Des Garcons. I did not know any of these designers except MMM recently featured in H&M and everyone got crazy over it and Comme Des Garcons is famous for the heart with 2 slanted eyes on it & my sister loves the brand.

So it is mainly following the maps, walking, realising we went the wrong direction and walking back. It is tiring but at the same time you didn't know what you will bump into. Wonders of getting lost, eh?

But we somehow managed to "bumped" into Musee Du Louvre. And since we are there, I made my cousin promised that we will go in to take nice pictures of the glass pyramids. I am not an art person & I've been in there once. So, I have no intention spending much time there.

If you noticed, I usually am holding one of my gloves. This is because iphone couldn't sense my finger with my gloves on, so I had to brave the cold, take it off every time I wanted to take a picture & yes, it was raining, just like London.

In London, there are rarely roads that had more than 4 lanes. In Paris, they have major roads than spans more than 6 lanes.

Seems familiar? Its rather ugly to me though.

Large face me.

I think I look really silly with the pom-poms tied together but I always always forgot to untie it before taking pictures. Damn....

I remembered few years ago, you can actually lie on the stone pyramid below and touch the tip of both pyramids, I think the museum decide that too much people is touching it & fear that it might broke someday, they set up a parameter around it. Boo!!

And we spotted Laduree & decided to get our macarons here.

 Not photographs were allowed, but I sneaked a few pictures.

and got told off after this picture. =p

We then continue to venture off into Rue Sainte Honore, apparently housing all designer brands' HQ and it is near La Madeleine, Paris.

The building here is La Madeleine, Paris and if memory serves me right, I went in there 4 years ago & sat on the stairs, resting my legs & enjoying the warmth of Paris....Ah, memory. Of course, I did not this time, it was cold & wet. =(

This is the Hermes HQ (I think). A basic Birkin bag from Hermes cost almost a year of food money. Hmm...If only I can eat the bag if I am starving.

And they have Lancome Boutique, not just a counter.

"Lorong" (Its alley in Hokkien), leading to Comme Des Garcons. Funny how they actually chose a place like that for their boutiques, its like out of the way & so hidden.

Hidden in between buildings that looks like apartments.

Of course, after months & months of obsession, I HAD TO visit Balenciaga. Also, I got myself a purse which I see as a reward for myself from working, who am I kidding, I just love Balenciaga really much, reward is just an excuse. Hahaha.

If I can afford, I would like to get this too. 

or this, either one is good. Any sponsor? Perhaps I will dream about it, if I dream enough, maybe I will get it someday. I hope someone reading it got my hint. Hehehe, Kelly now go tell mum & dad that I want this for this year's birthday.

Never too much of Eiffel Tower pictures to prove that I am actually there in Paris....hahahha

For Dinner, we had escargots. I don't really know why the garlic looks green, but i think its due to the amount of herbs. The remaining gravy, paired it together with french baguette, its simple & godsend.

and salads....yes, this is a salad dish.

again, foie gras (I know foie gras is a cruelty food but its so nice and I am in France, I just can't let it pass, if it makes anyone feels better, I rarely had the chance to have foie gras, this was my second time & probably will last me for a very long time)

for those who know me, would be wondering why would I order strawberry tart. Obviously, it was my cousin's. I am more of a chocolate kind of gal.

 Ending the post with a beautiful strawberry tart, be prepared for Eiffel Tower post next!!! Its so beautiful it deserves a post on its own. Now I had to go pray that my humidifier works, if not I will wake up with uncomfortable throat again, could I substitute my humidifier by turning on my shower & leave my door open perhaps?

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