Paris in Winter
Paris is wonderful at any time of year… sipping champagne in the sunshine, crunching through the autumn leaves, but nothing quite compares to wrapping up with a hot chocolate from Angelica or exploring the Christmas markets with a crepe in one hand and a glass of mulled wine in the other.
I decided to whisk my other half away to celebrate his birthday last year (top girlfriend – form an orderly queue everyone) for a dreamy winter weekend break and when in Paris there are just some things you HAVE to do. Since it was the OH’s first time, we decided to get our tourist on and go exploring…
We made our way from the airport to our hotel, the New Orient, which came highly recommended to us. Our room was classically Parisian with a beautiful view from the Balcony. It would have been perfect to sit out and enjoy a bottle (or two) of vino in the Summer but equally beautiful to wrap up with hot drinks in winter.
After unpacking and wandering around the winding streets, we stopped off for a Croque Monsieur before heading to the Louvre. When the sun goes down, the whole place comes to life. We wondered through the galleries before heading off into the night in search of dinner.
As a blogger, I’m all for researching and finding the best places to eat and stay before a trip. My boyfriend and I are total steak lovers and when I heard about Sacree Fleur, I knew a visit was on the cards. I would recommend making a reservation in advance as the place is on the cosy side and is rather popular (for good reason). It’s got an effortlessly charming atmosphere and the food surpassed all expectations. We started with french onion soup (pleasant but nothing to really write home about) and frogs legs which were incredible. Salty, crisp and yet tender, neither of us were prepared for the steak that arrived, cooked on the rare side of medium and served with just about anything the could fit on the table.
After a spectacular evening and feeling more than a little full, we headed home to dive into our marshmallowy bed and snooze till the next morning…