Oh La La


Our last day in Paris was one to remember. It was perfect in every sense of the word.

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I am putting the ‘Paris is dirty’ rumours to rest! It just couldn’t be further from the truth. It is one of the cleanest cities we have EVER seen.

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We made our way to Romantica Cafe for our last dinner in Paris!

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Whenever we made dinner reservations for 7:30pm, we were always the only people in the restaurant. Tourist alert! ;)

Locals don’t eat dinner until 8-10pm typically.

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I had to laugh when I read ‘Vegetarian of Vegetables’ on the menu. I took it as a sign and ordered the dish!

My two gals!

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Saying goodbye was very hard! :(

‘Spooky’ Ghost Bread and balsamic + oil:

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My mom and sis had the linguini tomato and basil pasta.

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It was a dream! A dream I tell you.

I had the ‘Vegetarian of Vegetables’ ;) and it was lovely.

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I was surprised to find that there were lots of delicious vegetables throughout! Eggplant, asparagus, zucchini, tomato, etc.

When I was served it I said to myself, ‘I can’t possibly eat this huge serving’, but somehow it disappeared. ;)

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Then my sister and I ate my mom’s leftovers too. ;)

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For dessert, we made our way to a bakery that we passed along the way to dinner.

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You don’t forget a window front like that!

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I tried a mini croissant as we waited. It was off the hook.

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These caught my eye!

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I was told they were Raspberry filled French Cakes.

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We ended up getting a huge assortment of goodies and shared them back in the hotel room!

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My favourite.

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A French Food baby ensued.

When in Rome Paris…

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Oh la la.

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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

Ange @ Health & Swellbeing September 25, 2010

Wow – I have just loved reading your Paris posts – what a great trip with so many awesome pics & memories!!
I love the picture of the girls in the hats :) You’re a beautiful family!!


Tina September 25, 2010

Love all these posts! And I bet every “food baby” was worth it. ;)


Megan @ Sweet On September 25, 2010

Aw yay! These are making me long for Paris! I want to go back and look at all my pictures right now, but I told myself I have to work for an hour first! :P


Susana September 25, 2010

I loved all your posts about Paris, i’m actually planning to go there this December, so now i have a lot of helpful tips :)
By the way, what is the name of the hotel you stayed in? It looked amazing!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2010

Oops I forgot to mention that!

We stayed at the Westin Vendome. We got a wicked deal with our travel package. Otherwise it would have been WAY out of our league. lol. The area was spectacular. I suggest finding a great travel agent who can help you find packages.


Susana September 25, 2010

Thank you so much for the advice, i will definitely do that! :)


melissa @ the delicate place September 25, 2010

i agree paris is so super clean! compared to the streets of new york…i would like the ground in paris. love the photos, thanks for taking me back!


Freya September 25, 2010

I think it’s so great you made the most of your time in Paris, eating all the food and so on (even if it wasn’t vegan) – such a once in a lifetime opportunity :) Plus, it all looks so delicious!


Morgan September 25, 2010

I went to Paris a few years back and I was a lot younger so now I’ve forgotten most of what I saw. I didn’t appreciate everything for its true form back then either and I really want to go again. I was so excited to find out you were going because I knew you would take lots of pictures and I they look great! This just makes me want to go EVEN MORE!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 25, 2010

Amazing, incredible food. That bakery? Droool.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 25, 2010

oh my gosh, i’d never want to leave with food like that! i’m not even a big sweets person but that bakery looks to die for!


Danielle September 25, 2010

Wow – I’m impressed with the cleanliness of the city! I wonder if the sanitation is better than other cities, or if people living there tend to care more about keeping it clean?


Krystina September 25, 2010

How do you feel about eating non vegan food? Do you think you’ll be looser about it now?


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 25, 2010

Gorgeous pics and gorgeous pastries :)

What does the script say on that raspberry pastry you liked?


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2010

I believe it says ‘Le Petit Manon’


Sabina September 25, 2010

Welcome back!

Regarding the “Paris is dirty” comment, a colleague said that to me yesterday but clarified, it was from his 1986 trip. I giggled. I was there in May 2008 and dirty is the complete opposite of what it was then, more like clean, and BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks so much for capturing and posting your trip. :-)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2010

I too was wondering if perhaps the city used to be dirty and it did a complete transformation! It is just spotless now. I couldn’t even find a piece of litter on the ground when we went on a bus tour. :)


Faith @ lovelyascharged September 25, 2010

If I’ve decided one thing from your recaps of France, it’s that Paris is a foodie haven and I have to go at some point in my future!


Noelle September 25, 2010

That last picture cracked me up! I sent your link to my mother-in-law. She and my father-in-law leave for Paris on the 28th!!!! I am so excited for them. She has been wanting to go for the past 20 years! Thank you for your lovely posts! Noelle


Lana September 25, 2010

What an amazing trip! Thanks for taking us to Paris with you!!! ;)


Amanda Davis September 25, 2010

I’m so glad you enjoyed Paris, I absolutely loved it when I went last summer and I agree the reputation of the city being dirty and the people being rude is completely unearned. Not sure where it came from but it’s definitely not the case


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 25, 2010

:;sigh:: to be in paris again… absolutely gorgeous photos as always Angela!


Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies September 25, 2010

Looove these posts about Paris…they make me want to go back…now! haha


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Lizzie September 25, 2010

Ooh la la indeed!! Love all the photos and those cakes/pastries . . . . yum!!! So glad that you had a great time. Amazing memories. And while it’s always ick to say bye, “It’s never bye (or in this case aur revoir!), just see you later” :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 26, 2010

I love that!!!!


Lizzie September 27, 2010

Wish I could take credit for it :) but actually I overheard a guy telling that to his mother at the airport when she was saying goodbye to his sister. And actually at the time I needed to hear it as I was saying bye to my brother and sending him off on a new adventure.


Camille September 25, 2010

My kitten just tried to attack the ‘Spooky’ Ghost Bread. They always say that animals have esp… :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 26, 2010



Bee Goes Bananas September 25, 2010

I can’t believe how beautiful Paris is! You’re so lucky to have the chance to visit there.

And the food looks incredible!


Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 25, 2010

Those desserts look amazing. The perfect way to end a trip to Paris!


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 25, 2010

I’m glad to hear the city was clean! I wouldn’t have said Paris was dirty when I went, but not to be crude, there was dog poop EVERYWHERE…all over the sidewalks, you had to literally look down while you were walking to avoid it. :/


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 25, 2010

But, needless to say, that was probably in 2000.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2010

Oh wow, they must have really cleaned up their act since then!


Meesh September 25, 2010

Wow Angela, that looks like an amazing trip! That bakery looks fantastic :) I so want to go traveling now!


Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear September 25, 2010

What a delicious post! Paris <3


Wei-Wei September 25, 2010

Is Eric jealous that you’re making babies with French food? ;)


Joanna September 25, 2010

This is an absolutely stunning group of pictures. I had been wanting to go to Paris and viewing your trip confirms this to me all the more. It looks like my long lost home! Lol. I am inspired to start a savings account just for a future Paris trip right now.


Jessica September 25, 2010

Omg! You, your sister and your mother actually glow! Hope this isnt too creepy of a post!lol But honestly your families skin!


Bethany @ More Fruit Please September 25, 2010

All of your pictures have been amazing and they make me want to get my butt on the first plane to Paris! I love the picture of OSGMOM in the green hat – too cute!


Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life September 25, 2010

Oh my gosh, that is one hell of a window front! EVERYTHING in this post looks phenomenal…YUMMM!! :-D
You three gals are gorgeous by the way!


Kasey September 25, 2010

Such beautiful pictures!!!! I’ve never been to Paris but it’s definitely on my travel wish list :)


Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 25, 2010

That pasta seriously looks BEYOND amazing!


Katie September 25, 2010

Chocolate Eiffel Towers!!!! I want all of them!


Tracey September 25, 2010

I love all the pics! Looks like it was a great way to end your trip :)


Chelsea at Striking Balance September 25, 2010

I have enjoyed following your trip to Paris. It looks like a great bonding experience with your mom and sister. I’m glad you had a great time :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 25, 2010

That is so late for dinner! I think I’d have to have an entire meal between lunch and dinner in order to tide me over til that hour! :P


Kristina @ spabettie September 25, 2010

I would have wanted to skip dinner and eat at the bakery… all of it. :D


Allison @ Food For Healing September 25, 2010

that last picture with the mannequin freaked me out haha, quite interesting. at least it wasn’t a real person ha


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