Oh La La

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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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1 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!!

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2 Tina September 25, 2010

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

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3 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

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4 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!!
:)

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5 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.

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6 Susana September 25, 2010

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

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7 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!

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8 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!

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9 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!

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10 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 25, 2010

Amazing, incredible food. That bakery? Droool.

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11 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!

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12 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?

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13 Krystina September 25, 2010

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

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14 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 25, 2010

Gorgeous pics and gorgeous pastries :)

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

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15 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2010

I believe it says ‘Le Petit Manon’

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16 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. :-)

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17 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. :)

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18 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!

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19 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

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20 Lana September 25, 2010

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

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21 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

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22 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 25, 2010

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

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23 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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24 kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com September 25, 2010

I LOVE THE CHOCOLATE EIFFEL TOWER!!!!! <3

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25 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” :)

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26 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 26, 2010

I love that!!!!

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27 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.

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28 Camille September 25, 2010

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

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29 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 26, 2010

haha

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30 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!

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31 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 25, 2010

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

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32 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. :/

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33 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 25, 2010

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

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34 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2010

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

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35 Meesh September 25, 2010

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

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36 Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear September 25, 2010

What a delicious post! Paris <3

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37 Wei-Wei September 25, 2010

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

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38 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.

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39 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!

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40 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!

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41 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!

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42 Kasey September 25, 2010

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

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43 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 25, 2010

That pasta seriously looks BEYOND amazing!

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44 Katie September 25, 2010

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

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45 Tracey September 25, 2010

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

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46 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 :)

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47 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

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48 Kristina @ spabettie September 25, 2010

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

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49 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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50 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 25, 2010

All these posts about Paris are making me jealous! I must visit again soon. It looks like you had an amazing trip. :D

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51 Nathalie September 25, 2010

Mon Dieu! Quelles belles photos! All this makes me salivate and miss Paris to the max. I am glad you had a good time there! Nathalie

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52 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 25, 2010

I love your Paris pictures! Paris should pay you money with all of the tourism that you will bring their way!

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53 Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 25, 2010

I want your pastries! Those look incredible.

I think it’s hilarious they eat so late. I always heard the the only time when Paris sleeps is from 4-5am which is the hour between the night owls going to bed and the early birds getting up, haha

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54 christina cadden September 25, 2010

Such a beautiful place!

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55 jen at chocolateandginger September 25, 2010

wow! i’ve been following your paris posts and you’ve only made me more excited for my trip! i leave for paris in 19 days for a 10 day trip! do you have a couple MUST SEE places you saw, patisseries or sites you can recommend?

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56 stacey-healthylife September 25, 2010

Everything is so beautiful and I wish I could go there. The pastries look amazing.

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57 Hillary September 25, 2010

I went to Paris this summer, and man you have made me miss it! I’m so glad you all had a great time. Your family is beautiful.

Do I see some french cooking in the future of your blog?? ;)

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58 Jodie September 25, 2010

Seeing all your photos makes me want to go back to Paris.:) Glad you had a really fun time.

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59 carlee September 25, 2010

Your blog is sooo inspiring on all your eats look amazing!

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60 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 26, 2010

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful last day of photos! The food!! :shock: Wow, is all I can say!! Those pasta dishes and pastries make me want to jump on the next plane to France, lol.

Jenn

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61 Peggy September 26, 2010

Angela:

How do we vote for you for the Project Food Blog? I have been to the website, but can’t find where we place our votes.

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62 Denise A September 26, 2010

HI Angela. Wow, you really out did yourself with the strawberry tarts… I am in total awe of your abilities. Wow vegan tarts… LOVE IT> Thanks for sharing your Paris trip. I really loved reading about it throughout the week while drinking my coffee! Have a great day.

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