Our trip to Paris was everything we wanted it to be. We ate far too much, took romantic strolls and did a perfect mix of touristy and cool, local things. We also got engaged! Taylor said yes to my proposal in front of the Eiffel Tower on an early, cold and rainy morning when not a single person was there. The weather wasn’t ideal, but it was oddly romantic. I’m pretty stoked the proposal is over with – trying to keep it from him for the last year has been incredibly difficult. Now that we’re engaged, I’m so happy to simply enjoy the rest of the trip with my fiancé (so cool and weird to say)!
We had three non-stop days in Paris that were full of scary bathroom moments, dancing in the streets, people watching, eating pain au chocolat, running, sweating, shopping, culinary classes, landmarks, cheese, photos and a selfie-stick. I put together a pretty intense itinerary full of excursions and restaurants. Here is our recommended guide:
EAT: Merci (the place with the tiny red car. There are three different restaurants and a clothing and home store. We adored this place), Frenchie to Go, Ladurée (macarons), Boot Café (great coffee – right down the street from Merci), Le Relais d’Entrecôte (steak and frites)
DO: Louvre, Trocadero (best view of the Eiffel Tower, and where I asked Taylor to marry me), Taste Paris By Mouth Culinary Walking Tour (I can’t say enough great things about this intimate, food walking tour. Our guide, Catherine, was knowledgeable, friendly and we ate so many incredible things), Notre Dame, Montmartre (the highest point in Paris. You get a really great view of the city here), La Cuisine Paris Cooking School
STAY: Mama Shelter (if we came back to Paris, we probably wouldn’t stay here. The hotel was really great, and the staff was really attentive. However, it was pretty far from many of the spots we frequented)