Joe and I were in Nashville last week for work. Awhile ago my friend Jessica (the chef at KR Steakbar) suggested we try out Sean Brock’s Husk restaurant the next time we were in Nashville. So before driving up last week I made a reservation. Thursday night we left the boys with a friend and jumped over to the old (small) plantation(ish) style home for a late dinner.
After living in Paris for two months last year, a number of people ask me what they should do with a long layover in Paris. I would hate for you to miss out on all my opinions as well, so here is my guide to seeing Paris on a layover. I’ll be sharing a Paris City Guide in the next few weeks for those of you who have a few days to spend there.
How do you find good french bread in Paris when you’re surrounded by so many options, on every street corner. Any neighborhood in American probably has one bakery nearby. In Paris, bakery’s are like Starbucks — they’re on every street corner. My husband and I did some taste testing and we’re happy to report the best one in Saint Germain.
If you haven’t checked out my husband’s new book project yet, Goodbye Paris, I feel bad for you. People nominate “adventures” for him to do, we do them and then he writes about them. Mostly it’s fun. Except for when we have to get to Père Lachaise Cemetery only speaking French with no directions. Then I hate it.
The problem with going to Paris is you think, “Oh, I am totally going to to lose weight. The French are SO skinny and I will walk EVERYWHERE.” But what you forget is how delicious the French pastries are and how truly impossible it is to say no. Every morning here, I wake up and tell myself I’m cutting out sugar. Sometimes it works, mostly it doesn’t. So I decided I would chalk it up to doing some blog research on some of my favorite chocolate and pastries here in Paris.
Shopping in open air markets, especially in Europe, can be overwhelming. How do you know what’s fresh? How do you know what to order at the fish stall? And what are those orange things on the scallops?! In this post, I’ll share six helpful tips I’ve learned about shopping in fresh markets in Paris.