Well… I booked a trip to Paris for my 30th birthday in January. I have to admit that even before I bought the plane tickets and reserved an apartment I had a running list in my head of things to do on my next visit and as soon as my trip was confirmed I started planning even more. My souvenir list is almost out of control and I still have four and a half months to go. A few of my must-visits include Père Lachaise Cemetery, Laduree, and a few Amelie spots.
One of my biggest resources has been the blog Chocolate and Zucchini, written by Clotilde Dusoulier. Clotilde has an amazing map of Paris noting the restaurants she is into (which she updates regularly). She also has a great post on 12 foods to bring back from France. After the plane and a place to stay, the very next thing I booked was a walking food tour of Montmartre with Clotilde!
Jordan from Oh Happy Day has a post dedicated to what to wear in Paris in the winter, which will be insanely helpful for me since we’ll be going in January. She also has many, many great posts filed under her Paris tag.
French Truly has a very helpful video on how to shop in Paris. Actually, most of her videos are very fun and informative and I recommend checking them out. If you’re in Seattle, she hosts the very fun French Truly Salon at SIFF once a month. I went to the August event and hope to make the October one.
I made myself stop planning the Paris trip and finish planning the Florida trip that we leave for in, oh, three days. 🙂