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Final Day in Paris

April 24, 2011

Ah, my last day in Paris. Sad to think about, but even though today was the last day, it was the best day!!

The plan was to wake up early and make it to Ladurée for open, but our jet-lagged bodies slept in past 11:30am! That meant we’d missed the complimentary hotel breakfast, and were an hour and a half behind schedule.

We jumped out of bed and got ready as fast as two girls in Paris can, and walked up the street to Ladurée. Luckily, the line was short! We bought lots of macaroons, in all different flavours! I’m most excited to try the caramel, chocolate, and vanilla macaroons! They all smell so delicious. We got a box of six to enjoy on the airplane tomorrow, and two more boxes to bring home.

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We still hadn’t eaten breakfast yet so we decided to stop in a little café just near the hotel. It was already past noon so breakfast wasn’t an option, but we really wanted a breakfast-y type meal. We decided the best thing to do would be to order dessert! The logic behind that was we’d been having pastries for breakfast the whole time, so how was tiramisu and an apple tart any different?

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My tiramisu was fruit tiramisu, and the tart was filled with apples. 100% acceptable breakfast foods.

While eating our healthy breakfast we witnessed a car attempting to park in the teeniest space I have ever seen…

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There was quite literally less that an inch of clearance in front and behind. He managed to make it in by going forward til he hit the car in front, then backward til he hit the car behind, back and forth, until he was in nice and tight.

Today we decided to be touristy, so we walked to the Eiffel tower and did a boat tour along the Seine. We didn’t go up the tower because the line was insane, but it was cool to see the tower up close.

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The next part was the best part.

We’d gone to the George V hotel before, where I got the amazing hot chocolate, and we’d noticed they had ‘high tea’ served between 3pm and 5pm, and knew we had to come back for it! We had tried going yesterday but it was completely packed, so we hoped today would work out. Luckily, there was a table for us. We each ordered the high tea which came with a huge variety of sandwiches and pastries, and we each got one of every sort.

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It was amazing. The bottom tray had a teeny salmon sandwich, ham on a cracker, thin cucumber slices with whipped sour cream, and the most delicious tuna I have ever had in my life. The middle layer had coffee tiramisu, a teeny apple tart, a strawberry macaroon, and an incredible lemon tart. The top layer had carrot cake, a blueberry tart, a chocolate brownie and an amazing scone.

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The tuna, lemon tart and scone were the very best, but everything was fabulous. Too bad we discovered it on the last day, I wish I could go again!!

After finishing off the champagne we stopped by Hediard one last time. After sampling some Appelation Maury Contrôlée with dark chocolate, we had to buy each.

I also found some salted caramel sauce which will be perfect for the cupcakes I was thinking about yesterday!

We returned to our hotel to find a lovely Easter surprise!

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The colours were so pretty, and they were delicious! The shell was a thick white chocolate and it was filled with crunchy white Gianduja. They were SO big, I could hardly finish one! They’ll also be yummy to have on the plane tomorrow 🙂

After putting away all our goodies from the day, we ventured out again. We wandered the streets, taking in the last bit of Paris. While wandering, we found ourselves back at Amorino (how did that happen?!).

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I’d already had the caramel once before and vanilla (stracciatella) twice before, but both were so good I had to have them again. But this time I added strawberry (fragola). It was such a strong flavour, but very good!

Overall it was a pretty delicious way to finish up the trip! Now we’re back in the hotel, packing our bags and preparing for the early wake up call we’ll have tomorrow. It’s such a warm night so we’ve opened our windows and the sounds and smells of Paris are wafting in. It’s just as you’d imagine, the typical Parisian music playing in the background.

What a fabulous (and delicious) trip! I hope I am able to return again soon 🙂

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. theresa_jean permalink
    April 29, 2011 11:42 am

    sounds like the perfect mother/daughter trip to Paris

    love the pic of the Eiffel tower with the sun shining through the trees

    get goin on those inspired cupcakes, girl! xoxo

  2. Robin Blackwell permalink
    May 11, 2011 4:40 pm

    Oh my god Cosi the gelato was honestly one of the highlights of the trip for me too lol. It was worth going there alone it was so good… Wish it was here soooo badly!

    • May 11, 2011 5:39 pm

      isn’t it amazing?! It’s one of those things you need to try in order to understand! A friend told me about Amorino originally and said how amazing it was, and I didn’t really get it til I tried it! Yummmm

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