Paris in the Fall

Our favorite nook on the Seine at Pont Neuf

Our favorite nook on the Seine at Pont Neuf

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After my trip to Champagne, my boyfriend, Kevin, met me in Paris. The trip coincided with our 1 year anniversary (lol regardless of whether that was planned or unplanned) and it was just the most perfect time to be together in one of my favorite cities ever.

I’ve been to Paris several times before. I fell in love with the city my very first visit, when I attended a month-long summer program in high school to learn French. I made it a point thereafter to try and visit Paris at any opportunity and it’s still a lifelong goal of mine to live there, even if for just a short stint. It was Kevin’s first time in the city so the trip was equal parts us chasing the best restaurants and natural wine bars as well playing tourist.

The weather in October was unusual for Paris, even the Parisians agreed! It felt like a late summer. Days were seriously warm and nights were mild. Something to keep in mind for anyone planning their next visit to Paris… See where we stayed, where we ate, the things we saw and the shenanigans we were up to.

The beautiful  Le Roch Hotel & Spa  in the 1st Arrondissement. The entire hotel is design perfection.

The beautiful Le Roch Hotel & Spa in the 1st Arrondissement. The entire hotel is design perfection.

Very French breakfast at  Le Roch Hotel . Unpictured: delicious eggs made to order every morning.

Very French breakfast at Le Roch Hotel. Unpictured: delicious eggs made to order every morning.

Obsessed with all the muted yet bold colors adorning the hotel.

Obsessed with all the muted yet bold colors adorning the hotel.

We gasped when we saw that we had our own hammam in our bathroom at Le Roch!

We gasped when we saw that we had our own hammam in our bathroom at Le Roch!

Musée d’Orsay is housed in an old railway station and houses some of the most incredible art collections in Paris. We were here specifically for the huge Picasso exhibition.

Musée d’Orsay is housed in an old railway station and houses some of the most incredible art collections in Paris. We were here specifically for the huge Picasso exhibition.

L’As du Fallafel in the Marais is my favorite falafel sandwich in the entire world. Go for dinner to avoid crazy long lines

L’As du Fallafel in the Marais is my favorite falafel sandwich in the entire world. Go for dinner to avoid crazy long lines

It’s not surprising that Paris has one of the most dynamic and iconic food scenes you can find. The current state of the Parisian food scene is a mix of old French roots and international influences. Basically, there’s something for everyone here. After a week of eating classic French food on my trip to Champagne, I was so excited to delve into new wave French food and even non-French food as well, because if I’m being honest with you, French food doesn’t sit too well with me after a while.

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One of our most memorable meals at Clown Bar

One of our most memorable meals at Clown Bar

Pro tip: order many dishes off their starters as they outshine the mains by like, a lot. Try all their wines and ask tons of questions about their natural wine list!

Pro tip: order many dishes off their starters as they outshine the mains by like, a lot. Try all their wines and ask tons of questions about their natural wine list!

Situated on a quiet street steps away from Musée d’Orsay was this total local joint specializing in French-prepared fish and natural wine. A highlight meal of the trip!

Situated on a quiet street steps away from Musée d’Orsay was this total local joint specializing in French-prepared fish and natural wine. A highlight meal of the trip!

Trying as many natural wine bars in Paris was a mission for us. This once was called Le Grade Robe and had such a great selection of wines as well as delicious cheese and charcuterie platters.

Trying as many natural wine bars in Paris was a mission for us. This once was called Le Grade Robe and had such a great selection of wines as well as delicious cheese and charcuterie platters.

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Loved our bright, airy, minimalist room at  Amastan Paris

Loved our bright, airy, minimalist room at Amastan Paris

Our main mode of transportation, if it wasn’t walking, was taking these electric-powered scooters. Bird and Lime were the two companies present in Paris.

Our main mode of transportation, if it wasn’t walking, was taking these electric-powered scooters. Bird and Lime were the two companies present in Paris.

View from the Centre Pompidou, another favorite museum

View from the Centre Pompidou, another favorite museum

Everyday was sunny sunny sunny. Wearing DOEN dress, Herschel bag, Off-White Sunglasses

Everyday was sunny sunny sunny. Wearing DOEN dress, Herschel bag, Off-White Sunglasses

Interior of Pink Mamma Restaurant, an Italian restaurant in Pigalle. It looked and felt like a greenhouse.

Interior of Pink Mamma Restaurant, an Italian restaurant in Pigalle. It looked and felt like a greenhouse.

So nice to have pasta for a change!

So nice to have pasta for a change!

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Our last night in Paris was spent by the Seine, looking at the Eiffel Tower with a bottle of red wine we bought at Le Garde Robe. The most perfect way to end the trip.

Our last night in Paris was spent by the Seine, looking at the Eiffel Tower with a bottle of red wine we bought at Le Garde Robe. The most perfect way to end the trip.