Hi my lovelies,
Over the Easter weekend I finally managed to schedule a visit to see my dad in his new Parisian digs. I know, I know - really I should be popping over every weekend to make the most of it! His flat is just a short train ride away from the city centre and has a fabulous chateau and park where he goes running every morning, just blissful! As Jon has never really done "touristy" Paris before we decided to brave the hideous weather and hopped on the RER to the most touristy icon of all, the Eiffel Tower.
Once we had battled our way through the keychain vendors (although quite why anyone needs an Eiffel Tower keyring I don't know!) and hordes of other tourists we managed to take some photos, with a brief interlude of rain where we had to duck under the tower itself to take shelter. I haven't been in about ten years and had almost forgotten how majestic the tower can be, even under grey skies. My sister and I definitely got a bit snap-happy, it's so easy to get carried away!
I was also quite amused at the number of newly married couples out and about, trying to get photos taken in their finery. I snapped a quick photo of this lovely bride in her attempt to pose for photos before the heavens opened once more. There was also this fabulous vintage car at the Trocadero - I think Jon wanted to take it home with us!
After a few snaps the rain returned once again so we dashed into a nearby cafe and spent a small fortune on coffees and hot chocolate, but I am told the hot chocolate was absolutely delicious and well, it was Paris... We then had a quick nosy down the Champs-Elysees (with a small deviation into Sephora...ahem) before exhaustion and hunger got the better of us and we headed back to Dad's neighbourhood for a mouthwateringly good meal of steak and dauphinoise potatoes - so good! Unfortunately as it was a teeny restaurant with about five other diners I felt a bit self-conscious taking photos of the food so you will just have to take my word for it.
A quick note on my outfit - it was absolutely freezing so I had to layer up a lot with one of my sister's cardigans and a pleather jacket! I wore a pale blue crepe dress from Dorothy Perkins, with my Fiorelli flower necklace and painted my nails with Tanya Burr's polish in Little Duck, a present from my lovely friend Geo.
Next time I hope to spend a lot more time there and hopefully in better weather too!