26 June 2013

Little Bits of Paris: What I Ate

red, white + striped  red, white + striped

red, white + striped

Top: J.Crew factory stripe elbow (worn here - sim, pricey, as dress)
Skirt: J.Crew factory pencil (navy, sim, mini, as dress)
Necklace: J.Crew factory cameo chandelier (worn here - sim, sim, over-the-top)
Bracelets: F21 (sim, studded) & J.Crew factory chainlink (pave)
Clutch: J.Crew factory dorset (worn here - sim, pricey, beaded)
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW mary patent (worn here - taller, deal, slingback)

Here's a bit more about my recent trip to Paris, if you will indulge me a bit. My absolute favorite part about going anywhere new is absolutely the Eats! I've been lucky enough to have visited Paris a few times now, and I've yet to have a bad meal there. The food is so good! This go-around, I had a bit more free time to do some epicurean exploring, and here are some of my favorite bites from my trip -

Paris eats  Paris eats
Had to try the classics - escargot was not bad, but I could not use those little snail shell tongs to save my life! And yes, it is all about that parsley butter sauce, not so much the texture of those little snails ... I am a fan of steak tartare - I actually liked the dish so much I had it twice this trip.

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Fun painted plates at Chez Georges. Great classic French bistro food, but seriously US-sized servings, wow!

Paris eats  Paris eats
The bread! My favorite form of carb is a nice chewy baguette so of course I had to pay homage in France. When I didn't want to deal with anyone, my fave easy meal was to grab a baguette, some cheese, meats and/or butter. My fave bakeries this go-around are Petite Marquise La on Place Victor Hugo and Boulangerie des Deux Ponts on Ile Saint-Louis.

Paris eats
The dessert delights at Ladurée. Still my favorite go-to place for the classic macaron. (I know, macarons are so in they are pretty much out now, but I still can't help but to love them. Even McDonalds in Paris offers up macarons!)

Paris eats  Paris eats

Paris eats  Paris eats
Can't do Paris without dessert. Crème brûlée is one of my all-times faves, but I had to try the cherry clafoutis and the ice cream-filled profiteroles ... that were drenched in chocolate syrup - I could only eat one!

(By the way, the profiteroles were served at Sébillon which had some fantastic leg of lamb that was carved table-side. No pics, because I nom'd that immediately.)

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Dinner at La Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre. The five course tasting menu had me rolling out of the restaurant at the end of the evening - it was so much food, even for me! Two appetizer portions (the best gazpacho with tomato sorbet), then the last three courses were each literally entree-sized - not even including dessert!

 Paris eats  Paris eats

Paris eats

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39 comments:

  1. wow! this all looks so good!

    love the stripes on stripes.

    bisous
    suzanne

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  2. This all looks so delicious! I couldn't use those snail tongs either, so tricky!
    Ginny

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    1. I ended up man-handling them. Otherwise I'd still be there!

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  3. i love your outfit! gorgeous!

    the pics from paris are making me drool. i love steak tartare and everything looked just so spectacular. you must have had a wonderful time! xo

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  4. Yum to all the goodness you had there! I've only been to Paris once back when I was a poor college student so I never got to indulge in their fancy food offerings.

    Loving all your J Crew factory outfit! I ordered the necklace in navy & can't wait to receive it.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmdlife.com

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    1. I didn't go anywhere super-fancy but my fave meals there were the simplest. Those baguettes! And they are so cheap, like 1 euro!

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  5. I better plan a trip to Paris so I can eat everything you did. Looks amazing & thanks for sharing!

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  6. Super cute...love the stripe on stripe combo! and all the pictures of that gorgeous food...I'm starving!! :o)

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  7. Like you, the one thing I look forward to in business trips - is the FOOD!
    I usually overstuff myself too.

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  8. The food looks amazing! And I love your double stripes look!

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  9. This just looks incredible! So glad you have all these photos to share! And I love the stripes!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  10. Yummo!!! I am talking about the food AND the double stripes! So jealous of all the travel you get to do Lisa!

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  11. Hello food coma! That is crazy that the McDs even has macaroons, who knew?

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  12. My husband and I just booked a trip to London and Paris in the fall - I can't WAIT! I'm definitely going to look up your recs. And, of course, I can't wait to finally go to Laudree. But I think I also need to try macarons at Mc Dondalds just for the experience. haha :)

    xo
    seemogo.com

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    1. If I had more time, I would have tried them myself. You'll have to let me know!

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  13. oh man. now i want some french food... but they can keep the escargot. ;)

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  14. Yum! Escargot is so good! Glad you liked it. (Or thought it "wasn't bad.")

    What a lovely outfit. It's so simple, but the two-toned idea is genius. Very Parisian :O)

    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

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  15. I LOVE food posts! Love them! They make me hungry but then that gives me an excuse to just go eat! :)

    I'm sad I won't be going to Paris when I go to Europe this fall, but it's not going anywhere...and I'll can hit up Laduree in London anyway.

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    1. I can't help but be a bit peeved that there are Ladurees all over the place now - but they do know how to make good macarons!

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  16. Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering!! I need to visit Paris!! I love your striped skirt btw!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  17. The best part of France is really the food (as you said) and your pictures are mouthwatering! I especially love the desserts. They are both pretty and delicious!

    I like how you styled the outfit above too. I have the same skirt and it looks great with the bold, blue stripes.

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  18. Love how you paired the stripes! I wouldn't think to do that but you look great. Your pictures are making me hungry (minus the escargo...you are brave!)

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  19. The French really know how to enjoy their food :)!
    Nice outfits in the previous post,too...
    Mwah :)!

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  20. Looks delicious. My stomach literally just growled! I can't remember if you've said this before and if not, ignore me if this is too personal -- what do you do, Lisa? I'm seriously considering a career switch; I want to travel internationally as much as you!

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    1. I handle the shows and events for a corporation. Loads of traveling, yes, but loads of logistics too!

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  21. I love the double stripes! My husband and I were in Paris in December for the first time...so much fab food! I also love steak tartare and the macarons...yum. We had these spectacular savory macarons from Pierre Hermes (truffle white chocolate and red velvet foie gras)...my mouth still waters to think of them. Gorgeous pics :)

    The Fab Life

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  22. ohhhh those do look like some good eats! you are right, traveling is so much about all the amazing food you get to eat!
    and i'm definitely crushing on your double stripes.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  23. Love posts like these! Fashion + food = happy reader. Love the outfit and the food photos even more!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

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  24. This is my favorite post! LOVE the eats and you look fabulous! You have given me wanderlust for Paris!

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  25. I think I would go and just eat all the bread.

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    1. If I had more time, I totally would have tried it. A small baguette with ham, butter and cheese was my fave lunch most days.

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  26. Such a cute outfit, and what gorgeous "food porn" photos! ;)

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  27. Man...I always have terrible luck eating out while travelling. Granted, though I love to travel, I generally eat at the same places all the time- I'm not one for trying new restaurants much! Love the stripe mix!!

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  28. Everything looks fabulous! I am the same way - food is my favorite thing about traveling.

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  29. Well styled outfit. You always know how to surprise me. Love your shoes too.
    And macarons... I like them a lot.

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  30. The double stripes are very chic and playful! The food looks scrumptious, but I have to admit the baguettes are the most appealing - any meal built around a great loaf of bread is a great meal. :)

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  31. Yummy, yummy, and YUMMMMYYYYYY!! You look like you're having a ball:)!

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