Angelina Paris

Having the famous hot chocolate at Angelina in Paris is one of the most common touristy things that has to be experienced. We went to their branch at Galeries Lafayette. Angelina menu (click to enlarge) Rochelle was quite excited when she saw all that whipped cream which she ate. All of it. All by herself.AfricanContinue reading “Angelina Paris”

Paris: Macaron Tasting

I’ve said it before I’m not a big fan of French macarons but since I was in Paris I decided try the macarons from the most popular stores – Laduree, Pierre Hermé and Jean-Paul Hevin.  You can’t ignore macarons in Paris they are everywhere from small neighborhood patisseries to supermarkets even McDonalds’ McCafe sell their own version.Continue reading “Paris: Macaron Tasting”

Paris: Lunch at La Maison de la Truffe

The reason we went to Place de la Madeleine was to eat at La Maison de la Truffe which was highly recommended by my cousin-in-law Mary. A bonus was going to the stores around the area namely Fouchon, Héidiard and Mariage Frères. I made reservations online several weeks before. They are closed on Sundays. OneContinue reading “Paris: Lunch at La Maison de la Truffe”

Paris: Le Fontaine de Mars & Eiffel Tower

Hello Paris!!! As soon as we dropped off our luggage at the Lenox Montparnasse Hotel we went to dinner. We left the hotel early to give us time to figure out the Métro and find the restaurant. We only took the taxi twice in Paris –  to and from the airport. A tip for thoseContinue reading “Paris: Le Fontaine de Mars & Eiffel Tower”

Paris: Lenox Montparnasse Hotel

Of all  the things I researched for my recent European trip the hardest was choosing a hotel in Paris. The first thing was to decide which arrondissement to stay in. Paris is divided into 20 neighborhoods or arrondissements. Each area has it’s own charm and specialties. I really couldn’t decide which to choose until myContinue reading “Paris: Lenox Montparnasse Hotel”