For our very last baby-moon, Tony and I spent a weekend in Paris. Paris is our city – we were married here, and do all we can to visit each year. We took the train this time, as I am getting too large to fly, and it was incredibly smooth. I am already planning my next visit once the baby is here.
We arrived at Gare de Lyon at 19:45, with the train stopping right in front of the restaurant we hosted our wedding dinner. Le Train Bleu is reminiscent of Versailles and it was such a fun and instant reminder of our wedding 6 years prior.
After checking in to the amazing Hotel du Louvre, we walked 10 minutes to one of my favorite restaurants, Little Georgette. I love it because they do traditional food in a small plate fashion. Tiny risotto, tiny burger, all prepared well and priced very reasonably.
We were in bed by 23:00 that first night because, let’s be honest, I’m pregnant and always tired. We awoke for a luxurious breakfast in the hotel’s Brasserie the following morning. I spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon resting while Tony walked about the city doing some shopping.
One of the reasons we planned a visit to Paris was to see my dear friend Sara and her new Parisian apartment. She was hosting an American-style Thanksgiving with her local friends and Tony and I were invited to participate. The only item on my agenda besides the Thanksgiving dinner was to take baby-bump pics by the Eiffel Tower, so we stopped at Trocadero on the way to Sara’s place.
Of all the bump pics I’ve taken so far, these are my favorite. As large as I’ve grown in certain places, I felt beautiful and I am so in love with how the Eiffel Tower and my baby are showcased in the same image. The Eiffel Tower is my ultimate icon. When coupled with the fact that we were married in this city, the entire setting was exceptionally sentimental.
What the Missus/Mommy Wore: Dress from H&M//Coat from H&M//Wake Booties from Seychelles//Galleria Bag from Prada//Creeper Ultra Matte by Colourpops
With the hundreds and hundreds of people milling around Trocadero, Tony did an incredible job with these shots!
The American Thanksgiving was also a huge success. Sara made so many delicious items, and her pecan pie was one of the biggest hits of all. We brought mashed sweet potatoes based on a recipe we found on Huffington Post. It was so nice to eat American comfort food in the company of people from all over the world.
We finished our trip with a succulent brunch at Hardware Societe in Montmartre. It’s right across the street from Sacre Coeur and was well worth the wait. I had a fruit brioche made with coffee-infused pears and paired it with a hot chocolate. The entire weekend, I was reminded why Paris is known for its cuisine, and this restaurant was no exception. I could’ve sat there and ate all day but sadly, we had a train to catch back to Zurich.
Paris always delivers us a memorable experience, and this last trip before the baby was no exception.
Until next time, Paris….