Sunday, December 11, 2011

Paris according to the internet

From our last French dining experience at Claude's
Between Christmas and New Years in the UK with C's family, we're treating ourselves to four days in Paris - ooh la la! It'll be my second time to the famous city and while I still intend to visit all the icons all over again, planning it this time around is markedly different than the first.  Backpacker vs working-person's budget aside, I'm building my itinerary around the various blogs I've stumbled upon instead of consulting the 'Europe on a shoestring' Lonely Planet book we backpackers shared between us, or poorly designed tourism sites on the city.  It makes me feel like I'm really getting an insiders look or going off the recommendation of a loose friend, and it's just another reason why I love the internet so.

For those who are interested, this is what I have so far:

Majority of food decisions will be driven by David Lebovitz's recommendations - an American pastry chef who came to Paris.

Dying to stay at Hotel la Maison on a friend's recommendation, and more excitingly as it was just recently redesigned by Margiela.

While I don't always agree with her oversized-sweater-no-pants look, I can never go past visual inspiration from Rumi's scrolling photo diaries from her travels.

And of course, secretly hoping that I will run into Isabel and Jerome and that they will invite us both back to their shack for cheese and wine over DIY campfire.


Unknown said...

Don't forget to hit up Eat Tori for more foodie fun!

Lorna Diwa said...

Ah how could I forget! Trolling Eat Tori now - thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

you look like you're having a wonderful time. I bet C misses you x

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