After not dealing with the heat of Istanbul that well, we flew to Paris where we were blessed with beautifully cool weather. I was feeling so much better! Having been to Paris a few times already we didn't feel the need to do anything in particular but rather spent our time walking the streets and soaking up one of my favorite places.
As much as I love to travel somewhere completely new, going back to an old favorite is pretty fab too. Without the pressure of seeing certain things looming over us, we could linger longer at old favorites like the best department store in the world, BHV. I race past the clothes and head right to the home decor and craft floors. We wandered in Père Lachaise cemetary and didn't find a single one of the graves on the tourist map. We lingered over a fancy meal where the maitre'd gave me the serious evil eye for being dressed casually. We went to the drug store and bought the baby a Sophie the Giraffe from the source (It's a good thing I didn't know if we were having a girl at this point because I would have blown my budget bringing home all sorts of tiny parisian outfits - the children's clothing there is hard to resist!). We ate fresh strawberries and rasberry tarts on the street. It was wonderful.
I know its cliche but there is just something about Paris that seduces.
Want to see more of Paris? Check out our 2007 trip.