Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Eat me in Pareeee ...

No, I dont have plans for Paris..... but I have a list of eats if i do ever go back there.
Why I came up with the list? I don't usually need a reason for coming up with one. I guess just being prepared, in case I do need to up and go on the fly. This list is not for everyone - lemme tell you, to eat well in Paris takes a decent budget (an average lower end budget per person for lunch 18e and dinner with wine 30+ - mind you it could be double that for some of the more popular restaurants for a 3 courses). So my list is for those who want a taste of Paris, on a budget. I would probably budget to eat 1 good meal a day, the other meals would be more cafe style, tasting some nice pastries, a good deli, picnic with a bottle of wine and some cheese and bread (cheap and awesome idea, if i do say so myself. Grab some supplies from the grocery store and head on to one of the many gardens or by the Seine), creperies or falafel stops. For that one special meal a day - it is also a good idea to have it 'lunch' instead of dinner - as most places have different menus for lunch. Also look out of set menus. Buy water from the grocery store, because you could easily spend a decent amount by stopping along the way for sodas and such throughout the day. 5e a pop adds up for 2 people. Also, in Paris you can ask for tap water instead of bottled water to save $ ( une carafe de l'eau du robinet, s'il vous plait). Another good outing would be to visit one of the many morning markets, Ok so here is my list in no particular order. Reservations needed at the more proper places.
  • Creperie Ulysee en Gaule-28 rue Cler.Great crepes. Cheap.
  • Le Reminet * 3,rue des Grands-Degres, 75005 Paris, France * 01 44 07 04 24 | / (15e set lunch)
  • Frenchie, 5, * 5 rue du Nil, 75002 Paris, France * 0140399619 | / (Mid priced)
  • Le Petit Vatel * 5,rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris, France * 01 43 54 28 49 (15-20 per person -Cheap)
  • Le Machon d'Henri. * 8, rue Guisade, Saint-Germain, Paris, France. * 01 43 29 08 70
  • Les Papilles * 30, rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France * 01 43 25 20 79 (35e per person)
  • Lescure * 7,rue de Mondovi, 75001 Paris, France * 01 42 60 18 91 (close to rue de Rivoli)
  • L'as du Falafel * 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France * +33 142 747499 (close to rue de Rivoli) Falafel dude!
  • Autour d'un Verre * 21 rue de trevise (Rue Richer), 75 009 Paris, France * 01 48 24 43 74
  • Torrefacteur Verlet @ 125 r. Saint-Honore (coffee)
  • le trumilou * 84 quai de l'hotel de ville, 75004 Paris, France * 00 (0)1 42 77 63 98 | (mid priced proper dinner place)
  • Ilana - 23 rue Jean Giraudoux
  • Hugo- 12, rue papillon t-0144830163
  • Le Jardin d'Artemis - 34 rue Mouffetard t-01 45 35 17 47
  • La tartine - 24, Rue Rivoli, 75004 Paris, 33 1 42 72 76 85
  • Les Pipos - Rue Ecole Polytechnique 2, 75005 Paris, France
  • Chez Savy -23,rue Bayard, Paris, France. t-01 47 23 46 98
  • Presto Fresco- 14, rue Montmartre, 75001 Paris, T-+33 1 40 26 83 94
  • Saxe-Breteuil Market of the 7th Arrondissement (market from Place de Breteuil to Avenue de Segur and takes place from 7 am until 2:30 pm every Thursday and Saturday morning. Close to Eiffel Tower )
  • Boulevard Raspail Market (more upscale). Market Days: Tuesday through Sunday. Sunday is organic market day.Metro: Rennes, Line 12
  • Le Poulbot * 3, Rue Poulbot, Paris, France (Dinner - small romantic rustic.30+)
  • Le Jardin d'Artemis- * 34 Rue Mouffetard, Paris, France * (affordable 20-25e dinners)
  • Les Petits Mitrons (P√Ętisserie Artisanale): 26 Rue Lepic, 18th. Open Mon-Fri, 7am-1:30pm and 3-5:30pm; Sat, Sun, 7am-5:30pm. Closed Wed. Chocolate/fruit tarts, best.
  • Le Coquelicot des Abbesses ( cheap breakfast, hot chocolate) * 24, rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France
Disclaimer!!! I've never been to any of them - so don't hold me accountable. And any or all info may be erroneous. :) It's my list - don't steal it.

I intend to plot these places out on a map one day, but for now, I'm posting so as to not lose the info.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Art love

Paul Ruiz... my latest.... find.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Wow.. i love this idea... a chest for a living room table... its too chunky for my current room but heck-a cool.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

House tour

My taste... great house tour, from apartment therapy site. More images .... click link >
Cameron & Matt's House

Monday, May 24, 2010


Would love to have one of her pieces. Thanks for the tip 'decor8'.

by Lisa Whatmough

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wall Color

Looking to paint some walls this summer. Keeping most of it WHITE... and thinking of a feature wall in each room.

Source: http://www.greatinteriordesign.com

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Some wall color choices I am considering. Intend to keep most of the walls WHITE and one colored wall in each room as a feature wall.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Love the ID in this space.
Love dark colored walls, mixed in with whites. And some industrial styled textures.
I cant choose just one of the photos to post here, you just have to check out the whole set. click
Source: All the best blog.

ok ok just one teaser photo...