Il n’est rien de réel que le rêve et l’amour.

Ballin on a budget. We put our cooking skills to the test in Paris while enjoying the always dreamt of Parisian café’s when possible. With a boulangerie, boucherie, Magasin de fromage, épicerie, supermarché, pharmacie, and caviste all on the same block as our Airbnb, life was modest. We lived like Parisians for 7 days, without the hassles and stresses of work and life of course. Just the two of us, making our way through water lilies, through monuments and eternal pop culture symbols, we did so gracefully, appreciating the beauty of everything around us but understanding that nothing compares to the beauty of the bond developed, against all odds, between the two of us. 

We started our days the only way you should when in Paris, with plenty of espresso thankfully provided by our wonderful Airbnb host (LINK). We had the pleasure of drinking local wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy every day as we sat along the Seine waiting for the late sunset at 9pm – the longest summer days either of us had ever experienced. Romance follows you all over the city; built within the foundation of its architecture and within the pavement of its roads. You can even hear it in the beautiful French language every step you take in Paris. The baguettes were the freshest, the cheese was aged, and macaroons were the sweetest. Since I was a child, visiting Paris was always my dream. Therefore, I was so fortunate to be able to share the city with the love of my life. Paris will always have a special place in both of our hearts.

Au revoir, Paris.