I love Paris. I know everyone says that, but you guys, I really love it. We have been to so many beautiful cities and small charming towns in Europe and I have loved those too, but there is just something about Paris. I know I mentioned it the last time we were here, but it gives me the same feeling as San Francisco… I feel like I belong here (I just need to go shopping so I actually fit in – everyone looks so fashionable and put together here).
We accepted this housesitting assignment all the way back in the beginning of April while sitting at a pub in London, only a week after arriving in Europe. We didn’t have any other plans really and maybe it was unwise to accept something so far in advance (which has not always worked out, but that’s for a different post), but there was no way I was turning down five weeks in Paris rent-free. We arrived last Friday, and have only actually explored the city once so far, because I’ve been so sick.
Yesterday was my birthday, and I woke up feeling worse than the day before, so Jeremy and I decided to reschedule my birthday, and celebrate when I’m feeling 100%. I think the reason I get hit so hard when I do get sick is because I don’t sleep. I’ve been averaging 3-5 hours of sleep a night, which doesn’t do much for recovering. And I’m unable to take naps during the day, like a normal sick person. Come on, body! I spent the day mostly in bed, but I did get up to walk a few blocks away to a park we hadn’t been to yet, and what did we see? The Eiffel Tower!
Jeremy made me my favorite breakfast (fried egg with toast, sliced tomato, avocado, and iced coffee), and made salmon for dinner. I’m feeling a bit better today, so I’m sure I’ll be back on my feet soon. I’m really itching to go running, and go explore every inch of Paris. One of my best friends Nicole will be here in six days, so I HAVE to be all better! Our apartment is near the Bois de Vincennes, which is the biggest park in Paris; it’s three times the size of Central Park. I have gone running there once so far, and I thought I covered a good bit of ground, but turns out I only reached one corner of it. It’s a perfect place to have close by!Today, I’m feeling a little better and Jeremy and I are going to walk to the health food store we discovered, which sells kombucha! It was a very exciting discovery. Now, if there was only a cold-pressed juice place nearby… Happy weekend!
That park looks so lovely! And the dogs! I didn’t know about these cuties yet so now I’m even more excited! 🙂 Hope you start feeling better today my love! xo
They are so sweet, you will love them! Thank you 🙂 xoxo
Rescheduling the birthday sounds like a great plan. Glad you are feeling better and hope you continue to get back to 100%. And those dogs… so precious!
Thank you! I know, it’s so fun having dogs again!
Happy belated birthday hun!! I hope you feel better ASAP so you can celebrate 🙂 That’s so cool that you guys are that close to such a big park! Need to remember that next time I go, so that I can stay nearby and run there 😉
Thanks! Hopefully the celebrations will be happening in the next few days… There’s a bottle of champagne in the fridge with my name on it! There’s another huge park, the Bois de Boulogne, which is on the other side of Paris (the two parks make up the “lungs” of Paris) that’s a lot closer to stuff, like the Eiffel Tower, that I would probably try to stay near when we come back. Although, the whole city is great to run in!
Happy belated birthday! I feel the same way about Paris. I would move there in a hot minute if my husband and I could find work there–seriously. Enjoy your time exploring the city.
Thank you! Ugh, ME TOO. I never want to leave.
Forgot to ask if you follow David Lebovitz, an expat food blogger living in Paris. If not, you should!
I came across his website a while ago, but thank you for reminding me! I’m now going to scour it.
Happy belated! Could not agree more about Paris (and SF!), so amazing. You should come to SF!
Thanks! We really want to move to SF, hopefully that will happen within the next few years!
I love the creepy teepees!
This is like my dream come true. I’ve never been to Paris, but it is right up on the top of the list of places I have to go during my lifetime. Those buildings are amazing. Everything about it is amazing! Cute doggies too!
Oh and HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! ❤
Thanks!! Yes, you must. All the hype is true, it’s the greatest city on the planet! Not to mention a wine lover’s dream.
Happy birthday! Paris looks like a dream, I hope you are well soon and can get out there and explore more! 🙂
Thank you so much!
I hope you are feeling better soon! Paris will be an awesome place to celebrate you birthday!(even if its not on the actual day:))
Thank you! I agree 🙂
Happy Birthday, sorry you don’t feel great
Not a bad looking city – I’ll have to check it out some time! 🙂
I highly recommend it!
What a cool way to get to see Paris, house/pup sitting. Hope you feel better soon.