Hey I have returned to the blogosphere! After two weeks of going to Paris back and forth for my best friend’s wedding, it is nice to stay in London even though I am totally feeling homesick right now (macarons and croissants are dearly missed). My time in Paris has been quite in a rush but I did manage to get a few pictures taken, courtesy of photographer extraordinaire: my Maman!
The other day we decided to hang out in Montmartre a neighborhood on a hill with cobbled-stoned streets, hidden night clubs, trendy bars, avant-garde boutiques and independent designers. It was once the home of many artists such as Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec and Le Chat Noir (“The Black Cat”) cabaret.
If you have seen the movies “La Vie en Rose” or “Amélie”, you will notice that the area hasn’t changed much throughout the years and retained its village-like charm. It is full of tourists but they mainly gravitate towards the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and neglect the little side streets around where lie the best bits! If you are looking for fabrics le Marche St Pierre is definitely the place to go, spread across 5 floors you can find everything from buttons, patterns to curtains. If you ever go there please remember that Montmarte is a hill therefore you will have to go up and down the steepest stairs ever. But if you look on the bright side after all this workout you can enjoy a nice crêpe with Nutella at the terrace of a café!