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Monday, 18 May 2015

Mini & Indie do Paris

Wow what a weekend! Some of our Instagram followers may have witnessed our trip but for those needing more detail here is a little not on our Parisian adventure!
What do to when celebrating your daughter's fifth birthday? Take her to Paris of course. With her best friend too, seeing as they share the same birthday. First stop after dumping the cases was a charming chocolate and biscuit shop called La Cure Gourmande with shops all over Paris, they stock wall to wall delicacies and of course the girls went wild.

Next stop was a charming toy shop Pain D'Epices which had not only every toy you could imagine but also the most charming assortment of puppets and a puppet theatre. Mini was enthralled with the dolls houses on display and everything you could put in them, from furniture and people in 19th century clothes, to pots, pans, rolling pins and plates and plates of food all in miniature.
Off to lunch at the gorgeous Brasserie Galloping and although the food was excellent (luckily Mini loves her steak frites) its not for most children.
The stained glass interior windows are quite breathtaking

And then it was on to the Tour Eiffel. I've been so many times to Paris but I've never been up the tower itself. So it was a first for Mini and for me too. The queues outside are horrid so clever Kate had already organised a tour to take us up, meaning we skipped merrily past the queue up to the second floor.

View from the second floor. And what a view. I had fun pointing out all my favourite places in the city. We then did have to queue a little more to make it all the way to the tippy top, as Mini puts it. But well worth it.

The views up can make ones head slightly spin

stormy skies over the Trocadero 
A quick stop off at one of our favourite kids stores - Mini obviously loves the name!

After such an escapade our appetites were well and truly ravenous, so off we headed to La Duree in Saint Germain. My favourite place to grab a snack and top it off with quite frankly the best macaroons ever made. Mini is keen on the chocolate and raspberry and I'm partial to the salted caramel.

back in the hotel and there were more treats to be had, balloons and cake to celebrate!

Day 2 and it was breakfast at the L'Arc de Triomphe 

And then onto the Bateau Mouche for a river tour

Best friends forever