City Breaks

Angelina in the Tuileries

The other day we had a crisp Sunday morning in Paris, the kind of day which hints to winter having slowly but surely arrived. The one (perhaps sole) advantage of winter is being able to drink hot chocolate guilt-free, if you don’t indulge during the colder months you never will. The remedy to kill those winter blues is to do something fun which will get you excited to leave the house, something which only cold weather permits. For me there must always be chocolat chaud involved. There is something magical about sitting in the opulent tea rooms at Angelina but there is something even sweeter about taking your treats to go and perching on one of the steel green chairs in the gardens just opposite. The warming and filling properties of the little paper cup of steaming hot chocolate are all the more effective when you’re exposed to the cold outside. The city felt empty on this particular Sunday; perhaps it was the grey sky tempting people to stay indoors; perhaps it was too early for the tourists to come out and play; nonetheless the eerily quiet streets were much appreciated by us – we felt like Paris was just ours for a short while.

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Photos of me taken by the wonderful Jessica


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Tiffany says:

December 29, 2013 at 1:18 am

The Tuileries is my favourite place to sit when I visit Paris. Gorgeous photos! says:

January 2, 2014 at 10:27 pm

It’s such a lovely garden isn’t it? Merci

Barbara says:

December 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Loving these pictures! I love empty cities, it feels more magical! says:

January 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Thank you I know I feel slightly suffocated when you’re battling your way through the streets so it was a nice surprise to see it so quiet

Christine says:

December 30, 2013 at 3:08 am

What a perfect little pastry! YES winter was made for hot chocolate. :) Especially if it’s from Angelina!

And I have to say, those earmuffs are too cute! says:

January 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm

So lovely to see you on here Christine :) thank you so much for visiting and for the kind words :)

QueenLina says:

December 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm

great photos! love your scarf! :* says:

January 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Thank you I’ve been living in it all winter

Ambi says:

December 31, 2013 at 8:43 am

i love paris !! my dream is to go there soon to visit and see all the brands :) Happy new year doll !! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin :) xx says:

January 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Happy New Year to you hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you

Bianca @ItsAllBee says:

January 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Beautiful pictures! Love that it clear, almost like you have the city to yourself. says:

January 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Thank you yes it really did feel that way

Jade Sheldon-Burnsed says:

January 3, 2014 at 12:24 am

Just lovely. I wish I had that pastry in front of me right this very minute! says:

January 6, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Haha me too!