I had been hearing about the famed tarte au citron meringuée (lemon meringue pie) from Le Loire dans la Théière for quite some time now that I decided it was time to try it! A Friday rendez-vous for afternoon tea gave me the perfect excuse to meet in the Marais, one of my favorite neighborhoods that you can even enjoy on a Sunday, when the rest of the city is quiet. I must say, the dessert lived up to its reputation and really was as good as it looks. Needless to say, I finished it all! After satisfying my sweet tooth, I wandered the charming streets of the neighborhood, including the lovely Rue des Rosiers, where you can find the best falafel, and made my way to the nearby streets to pop into a few galleries and window shop from the beautiful boutiques. I behaved, and didn't buy anything..this time.
I enjoyed a part of the weekend in Paris, where I got to catch up with good friends over French food – nothing better than that. For brunch one morning, my friend Lizzie and I met at a nearby Pain Quotidien on the ancient Rue Lepic, one of favorite streets in Paris (it leads up to Montmartre, which I made my way up to afterwards). At the corner of the bustling Rue Lepic and Rue des Abbesses, the café is perfect for people watching over a simple, yet delicious breakfast of warm croissants, good espresso and granola parfaits. Bon app!