Getting Away from Getting Away

A staycation in Paris was what my system needed after the recent travels. No packing of suitcases, checking in online, rushing to the airport, crossing our fingers upon arrival that the taxi driver is an honest man, planning our itinerary in order to maximise our holiday, catching the flight back to Paris and once again crossing our fingers that our suitcases would actually appear on the luggage belt. Just me and Paris, accompanied by Bolly and girlfriends. What more can a gal ask for?

A visit to the Cinémathèque Française to view the re-creation of the world of eccentric film-maker Tim Burton and picking up a souvenir from the visit…

Life isn’t easy for the Pin Cushion Queen
When she sits on her throne, pins push through her spleen

The discovery of another good Chinese restaurant in Paris, Shan Goût in the 12th arrondissement…

Window-shopping for us girls. Love the French term for it, “lèche vitrine”, which literally means licking the shop window. Thereafter an afternoon at the movies…

Ending the leisure afternoon with a drink at one of the newest and hip addresses in Paris, Beef Club Ballroom (58, rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, 75001).  Followed by a mouth-watering burger at the Beef Club. I usually am wary of these hip new addresses but Beef Club did not disappoint…

How about visiting a museum after dinner? It was the annual Night of Museums which meant that museums were opened late till midnight. Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one with this idea.  The queue outside Louvre was (way too) long….

Sleeping in the following morning. Having breakfast and watching re-runs of Grey’s Anatomy = bliss…

The Grand Palais’ retrospective on famed photographer Helmut Newton beckoned…

All the calories consumed had to be burnt off with a 16km run. Post-run reward, quality Japanese cuisine at an affordable price @ Restaurant Zen…

A leisurely stroll around this beautiful city as the sun was setting…

Sometimes the simplest pleasures of life are just around us. No plane tickets needed to find bliss, maybe just a metro/subway ticket… 🙂


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