There is so much to do and see in Paris! Deciding what to do, and what to skip, can be overwhelming, especially with limited time in the "City of Lights."
This post includes a list of the Paris sights that we saw, with photos and reviews for each. Hopefully this post will serve as your own little Paris tour or it will help to inspire your future visit.
To see more about the basics of our trip, read the Paris Overview post. I'll be posting again soon with what we ate in Paris.
Paris is a feast for the eyes. Many of the scenes are exactly like the paintings and images you've seen a million times: cream colored buildings topped with blue grey awnings, and dotted with ornate iron balconies, charming shutters, and colorful flowers. There are huge and historic churches like Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur mixed with modern and geometric masterpieces like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre pyramid. No design detail is spared.
The sights from our visit in Paris include:
This trail mix is so good, it doesn’t make sense. The coconut pieces make it feel fancy and the chocolate chunks provide more chocolate than the average chip. I’ve taken this mix camping, on weekend trips, and even on flights. It’s great for sharing with friends, especially when you make this huge batch.
You don’t need a Trader Joe’s store, or these exact ingredients to make trail mix. Certainly you can make some form of this mixture with any type of nut, variation of coconut, variety of chocolate or candy, and/or dried fruit. I like the contrast of some almonds with salt and some without.
Packing a lunch is one of the best habits I've learned over the years. It began out of necessity when I worked at a job with zero nearby lunch options and has turned into a rewarding part of my daily life. I love the feeling of knowing that A) I don't need to search for or think about what I'll eat for lunch, B) I can eat whenever hunger strikes, and C) I'm in control of the amount I'm eating and spending on food and those decisions aren't being made when I'm already hangry. Hangry = a combination of hunger and angry, the bad mood that lurks in when you're starving.
I've been documenting my recent packed lunches on both Instagram and Facebook using the #packedlunchproject hashtag.
Bonjour! We just visited Paris, France, for the very first time. While I'll do a full download of our favorite food and activities soon, I thought an immediate and basic overview of our visit will be helpful to me in the future. Hopefully it will also be helpful for you!
Overall I LOVE love LOVED Paris and would and will go back again in a heartbeat. Our time there was not nearly long enough.
I spent the summer of 2017 eating my way around Safeco field, which was glorious. This little tour of the stadium has been updated with two more items [waffles and crab sandwiches!] in June of 2018.
Original post from 2017:
Summer is, without a doubt, my favorite season of the year. Oh, I've said it before? Well I will probably say it again and again. Plus, can't we all use a little more talking about what makes us happy? I love the long summer days, the warm weather, and the accompanying clothing [HELLO dresses and flip flops!] The fresh fruits and no-cook meals are so simple, delicious, and satisfying. Who doesn't like an adventure to get ice cream after dinner?
If you ask my husband about the highlight of his summer the answer will undoubtedly be baseball. His dreamy summer day consists of going to (and actually watching) a baseball game, drinking a few draft beers, spitting sunflower seeds all over a sunny stadium, and watching his favorite team take home a win. Then he'll go home and watch the highlights of the other baseball games on ESPN before calling it a night!
I try my best to be a supportive partner and "step up to the plate" by attending baseball games. While I have no intention of watching the ball game, I love to do a few laps around a stadium to people watch and search for the best food and drink. The home team here is the Seattle Mariners and their stadium, Safeco Field, has a great reputation for diverse and interesting food offerings and, more recently, food safety!
Hello, I'm Angela.
Figs and Flights is all about traveling near and far & eating great food both at home and away.