After living in Paris for 3 months, eating many macaroons, baguettes, pain au chocolat, brunching, working, dating and then realizing this wasn’t sustainable for 2 months straight—- eating healthy and working-out! I found my favorite places in Paris for all of the above:
Best Coffee: Telescope (Tell Nicholas Jocelyn says hello!) (5 rue Villedo– 1er)
Best Lunch Spots:
- People Watching: Cafe de la Poste (124 Rue de Turenne– Le Marais)
- Crepes: Breizh Cafe (109 Rue Vieille du Temple– Marais Nord/3ème)
- Overall Delicious: merci (111 Boulevard Beaumarchais–Marais Nord/3ème)
- Quick Lunch: Plan B ( 32 rue Debelleyme– Marais Nord/3ème)
- Sesame (51 quai de Valmy–Canal St Martin/10ème)
- All you can eat on weekends/healthy: Soya (20 Rue de la Pierre Levée– 11ème)
- Cafe Pinson (6 Ruedu Forez–3ème)
- HolyBelly (19 rue Lucien Sampaix–10ème)
- Local and life changing (family run!): Juveniles (47 Rue De Richelieu– 1 er)
- Date Night: Le Mary Celeste (1 rue Commines–Marais Nord, 3ème)
- Le Depanneur Pigalle (27 rue Pierre Fontaine–9ème)
- Fancy: Pirouette (5 Rue Mondetour– 1er)
Le Perchoir (Rooftop Bar) (14 rue Crespin Dugast–11ème)
LET’S BE HEALTHY:
- Near the Louvre, Central Paris: d’Adam et Eve Le Bio (41 Rue Saint Honoré– 1er)
- Juice: Vegalia Juice (196 Rue Amelot)
- Bob’s Kitchen (74 rue des Gravilliers– 3ème)
*Extra: Work it off:
- The Yoga Factory (21 rue des Filles du Calvaire–Marais Nord, 3ème)
- Yoga Bikram Paris (35€ for 10days deal!) (13 rue Simon le Franc– Marais/4ème)
Ask me any questions– I can talk about Paris all day ; )
As a New Yorker, I try to avoid Times Square as much as humanly possible, but I was invited by FitFluential to attend PUMA‘s IgniteNYC event and try their new running shoes. I have to admit, I felt like a rock star running in Times Square with all the energy around me. I was smiling for a 1/2 hour straight (even while running!)
As a former dancer, ballet will always be in my soul. I absolutely love this video- the dancing, the space, the chorography, the music…. and the fact that Stick Figure Productions, the company I work with, is making a documentary about him with BBC Films.
DUSTIN YELLIN’S ‘PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES’ FOR NYCB
Last March, I packed my bags with a one way ticket to Paris….
I moved there not knowing a single person (or speaking any French.) I lived there for three months and quickly fell in love with everything about the city– the architecture, the language, parks, biking over bridges, the people, their attitude, cafes, baguettes, macaroons and for the first time was completely on my own.
Everyone should travel by themselves at least once in their lives.
I learned so much about myself living and working in Paris– how to be my own motivator, what made me happy, how to make friends, how to lug 65 lbs of luggage up 5 flights of stairs, how to be selfish, how to navigate without google maps…
….I still daydream about it. Tu me manque.