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Holy Belly aka Happy Belly

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Paris is like NYC when it comes to new restaurants popping up. I was just in Paris for the month of October and there are so many new restaurants to try. Its hard to keep up! Here is the top 10 for 2014 .I met up with a friend this past weekend and we both had Holy Belly on the top of our list so we decided to check it out this past Sunday. We both arrived just at 10 am which is opening time. The place was empty for just a few quick minutes for me to take some pictures before it filled up.

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We both went with the pancake, egg, bacon with bourbon butter combination. AMAZING! Such a delicious combination of flavors. They really did an excellent job. The price was reasonable, the atmosphere was great, and the staff were fantastic. We are planning our next trip back and you should too! 

First stop in Paris?

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I leave for Paris a week from today which means I am packing and getting organized. Camera, lenses, warm clothes ect.. I have been living out of a suitcase for over a year. I am ready for my next adventure. Paris has been a second home for me over the last year and I can’t wait to be back. I have a few places to visit right away that will make me feel like home and of course I can’t wait to see my friends. But first thing I will need a baguette and a cafe creme. You can follow my daily adventures on Instagram If you would like me to visit any favorite places I would love to hear them. Thank you for those who have already sent some my way 🙂

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What I am reading…

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What I am reading...

The last couple weeks between Paris and preparing for a show and the Christmas holiday life has been busy. But I am so glad I took the time to read “Mastering the Art of French Eating” Each chapter is divided into a French dish and the history behind it. (I don’t recommend reading this on an empty stomach) I loved every bit of this book and it brought me right back to Paris. Ann Mah writes a beautiful story and I hope you take the time to read and enjoy it.

Macaron Fun with La Cuisine Paris

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I will be the first to admit I am a fan of the French Macaron. I have my favorite flavors at Pierre Herme and Laduree and of course they are also beautiful to look at. I was really looking forward to learning how to make macaron at La Cuisine Paris last week. The class did not disappoint as I was grinning from ear to ear the whole class. It was a lot of fun and Diane the instructor was filled with energy!

la cusine paris We made two different ganache flavors. One was chocolate with a hint of coffee and a praline flavor. The chocolate ganache was mixed with dark chocolate and the praline was mixed with white chocolate.

la cusine paris la cusine paris All ready in their piping bags. The ganache needed to cool while we started on the cookie part of the macaron

la cusine paris la cusine parisla cusine paris With two sets of groups making macarons we each picked a color for the outer shell.

la cusine paris la cusine paris Diane showed us how to pipe the macarons onto trays. It takes a little practice to make perfect but it was still a lot of fun.

la cusine paris We even got a little creative mixing the colors and adding different shapes

la cusine paris la cusine paris la cusine paris la cusine paris la cusine paris Once they were out of the oven and had a chance to cool we could start adding the ganache.

la cusine paris la cusine paris la cuisine paris They were ready to be eaten! We were each given a box to take home our macarons. Diane told us that they taste even better 24 hours later. Sadly, I never got to test this out. I took my macaron to dinner and they were eaten quickly by friends! Both praline and chocolate were a hit! Merci La Cuisine Paris.

Bistro Paul Bert – Lunch in Paris

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I met up with some Chicago friends visiting Paris for a little walking tour of the city and of course lunch. Over coffee we decided to venture off to Bistro Paul Bert because it was on both of our lists and not to far away by foot.

The restaurant was classically decorated and we were presented with a chalkboard menu at our table. Starter, Main Course and Dessert 19 euros. A great deal in Paris! We all agreed that the food was great and we are glad we tried this classic French Bistro. If you are in the area stop on by. They just extended their hours to serve through the afternoon. A little more about that here from The Paris Kitchen

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Follow me to Paris on Instagram

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I promise to update the blog on a regular basis while I am traveling through Paris this month. But you can also follow me on Instagram

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A walk on Rue Montorgueil

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Rue Montorgueil is one of my favorite streets to walk down in Paris. Its just a few blocks but its filled with cafes, boulangeries, and food shops. There is a flower shop at the end of the street that I pretty much drool over every time I walk by. You can easily get food for a picnic or dinner just by visiting this street. Don’t miss Stohrer for the best eclair in Paris!

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