In Ernest Hemingway’s words, “There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.” One can only surely capture the essence of his words whilst being in Paris.
The “City of Love” is also referred to as the “City of Lights” as you all must already know, and The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is probably where it all happened. A walk down that road, with twinkling lights, to complement the stars when it’s a clear sky, at night just a bare glance to this grand rue of Paris is absolutely priceless.
I am not much of a brand addict but I do love window shopping and this street can make it seem so dreamy. The Disney store, Gaumont De Champs-Élysées, oooooo and the Sephora, I am more into cosmetics & fragrances than clothes so I did check out the Dior and Prada outlets…wow, they were expensive. That’s why I buy my perfumes from duty-free…sounds like an advert for duty-free…LOL
Once the shopping, the WINDOW shopping was done, we had to grab some dinner. Fortunately, Champs-Élysées is a much better location than the Eiffel to find a decent restaurant. The food around Eiffel is expensive and that too for no reason. The quality is not up to the mark and you’re paying more than what it deserves. But around Champs-Élysées, the restaurant at least offer you lovely food, at quite higher price but still, good food is worth paying money for. We did have a lot of choice as well with the cuisines but we went for the pizza. Someone recently just told me, that pizzas used to be poor people’s food in ancient times. How they came up with it was, the flour would be cheap, chop a few vegetables on a tiny base, probably left over vegetables, and heat it up in the open oven. Ironic, how these days we end up paying so much to acquire the authenticity there is in an old fashioned Italiano pizza.