23 januari, 2016Inga kommentarer

Saturday in Paris

Hejhej lördagsfirare, jag hoppas ni har en skön helg! Jag startade min lördag tidigt imorse med att bege mig ut till utkanten av norra Paris, närmare bestämt Porte de Clignancourt och loppmarknaden Marché St Ouen (ni hittar allt om den här). Jag hade hört mycket gott om den innan så jag var taggad, med stor påse från Carrefour för extra fynd och snabba steg för att vara där på pricken när det öppnade, för så gäller det ju för loppisar i Sverige. Men icke här.

Jag var faktiskt alldeles för tidigt, vissa hade inte ens öppnat än. Och efter nån timmes vridande och vändande på prylarna i de små shopparna insåg jag att priserna var ungefär dubbla mot dem hemma. Fyndargnistan släcktes ganska snabbt. Ju längre in man kom, desto dyrare blev det. I slutet var det renodlad antikvitetshandel och designklassikers, men just den plånboken hade jag inte med mig idag (jag tror att jag har förlagt den faktiskt).

Hey hey peeps, I hope you have a nice weekend! My Saturday started with an early morning to head out to the outskirts of northern Paris - more specifically, to Porte de Clignancourt flea market, Marché St Ouen (you can find everything about it here). I had heard very good things about it before so I was stoked and prepped, with huge bag from Carrefour for possible findings and I was quick in my steps to be there on the dot when it opened. Since that's how it works in Sweden! But alas, apparently not here.

I was actually way too early, some had not even opened yet. And after an hour of philandering about, I came tot the conclusion that the prices were about doubled the ones at home. I was no longer stoked, pretty cold and miserable actually. The further you went, the more expensive it was. In the end it was purely antiques and that was not in the budget unfortunately (hardly the crappy stuff was in my budget actually).

Besviken styrde jag kosan hemåt, men då ringde som tur var Jennifer mig och frågade om jag ville tantfika. Of course sa jag. Vi testade två delikata små patisseries här på Pain Pain i Montmartre, som fått pris för sina baguetter. Och efter lite lördagshandling är jag nu hemma och njuter av mina blommor för att strax sätta tänderna i ett gäng läxor inför veckan som komma skall. Ååh the glamour of Paris!!! Som jag missar totalt. Oh well, nästa vecka kanske blir lite glammigare 😉


Quite disappointed I returned home, but then my friend Jennifer called and asked if I wanted to fika (eat pastries, very Swedish thing). Of course!! I said. We tested two delicious little patisseries here at Pain Pain in Montmartre (who received an award for their baguettes) and chatted away for a couple of hours. And after a little Saturday grocery shopping I am now at home and enjoying my Friday flowers and just about to sink my teeth into homework for the week to come. Ooh the glamor of Paris!!! Err, that I'm totally missing right now. Oh well, next week might get a little bit more glam 😉

29 oktober, 20151 kommentar

Breakfast in Paris – Pain pain

It's Thursday and time for a new breakfast in Paris! Me and Andrea keep on trying the breakfasts around Paris to let you know which one is the best. This time it was up to me to recommend a place and I had walked by a newly opened place called Pain pain here in Montmartre a few times looking very cozy and inviting with gold letters on the windows.

meillure_baguette_de_paris_painpainPainpain is a patisserie/boulangerie that is well known for having the best baguettes in Paris - they even got a prize for it in 2012!  andrea_painpain_petitdejMy Petit dej companion sitting in the window sofa. Very snuggly interior. pain_pain_paris

Since it is more of a bakery than a café they did not have that much of a breakfast menu. So this time we just had a very French breakfast. Juice and pain au chocolat for Andrea and a delicious corn bagel and almond patisserie for me. It was very savory!
painpain_patisseriesYuuuummm. I would rather recommend this place for buying the bread and pastries for making your fantastic breakfast at home than going there to eat - which is something I am sure they could improve on (having a little bit more of ready made sandwiches) and benefit from. But now I know where to buy my baguette at least! 🙂