Paris Bucket List
Three weeks left in the City of Lights. How ever will I do all the things I want to do and still manage to do the things I have to do, i.e. pack up my flat. First things first, make a list!
Eating and Drinking
2) Gorge myself on creamy pasta at the miniscule restaurant l‘Osteria dell’Anima.
3 ) Devour foie gras like there is no tomorrow. I plan on hitting up le Colimaçon one of these nights expressly for their foie gras starter. I’ll probably just order two plates of foie gras and call it a meal!
5 ) Bake cobblers in my adorable little box-set of le Creuset mini cocottes. I’ve had them for a year and only used them once! For shame.
6 ) Try all the flavors of cream puffs at Popelini.
7 ) Indulge in one last last night tartare de boeuf at L’Aubrac.
8 ) Knock back a few lemongrass-infused Experience No. 1s at the Experimental Cocktail Club.
9 ) Sit on the terrace of Creperie Suzette in the Marais with some cider and a caramel crepe.
10) And of course, dine at my FAVORITE restaurant in Paris: the U.S. Hot Dog stand!
1 ) Bike the entire length of the Canal St. Martin, either on a Vélib or on my friend Sunshine’s bike. Alternatively, I’d love to take a cruise up the Canal and experience the all the locks and flooding. Adult tickets for a 2 and half hour trip cost 13.50€ if purchased online.
2 ) Check out the Dogon exhibit at the Musée du Quai Branly. When I was studying in Paris during my semester abroad, I took a class in African art where I studied the Dogon people of Mali and their fascinating culture. The exhibit lasts until July 24th.
3 ) Walk around EVERY SINGLE ARRONDISSEMENT, take photos, and post an article for each.
4 ) Do a Henry Miller walking tour, sit in his favorite haunts, and read select juicy passages from Tropic of Cancer.
5 ) I probably won’t have time for this, but it would be so cool to take a motorboat course on the Seine. Anyone who ever worked with me at Nantucket Community Sailing knows that I am completely incompetent on a boat under motor power. It would be a useful skill to learn, and it would be an interesting way to pick up some French nautical vocabulary.
6 ) Get out of Paris! That is, rent a car and follow the hoards of migratory Parisians to Deauville. Also known as the “21st arrondissement” of Paris, Deauville is to Paris what the Hamptons are to Manhattan.
…more ideas will inevitably pop into my head as the days fly by, but I think this is a good, if not overly ambitious, start.