Valentine's Weekend in Paris

This year's Valentine's Day, my boyfriend and I met up in Paris. What better way to celebrate the occasion than a weekend in the most romantic city in the world? 

He arrived with the Eurostar from London, while I flew in from Copenhagen shortly after. We've actually only flown together twice I think (Edinburgh - Ireland 2014, and Hong Kong - Phuket 2016), which isn't a lot considering how many countries we've been to these past four years. And that's our long distance relationship in a nutshell.

Anyway... in Paris we stayed at a lovely hotel in Montmartre area, so we were only a short walk away from enjoying the city view from Sacré-Cœur every morning and evening. How beautiful is this view though!

Louis Vuitton Foundation, Centre Pompidou and a few art installations were the things we had planned to see in advance, otherwise the weekend's itinerary was pretty open. We saw the main tourists attractions (Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, the Louvre, Moulin Rouge etc.) since it was Rickie's first time in Paris, but we made sure to explore less crowded places for the rest of it.

On the first evening I was taken out to a lovely surprise dinner at Terrass" Restaurant with a dining view of the Eiffel Tower, which was pretty amazing. Rickie knows how much I love a good view... On the second evening we experienced delicious French cuisine at Restaurant 52: both places I highly recommend. Not to mention, Hardware Société, a brunch place located just a couple of minutes away from Sacré-Cœur. It's a must-go to everyone visiting Paris because it was so good.

Despite a very brief summary, it was a perfect weekend getaway. Although I've been to Paris a couple of times before, I loved re-exploring the city with my favourite travel companion. I'm looking forward to our next adventures together in the upcoming months!

Meanwhile, here's a compilations of a few of our travels together. Looking back at all these memories I'm incredibly grateful to be able to live my dream, and travel the world with my best friend. Never taking it for granted how lucky we are.

When in Paris

A week before I flew off to Shanghai, my sisters and I went on a all-girls trip to Paris. It was only for the weekend, but we had a great time sight-seeing, shopping, indulging macarons and spending quality time together before my departure. It took us twenty-one years to finally travel together, can you believe...

So with a mix of interests between the four of us, we managed to experience a good balance of different sights and activities. The mandatory Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Notre Dame and Chateâu de Verseilles to name a few. The latter is definitely a recommendation for anyone visiting Paris in the future. The details were amazing, both on the inside and on the outside of the jardin/ garden. Meanwhile, I couldn't be happier to finally tick Sacré-Cœur off my bucket list, which I never got around to visit back in December '13. As expected the view from Montmartre was stunning!