Day 2, Paris.

It was a day full of sweets.

Peonies Café et Fleurs

Breakfast and coffee.


Strolled around after breakfast.


Matamata Coffee


Early lunch at a local Anglo-inspired eatery – Frenchie To Go (FTG).


Fou de Pâtisserie Boutique

A pastry shop that houses many famous patissiers.
Had our post lunch dessert.


After the dessert break, had a good time walking on the prettily decorated streets nearby and immersing ourselves in the festive atmosphere.


Ladurée Paris Champs Elysées

Afternoon tea time – Macarons with Ladurée Champagne.


Avenue des Champs- Élysées.



La Magie de Nöel aux Tuileries

Day 1, Paris. 2 Dec 2019.

This time round, cheap airfare brought us to Munich. When we had decided in having Europe as our year end trip and started to look out for fare deals by Singapore Airlines, we found one to Munich.

Mid November to December is usually the blackout period (school holiday and festive month) for any promotions, so S$1,100 / passenger was a very, very good fare.

We would usually visit maximum 2 countries in a trip and as I would want very much to visit our friend & her daughter in Paris, soon after purchasing our SG-Munich-SG tickets, we bought Munich-Paris-Munich ones as well. And I was looking forward to it!

Stayed at Novotel Les Halles for its good location (which we came to really appreciate in the later part of our stay) and their service was superb as well.

We had a smooth early check-in which gave us some time to roam about before heading to our afternoon tea which we reserved for 3pm.

Finally I got to visit my favourite tea brand which I fell in love with since 6 years ago.

After our afternoon tea, we had a walk around Le Marais which included some more shopping and a coffee break.

There was a very small Christmas market next to the hotel, at Forum Des Halles.
Had our first mulled wine for the trip.

Had an early night since we only caught about 6 hours sleep in total for the past 40 hours.

Boot Café, Paris

Taken on 2 Dec, our day of arrival.

Had a great holiday in Paris last week and the massive strike hit right in the middle of our 5-day stay.

But everything went on well for us even though our original Paris-Munich flight on 6 Dec was cancelled. Alternative arrangement was made for us and we reached Munich as scheduled.

Now we are on our last night of our 10-day winter holiday. Enjoyed thoroughly though it was a challenge to wake up at odd hours for some days.

More updates and pictures on the way….

Cafés in Perth

Bar Botanik
North Perth


Zamia Cafe
Kings Park

One of our favourite cafés in Perth


Sayers
Leederville


Peninsula Tea Gardens
Maylands

Till now this is still my favourite afternoon tea venue. Love the tranquility while enjoying those sweets, paired with the sparkling.
This time round was much better than the last 2 visits as there were no crows trying to befriend us and no rain.
It just felt so relaxed to be enjoying the Swan River view and basking in the late afternoon sun at about 10°C.


Gordon Street Garage
West Perth


The Tenth State
Crawley


Bread in Common
Fremantle


Hush Specialty Coffee
Fremantle

Her 80th birthday present – II

Day 3

Homestead Brewery

Baudin’s Macadamia

Had a therapeutic walk at the Swan River in Maylands before our afternoon tea.


Day 4

After breakfast, we went for coffee and shopped for a couple of hours at Watertown Brand Outlet.

Dinner was with Sis’ friends and their family.


Day 5

We had to check out at 10am. Too wasteful to throw away the leftover food (like bacon & bread) as it was not nice to leave them to the host.

Next stop was Fremantle, it was only a 10-minute drive.