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It’s always fun passing by Casa Bonita on Colfax.

I’ll never get over those Rockies…

Mac ‘N Cheese is one of my favorite dishes to have when I’m on the stateside.


The nice weather isn’t charming us with its presence this year I suppose. I’m in Colorado for a few weeks, and I’m thinking of my summer memories when this time of year was a heatwave of poolside goodness and sweaty hikes. In Paris this time of year it was thought to be Spring.

I was going through some old pictures, and I found images from this little adventure escaping from the chills with Olivia in the Marché Couvert des Batignolles one morning.

I had never been before, and boy, was I in for a surprise.  There were so many various vendors, and since it was a weekday morning, we basically had the place to ourselves. Flowers, pastries, meat, dairy, fruits & veggies, regional stands…..this covered market has got it all, and was the perfect escape from the windy Parisian streets.

Olivia is a local there, so it was nice to stroll and interact with the vendors she goes to weekly to fill her basket.

The brightly colored flowers made my day.

To read more about the Marché Couvert des Batignolles, check out Olivia’s blog posts.


Last week some friends were in town from New York, an we decided to drive up to Georgetown via Old Squaw Pass. There are so many sites to see. The air here is so crisp and there is still the slight chill that winter has left in the Rockies.

We had the perfect view of Mt. Evans, one of Colorados 14ers.

With good tunes playing on the radio was trekked up and down the pass, with views of green, balding mountain tops and wildlife.

It’s nice to be home.


One of the May Yelp Elite events was held a the snazzy restaurant near République, Le Cabinet de Sa Majesté. This resto is owned by he folks who run Les Fils à Maman and Le Petit Resto Dans La Prairie (ring a bell?)

This evening was finishing off a beautifully sunny day, which was long-fully waited for by the Parisians. The staff opened up the windows and the fresh spring air oozed it. It was perfection.

What I loved about this restaurant as soon as I walked in was it’s personality. They had vintage shelves left and right with brass and metal touches on the walls. Frames holding insects or mirrors, maps and randomness, with exposed stones on one side… not to mention beautiful lights up around the bar. I was in awe of their mix-matching chairs.

Elodie & Lali had some darn clever Eliter gifts this time; the socks & temporary tattoos are personal favorites of mine. Even the Yelp accessories up for grabs were in adorable buckets and tins on the tables throughout the restaurant. C’était vraiment trop chou.

As you can see, the menu that night had quite the list of treats. I had tasted nothing like their cheesecake every before, and they boast about the sablé Petits Lu Nutella et Banane as it is a house specialty. Whenever the food came out on their big wooden plaques, everyone’s cameras and iPhones formed a paparazzi around them. Priceless.

Special thanks to the staff of Le Cabinet de Sa Majesté for organizing such a fantastic event, and also to Elodie & Lali for their Yelp awesomeness.

To check out more photos fromt that night, check out Yelp Paris’s Flickr page, as well as Brasilité’s post on the event.

Are you a Yelper? I must say that it is such a lovely community to be a part of. Food lovers in Paris? It really can’t get much better than this.

Cabinet de Sa Majesté
4 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011
Métro: République (3,5,8,9,11)


Rose Bakery has always been a go-to spot for lunch or brunch with the girls. It’s precious and has delicious food of high quality. Paris houses a few of these lovely cafés on the left and right banks.

This English bakery is boho as can be and is ideal for your inner-foodie. When you walk in you can see their ingredients stacked and presented left and right, organic or from small producers. They’ve got a menu that varies and there is a little something for everyone. One of my personal favorites at Rose Bakery is their homemade juice. Whether it’s for lunch or a cake, it’s a lovely place to pop in and escape the cold (or the heat!).

This early Spring Haleigh and I popped in for lunch while strolling in the 9th arrondissement. We were welcomed with a smile, and it was calm and cozy as can be. Their egg dishes blow my mind.

Rose Bakery
46 Rue des Martyrs, 75009
Métro: Saint Georges (12) & Pigalle (12/2)

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