Get ready for a whole lot of Francophilia this week!

I’m sharing recipes, travel tips, and lots and lots of photos from my recent trip to beautiful Paris, France.

As a kid, Paris was always at the very top of my travel bucket list. There was just something about the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Palace of Versailles that completely mesmerized me.

At the age of 12 I was given the opportunity to travel to Europe with my best friend, Samantha, as part of a student ambassador program. We visited Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, and, of course, France.I recently had the pleasure of visiting The City of Light with my younger sister, Emily, for a few days on the way back from Kenya.

We spent the perfect 3 days in Paris… minus one or two things I *really* wanted to do but missed out on!


We arrived in Paris very early in the morning, so we left our luggage at the hostel and set out on foot to explore the local area: the neighborhood of Montmartre.

Definitely take the time to hike up the hillside (or be smarter than we were and take the tram) to see the Sacre Coeur Basilica. We took a stroll through the interior, then climbed the circular staircase to the top to check out the view of the city.

This was where we got our first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower; an exciting moment for both of us!

Check out the beautiful shops, art galleries and the open-air artists square, then head over to the Montmartre Cemetery to see the incredible mausoleums and grounds.

After a lunch of cheese, bread, and wine eaten in the park we decided to freshen up and hop on the Metro towards the Eiffel Tower.