My Valentine

The Eiffel Tower by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

I must say that even though Valentine's Day may be considered as a commercial trick I really enjoy this day. It's nice to see a little bit of extra love around the city! Beautiful flowers, cheesy boutique décors, pretty heart-shaped pastries and little bit of red and pink everywhere. I use this day to think about my loved ones, but I also see it as an excuse to indulge in my favourite pleasures and spoil myself a little bit more than usual. Why not? And who doesn't need that every now and then?

Les Cocottes by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)
Les Cocottes by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)
Les Cocottes by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)
Les Cocottes by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)
Les Cocottes by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)
Les Cocottes by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

I meet up with adorable Grace for a Valentine's date at my favourite restaurant Les Cocottes. It was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. If I could I would literally live in this place. Oh yes, that would be my dream! The shredded lettuce hearts with crab and the langoustine ravioli were my choices for the day, together with my favourite white wine. Now I'm getting too hungry just thinking about it. Dammit, I have to go back now...

Berthillon by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)
Berthillon by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)
Berthillon by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

But of course we couldn't stop there. Hello?! Dessert was missing of course! Hot chocolate and tons of ice cream at Berthillon was the perfect ending to our day together.

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

We had such an amazing day; great food, yummy desserts and so much laughter. I couldn't have asked for a better Valentine's date! Even though this was my first Valentine's alone in a long long time I really enjoyed myself, with a bunch of my favourite things. And really, could you ask for a better Valentine's date than Paris?