Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
That weekend in Paris,
*Eiffel* for you!
Before dinner on our last in Paris, all dolled up, we dashed the few minutes up the street to one of the prettiest spots to view the Eiffel Tower!Unlike the space beneath the Eiffel Tower (which is concrete, sits next to the road, and is bustling with tourists), the spot where we snapped some shots is tranquil and relatively serene! The garden-like walkway is sporadically furnished with benches and rose bushes. And, set back slightly from the road that runs beside the iconic monument, it’s close but quiet!
After strutting our stuff an almost unacceptable amount, we perched on the benches the have one last long look at the River Seine.
White blazer – Topshop
Navy dress – Paris souvenir
Heels – Asos
Watch – Gift
Taking a little time to literally smell the roses…Before trotting (or should I say *legging* it?) back up the street to an eatery close to where we live, that was recommended pretty highly!Not your traditional ‘last meal in Paris’ kind of eatery – we decided to dine in Okito. A Japanese Sushi restaurant with fresh fish to devour after the heat of the day!
Check out their menu, here, for the fairly extensive range of food and the not untypical types of Japanese cuisine.A genuinely tasty miso soup starter – miso hungry!We were a little greedy and ordered a portion of very satisfying Gyoza to share before our main came out.With cocktails at the ready, this mighty boat of sushi and sashimi arrived for us to feast on in celebration of our time in Paris!Armed from port to starboard with the freshly prepared delicacies, the little wooden Bateau (boat) we ordered comes with: 2 rice,
20 various sashimi, 4 sushi, 6 maki.
The little raft of food is also accompanied by: 8 skewers : 2 chicken wings, 2 chicken ball, 2 beef with cheese, 2 beef.We made a challenge of the delicious spread. We ate. Every. Single. Bite!
And with that, we were done! We headed back to our apartment, packed a little and went to sleep. The next morning involved packing up a few more items and skipping up the road to catch the metro and RER back to the airport to fly back to Britain!And all too quickly, I must wave au revoir to Paris! But with so much more to explore – I guarantee this is not the last I’ve seen of the city!