An Afternoon in Paris (in Berlin)
No time to wash my hair, hold the milk in my latte and driver please take us straight to East Berlin!
When you only have five days in Europe time is of the essence.
Fancy a trip to Paris?
Welcome to Galeries Lafayette…
Galeries Lafayette isn’t just a fancy French department store but a deliverer of dreams, especially when you don’t have the time to fly to Paris.
Here you will find every designer label you could ever dream of, however I like to head straight downstairs to sample the…
Fragrant cheese, crispy baguettes, delicious pastries, and fresh seafood are just a few of the thing you will find in Galeries Lafayette’s trendy basement eatery.
But my all time favourite meal would have to be steak with garlic butter and pommes frites (French fries do you feel me?).
Ok but seriously take a closer look at this baby…oh la la!
The magical thing about the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin is that it isn’t flooded with tourists like you’ll find at the same department store in the heart of Paris. It is kind of like an untapped source of endless tasty delights and wine…oh the wine! I counted five little bars on one level, talk about connivence! So after our delicious entrees we went in search of an intoxicating main…
A bottle of French champagne at Le Bar Blanc. Believe it or not you have to get in early to secure yourself a table or even a spot at the bar, during the week this place is busier than the Arc De Triomphe roundabout.
I sipped my glass of bubbles and pondered whether or not I should shave my annoying little baby hairs off like Kim Kardashian. What do you think?
One glass turned into two bottles and all of a sudden I felt as though I was dancing in the dark under the glow of the Eiffel Tower…
Oh no that’s just the brawny German security guard turning the lights off at the bar. Looks like it’s time to clear out, but before I could leave Paris I had to do one last thing…
Pick up some dessert on the way out.
I fell completely in love with this pink Furla bag and decided to take it back with me to Berlin.
Still no sign on any real men…
But a bottle of wine, a delicious steak, a designer handbag and an afternoon in Paris certainly has to be the next best thing.