A couple of weeks ago, my 22 months old baby girl and I joined my husband in his business trip to Paris… We used to live there before moving to London, and we know very well the city. But seeing it through a toddler’s eyes is a completely different story! I am lucky enough to have lots of mummy friends in town that gave me some good recommendations on what to do in those few spring days in the city of lights… Let me share with you what we did in one of those lovely Parisian afternoons!
First stop: we went to a FNAC store to look for books in French for my daughter, since that’s the main language spoken at home, and we owned only a couple of children books in French. We found these lovely books, for 10 euros each. The nursery rhymes are interpreted by children voices… My daughter absolutely adores them!
Second stop: we did some shopping at OWL L’Afrique c’est Chic, a ’boutique’ with beautiful African clothes and complements for adults and children too. The brand has been featured in several French media, such as Elle… Wax prints are trendy right now, but OWL’s designer definitely brings extra chic to it with its French ‘bobo’ style! Take a look at the skirt I bought for my darling!
Third stop: we gave a colorful stroll around the 18th ‘arrondissement’, close to the cementery of Père Lachaise, and treated ourselves to delicious Italian ice creams at the gelateria Pozetto… My favourite flavour is ‘gianduja’ (chocolate with a taste very similar to Nutella)!
Fourth stop: we could not end the outing without stopping at the Abbesses carousel, which is smaller and less crowded than the one in Montmartre… and is located in a picturesque square, which gives it a special charm!
All in all, a perfect mummy-daughter afternoon in the city of lights!