Paris Diaries Day 6

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I woke up for my last morning in my Paris Perfect Apartment. My friend Katie was planning on coming over early to do a photoshoot with me in Place Dauphine. She is so talented and I am finally warming up in front of the camera. When we first started shooting together, I was so shy and awkward. I have always been behind the camera for years! Katie has a huge smile that is hard not to smile back at. The times she tells me not to smile, I usually start laughing.

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I had shown Katie the day before what I was thinking for the shoot. We were thinking a black dress to go with the boots but I wasn’t sure if I was going to find what we needed. I did end up buying a dress with the red coat very last minute.

I was all dressed and ready to go by 8 am when Katie arrived and she wasn’t a fan of the dress at all. Mixed with the boots, it wasn’t my best look. Then I showed her the red coat and it was an instant hit. I have gotten so many sweet compliments on the outfit that finally made the cut but I promise it was all a very last minute decision.

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After the shoot, I checked out of my Paris Perfect Apartment Rental and took my luggage to Katie’s office. I was staying at Hotel Paradis for the night and it was easier to move my luggage to her office so we could have lunch.

I had found a Greek restaurant on my walk the day before and I wanted to try it. I was so sad the Greek place on Rue de Bretagne had closed. I took Katie and her husband for lunch and we were not disappointed. The total bill was around 60 euros and we had plenty of food to go around.

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I added where I ate into this Google Map which you can save for your next trip to Paris.

I wanted to stay at Hotel Paradis because I found it to be a great Budget Hotel option. I really wanted to experience it for myself before I made a recommendation to my readers. I scored 5 nights for $600. I included this hotel in my Budget Hotel list where you can find other options.

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After I dropped my bags at the hotel, I went for a walk because the weather was so nice. It was the nicest I had seen this late in the year. The city was buzzing and I wanted to soak it all in for as much as I could

You may be noticing how many times I had moved hotels over the course of this trip. It was a lot and this is only half way through. I was really looking forward to spending the evening by myself with no work commitments.

I made my way to Palais Royal which is one of my favorite places in Paris. I walked down Rue Vivienne and found the cutest café that I never noticed before. I made a note to stop by on my walk back.

The sun was setting in Palais Royal but it was still packed with people sitting outside in the gardens. I had never seen it this was at night, so warm almost 80 degrees at the end of October.

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Happy Hour was just ending at The Vaudeville but I stopped for Spritz because it was that kind of weather. 6 euros you can’t really beat it. I am making a note to try this restaurant next time I am in Paris. It was pretty packed and the place is 100 years old, the inside had amazing character. I would love to go back in the Winter on a cold evening for French onion soup and a glass of wine.

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I had walked almost 14 miles this day and as you can expect, I was exhausted. There was an adorable pizza spot below my hotel that I wanted to try. I had a quick wait for a table inside. I was the only American in the place. The pizza was made in a wood fire oven just like Italy. There was more cheese than a typical Italian pizza but I actually like it that way.

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