America is my country and Paris is my hometown. Gertrude Stein
From the moment I arrived in Paris for the first time, it felt like home. The seduction, the beauty, the magnitude. It was as though I was taken away to another life, another time and space that I inhabited and it was intriguing. I couldn’t get enough. I could wander around the tree lined streets filled with people and their baguettes for hours.
There came a crossroads though, when it came to meal time. Not wanting to deviate from my glorious Vegan lifestyle, I had some tough choices to make. Fortunately, I found Paris’ only Vegan grocery store, Un Monde Vegan, and it was ON from there! My heart skipped a beat when I saw my choices of cheese!!
A picnic in Luxembourg Gardens is a MUST in my book! Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, the sound of chatter, vivid colors, it’s my personal paradise! I could spend hours lounging on the grass, drinking wine and taking it all in. I imagine I’m in a scene from a movie just watching the world go round.
On our last day, we headed to the Arc De Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in Paris, to take in its awe and beauty. Then we strolled down the glorious Champs Elysees feeling very glamorous! Ducking in and out of shops, people watching, and the hustle and bustle of it all was making me a little melancholy that this was our last night in this divine, delightful place on Earth. And a little hungry!! So we stopped at Pizza Pino (not very French, but vegan friendly!) and I had the most delicious vegetable laden pasta!