Yesterday morning while Spencer was at work and Hu, Diane, and Hugo were exploring the city my mother and sister Rissie stopped by to pick up an unopened jar chestnuts from Christmas dinner that I wouldn't be able to take back to Australia with me. When they came I asked if they'd like to check out a place I'd seen on Pinterest the night before. They were game, so we were off.
The place is called Angelina and it's a tearoom/restaurant/bakery that was founded in Paris in 1903 and has become a very popular place with locations around France. We chose to go to the one on rue de Rivoli. There was a bit of a wait but the boys actually did pretty well, all things considered.
Seated at last and checking out the menu. The insert with colourful pictures of pastries and desserts was popular with the boys.
The interior was beautiful with hand-painted murals and gorgeous woodwork.
Waiting for our food to arrive.
It was well worth the wait! The hot chocolate was absolutely decadent!
Eliot enjoyed mixing together the melted chocolate, cream, and sugar.
That evening Spencer, Hu, and Hugo took the boys to get sushi (Eliot impressed them with his sushi eating zeal) so that Diane and I could visit the Cartier exhibit at the Grand Palais.
It was incredible to see the pieces they had on display.
I loved seeing the design drawings alongside the actual jewellery.
Just outside we admired the architecture of the Petit Palais. And walked down the street a bit to catch a glimpse of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.