Here's a mini tour I made using Instagram...
After I unpacked everything in the apartment, I went out for a stroll around the neighborhood (7eme) to find myself some lunch. I got distracted by all the amazing pastries...
...but ended up settling on a baguette with brie and a box of macarons. And yes, I ate ALL of this food you see here!
After my lunch, I decided to go for a longer walk because I was starting to feel sleepy and jetlagged. I wanted to explore the 7eme a bit more and and get my bearings on where the apartment was in relationship to everything. When I stepped out my door and turned the corner, I found myself this close to the Eiffel Tower...
Holy moly! Talk about a great location for an apartment. My touristy Eiffel Tower shots continue below, along with a few snaps of the gorgeous architecture on the streets. There is beauty everywhere I turn, despite the off-and-on misting and the clouds.
this one might be my favorite
I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves cheese so much!
the cafe closest to my apartment
And when I got home, I realized the tower had lit up for the night. Wow. I'm staring it now as I relax on the couch, type up this post and eat a delicious plate of goat cheese, fig jam, merlot grapes and haricots verts that I got at a few local shops (all using my French! Language nerd alert.) I'm washing it all down with a glass of Pinot Noir and not taking a single moment of this for granted...I'm exactly where I want to be right now.
Check back tomorrow for more photos - my friend Ellie will be arriving and we plan to have a full day of adventures! :)