Little Bow Girl

Wife, Mama to Sophie Rose, Full Time Day Dreamer

I know, I know, not Angelina’s .. again?

I can’t help it – it’s always a must stop for me whenever I’m in Paris – before a nice long leisurely walk at the Tuileries.

K’s last time at Angelina’s was three whole years ago, so he was pretty psyched about our brunch. He hadn’t been too impressed by their signature chocolat chaud previously, saying that it was too thick for his liking, but this time around (could be the weather) he slurped it up with gusto, pinks cheek from the cold.

Being crazy, we once again decided to walk to the Rue de Rivoli early in the morning from the Champs.

This time, I was prepared.

Yes! My weapon of mass hydration – a cute Hello Kitty thermos filled with sweet milky hot tea ! A super sweet gift from my amazing friends Mints and Claire just for my trip.

By popular request, my OOTD (you readers must not be from Singapore, because all the stuff I wore in Paris are seriously not tropics-friendly!)


Puff-sleeved white shirt – Korea

Leatherette skater skirt – Hong Kong

Oxblood leggings and arm warmers – Uniqlo

Oxblood flatform patent brogues – Timeless / London

Celine Mini Luggage in Camel

Cape-coat and Red Velvet Ribbon – Korea

K and I squabbled over that precious thermos of tea for all twenty minutes it took us to walk to Angelina’s. Like children.

Then life giving sustenance was ordered, and we settled into a nice leisurely brunch in their pretty salon.

Mmmm. Chocolat Coma, more like ! Best imbibed warm and straight from the jug – five minutes in, the chocolate congeals somewhat and the hand-whipped cream does melt like indecent lingerie into all that cocoa goodness.

Endorsed by us ! Forgive the eyebags – this was just the day after we arrived on the red-eye flight and we were still catching up on our beauty sleep ! 🙂

We ordered the usual Angelina’s Brunch (Euro 39) for one. Yup, for one.  The last time I was there A and I couldn’t finish it, this time with K we managed just nicely.

From left:

Viennoiseries  (mini croissant, pain au chocolat, raisin danish with butter and preserves),  grapefruit juice, fruit salad, scrambled eggs in cream, macarons, and (not pictured here) foie gras terrine with apple chutney and slices of toasted brioche.  Same, same, but always good. 🙂

While I nibbled on toast and sipped on hot chocolat while reading my latest chick flick on my Kobo, K made quick work of the food.

It was all very comfortable, and I was feeling – of all things, extremely contented.

Yes, contented. I was warm, well-fed, having a delicious brunch with my husband in the City of Lights. At that moment, everything seemed to be coated in a lovely warm glow – we had nine days ahead of us, all full of promise and adventure.

Post brunch, we heaved ourselves out of the impossible-to-leave toasty warmth of Angelina’s and headed to the Tuileries to walk off our food babies.

We spent about 10 minutes just standing in the middle of the park huffing and puffing in the air and comparing whose air-puffs were bigger (when it’s just the two of us, we rescind into disturbing levels of childishness) before we stopped to appreciate the tree-lined little path behind us.

Sure, summer and spring are wonderful – full of budding life, sunshine, fat fluffy blue clouds and laughter and light. But Winter, she has a stark melancholic beauty that is all her own – whether it is in the wild, bare branches of hibernating trees or the sudden, striking gusts of wind which spin red leaves into little tornados on the streets, it is a little harder to see but no less alluring.

And boy, do colours pop in the greyish landscapes. I loved accessorising with a little touch of bright red and played a little game with myself spotting colours on the street – sometimes a flash of an emerald green scarf, a man wearing bumbleebee yellow socks, or, oh, adorably quirky magenta wellies as a little girl splashes with a giggle into puddles.

Fooling around ^^

So shine bright, tonight you and I
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Eye to eye, so alive
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky




5 thoughts on “Tuileries x Angelina’s

  1. weisquared says:

    I’m glad you have a Kobo too. I really love my Kobo… 🙂 Best buy ever.

    1. libbyty says:

      Yes.. it changed my life since I got it about six months ago! Never have to worry about passing time or overfull bookshelves again 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    Yum! How many kilojoules in all that?

    1. libbyty says:

      Haha I’m not sure and I’m not sure I want to find out either 🙂

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