Mom came over to spend a week-end in Paris. It’s funny how things change, I remember those citytrips my parents took us on when I was a child, we went to Paris several times, and they were the ones showing us around.
Now, I’m the one guiding my mom along the beautiful streets I have discovered. To welcome your parent at your own place for a week-end; I guess that’s one of the many things that makes you an adult… Kind of.

On a side note, I wanted to point out that I started using the Velib service a few weeks ago, and I love it. Sometimes it gets me a bit stressed out, like, when I have to find my way between the taxis, cars and buses on Place de la Bastille, but otherwise, it’s such a lovely experience to bike your way around. Not to mention, you’re not sweating yourself like you would in the metro, which is kind of refreshing, in every possible way.

Still, the thing is, Velib is not the best option if you want to have a little mom-daughter talk. So for this time we ditched the wheels and started to walk the walk from the Champs de Mars until the Saint Germain des Prés area, passing by the Quais de Seine, and the majestic Pont Alexandre III.

On Saturday evening, Nico joined us for dinner followed by a play at the theatre. We sat at a small italian restaurant in Saint Germain des Prés, called Amore & Gelosia. I admit it, those two words speak so much to me.

On the walls, big pictures of Italian movie legends.

In the plates, unusal types of pasta and sauces, and let me tell you, we liked what we tried.

We had a tight schedule to stick to as we didn’t want to miss the begining of the play, there was no time to lose around extra glasses of wine.

We went to see Cuisine & Dépendances, a play by Jean-Pierre Bacri and Agnès Jaoui, a couple of French actors and directors. The storyline was funny with very acid dialogs here and there. Not too long, it’s a good pick for a laugh after dinner.