I promise this is the last post about Paris, guys. Since I went into detail about the stores and shopping areas, I figured it would make sense to share what I picked up in all these wonderful places. I can't, unfortunately, tell you everything I bought in Paris, since most of the items are being handed out as gifts at some point. I mostly just bought things at random the whole trip - not knowing if we would keep them or if I would give them away. Then when we got home and unpacked all the goodies I started sorting everything on the top of the dresser. It seemed like an insane amount of stuff when we were in Paris, but when we got home I wished I had bought more. More jam. More tea towels. More whisks. You name it. I guess this loot will have to do until next time.
Above - some fragrant floral green tea from a killer tea shop that I highly recommend. Tea is huge in Paris (which surprised us both), and Mariage Freres is the tea shop to end all tea shops. This wonderful loose-leaf tea even comes with some tea bags to fill yourself. A nice touch.
Orangettes were everywhere in Paris, and this version with milk chocolate was calling to me (as my mom would say).
There was one thing I went to Paris with the intention of buying: Madeliene pans. Preferably from E. Dehilleron. I picked up two, in fact, and I can't wait to try them. I also bought a big whisk for good measure.
At Shakespeare and Company I was eager to pick up a book as a souvenir. What better kind of book to buy than a book on French cooking? I've been dying to get an Elizabeth David cookbook after learning she is one of Alice Waters' favorites.
I fell in love with this modern tea towel that we bought when walking around Marais. Tea towels are sold all over Paris, but this was the only one I saw with a modern twist.