WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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for them with minimal shame, having seen Parisians do the same, and we would relax and enjoy the rest of our time at the restaurant. One aspect of the trip that we planned poorly was our visit to the Eiffel Tower. Getting tickets to go up the tower requires a Disney-plan- ning mindset. These tickets have to be reserved weeks to months in advance, which we failed to do. We tried to suggest that the joy of see- ing the Eiffel Tower is enough, but my girls would not accept that. According to my oldest, "We came to Paris to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower." Fair enough. 188 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 Bakeries n LADURÉE www.laduree.com/en_int/ No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to Ladurée. My children just enjoyed being inside the shop, and one of them still uses her Ladurée box to store small "treasures." Famous for their double-decker macarons, this bakery won our family's personal taste test. n MAISON KAYSER www.maison-kayser.com/en/ There are a number of shops throughout Paris. Most people come here for their signature breads, but everything is delicious. Be sure to try the "Baguette Monge." We got our croissants and lunch sandwiches here most days. n PIERRE HERMÉ www.pierreherme.com 72 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris Dubbed the "Picasso of Pastry" by French Vogue, Pierre Hermé's croissants were runners up in our croissant tasting contest. Restaurants n LE HIBOU www.lehibouparis.fr/en 16 Carrefour de L'Odéon, 75006 Paris This place was suggested to us by family members, and it turned out to be near our apartment. The food was amazing. We sat outside, people watched, and enjoyed a delicious chicken dish. The hostess was so nice that she even sur- prised our children with a big bowl of chocolate mousse. n LE RELAIS DE L'ENTRECÔTE www.relaisentrecote.fr/ This is a very popular chain in Paris. There is only one thing to order here — the entrecôte (steak), and it is amazing. The only choices you make are how it is done, your drink, and dessert. Very child friendly — even has crayons! n MARIA LUISA 2 rue Marie et Louise, 75010 Paris This out-of-the-way pizza shop is well worth the taxi fare. It was one of the few places where we saw French children out at dinner. The pizza is delicious, and it has a relaxed atmosphere. There can be a long wait, so go early. Rental Agency n BABY'TEMS babytems.com/ If you need to rent a stroller, portable crib, high chair, car seat, or other necessi- ties for babies or small children, this is the place to go. They will even deliver your rented items to, or pick up from your rental property or hotel. Shopping n BOUTIQUE PSG www.boutiquepsg.fr/en 27 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris If your children are soccer fans, stop in and buy a Paris St Germain jersey with their name on the back. n LOUIS LOUISE www.louislouise.com/en/ Rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris A sweet boutique with adorable and fashion-forward kids' clothes. n MERCI www.merci-merci.com/fr/ 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris A high-end fashion, design, and household goods store in the haute-Marais, with a wonderful restaurant/café. It is known as a people-watching place. There is an associated children's store down the street. n MONOPRIX www.monoprix.fr/ This is Paris's answer to Target, with a great children's area that even sells Petit Bateau. n TARTINE ET CHOCOLAT www.tartine-et-chocolat.fr/fr-fr 24 rue Paix, 75002 Paris This store has some of the most beautiful window displays and absolutely precious children's clothes, with prices to match. excursions "relax and enjoy" P H O T O S B Y J O U B I N H A S S A N E I N

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