Post by Jenny Bailey
winter postcard via flickr by giulia van pelt
From the glistening of Christmas lights to the city’s silver white winters, there’s no denying that December is one of the best times of year to visit Paris.
So whether you’re keen to step out into the crisp wintry air, or you’d rather stay snug indoors, here’s what’s going on in and around the capital to help you make the most of your voyage en ville.
I went to see the lights get switched on at the Champs Elysées this year. First time I have done this.
The city has updated their holiday light display and has put in place super ecological lights that are saving much more energy than they used to.
Diane Kruger was the invited celebrity to come flip the switch to light up 200 trees with around 1.5 million lights on about 10 kilometers of LED light strings spread out over 2.5 kilometers of prime Paris real estate.
The lights will be lit every night from 5pm to 2am until January 10th.
I then went wandering around the central part of Paris, and gathered some holiday cheer for you all in the form of photos….
Photo : Prête-Moi Paris
My pals at the Sugarplum Cake Shop are already ridiculously talented and amazing, but you should see them when the holidays come around, they transform into Sugarplum fairy-godmothers-tinkerbells-and Titanias before your very eyes!
(see the Christmas menu video at the bottom of the page)
The Sugarplum Cake Shop : 68 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris France. Cake shop, tea room and land of the sweets!
Zee tree getting zee decorations
The fabulous choclate cupcakes that I can eat becauze they don't have any lactose (minus the frosting)!
The gâteau Yule log! (order one for your holiday party!)
Here’s just the tip of the iceberg of what these ladies fairies are capable of :
The snowboarding snowmen, they are made out of sugar.
Ok ladies, the attention to detail is increddiiible! A polka-dot scarf!
I came to help decorate the tree.
The tree is getting more decorations!
The sugarplum fairy Laurel
Bring their recipes home and make them yourself!
Cutest gingerbread house I ever saw!
This is called : ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!!
Not a creature was stirring, except for the mouse...
...to all, and to all a good night!