Weekend in Paris
Sounds extravagant but for Europeans, and even for Parisiennes, but being out and about in this sparkling city can have both adventure and charm without a fortune.
Why Paris? Because its a city where going out in your yoga pants just wont cut it. With lipstick and a little black dress you'll be right in French chic style a'la Amelie
In an AirBnB apartment that is 10 mins from Gare du Nord (and at $80 AUD per night!) you will be connected to anywhere in France.
Of course eating like a local is always possible with so so so many Cheese varieties to fill a Baguette. Coffee comes in the size of a Soup Bowl for breakfast. But for some extraordinary vibes check out Point Ephemere is a former art deco merchant building converted to bar and live music space. And be seen at Happy hour at Chez Prune along the Canal St Martin. But our fav is the famous Cafe de Flore, one of the oldest coffee houses in Paris (we also loved the movie Cafe de Flore).
Art, Sights and Coffee are the Paris Essentials: Effiel Tower, Montmartre, Orsay Gallery, The Louvre, National Picasso Museum, Rodin Museum.
PS: Our very favourite Instagram is Cute Guys on the French Metro #MecsMetroParis