When we got married, we never really had a destination honeymoon, we opted to head to the Baltimore Inner Harbor. We were the responsible types and both agreed purchasing our first home together was much higher on our list of priorities. Still to this day, I’ve never thought back and wished for anything different… It was truly one of the first together oh shi* we’re a grown-up married couple smartest decision ever moments we had made. High-five younger Bee couple, high-five!
Fast forward though 8 crazy great years and an incredible husband saying these simple words, “Let’s celebrate our belated honeymoon / wedding anniversary in France.” I’m not certain that I even left him finish that statement before I was flying around our place looking for all my European travel and food books. This was the place I’ve dreamt of since I was a little girl! A little girl who idolized the stories of Madeline, a little girl who insisted on wearing a lilac purple béret in fourth and fifth grade to be more Persian, a little girl absolutely fascinated by the Eiffel Tower structure and has regular daydreams of a picnic under it, a little girl who has idolized Julia Child and has this burning desire to learn anything and everything culinary. Yes, I suppose my response to his statement was an unenthused, “yes.” Pleaseeeeeeee! My entire body was convulsing and screaming YES! YES! YES!
I had to contain myself for a few months as the days got closer and closer to our special day. I’m the type that is so excited on the inside, but I fear if I’m too excited, something might happen. It’s absolutely absurd… trust me… I live this. Only a select few people knew of this trip because A. Work vacation time request, B. In case we went missing, C. They are our family here in Korea and spend almost every weekend with us and know of my silly little girl crush with Europe.
Sooooo the big day came and we were off! It started out a bit touch and go as we drove down the road only to realize Mr.B left his coffee sitting by the front door. Oops. Then at the Starbucks in Incheon Airport. Lol! If you didn’t know, we like our coffee a little bit… The barista was an interesting character. We’d say the order and he’d repeat back something completely different. Well, wouldn’t you know, we got what the barista wanted us to have…lol! We had to laugh it off because we were on our way to PARIS!
We had an excellent flight on Air France! A little champers on the flight and a very mild sampling to the wonderful beginning to our gastronomic adventures. Tip: Select the French Cuisine Course! (Wait…was there even a question?)