Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Italy & France… BohoTravels

We just got back from our Fantastic Trip to Italy & France and couldn't be more thrilled to share some of our Favorite Spots with you all…

We flew into Rome with two bohoBabies, Caymus (6 years old) and Camilla (4 1/2 months old) 

Don't be scared to take those bohoBabies with you! Just message me and I'll give you some advice and tips for traveling with little ones!

I definitely don't know all the hidden gems of Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris, but we loved all the places we visited and I'm so excited to share them with all of you!  I didn't include the hours of operations nor links, but tried to list as many addresses as I could.  I would definitely recommend calling in advance for hours and reservations.

{FYI… bohok.day is a buyer at Abejas Boutique and was sent to Paris for market and we just decided to make a trip of it!} 

Accommodations: we used airbnb and LOVED it
Before we left for our trip, I tried to teach Caymus something about each place we were going.  That way he would understand it more once he saw it.  he swears there are only 134 steps at the Spanish Steps and not the 135 he learned about.

Roma, Italia
we saw the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon

Piazza delle Coppelle, 44, 00186 Roma, Italia
Phone:+39 06 6830 7895

Vinoteca Novecento- cute little wine bar next to Maccheroni's

47, Piazza delle Coppelle, Roma, Italia
Phone: +00 39 06.6833078

Late night Selfies with my Niece.

Gelateria Venchi- YummyYUMMY Gelato...
via della Croce 25, 00187 Roma Italia
Phone: +39 06 69295049

L'Antica Salumeria-great prosciutto sandwich after visiting the Pantheon   
Piazza della Rotonda 4RomaItalia
Phone: +06-68-75-989

Dilla-Great for a Campari & Soda/ Snacks

Via Mario de Fiori 41, Roma, Italia
Phone:+39 06 69797778

* they own a coffee shop right around the corner that was great!  I can't remember the name

Don't forget to grab Snacks at EATALY before hopping on the train.
It's Mario Batali Largest Eataly in the world!
great squash blossom pizza

Firenze, Italia

Make sure to see David at the National Gallery

Il Latini-bolognese for lunch or dinner.  Ask for Il  Latini wine-not the chianti on the table.

Via dei Palchetti, 6R, 50123 Firenze, Italia
Phone:+39 055 210916

La Giostra-get ready! fur on the chairs!  At first, i thought i had brought my family to the wrong restaurant!  great squash blossom ravioli & tiramisu
Borgo Pinti, 12, Firenze, Italia
Phone:+39 055 241341

Edoardo 11 Gelato Biologico -Organic Gelato
  • Piazza del Duomo 45R
    50122 Firenze, Italia
  • phone: +39 055 281055 

Doner Kebab Welkome- great gyros!

Via Sant'Agostino 15R

  • 50125 Florence
    Italia Palazzo Pitti
My dad found a good bakery and i can't remember it's name-it's right across from the Gyro spot 

Venezia, Italia

we had a great lunch by the grand canal after our gondola ride but sadly, I can't remember it's name...
And we found a great coffee shop and bakery but again i can't remember
we did get great masks!
Bottega del Caffè Dersut-great coffee & pastries
  • Campo dei Frari 3014

    San polo
    30125 Venezia Italia
    Phone: +39 041 3032159

    Make sure to visit the Rialto Bridge and all the shops as well as a gondola ride.  

    We saw the hotel where Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp filmed, The Tourist.   Lastly, don't forget to kiss under the Rialto Bridge, it's good luck!  it's so fun to snap photos in Venice-it's just goregous.

  • Phone numb
Make sure to get some good italian leather gloves!

Piazza San Marco -to eat and great for chasing pigeons!  The entire trip, Caymus loved chasing pigeons.

It was carnival so everyone was in costume! so fun
***Train: transportation in between cities 

We liked the italo-it's the new privately owned train service
we took the overnight train…wouldn't recommend that .

Lastly, Paris France (oh how I miss you!)

Colette- great shopping a must!
47 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 42 78 19 24
1st arrondissement
*there is a cafe across from Colette that is good to have a drink and people watch- i can't remember the name.

Hotel Costes-LOVE THIS PLACE! great place to see and be seen! music, cocktails & the sexiest people.

  • 239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone:+33 1 42 44 50 00
    1st arrondissement

  • Higuma-great Japanese! Gyoza, Bowl of Kimchi Ramen 
    32 Bis Rue Saint-Anne
    75001 Paris
    Phone: 01 47 03 38 59
    1st arrondissement

    Telescope-Great Coffee, like Catalina 
    5 Rue Villedo 75001Paris France
    Phone: 48.866123, 2.336429
    1st arrondissement

    Frenchies-fabulous dinner-need reservations, it's tiny
    5-6 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris, France
    +33 1 40 39 96 19
    2nd arrondissement

    be sure to check out all the cute stores around frenchies-great neighborhood feel.  i had some amazing
    cheese and wine from a little market
    be the first in line at 6pm before doors open for the bar across the street.

    Bonton- great kid's clothing store
    5 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris 
    3rd arrondissement
    *they have a great photo booth!

    Chez Manon -best croissants & baguettes
    25 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
    Phone:+33 1 42 72 36 80
    3rd arrondissement

    Grazie-lunch or dinner great italian.  Pizza
    91 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, France
    Phone:+33 1 42 78 11 96
    3rd arrondissement

    Isabel Marant Boutique-great Parisian Designer
    47 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
    Phone:+33 1 42 78 19 24
    3rd arrondissement

    Merci & La Cantine de Merci - great shopping and light lunch...while waiting for a table, Jessica Alba stood in front of us.
    11 boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris
    Phone: +33 (0)1 42 77 79 28
    3rd arrondissement

    Rose Bakery-Originally, we found this gem in london-it has fantastic breakfast & lunch items.  you must have their soft boiled eggs yogurt, salad, quiche, muffins, and any baked good they have that day.
    30 rue Debelleyme
    75003 Paris
    Phone:+ 33 1 49 96 54 01
    3rd arrondissement

    • Caymus tried Hot Chocolate everywhere we went!

      I took Caymus Ice Skating in front of Hotel de Ville and we rode the carousel.
      Place de l'Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris, France 
      Phone+33 1 42 76 40 40 4th arrondissement

    Bon Marche-great department store
    24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France
    Phone: +33 1 44 39 80 00
    6th arrondissement

    Brasserie Lipp- dover sol, frisee salad, profiteroles -had a super sweet waiter that wants to work at Brasserie 19! has already sent us an email.
    • 151 bd St Germain
      75006 Paris
      France Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, 6ème
    • +33 1 45 48 53 91
    • 6th arrondissement

    Cafe de Flore- rumor has it, Carl Lagerfeld goes every Saturday for dinner -have a campari or coffee
    172 Bid Saint-Germain, Paris, France
    6th arrondissement

    Chocolates-we always seem to find new spots! last year it was  Pierre Herme and this year it was
    Patrick Roger.  we could walk out of our apartment to this shop! naughty
    108 bd St Germain
    75006 Paris
    Phone:+33 1 43 29 38 42
    6th  arrondissement

    • Yes, that monkey is made out of chocolate!

      Make sure to visit the City-pharma for great French skincare and pharmacy goods for way less.  
      • 26 rue du Four
        75006 Paris
        Phone: +33 1 46 33 20 81
        6th arrondissement
        We love: i use Biafine Act for cuts & burns, Homeoplasmine for skin irriations , embryolisse for moisturizer and to remove zits, furtherer dry shampoo, i use avibon for my night cream (it's like vaseline) , klorane makeup remover wipes, homeopathic meds, phytopharma apricoderm for the best lip balm-it's thick, i wear it at night, bioderma crealine h20 micelle solution for makeup remover, eau thermal avenue cold cream for body lotion, phyto for frizz control, shampoo & conditioner and we tried picking up 

      21 rue Bonaparte
      75006 Paris
      France Saint-Germain-Des-Prés
      6th arrondissement 

      Lazare Brasserie-great for cheese and drinks mid day or for dinner, you will need reservations for dinner

    Parvis de la Gare Saint-Lazare | Rue Interieure75008 ParisFrance
    Phone: +0144908080
    8th arrondissement

    Great Shopping & parks for kids to run in Marais-great boutiques, markets & Rue Saint-Honore!

    We ran into every ZARA we saw in both Italy & France!  They just have so much more than we do! 
    We scored on some great pieces. 

    Louvre-get headphones and a make it a day!

    We really loved the Musée de l'Orangerie 
    Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France
    Phone: +33 1 44 50 43 00

  • Belgium waffles & Crepes outside Notre Dame

    We took the metro everywhere! figure it out!  it's not hard.

    Our United Flight attendants were so NICE!  They brought Caymus an ice cream sundae and walked Camilla around the plane.  

    Caymus got to see SNOW for the first time during our layover in Chicago! 

    ////////////////This trip, I left a little of myself in Italy & France and took a little of them with me! 

    Happy travels!


    bon voyage,

    1 comment:

    1. I have the Apricoderm for sale in my ebay.com store called cultbeautyproducts. I bring them over from Switzerland where I live part time.