It started with a train ride to St. Germain:
We had to go from the center of the city all the way out, but we made it!
It was a super cute little cobblestoned street with shops and bakeries. But first, a Starbucks was necessary to get some wifi and talk to someone who could hopefully point us in the direction of this street:
Do you remember the scene where Carrie is walking down the street, all sad because Petrovsky is always working? It was this day and this ensemble:
(I love Carrie and all her magnificent outfits!)
Anyways, walking down the street, she smiles up at a little girl on her dad's shoulders and then the girl hits her on the head and then she steps in doggie-doo? Well, I really wanted to see a fountain that she washes her beautiful shoes off afterwards...and it said that there were lots of little shops here, too, so the fountain and shops sounded awesome!
We went on this long train ride out to St. Germain, but after talking with the girl at Starbucks, we found that there is also a neighborhood of downtown Paris with the same name, and we were in the wrong spot. Super bummed!
But, the little neighborhood we ended up in was so cute, that we stayed and had a great day!
We found a store with fascinators:
(I bought a red one!) And then this little shop which was like our Crabtree & Evelyn:
Heather got her girls a tea set and I got a little serving tray with the Eiffel Tower on it!
We found a bakery and bought macaroons:
And went into some other shops we found:
The time slipped by so fast, but we thought we could still maybe make it back to the real filming location, so we asked for help on the train:
And toasted our new travel destinations with a little treat:
We headed back to the city and made two transfers on the Metro, but eventually ended up at the right stop. We walked a few blocks at a time, and then would stop to ask if anyone knew where the street was that we were looking for, and eventually, we found it:
I wasn't looking for the street she stepped in the dog poop, but that's what we ended up finding. So after all that work, it was still a little street that Carrie Bradshaw walked down and my best friend and I found it! Definitely worth a photo-op:
Sometimes when things don't go right, the day still turns out awesome. I got to share six whole, uninterrupted hours with my best friend, go on an adventure, *and* have a macaroon from a bakery in Paris.
What could be better?