These past couple of weeks have been a little busy. Two weekends ago, my friend, Mikaela, came to visit me. We actually met two years ago during our study abroad. She was in London for a conference, so she decided to book a quick weekend trip to Paris! It was a great time going around the city with her and reminiscing about our mutual struggles at Sciences Po. We went to Sciences Po, Montmartre, and met up with my friends, Iyonna and Brandon on Saturday. We made a valiant effort to pull a nuit blanche (all-nighter) because of Nuit Blanche, which is an all-night contemporary art festival. It sort of kicks off around 21 h and goes until 7 h the next morning. Well, Mikaela and I only saw a few things because she had an early flight to catch the next morning, but it was still a good time! The only downside to it was that there were a lot of installations on the berges de la Seine, which was super crowded and hard to move/see the works. Anyways, we had a good time, and it was really nice to see her. During the week, my friend Jaggar and I went to De Clerq, les Rois de la Frite, and we ate one kilo of fries. Highly recommend.
Last weekend, Frédérique took me to La Friche Richard Lenoir, which is basically an outdoor bar with live music and stand up shows every night. She invited her friend, Céline, and afterwards, we ate dinner and then decided to barhop a little. Then, on Sunday, it was time for la Fête des Vendanges. It’s a grape harvest festival in Montmartre, and at the end of the festival, there is supposed to be a fireworks show, but it was cancelled. That didn’t stop us from celebrating, though! I went with Frédérique, Céline, and her friend Pierre-Louis, and then met up with Iyonna. We bought some wine at a stand at Sacré-Cœur and drank as a marching band performed. I couldn’t have thought of a better way to end the weekend.
Also, here’s a picture of me with a sandwich au foie gras 😍