My actual day of birth was all about eating. I think everyone's birthday should start with a pain aux amandes (a croissant type pastry, filled with almonds and chocolate). Don't worry, it is not high in calories.
For dinner we went to Les Cocottes, a darling restaurant in our neighborhood. The chef, Christian Constant, serves every dish in a "cocotte", which is a type of French cookware that can go straight from the oven to the table.
A glimpse inside the window of Les Cocottes.
My salad - poached egg and bacon.
Main course: veal with potatoes
Dessert - Chocolate Tarte
Both of our meals were utterly fantastic. We pretty much had to roll home from dinner. :)
On Sunday (I always like to celebrate my birthday for two days...ha!), we celebrated with a day of walking. We figured this was necessary after our day of eating! We wandered all over Paris and then ended up at Paris Plages, or Paris Beaches. Every August, the city brings in TONS of sand, palm trees, and beach chairs, and they attemp to create a beach along the Seine. It was a little weird to see people sunbathing along the river...
Disneyland Paris sculpted some pretty amazing sandcastles!
There was even beach volleyball!
So all in all, my 30th b-day was pretty amazing. I'm looking forward to what my 30s have in store for me!