February 20th, 2008


Our trip to Paris was just incredible.  I promise I will get back to culinary topics tomorrow, but this post will be largely dedicated to the food-oriented photos I took in Paris (see, I didn’t forget about you guys)!

But before I start in on how amazing the food was (and it was!), there is something a little bit more amazing to share… I am engaged!!!  On the second day of our trip, after I dragged my poor boyfriend fiance across the entire city on foot (there is no other way to travel in Paris, of course), and as we were walking along, I spotted a bakery with towers of meringues that I just couldn’t resist.  I went in and bought one, and as we were walking towards the Seine, along a side street with the Eiffel Tower all lit up behind us, I started gushing about how perfect the trip was, and how perfect Paris was, and how amazing my little meringue was (which turned out to be a *caramel* meringue, which I must now  learn to make!), and how nothing could possibly be better.  But, of course, I was wrong on that last part, because he interrupted my giddy ramblings by getting down on one knee and asking me to marry him.

I cannot imagine that it’s possible to be happier than I am right now.  We flew back on Monday and I have spent the last 48 hours on the phone practically, and have found it very difficult to have a conversation, even with total strangers, without somehow slipping in the phrase, “I’m engaged!”  So starting tomorrow, I will be back with new recipes for you all, but for now, enjoy these photos of the tastier side of Paris!


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29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 FZQ // Feb 20, 2008 at 10:47 am


  • 2 Jess M // Feb 20, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and Chad.  I can’t wait to catch up!

  • 3 Sarah // Feb 20, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Congrats!  Sounds like you will never forget this trip!  🙂

  • 4 Joy // Feb 20, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations to you and Chad!  So wonderful!  How funny that as soon as I read that he was going to whisk you away to Paris that he was going to ask you to marry him?!  🙂

  • 5 Susan // Feb 20, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I can’t imagine a better Valentine’s surprise. Congratulations to you both!

  • 6 Deborah // Feb 20, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Congratulations!!  I can remember that feeling – it is amazing (although I didn’t get proposed to in Paris!!  Lucky you!!)

  • 7 katy // Feb 20, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks everyone!!!

    Joy — You absolutely called it!  I will admit, though — I was thinking it myself as well! 🙂

    Deborah — I do feel like the luckiest girl ever!

  • 8 Nicole // Feb 20, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Congratulations!  And I love your photos…especially the Eiffel Tower shot at the beginning!

  • 9 Gretchen Noelle // Feb 20, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Congratulations! That is fabulous news! I had my suspicions that you would come back with that news. Great photos!

  • 10 Kimberly // Feb 20, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Congratulations!!  I thought you might come back engaged when I read that last week!!  I love your pictures!!

  • 11 shana // Feb 20, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    congratulations! what a wonderful surprise. oh yeah … and those oysters look amazing, ymmm!!

  • 12 Lewis // Feb 20, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    So first off, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  I’m so excited for you!

    Your photos of Paris are amazing.  I was showing my wife and she demanded 😉 to know what kind of camera you are using.

  • 13 MrsPresley // Feb 20, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    congratulations!!! i told you he was going to propose!!! 🙂

    i love all the photos…. glad you had an amazing trip.

    any talk yet on where you will get married?

  • 14 Kristen // Feb 21, 2008 at 4:12 am

    I am very happy for you and Chad!!!  Your ring is beautiful and I can’t wait to see it in person 🙂

    But I also expect caramel meringues waiting for me when I finally return home from China… !

  • 15 Ann // Feb 21, 2008 at 7:22 am

    What a perfect romantic weekend! Congrats!

  • 16 Adele // Feb 21, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Congratulations! I had a sneaking suspicion you might come back with news to share. 🙂

  • 17 Sabra // Feb 21, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Congratulations, that’s great!  Now just don’t let all the wedding planning get in the way!

  • 18 MyKitchenInHalfCups // Feb 22, 2008 at 6:21 am

    You make me happy and sad.
    I’m super happy that you are so wonderfully happy.
    The sad is how much your photos make me long for Paris!  Such a magical city.
    What a beautiful happy memory for you!

  • 19 Donald // Feb 22, 2008 at 8:59 am


    Looks like a wonderful time. Those are some great pix of Paris.

  • 20 Helen // Feb 22, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations Katy! and your picture of Paris capture the romance perfectly…..

  • 21 NuJoi // Feb 23, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Congratulations! How romantic!

  • 22 Jitterbean Girl // Feb 24, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulations!  I was wondering if you’d be sharing that news upon your return 🙂 What a fantastic way for him to propose!  Have fun basking in the glow for a while 🙂

  • 23 Danielle // Feb 24, 2008 at 5:39 pm


  • 24 Suzana // Feb 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations, Katy! And lovely photos. Paris is just beautiful and so romantic!

  • 25 Patricia Scarpin // Feb 26, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    That looks like Cafe de Flore!
    Oh, I miss Paris…

  • 26 Chou // Feb 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I know I’ve already said it before, but congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

  • 27 katie // Mar 1, 2008 at 5:26 am

    How incredibly romantic and wonderful!!!!
    Congratulations!  Best wishes to your fiance!
    Dont’ bother coming down for awhile – just enjoy!

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