So, I heard about La Vie Parisienne. Actually, I first saw it in a location shoot for an episode of MagTV, a local magazine TV show in Cebu. The pink trees intrigued me a lot and thought, this place is worth a try.
When our boss told us that it's time for us to "unwind" (short word for our monthly team weekend-bonding at the office), this place first came to my mind. His first plan was for us to get pampered at a spa, but some of us wants to go on a pigging-out spree and the boys on a regular relaxing and drinking session talking about mostly nothings. When I shouted " I want to go to La Vie Parisienne!", I won.
|I just love the pink lights at La Vie Parisienne at night|
After dinner, the group went straight to 371 Gorordo Avenue Lahug Cebu City. La Vie Parisienne is a French deli, bakery and has a wine library. My boss who happens to be a regular here says this is owned by the Lhulliers who has their own vineyard in France. We got there at around 9:00PM and the place was not surprisingly crowded. Cherry blossoms replica adds a bit of excitement for the first timers here.
|A lot of wines to choose from|
I went directly to the bakery where the Wine Library was located and I was so excited by the time I opened the door. There were people enjoying their wines inside, as my colleague said, it's a first-come, first-serve basis when you want to stay at the wine library. I took that in mind, and so when I came back, it was easy. It was surprisingly smaller than I thought. The cellar looked bigger on some photos I saw.
|I love the overall setup|
Various wines were stored at the wine library, from as low as P200+ to as expensive as P11,000+ based on what I scanned. There are a lot of choices. They also served coffee and other drinks. Croissants (crusty outer layer but smooth buttery inside) and french macarons here tasted so heavenly. My boss said these were shipped directly from France and then baked here so no wonder you could smell the typical french freshly-baked dough with a little bit of cheese-like smell inside. Our team ordered three different kinds of wines, with a plate of cubed cheese, different colors of macarons, a tart with strawberries on top and a basket of croissants. It was a lovely evening of relaxing. Breaking a glass of wine happens to be a regular scene here, and you'll know why when you're here.
I just can't get enough of that place, so when Sunday came, Mark and I decided to spend our little afternoon with a cup of coffee. I like it better during the day. Best for relaxation with a cup of coffee, a book or simply chitchatting with friends.
This place is like from a scene shot on a remote location in Paris, romantic, yes, secluded and a little noise-free. A typical place you can relax with a glass of wine, enjoying the view, breath of fresh air and the presence of the pink trees.
|Looks like I'm in Paris, don't you think?|
I know this is not going to be my last visit here. When I think of Paris, I'm a few minutes away from it. La Vie Parisienne or The Parisian Life is beautiful.
|Having fun with the pink trees|