did: nice

1. wandering around old nice {what we did most of the time}
2. lookin at carousels, but not riding.
3. waterfront strolling.
4. beaucoup de musées!

also: lying on the beach, napping on the beach, bike riding along the beach, bike riding through clean-up men blowing the confetti from the parade that we missed while we were napping on the beach into our paths, perusing the supermarché, purchasing my latest eau de toilette {in vanille}, practicing my français, and searching for ugly postcards but kind of failing at this because nice is just so not ugly. nice is really very nice. 


cours saleya {nice}

1. you say tomahto? really?
2. savon
3. didn't eat enough of those...
4. my new friend, the lapin!!
5. pretty beta carotenes
6. hot dog bun {except, in france, a saucisson brioche?}
7. fleur

imagine your local green market on crack and acid. give him a french accent and call him gaspard. no. call him the cours saleya. and love it to death because, mes amies, it is totally amazing. the veggies and flowers were fresh and photogenic, the pastries were cheap and unreal, and the mustards! i bought six in one day. a new record. including a violet flavored one which was gross, but props to it for existing. and we met the friendliest bunny! and the saucisson brioche was so scrumptious/snappy/buttery. i want to go back there right now:  i'll acquire a baguette and some jam and take a little lunch to the park... ahhhh j'aime le cours saleya!  


et: nice

1. quiche better than mum's {sorry mum} at the cours saleya.
2. maria's obsession, in warm colors.
3. you can't go to france and not have a crepe, right? right.
4. check out the crust on that baguette, yo.

i'm just gonna give you a list. because what maria and i ate in nice is absolutely the most insane thing in the world ever. ever. over the course of two and a half days we definitely each consumed a mass equivalent to three six-year-olds. and it was all outstanding. and it was all cheap because rather than give into bougey french cuisine, we just walked around the entire time, ducking into markets and patisseries and getting little snackees everywhere we went. ok are you ready? this is what we ate:
approximately 20 macarons, 2 quiches, gelato {in cactus, beer, calisson, almond, pistachio, lychee, pecan, and peach}, a croque monsieur, a croque brie, pain au chocolat, like 4 sandwiches au jambon, pringles au jambon {yeah, ham pringles}, a nutella crepe, a calisson cookie, a burger at the pub, pommes frites + mayo mmmmm, focaccia, socca {a traditional niçoise chickpea pancake that looks like a crepe but tastes like a latke}, an onion pizza thing, baguettes galore with the knock off nutella at the hostile, tarts, eclairs, dinosaurs... you get the idea. 
everything was so insanely good except for the beer gelato. but still. i think i'll move to france.


if you're going to nice, here's a list of places we got food from and liked:
fenocchio: gelato in like ten trillion flavors, including tomato basil, avocado, and that nasty beer... the almond and pistachio were soooo good though.
chez rene socca: this is the place to get a socca, so says the guide books...
picard: it is this space age grocery store that has every food you could ever want {including soup dumplings and macarons and sushi}, but every single thing is frozen. really bizarre and a nightmare if you don't have a microwave. but cool. 
la fougasserie: out of the million macarons that we tried, this place had the best. 
cours saleya: a yummy outdoor market! more on this later...