Paris is my new favourite city. And I can't wait to go back. We wandered around beautiful neighbourhoods, visited lovely shops and flea markets, ate great food, sipped wine at outdoor cafes while watching the über-stylish Parisians flit by, and probably spent a bit too much money in the process!
We decided to avoid the usual tourist stops* and instead used Pia Jane Bijkerk's absolutely gorgeous book Paris: Made by Hand as our guide. It was the perfect way to see Paris - visiting the boutiques/ateliers recommended by Pia, then exploring the surrounding neighbourhoods to discover more delightful shops, stunning architecture, cosy cafes, lovely parks, etc, etc.