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Lovely Lakes, Fantastic Food & Cute Company

5 May 2015

This weekend, my little sister came to see me in Montpellier for five days. Although my whole family dropped me off in August, that trip involved a very stressed out me running around the city looking for places to live/attempting to set up contracts/register at the university. So it was super nice to have Tash to stay again, and be able to see the city in a much more chilled out and relaxed way! Our days consisted for the most part of eating, drinking, and napping. So pretty much my standard French lifestyle here.

So here's a summary of my Instagram photos:

- Introducing Tash to some of the people I've met out here with a cocktail (or two because it was Happy Hour so I couldn't say no).

- Taking her to the Australian bar we always go to, so that she could meet more of my friends, dance, drink too many Gin & Tonics, and end the night getting pizza.

- Having a little look at the shops, which I can confirm are just not on the same level as British shops. Independent ones? Yes. Chain ones? No. Topshop and Urban Outfitters are calling my name back home and I cannot wait to go on a crazy big shopping trip as soon as I'm back!

- Food food food (insert girl with hand in the air emoji here). I recently snapchatted a friend at midnight asking his opinion on making a second dinner at that hour. His reply was a simple but effective 'Food is life.' I couldn't have put it better myself.

- Cupcakes from the shop next door to me. I've never actually branched out from the Caramel or Speculoos ones, despite a number of times I've been there, but Tash said the Peach Passion was fantastic (especially with the addition of a fizzy sweet on top, which is always a winner). Potential inspiration for baking when I get home in a month?

- Burgers galore. We are all big eaters in my family, and Tash loves a great burger as much as I do. Unfortunately, my favourite place was closed, despite the fact that it was a Saturday lunchtime and therefore peak time (not bitter, I swear.) We managed to sit outside of a place called Sir Georges instead though, which does delicious fries and pretty tasty burgers too.

- I took her to my favourite restaurant, a place called Café Leon, on the first night. She absolutely loved everything about the food, and it helped that they presented it beautifully on that night! It's a very typically French place and is definitely our go-to place when we want to show visitors around.

- A trip to the lake that I've been meaning to visit for a while. I do love a good lake, and they're always so much more peaceful than the beach. This one was called Lac du Crés and was situated right in the middle of a residential suburb of Montpellier. Weird, but kind of cool. It wasn't as picturesque as the beautiful Saint Guilhem Le Désert, but it would be pretty unfair of me to compare every lake to that beauty!

Imogen x

9 comments on "Lovely Lakes, Fantastic Food & Cute Company"
  1. Looks like you had a fab time - it must be so nice showing people around your new stomping ground :)

    Sophie Cliff

  2. It sounds like you had a great time with your sister. All that food looks and sounds amazing! X

  3. This makes me miss my sisters....One lives 5 hours away, the other in Costa Rica. i guess I'll have to have "sisterly love time " vicariously through you !!

  4. Oh no! I'm not looking forward to moving away from my siblings permanently when I'm a bit older! x

  5. They really were :) Thank you! x

  6. It's lovely. Such a shame that more people didn't come and visit because it gave me an excuse to pig out in restaurants as well haha! x

  7. It was lovely :) And yes, as always the food here was wonderful! x

  8. Gorgeous pictures! I'm quite sad you're coming home soon too as I will miss seeing gorgeous Montpellier dotted around my blog feed!



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