Paris ain’t no grandmother’s house!
Most children head to grandma’s house, but for Blue Ivy Carter, it’s a trip to the City of Lights.
During a recent trip to Paris, Tina Knowles and granddaughter Blue Ivy Carter did two things everyday: the Eiffel Tower and the eating sprinkled donuts.
In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Knowles revealed that the duo had the best time in France’s capital. She said:
“Every day we went to get this donut that she liked, so she’s like, I want to see the Eiffel Tower at this time of the day, but really she just wanted a donut…It’s a little donut with all these sprinkles. It was terrible, tasted like paper or Styrofoam, but she loved it.”
Besides indulging in sweets, Knowles also took Blue Ivy to Disneyland Paris, and went shopping at Galeries Lafayette – an upmarket French department store chain near Opera Garnier. It has a wide range of brands to suit all budgets, from ready to wear to haute couture. The architecture of the store is art nouveau, with a gorgeous dome and a panoramic view of Paris that has made it a popular tourist attraction.
From Knowles’ Instagram, Blue Ivy even called out grandmother for taking videos in a theater, “You’re not supposed to take videos, grandma. You’re not supposed to.”
For the best donuts in Paris, head to Boneshaker (77 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France) near Grand Boulevard. It combines the traditional American recipe with Parisian pastry techniques. It’s the Parisian version of Dunkin’ Donuts with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Get the walnut and fig, it’s to die for!