Mar 25


It is so warm today! We decided to celebrate the warm weather (finally!) with a trip to get some Berthillon ice cream on Ile Saint Louis behind Notre Dame. Our favorites so far are passion fruit and pear–sooo good. There are so many things to explore now that the weather is warming up, you can feel the whole city in a good mood. (Ps: Thanks to Sharon for holding our cones (and not eating them) while I took Moses in search of a potty.

Berthillon Ice Cream | 29-31 rue Saint Louis en l’ile 75004 Paris | Metro: Pont Marie

photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day


  • janis says:

    oh my gosh, moses is a cute little hipster!

  • Tiffany says:

    I'm heading to Paris in a couple of days for my first time. I've been salivating over all of your (and your sister's) posts. I feel like you've been my special tour guide! I hope that sunshine sticks around a little longer.

  • Emily says:

    In the first picture I thought, "ooh, check out Moses posing by two hot french chicks!" And those hot french chicks were you two! How fun! I love the black top, bright skirt, black tights, saddle shoes look. Really love it.

  • Giulia says:

    Oh, I used to go there all the time when I lived in Paris! How I miss it…
    Doesn't spring sun and ice cream just make you happy?

  • Amanda says:

    Passion fruit FTW! Our bike ride in Paris took us here for a break!

  • wishful nals says:

    Berthillon is my favorite thing in the world. No joke. In fact, my favorite spot in Paris is a bench on the corner of Ile-st-louis overlooking the hotel de ville. Sitting there with a boule of pear sorbet. Few things are better in life!

  • wishful nals says:

    Berthillon is my favorite thing in the world. No joke. In fact, my favorite spot in Paris is a bench on the corner of Ile-st-louis overlooking the hotel de ville. Sitting there with a boule of pear sorbet. Few things are better in life!

  • lesley says:

    yum! i love berthillon ice cream… definitely some of the best in the world!


  • Sarah says:

    Berthillon–yum! There are some really fun shops on Ile St-Louis, too–maybe even on that same street, if I'm remembering correctly…
    Enjoy the beautiful spring!

  • amy says:

    you are killing me! i have spent many summers in paris and some time with my kids. bertillion is heaven – i have such amazing memories of it! thanks….

  • jjzach says:

    This past summer I tried the praline & pignon and it was AWESOME! Please have some for me the next time you go back.

  • Mrsink says:

    Oh my goodness, Moses is an adorable little guy! Looks like you had a great time.

  • arre says:

    oh my! Moses has always been presh but he is really upping it now that he's Parisian ;)

  • angela hardison says:

    that sounds so good right now. adore your outfit and must chime in to add that yes, moses is such a cutie.

  • celine navarro says:

    Bertillon…my favorite place in Paris :D Everytime I go there, I simply can't resist having a vine peach and wild strawberries…┬░sigh┬░

  • Miss K says:

    Please tell us about your friend's tights!

  • Josie says:

    How lovely! I just got back from Paris for the first time. I loved it.

  • Monica from Hola!design says:

    I was lucky enough to go to Paris a few years ago and made sure to try Berthillon ice cream. I'll never forget.

    Also, there's a little shop on the same street that sell mustards. all kinds of mustards. I recommend it. Can't remember the name of the shop, though.

    enjoy the weather!

  • Monica from Hola!design says:

    Oh the name of the shop is L'Epicerie!

  • kathi says:

    Hi there
    I love the chocolate shop up the street from the ice cream store. Where they make art with chocolate. Every time I've been there I see a crowd of people staring in the window at the display. Love it! There is an apartment right above the chocolate shop that I have rented several times.

  • Elsa Johnson says:

    I love how Paris is so gorgeous that even a little trip to the ice cream shop is just beautiful!

  • todd says:

    there is a great japanese fabric store about 3 blocks from there in marais

  • Savvy in San Francisco says:

    I love Berthillon! It is my favorite ice cream in Paris! My husband and I were engaged at the tip of Ile Saint Louis, so I adore that tiny island. My favorite flavor is their salted caramel….close call between Berthillon and Bi-Rite Creamery Salted Caramel.

  • Bekah: says:

    Could be be cuter? I love your outfit.

  • Trevor and Shannon says:

    I don't think I would have been able to restrain myself from eating that ice-cream cone.

    P.S. I love Moses shirt and I know you mentioned before where you got it at. Would you mind telling me where it is from? I would love to buy one for my son:)

  • "hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." says: saw this frenchie's guide to paris- it could be fancy because she's an editor for french elle, but i thought of you and maybe they are some gems in there!

  • Fashalina aka The Hyperbalist says:

    oh my goodness his blonde curls are to die for. What heavenly hair…

  • henzy says:

    Oh my God, two years ago I stood at that very spot with my husband eating some Berthillion. I tried a berry flavor. Bring back memories.

  • Michelle says:

    Moses is adorable! He looks like a cherub!

  • Antoinette says:

    Be still my heart! Berthillion's is the best. I will always wait in line for them, especially the orange sanguine!!

  • molly ruth says:

    your skirt=spring!! so pretty!

  • Susan says:

    My favorite ice cream in the entire world…and what a handsome and stylish guy Moses is!

  • elizabeth says:

    navy dress, grey tights, and brown boots? totally borrowed that idea for my outfit today and have gotten about 10 compliments already. just thought i should give credit where credit is due!

    also – moses could not be any cuter!!

  • Emma Ann Robertson says:

    Okay so your blog is making me so happy with all this Paris talk :) I was a bicycle tour guide and we would always take our tours to get some tasty ice cream at Berthillon** Keep the posts coming so I can live vicariously through you okay!?

  • Trish says:

    where is little Roman? is the shirt from Petite bateau?

  • Holly says:

    That ice cream. Those skirts. That cute little'un. What a fun little montage!

  • Isabelle says:

    sweet memories … we used to enjoy them a lot when we were living in Paris …

  • Notre Vie Juteuse says:

    LOVE LOVE Berthillon ice cream. Every time we are in Paris we have to stop there. Just wanted to welcome you to France. I follow your sisters blog and just found yours. My husband and I live in the southwest, just north of Toulouse. We moved here in 2008 for 1 year, went back to Los Angeles, sold our business, packed up everything (including the dogs) and moved back for good. Hoping you can stay longer than 1 year too.

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