I absolutely love this NY Times article Frugal Paris written by Matt Gross, who is also the author of the blog Frugal Traveler. It reminds me of my days in Paris last summer when we had our picnics along the Seine drinking both wine and Desperados as we watched the sun set (which wasn't until about 10-10:30 by the way).
To quote Woody Allen, "As long as you haven't been kissed during any of those rainy Parisian afternoons, you haven't been kissed at all." I guess I will finally be kissed, as my boyfriend and I will be visiting Paris at the end of May for 10 days. That is if it rains. This will be our first European vacation together and I'm really excited to be spending the city of love with my love.