paris, mon amour
another post of paris today, full of all my favorite things about it!
this visit was about my 10th time here, which i know sounds ridiculous..
but lots of those are from during my previous times abroad living nearby!
despite visiting many times, i’ve never had such a relaxing week here
that felt stress-free and almost like we lived here. we planned a full week
in the city since chase had some big decisions happening with work and
we were also meeting friends. since we came together two years ago
and saw practically EVERY main sight together, we both promised that
this time would be much more laid back. good thing too, since it was
hotter than ever and gave us the excuse to enjoy it like locals! no waiting
in lines, no monuments, no stress…just time to wander, explore, see new
places, sunbathe, EAT, see friends, & enjoy. it was paris in a whole new light!
(lots of pictures below, and a vlog at the bottom ;)
if you saw the number of door pictures on my camera you’d laugh.
why doesn’t the US have more colorful / unique doors? i love.my perfect parisian lunch – a fresh baguette (crusty on the outside,
soft on the inside) with french cheese, sparkling water + cherries.
eating in paris can be expensive, but it can also be very
very cheap if you pick this combo up at the market!
a sparkling water tastes so much better with that view..
do you spy the out of focus eiffel in the back?
of course you can’t forget a glace or crepe afterwards!
my longchamp bag matched paris cafés so well! (thanks mom :)
speaking of french food, i don’t want to count the number of
croque monsieurs we consumed in this one week. ^^^
nor the amount of perfect, crispy, buttery french croissants.
the french (and europe in general) have a knack for appreciating
fresh flowers. they are just a way of life, not a luxury. how it should be.
my favorite door ^^ i took this while walking so it is a
little blurry, but still my favorite. that mint + gold!!!
we paid a visit to montmartre on a day so hot i couldn’t even
change out of my swimsuit top from earlier in the day! ha!see what i mean with the flowers?
and again with the doors.
every single turn is a new favorite building. that pink color!!!
how can you not get a crepe from a stand as cute as this?
can you imagine the view from the rooftop terrace of this building?
i always love imagining the people who live in places like this building.
paris apartment views + rooftops in the marais
paris fail= our second day i was buying metro tickets and
i had a bunch of bags + a camera around my neck. i ran up
some steps to go find chase, and completely slipped and fell
HARD. i don’t even know the last time i fell, but this counted
for a few years worth of clumsiness. i smacked the camera,
everything fell out of my bag, and my hands got the little road
rash cuts that still hurt as i type this … haha! i was fine and kind
of in shock as people helped me up, but as soon as i saw chase i
started getting teary! so upsetting to fall OVER haha. i could laugh
about it an hour later but poor camera, poor hands, and poor knee!
a cherry picnic at luxembourg gardens + some bon marché shopping helped :)
luxembourg gardens on a perfect (but hot) day ^^
seine strolls ^^
we stopped into google paris, which is in the classiest white parisian
building but still has the google flair at the gates :) love it! ^^
i felt creepy taking this but couldn’t help it because
HOW PRETTY CAN IT GET? A BRIDE IN PARIS!
can we get married again chase? :)
oops, another door.
nothing better than a seine river cruise on a HOT day!
one night we did something i haven’t done, the SWINGS in the little tuilieries
amusement park! most memorable thing – more in the final post coming tomorrow.