5/19/2012

Paris Photo Diary - Part I


One of the brunch spots we discovered in Paris. Eggs & Co., and omg was it delicious. We got there just in time as there was only one spot left to fit us all. The owner was extremely friendly, and the food, my goodness the food! Delicious doesn't even begin to describe it. 

Gorgeous buildings everywhere.

This was the view of Notre Dame from our apartment. We had a dear friend of mine that joined us during our stay in Paris, so getting an apartment made a lot more sense then renting hotel rooms. I was a little apprehensive at first, but the apartment turned out to be a fantastic way to do it. I did a lot of research before hand, including the area, the apartment review, and the proximity to metro stations. The place we stayed at met all our requirements. The only thing that I was not prepared for, was the narrow spiral stairways (70+ steps I believe) up to the apartment. Needless to say, my behind got a major workout by the end of our stay.

My sparkle Sperry's kept me walking miles on end during the trip, which is why its only appropriate to dedicate a whole picture to it.

Macaron Heaven.

L'Estrapade. Probably one of my favorite dinner spots in Paris. The tiny little restaurant in the middle of a residential area, friendliest host ever, fantastic cook, delicious food, great wine, awesome atmosphere, and pocket friendly menu. It simply doesn't get any better than that.
Spotted a gorgeous flower shop in the street.

Lunch spot at L'Avenue. My mouth still waters a little over this white truffle risotto. It was that good.

Spotted Banksy in a small alley. Space Invaders also littered the city.

Came here for breakfast twice. The pastry was delightfully delicious. I never knew croissants could be so flaky.

Strolling down Champ Elysee. I think I was on this strip at least three times during my four day stay in Paris.

Series of photo captures of the Eiffel Tower. It was more beautiful in person, which these don't do it justice. This day was just gorgeious in Paris, breezy but sunny. I pulled out my red J Brand jeans to match the happy weather, but decided to tone down the vibrant color with my Madewell sweater. Easy and happy outfit in my book.

During our stroll back from the Eiffel Tower, we came across this building just covered in greenery. It was magical and nothing like I've ever seen before. I had some serious admiration for the people that maintain both the building and the gorgeous plants.

This is part I of my Paris trip. It is true what people say, the romantic feel and the beauty of Paris was felt the moment I stepped off the plane. I think the most used phrase during this trip for me, was "wowwww". I know the metro station was easy and convenient to use, but I decided to drag my boyfriend and a lovely friend of ours all over town by foot. They probably both secretly hated me each night, but I just had to see everything! So many thanks to them both for putting up with my excessive need to walk everywhere. I had some seriously neck pain by the end of the trip for constantly awing at either the buildings and the people. But I guess that's how you know it was a good trip, the urge to capture every single moment through memories and photos.

1 comment:

  1. Looked like an AMAZING time and the food looks scrumptious!

    xo,Cortnie
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