Thursday, 27 June 2013

parisian landmark hopping

Academie National de Musique. Galeries Lafayette. Jardin des Tuileries. Champs Elysees. Arc du Triomphe. Diner. Lit. Un bonne deuxième journée à Paris.

The best part? So. Much. Gold. 

Oh, + spotting 'Almeida' on the Arc du Triomphe was pretty fly.
Everyone knows what the Mona Lisa looks like. Not everyone knows what the crowd in front of it looks like. So here you are, it looks like this. You're welcome.

Friday, 21 June 2013

bonjour, paris

One of the first questions I got from friends + family when I returned home from Europe was, “So did it live up?” By ‘it’, they were referring to Paris + by ‘live up’ they meant my romantic expectations for the French city.

Answer? Yes, yes it did. Paris was the visual feast I had hyped it up to be in my mind.

Once we dropped our bags in our petite apartment in the 3rd arrondissement, we went walking without plan. Strolling through narrow streets, discovering little shops + happening upon the Notre Dame made for a first day in Paris that we were quite pleased with.