[First off, Ken and I were in Paris 9 days before the attacks. We couldn't be more thankful that we weren't there during that time. Our hearts go out to those that were. It was a horrendous day that is still hard to believe occurred in a city so beautiful]
Dress - Sheinside (Under $55!)
Shoes - RiverIsland (Under $60)
Bag - Prada
Watch our Travel Diary Video HERE
Back in October, Ken and I were lucky enough to visit Paris for a weekend. Ken had Friday afternoon off school, so we hoped on the train early enough to to get us to Paris before dinner. On our first night, we strolled around the city with really no objective other than to find some good food and wine. And we did, not far from our hotel. We called it a night pretty early and planned for an early morning the next day.
Early morning came, and before the nights fog had time to dissipate, we snapped a few photos from our hotel room balcony before heading out in search of some coffee and breakfast.
Of course, I had to get Ken to snap a few photos along the way, including one in front of this blue door that matched my dress.
Saturday was the most beautiful day. In fact, the whole weekend was picture perfect. The light between all the buildings genuinely had me gasping. It took us ages to get around because I was stopping to take pictures nearly every 10 feet. We were incredibly lucky with the mild weather. Kens brother had been in Paris the previous weekend and told us he had spent his weekend in layers of clothes under an umbrella. So for us to have nothing but sunshine and to be comfortable walking around in a light jacket and a dress - lets just say Kens brother was very jealous.
Eventually, we found our first coffee of the day. We had a feast of omelettes and croissants, and put our feet up for a little bit.
A little later in the day, we made a change in our plans. Initially, we had made a reservation for lunch at a fancy restaurant that over looked the Eiffel tower. But a couple of hours before we were due to be there, we decide to cancel the reservation and just wander to streets to put together a simple picnic. We went to one shop for a bottle of wine, another for some cheese, another for a baguette, and finally, a macaroon shop. (You can watch us shopping and our entire weekend HERE in our travel diary video)
I couldn't wait to taste the treats, so I opened up the box just around the corner from the shop and we shared the vanilla bean macaroon. And it was heavenly!
Once we had collected all our picnic necessities, we found a cozy spot under the tower and sat for hours sipping the wine and munching on bread, feeling so lucky that this was real life!
Once the sun went down, we headed to a tiny french restaurant where we gorged on sablefish and beef stew, and of course, more wine.
Be sure to watch our travel diary video on my youtube channel - It's both Ken and I's favourite video we have done so far! Click the PLAY symbol below to watch the video :)