Although we have been lucky enough to have visted Paris many times now, we have never managed to make it to Montmontre. I have no idea why because it isn’t far from where we usually stay and it is so worth the trip! If your not familiar with the area, you will be when you scroll down and recognize the spots from Pinterest πŸ™‚

The obligatory visit to Le Consulat. We only passed by the first time, but the second time we used their outdoor space to take cover from the rain. We didn’t have the best weather that day, so we weren’t able to snap many pictures because I had the camera hidden in my jacket most of the day.

The tiny table you see out front made for the perfect cover. We sat and people watched, ordered some wine and gasped as huge buses tried to swerve down the TINY cobblestone roads. I really thought some of them weren’t going to make it, but somehow they always did. 

Usually I’m not an all pink outfit kind of gal. But this outfit was created out of comfort. It was so cold and rainy that I had to wear a hat and this was the only one I had packed with me. I actually really loved the way it all came together – so it all worked out πŸ™‚ The coat is one of my favourites to date. I worn it so many times – here and here. I bought it years ago in a Zara sale when we lived in London. I think I paid about 20pounds for it. It’s one of those items I reach for over and over again.

Shop lots of similar versions here:

Jacket – Similar Options here, here, here

Sweater – Similar items here, here, here

Hat – Similar here, here

Handbag – Gucci Soho Disco in Black

Jeans – Similar here, here

Boots – Acne studio Jensen boots – Available here and here

I was actually surprised to discover how tiny the area actually was! There is really only a few streets to the place. It was full of tourist the day we were there so we didn’t do any shopping in the small shops that line the streets. Our favourite way to travel is to just wander around, people watch and snap a few pictures along the way. And obviously find a good glass of wine or a beer πŸ™‚

My Gucci Soho Disco handbag was a purchase I made just a couple of weeks before we left for France. I originally went into the store thinking I would get the beige version just because I already had two other luxury bags in black but when I tried it on, something didn’t feel quite right. Even though I was dead set on walking out with something in hand that day – I walked away and asked Ken to come back with me a few days later. I tried both on for him and he knew right away – the black one. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. It’s quickly become my everyday bag. I think I’ll do a review of this bag either here or on my youtube channel so I can give you the full run down of it πŸ™‚

Have you been to Montmontre? What did you think? Does it look as good in person as it does on Pinterest?

Xo, Andrea



  1. Natali Karppinen
    February 7, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Your coat and bag are fabulous! Also, those are such a lovely Paris photos, thanks for sharing!

    • Andrea Clare
      February 7, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you!!! So glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  2. Chelsea Finn
    February 8, 2018 / 1:02 am

    I LOVE paris and I love Montmarte! Such a beautiful neighborhood with all of the hills. Gorgeous photos! I love your outfit. xx

    • Andrea Clare
      February 8, 2018 / 9:20 am

      It was my first time to the area and we LOVED it! So cute! And thank you! We had to snap quick because the rain had other plans for our day πŸ™‚

  3. Ameena
    February 8, 2018 / 10:29 am

    I'm a fellow Canadian living in Paris (next to Montmartre as well!) who used to live in London and who's originally from near Vancouver – small world! :pI just have to say that I love love love your blog and every time I see a new post I get all nostalgic for home and always so curious to see what part of Paris you guys will discover next! HahaThe photos in this post are particularly beautiful! Do you mind if I ask what camera you use?

    • Andrea Clare
      February 8, 2018 / 4:32 pm

      WOW! That is a small world! We have lived the same path! Thank you so much for commenting! Reading comments like yours always makes my day and gets my butt in gear to blog more! It never really feels like anyone reads it πŸ™ˆ. The camera is my new Fuji xt20. It’s a compact mirror less camera that I LOVE so far ☺️ Maybe I’ll run into you in the city some day!!

    • Ameena
      February 9, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Nooo, don't say that. People are definitely reading your blog and I would LOVE to read more! To be honest, at the risk of sounding totally nerdy your blog (and Instagram and Youtube) have inspired me to maybe/sorta give it a go myself. Thanks for the camera details and I would LOVE to run into you in Paris some day as well!! πŸ™‚

    • Andrea Clare
      February 9, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      You should go for it!!! It's a LOT of work but such a fun and creative outlet. Especially being a nurse, I needed something creative to focus on my days off. It can be very therapeutic! Especially when people connect – like yourself! πŸ™‚ So thank you!

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