Lazy Sunday in Paris!

6.22.2014

Sundays in Paris are lazy days because pretty much everything is closed. We met a friend for lunch and went back to Le Marais to figure out what we could do for the rest of the day. Somehow of all of the places in Paris we could've chosen to say, we happened to pick the one neighborhood with stores open! We walked through the crowded streets and stopped into Ted Baker and Michael Kors among others. I found the most beautiful embellished romper at Ted Baker!








Once we were finished shopping in Le Marais we decided to go window shopping on the Rue du Faubourg St.-Honore. Laduree happened to be open so we stopped in for one last indulgence!








We came to the end of the Rue du Faubourg St.-Honore and took the Metro to the Champs du Mars to take in the Eiffel Tower one last time.




The sun started to set and the wind got chilly so we went back to the hotel to change into something warmer and walked down the Ile St. Louis. We stopped at the most adorable restaurant that we'd passed a few times right on the tip of the island that faces the Notre Dame. It ended up being one of our favorite on the entire trip! On top of being completely charming and quintessentially Parisian, they had a lot of tasty organic choices - even the ketchup!


Photo from cafesaintregisparis.com.
Photo from cafesaintregisparis.com.

Trocadero Gardens, Galeries Lafayette, Fete de la Musique

6.21.2014

Happy first day of summer! We definitely made the most of the longest day of the year! Part of our photoshoot was on the big terrace of the Trocadero Gardens so we had to go back with our own cameras on such a beautiful day.


(headband: Kelly Elizabeth Designs; sunglasses: Prada; tank: Target; blazer H&M; shorts: H&M; bag: Michael Kors; sandals: Sam Edelman)



We went to the Galeries Lafayette for the first time and it did not disappoint. It is so beautiful and busy and fun! The fashion is amazing and the people watching is top notch. They had every luxury fashion house you can think of and all of the coolest more affordable brands like Alice and Olivia, Zadig and Voltaire, and Ted Baker. I felt like a kid in a candy store!







There were a few pieces being showcased by a designer named Dice Kayek that were so pretty! I loved all of them! 






We found ourselves dragging from all of the shopping so we grabbed a cappuccino and a few chocolate macarons at Angelina!





Once we were all shopped out, we went back to the hotel to drop off our shopping bags and change into something warmer. We walked to the Ile St. Louis and quickly realized that it was the Fete de la Musique! There were bands and dj's throughout the city and crowds of people singing and dancing. 


A flower shop on the Ile St. Louis.


(headband: Kelly Elizabeth Designs; top: Zara; blazer: H&M; jeans: Citizens of Humanity; bag: Michael Kors; sandals: Sam Edelman)
Crowds of people along the Seine.

Notre Dame.
Notre Dame.
Hotel de Ville.
Hotel de Ville.

The Palace of Versailles

6.20.2014

The Palace of Versailles is so gorgeous and was definitely on our list of places to visit again. Six years ago there was a lot of construction work going on and scaffolding on the outside so it was really exciting to be able to see so much of the entrance uncovered this time around.










The Hall of Mirrors.
(headband: Kelly Elizabeth Designs; tank: H&M; shorts: H&M; bag: Michael Kors)





We rented bikes to get from the main palace to the Grand Trianon and walked over to Marie Antoinette's hameau. Somehow we were the only people visiting that didn't grab a map but luckily I remembered how to get there from last time. (I love that my brain remembers something like that from six years ago but not where I put my keys.)








We returned our bikes just in time for the park to close and we took the train back to Le Marais. Our feet were covered in dust from all of the pathways so we freshened up and went to the Champs Elysee to eat and watch the big World Cup game - France versus Switzerland! 


(headband: Kelly Elizabeth Designs; sunglasses: Prada; top: Forever21; blazer: H&M; jeans: Citizens of Humanity; bag: Michael Kors; sandals: Sam Edelman)


(headband: Kelly Elizabeth Designs; top: Forever21; blazer: H&M; jeans: Citizens of Humanity; bag: Michael Kors; sandals: Sam Edelman)

It's really fun to watch a big soccer game especially when you're in the county that's currently playing. Of course Chris and I were hoping that Switzerland would win but it became pretty obvious pretty quickly that it wasn't going to happen. We left to walk around while the game was still going on and once the final whistle blew, the city went nuts! There were cars honking and people hanging out of the windows waving flags and yelling. It was pretty crazy and but it was really fun to watch! There were actually a ton of riot police patrolling the Champs Elysee to make sure people didn't get out of control.

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