The croissants. The food. The wine. The macarons. The history, buildings, hotels, parks, streets, fashion, shopping, and people. Paris, je t’aime.
Looking back, our trip to France, and the four days we spent in Paris, seem like such a blur now, but just a few weeks ago, surrounded by all there was to see, and do, and eat, it felt like we could just stay forever, lost in the cafe-clad streets, accordion renditions of Edith Piaf’s La Vie en rose wafting through the air with the smell of fresh croissants. Continue reading Paris, France
In the heart of the 8th arrondissement, just off the Champs-Élysées and a block away from Grand Palais, sits La Maison Champs Elysées. From the outside, the hotel inconspicuously blends in with the rest of the Second Empire mansard roofs and light facades, but all of that structure and regulation disappears as soon as you cross the threshold. Inside, modern meets classic, and traditional meets unusual. Subtle details to break the rules and play with your mind are everywhere. We stayed in the a room from the Couture Collection, designed my Martin Margiela, and were absolutely delighted by the minimal style and quirky … Continue reading La Maison Champs Elysées
For as much as “minimal” and “subtle” were the main descriptors of our first hotel in Paris, I’d have to say that the Saint James Paris was equally “grande” and “ornate” – a hotel where every room felt slightly more whimsical than the last, and you found yourself pleasantly surprised at how many times you were left smiling from the quirkiness of different areas inside its gates. I honestly don’t know where to begin with the Saint James, because every room seemed to captivate, every color seemed to pop, and every details seemed to just magically fit together to create … Continue reading Saint James Paris
As we were planning out our Paris trip post while riding on the train to Lyon, we began to think about the abundance of incredibly helpful resources we had found while mapping out our time, and most importantly, our meals in the city. We ultimately decided that these resources were too good not to share with our readers, so we’ve compiled a list of the most helpful websites & blogs that guided us through our very first visit to Paris. We hope you’re able to consult some of these resources when planning a future trip to Paris! rather paris We’ve … Continue reading Paris Resources
You might have noticed that things have been a little quiet here on the blog lately, as Michael & I were on a brief hiatus for the last week and a half while traveling throughout France. Of course, we’ll have full posts detailing our trips to Paris and Provence, but for now we thought we’d share a few of our favorite Instagram photos from our travels. We were fortunate to enjoy some of the best meals imaginable during our trip, and while we weren’t snacking on croissants and macarons in between, we experienced some of the most breathtaking and inspiring … Continue reading Back from France!