Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I've Fallen in Love

Its official! I am in love with this city. Done so much exploring this past weekend! Saturday we visited the Marais as well as the Bastille. So many gorgeous hidden museums, houses and monuments along the way!   Here is a picture from the Hotel Sully. It was so gorgeous and the sun FINALLY came out after a rainy morning. This old mansion was so serene and peaceful with birds chirping and people reading and sun shining. It was weird to exit the reality of the hustle and bustle of the city for a minute to a completely secluded garden. Caroline and I also visited the Hotel Carnavelet which has the history of the whole city in about 4 floors of the windiest home I have ever been in. Way more confusing than even the Louvre but just as beautiful.  Also in the Bastille we stumbled upon this carnival. Really creepy looking but they had churros so I was all for it. I like to think that Saturday was a day dedicated to my Momma seeing as I got out and about and stopped and smelled the flowers every five minutes. Sunday was also quite a touristy day. We traveled to Pere Lachaise, where Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison, just to name a few, are buried.  Here is Jim Morrison's. It was all blocked off but pretty cool to see. This one is Oscar Wilde's. I guess the tradition is to kiss it? I did not know that but was game for it anyways. Pere Lachaise was so gorgeous and there was so much history to it. It was pretty eery just walking around. Makes you wonder, why the heck is a cemetery a point of interest? 

After Pere Lachaise we went to the first bar that invented Bloody Mary's. Worst experience ever. The bar tender was so rude, charged us 13 euro for it, and told us that celery in Bloody Mary's was disrespectful to him and therefore makes Americans horrible. Okay sir excuse me. On a lighter note, we visited Moulin Rouge as well as Sacre Couer at dusk. Of course, Montmartre is so seedy, but it was still so much fun nonetheless .   I think that Sacre Couer is my favorite place in all of Europe so far. It is sosososososoooooooooo pretty and I haven't even been inside of it yet. This place is one of those that make me say "wow, I live here". I have a lot of these moments but it never gets old.

Today Caroline and I headed to Galleries Lafayette to beat the rain. Way too overwhelming for us but it finally cleared up long enough for me to take this picture: .
Tonight we are headed to the steps of the Trocadero to watch the Eiffel Tower light up! Can't wait.
until next time

Saturday, February 20, 2010

We Drink Wine With Diamonds In Our Glass

Bonjour! Here are some pics to keep y'all updated on life in the city! Here is a picture of the gorgeous Sorbonne. Worst photographer ever but you can at least see how magnificent the building is! Unfortunately I am not in this building,but THIS is the view from my school, a building for all exchange students. Can't complain about this gorgeous area of the city now can I? My campus located right next to the famous (but frozen) St Michel fountain and it has so much life around it. It is starting to warm up a little, no more snow on the ground anymore but that means an influx of tourists. I must be situated right next to Little Greece or something because honestly, I am bombarded with people left and right in the ally ways behind school for gyros fries and falafels oh my! 
               This is an interesting wall that I stumbled upon when I was early for class a few days ago. I was afraid to take a picture with it (hence the awkward look on my face) because I thought it was going to come to life any second! I love exploring around my campus and hopefully I can find more silly things to take pictures with. 
                Also on Valentine's Day as I was roaming around Notre Dame I noticed an extremely large group of people all surrounded by police. Of course come to find out a day later that I had just missed, by seconds, 200 people kissing for Gay Marriage Rights in front the St Michel fountain. I guess that it was some international, organized something or another but I am just so disappointed that I didn't get to see that! 
(here's a link. It really is moving) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz1TNNwqxIk
Here's an after thought picture of the beautiful Opera in the Madeline. Some of the girls from the program experiencing one of the first snow falls of the city a week back.
Off to explore today! Expect lots of pictures.
until next time

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I was a tourist in the city for Valentine's Day. Worst idea! Everywhere was so crowded and love birds were displaying affection left and right. Guhhh. It was finally warm out though and I got to go the Eiffel Tower which was pretty spectacular, like always. All in all Vday was pretty fun. Ended the night with a little party at the apartment. Im really starting to love all the people I've met in the building so far and I always have so much fun with them! So lets just say they were all my Valentines. Hope you all had a good day!
Until next time

Friday, February 12, 2010


Sorry bloggers! Class started yesterday so life in Paris is quite hectic! Off to Normandy in the morning. It is supposed to be very cold which I am totally not looking forward to. Everything is so gorgeous here though. It has been non-stop snowing all week, which I should have knocked on wood when I asked for it a few months ago. I keep forgetting my camera when I am about town but I will take pictures soon! My school is literally in Notre Dame's front yard. I feel so spoiled. And not to mention it is all covered in snow. I will snap a photo on Monday. Until then, here is a picture of first snowfall from I believe Tuesday, from my living room window. Hard to tell but the city looks gorgeous!

Until next time

Monday, February 8, 2010

Breakfast of champs on the Champs

Here are some pictures of our day on the Champs as well as a dorky one from the Notre Dame as service was going on Sunday night, and of course, a picture in front of Louboutin. Brunch at Laduree was so amazing. And not to mention could feed a whole army! I have been looking forward to this brunch since Christmas and it definitely did not disappoint. Today I'm getting ready to move in to my new apartment! I am so excited and cannot wait to meet my flatmates!
This trip has already been above and beyond what I have been hoping for and I am so eager to establish a life here in the next coming months.
School starts this week but I'll try and keep the blog up to date.
P.S. Let's hope my next picture in front of Louboutin is one of me investing in my own first pair! Starving college student? At least I'll look good doing it, right hehe.
until next time
Hat: Forever21
Coat: Rachel Roy
Bag: Rachel Roy
Tights: Romeo and Juliet Couture
Boots: Migliorini
Black Coat: United Colors of Benetton

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Have Arrived!

I have finally arrived in gorgeous Paris! Much to my dismay (but my mother's enjoyment) it is no longer snowing. Yesterday was supposed to be the warmest of the year so far. We slept for a solid 20 hours (oops!) but I'm not complaining! I get the worst jet lag usually. Rained all day today in the city! Off to the Arc de Triomphe avec ma mere et mon grandmere to see the 12 points of the city as well as the eiffel tower lit up in all its glory tonight!
Brunch at laduree tomorrow which is a little christmas present to the old ladies from myself. Expect videos of the gorgeous city soon!
until next time
Photos infront of the Louvre and the apartment.
Hat: ArdenB
Jacket: Macy's
Pants: Zara
Boots: Migliorini
Bag: Rachel Roy