As time passes by, I find myself thinking of Paris more and more.
The first time I visited, I was fifteen, and I don't think I fully appreciated the beauty that is Paris. I was so swept away by the fact that I was in Europe in general that I did not take the time to appreciate the city itself.
Now that I am twenty one and a few years have passed, I seem to dream of sunny Parisian afternoons strolling along the Champs-Élysées to a quaint cafe for "un café" with my closest friends. Just over a year ago, I was sitting outside of The Louvre eating crepes with my roommate on a sunny Parisian afternoon while people watching and taking in the magnificent scene that was Paris Fashion Week. Now call me crazy, but the chic fashion and sunny weather could have been part of what made me start to come to my senses about Paris.
Fashion wise Paris is a dream. When it comes to my own personal style I like to try different things and think outside of the box as much as possible, even though somedays it is so much easier to throw on a pair of black jeans and a band tee. Paris kind of combines the two ends of the spectrum into one. In Paris, you see these outfits that appear to be very simple at first, but the closer you look, the more you notice the little details.
Food wise Paris is once again a dream. I was never an adventurous eater when I was a little kid, but as time went on, I expanded my taste buds quite a bit. French food is one of my favorite types of foods, especially when eating it in France. Now of course I absolutely love the croissants and crepes and would love to have them every day if I could, but I also love the duck confit and baked camembert. I love it all - the savory, the sweet, everything! I am getting hungry just thinking about all the food.
Sight seeing wise Paris is, you guessed it, a dream. The Louvre is an absolute experience, and I would leave at least half a day to really take it all in. It is physically impossible to see the entire Louvre in a short amount of time, so pick out a few hot spots and move on to the next stop. The Eiffel Tower is amazing at all times of day, but it is utterly breathtaking at night. Every hour on the hour starting at 9 p.m., The Eiffel Tower lights up and does a mini light show with twinkly lights all over the Tower itself. Another major recommendation would be a boat cruise on The River Seine. This really gives you a chance to get an expert's knowledge on the city while also learning about popular destinations to check out in Paris. Plus who doesn't like to cruise around Paris by boat?
If you aren't sold yet, I have plenty more in my bag of tricks that I am willing to share. In the meantime, I will be packing my bag for the next flight to CDG..au revoir!
Merci beaucoup for reading and check back soon for more! Additionally, if you have any questions about Paris or anything else on the blog, feel free to reach out in the comments or contact sections of the site. Talk soon! xx -A