4.10.2011

to paris with love.

le, sigh. i've seen a lot of paris posts lately... and it makes me think of the glorious month i spent there while i was in college. during my study abroad i took a language class and a cultural class, where we visited every major museum, chapel, and monument. the group took a weekend trip to normandy and we saw the infamous d-day beaches and the epic mount saint-michelle. we also visited versailles.. this was my favorite day of the entire trip. i was enamored with the palace and the gardens (blame that on a cheesy romance novel i read in high school french class). versailles and paris was perfection. 


i would love to visit the city again, this time with h. and i will be sure bring a camera (silly college student me thought i would just get copies of other peoples photos. le fail.) cameras or not it is the perfect place to make memories with someone you love. my bloggy bff, little miss {av} knows something about that-- she and her husband are celebrating their one wedding year anniversary today!! and they went to paris for their honeymoon- swoon


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okay ready, set, let's go now :) 
have you ever visited paris? what were your favorite things to see or do? 
married ladies-where did you go on your honeymoon? single ladies-what are your travel dreams?

bisou bisou, 
jillian

36 comments:

  1. Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

    oh my gosh i would love to go to paris! sigh...how romantic!

    i've never even been to europe!
    this toronto girl is heading to washington on wednesday though!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

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  2. paris has always been on the top of my 'places to visit' list. What I want to do there are pretty much simple and classic things. Like go to a museum, sit outside a cafe while reading a literature book and of course drinking coffee, walking around the street with my camera, and see the eiffel tower from the best and closet spot possible. This city has been filling up my dreams ever since I was a kid. Hope someday I will be able to go there :)

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  3. Ah, Paris is one of the places I want to go tooo!! Its looks so romantic and lovely and perfect. For our honeymoon we went on a cruise throughout Europe (Italy, Spain, France, Greece...and we even hit Africa)...but we never got to Paris. Sigh

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  4. oh i love paris! i lived in London for two years after college and would visit often. my favorite is notre dame and the crape stand right out front! yum. your post has made me want to go back soon. xo kendall

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  5. I'd love to go to Paris! It looks so beautiful! I love all of your pictures! <3 Hope you're having a great weekend! XOXO

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  6. Ah Paris. [sigh] Possibly THE best place on earth...Ever! I have been there four times. I try & make a yearly visit & this year I shall be starting & ending La Grande Aventure there. Absolutely CANNOT wait! Favourite places are Montmartre & St. Germain des Pres (very swish). One day I SHALL live there! I shall, I shall, I shall! x

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  7. yes girl le rather large sighs indeed! it's a dream world, i'm sure, although i haven't been there yet but totes wanna someday real soon! you're so lucky to have had a month there while studying, incredible and wondrous.

    cheers to {av} and her handsome one - what an awesome way to celebrate! happy sunday lades. ♥

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  8. My famous line is "my parents didn't love me enough to take me across any oceans, except the pacific to hawaii...which for California kids is pretty darn normal". But seriously, they'd drop us off (my brother and I) at grampa and grammas and jet set around the globe. Now, I understand why they didn't want to take two kids and all the things kids need to Europe and Asia. I'm dying to go to Europe. I'd love to leave there for a year.

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  9. I went to Paris in college. Loved it. My favorite city I have ever been too perhaps. The language, the food, the people it all hits like a wave and makes me feel like I need to get back there as soon as possible(I'm planning a trip actually!) Happy Anniversary to {av} and her hubby!

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  10. Yes, I went to Paris.

    FOR 6 HOURS.

    not fair at all. such a tease.

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  11. i love paris! i have been once when i was 12 and once when i was living in Bordeaux. I highly recommend Bordeaux as well!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  12. I'ts on my travel dream-list! <3 for sure! right after italy, which the hubs is totally on board for! score!!!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  13. I've been to Paris. When I studied abroad at Oxford in college a girlfriend and I went for three days over a weekend. It was a whirlwind. There was the little eatery that was on our walk from our hostal to the Champs-Elysee and we stopped a couple times. They had delicious foods that we brought home to our friends. I also got my first Louis Vuitton at the flagship store; it's still my favorite to this day. We went to the Musee D'Orsay, which I liked a lot more than the Louvre. The Louvre seemed to make the art lifeless, and I was so disappointed by the size of the painting and the crowd around it. I almost wish we hadn't wasted the time. We climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe instead of the Eiffel Tower because we heard that would be better. The stairs definitely were. I forgot how much I enjoyed my trip to Paris until I started writing this comment; thanks for allowing me to walk down memory lane here!

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  14. honeymoon was mexico, we did nothing but eat, sleep, drink and bask in the sun, GLORIOUS :)

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  15. You're inspiration boards are to die for! What a lovely blog.

    Blessings,
    Jordan

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  16. You're adorable! I dream about so many places. I'd love to go somewhere green and romantic and bohemian like Ireland, but Greece might be my number one. I can't wait until I actually get to go!

    xoxo
    harley&jane

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  17. I spent my honeymoon there (well a part of it anyways) and fell in love with every last inch of sweet Paris- would love to go back!!

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  18. Hubby and I are planning a trip to go for our anniversary next year! We will only have a week to go though... wish I could stay a year! You should totally spend your honeymoon there!!!

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  19. i would give ANYTHING to go to paris. the mister knows i am seriously dying to go... but we'll see. :)

    we went to bora bora on our honeymoon, and it's literally heaven on earth. we have plans to go back for our 5 year wedding anniversary next year... crossing my fingers it works out.

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  20. i am going to paris next month for the first time! i will only be there for ONE DAY! Ahh! i will savor every moment. :) lovely post!

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  21. Hi Jillian,

    I have not visit Paris, but it sure is on my Bucket List! I just found you at Brooke (Bright Wishes) page. Your colour board is beautiful and green is my favorite colour :)

    Love your blog, these photos are exquisite!

    xoxo
    Katie
    http://loveiseverywhere.blogspot.com/

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  22. girl after my own heart... that's where Dan & I got engaged! :) happy sunday xo

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  23. For the record, MY BLOG doesn't have anything about Paris on it. :) Atleast, not yet. Although it is a top travel destination. ::le sign::, a girl can dream.

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  24. Paris, je t'aime! I went there for one week a couple of years ago and found it melancholy but beautiful. If I had won lotto on the weekend (alas, I did not), I would've upped and left for the City of Light... Would love to go back and study French for a year or so at the Sorbonne.

    Andrea x
    andreareh.blogspot.com

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  25. You're killing me. I want to go sooooooooo bad!

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  26. these photos are stunning, your inspiration boards are always so inspiring and beautiful!

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  27. Yes all these Paris posts make me nostalgic and jealous too! I really want to go back. Thanks for sharing your pretty images!

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  28. I've never even been to Europe so I'm beyond jealous that you have gone to Paris! I'm dying to go to England (I love all things British) and Ireland most of all but Italy and France are on the list too!

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  29. Love Paris...so dreamy and romantic with incredible architecture!! Thrilled to find and follow your blog!!

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  30. Ahh love Paris! I loved just walking the street of Paris and finding things on our own. The most fun thing we found was a street market... so neat!

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  31. Ohhhhhhhh I wanna go so bad! I just had a dream the other morning about it. I die. So beautiful.

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  32. Paris! I've been twice, although I was an annoying teenager both times. I saved up all my monies, worked hard selling pretzels and soda at ball games and finally went to Europe with a group from high school...twice! It was amazing. I have such fond memories of Paris! We were there in March of 2000, so the Eiffel Tower was still lit up for the Millenium and twinkled like crazy at night! So breathtaking.

    We went to Italy for our honeymoon, which was pretty incredible. So many wonderful places to choose for that, though!

    And to answer your question about our friends - they are getting married at Women's Park and Gardens and then having their reception at The Glessner House Museum, next door. I've never been but it's apparently pretty neat!

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  33. I never been - but it speaks volumes about my style that I would like to visit to scout out the history and eat macaroons on the Champs Elysee someday.

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  34. I want to go to Paris SOO badly! It just looks so romantic! My husband and I went to Kauai for our honeymoon and I highly recommend it! It's the best of both worlds...no language barriers or currency exchange, but you really do feel like you're in a whole different world. You can do nothing but relax or go one tons of adventures. Just loved everything about it! xo

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  35. I went to paris for a weekend while I was studying here in Florence, and it definitely wasn't long enough! I've been dreaming of going back wtih my husband for our first anniversary (when I was there the first time I was wishing I was in love!), and renting bicycles for an afternoon in Versailles

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  36. So jealous you've been there at all! I've never gone there but i'm dying to go it looks like an incredibly beautiful city. I really want to visit the Lourve as well!

    I'm having a $100 dollar Shopbop Giftcard GIVEAWAY on my blog. Come check it out! It's open to international bloggers as well :)

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo