8.02.2012

bonjour paris!

Our honeymoon in paris was everything I thought it would be. We enjoyed gorgeous weather, delicious croissants and crepes, long walks and short to-do lists full of fun adventures. It was h's first time to paris and he was in charge of taking photos with his paparazzi camera. He took a LOT of photos and after a while he decided to stop since everything was so beautiful. Much like our other international trips (Spain and Turkey), we got into a little morning routine and started off each day the same -- I'd find a local bakery or pastry shop and buy something for breakfast and then we'd hunt down a Starbucks. SHAME on us Americans. I know.. but caffeine cravings don't stop just because you're in another country (I don't mind the free wi-fi either!) After we settled in with our treats we'd plot out our day. Here are a few photos from our first day in Paris:

 Our hotel was in the ninth arrondissement on the right bank of the Seine - the area was full of shops and restaurants!
 We stumbled along an indoor corridor of "secret" antique shops.
From a distance h and I thought this tower belonged to Notre Dame... once we got closer we realized we were wrong. It was still really beautiful! (I'll share photos from the TOP of the Notre Dame towers next week!)

xo,
Jillian

16 comments:

  1. ohmygoodness a honeymoon in a paris! how beautiful and love all the pictures :)

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  2. It looks gorgeous! What a wonderful place to spend with the one you love!

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  3. hello ! I live in Paris and I'm very happy that you get some quality time there !!

    I recommand you le "le jardin des tuileries" (Tuilerie's garden) for a walk near "The Louvre's museum" and take a break near "MK2 bibliothèque"

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  4. OMG we are going back in November and I cannot wait!

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  5. Love this! We want to go to Paris so bad!! :)

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  6. So fun! I love that you two got a morning routine going!

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  7. Oh my, this is my very favorite place in the whole world. Your pictures are just beautiful Jillian! So glad to hear that you had a good time. I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  8. Beautiful photos! Wow oh wow! I can't wait for more!

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  9. AHHHH!!! Such beautiful pictures!!! So excited to hear more!! xoxo

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  10. What a perfect adventure–I love that you guys really make a place feel like home!

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  11. SO JEALOUS! I can't wait to go for my first time!

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  12. Ahhh, Paris! It looks absolutely stunning and like the perfect place for a fairytale honeymoon :)

    Can't wait for more pics!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  13. Glad you're having fun in Paris, this is actually the Tower Saint-Jacques, the chruch standing there was torn down during the revolution.

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  14. I love Paris!! It's fun reliving it through the pics

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  15. Love that you hunted down Starbucks in Paris. Good to know they're there if I ever get to visit! ;) ;)
    xoxo,
    leigh

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo