Thursday, October 1, 2009

A tour of Paris

I was similing ear to ear looking at this pictures from Sunday Suppers (found via You Are My Fave) of a recent trip to Paris.

Looking at these pictures is getting me so excited for my trip there next month I can hardly stand it! I have so much to plan, on the hunt for some cute shoes I can walk miles in (please pass along any suggestions) and brush up on my French!

You can see the full post of pictures here.





image: Sunday Suppers

18 comments:

Arianna Belle said...

I love looking at all the images from sunday suppers! Those from Paris are beautiful! How exciting that you're going soon!!!

Kristin said...

Ahhhhhhhhh, so gorgeous! Still jealous. Ah ha

Dionne said...

Oh how gorgeous. The color, the architecture, ahhh Paris.

Children of the 90s said...

I've always wanted to go to Paris! That's so exciting that you'll be headed there soon. Everyone says it's an amazing trip.

Brynn said...

Those pics are amazing, so jealous! You are going to have so much fun!

Jax said...

I am SO sending your blog to my girl friend, Lauren! She LOVES Paris and even almost took a job there (before the economy tanked). She's taking French lessons in Chicago in hopes of being able to still move there sometime! She just goes by herself to France to explore! I bet she'd have some great tips!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Lovely pictures! GOSH, you are going to loooove Paris!

About shoes. I honestly had to wear tennis shoes during the day. Anything else and I would have died literally. At night when we would go out for dinner, I would dress up in heels or boots, etc.

Anonymous said...

hi,

this is jax's friend lauren. she's right - i do love paris. i went three times in a year and am trying to plan my next trip already.

my favorite thing to do in paris is sit in cafes and people watch. the seats outside are all arranged facing the street because the french love to people watch. i also love the jardin du luxembourg. it's a great place to get an ice cream cone and walk around or sit by the pond and write postcards. i love churches too, so notre dame and sacre couer were must-sees for me. sacre couer is a great big which church atop a high hill in "montmarte," which is the most romantic neighborhood in paris. i definitely recommend montemarte, but bring comfy shoes because it's hilly. you definitely need to eat warm croissants in the morning. my favorite is "pain au chocolat." it's like a square croissant with a little bit of chocolate inside. and a sweet treat that they have at all the "patisseries" (bakeries) are called macarons. there not like american macaroons with coconut. they're these little round things that are goey inside. i love chocolate macarons. the big sandwich to eat in france is called a "croque monsieur." it's kind of like a grilled ham and cheese, but they put the cheese on top and you eat it with a knife and fork. there is some kind of creamy mayonnaise-ish sauce they use on it too. they also have a "croque madame," which is the same thing, but with an egg on top (i think it's a fried egg?). the big salad there is the salad nicoise. i can't eat it because it has fish and eggs in it, but try it if you like that kind of thing. beware though: they'll put sliced sardines on top unless you ask them not to. it has sliced eggs and potatoes in it and also green beans, i think. eating in france is really hard for me because it's a very meat-fish-egg country and i'm a vegetarian. i usually eat tomato and mozzarella salads/sandwiches, cheese pizza, croque monsieurs without the ham or green salads and then fill up on bread and dessert if i can't get enough food. i don't eat eggs, but if you do, they have quiche in a lot of places. the french do not understand eating a salad as your main meal, fyi. i ordered a green salad (un salade vert) for my dinner at a restaurant and the lady practically refused to bring it to me. finally i told her she could bring me some asparagus too and that seemed to semi satisfy her : )

as for museums, i think the louvre is pretty overwhelming. it was great and houses some of the best work in the world, but it takes hours to go through. if you do go, i recommend going to napoleon's apartment. it was my favorite part. napoleon lived there and you can walk through and see where he slept, ate, etc. i like the musee d'orsay because it's much more manageable. the rodin museum and the orangerie are supposed to be awesome too. i'm not a big museum buff, so that's why i just saw the two largest museums.

i haven't been to versailles, which is a short day-trip from paris. most people go there, but i just couldn't tear myself away from the city. it's where marie antoinette and louis XVI lived. if you're going to be there long enough that you can spare the time, you should check it out.

to get you in the mood before your trip, i recommend watching amelie, if you haven't already seen it. it's my favorite french movie. it's set in montmarte. also, paris je t'aime is a collection of 18 5-minute films set in paris and it's wonderul. there are lots of famous people in them (e.g. natalie portman, maggie gyllenhall - no idea how to speall that, juliette binoche, etc.). it shows different parts of the city, which is neat.

you're going to have a great time. i don't even know you, but i'm jealous. i'm hoping to go back at thanksgiving/christmas/new year's. i can't stay away...

take care,
lauren

Anonymous said...

hi again,

that comment was really long. i didn't realize it would be so long. sorry!

lauren

p.s. i just caught a typo. sacre couer is a "white" church on top the highest hill in paris. it is not a "which" church.

Ashley said...

Love these pics!!

p.s. check out my blog. I gave you an award!!

Nicole Marie said...

so freaking jealous!!

Michael St. James said...

Wow...Paris is so beautiful! Have fun! Lovely blog!

Beth Dunn said...

I have to be honest in gay paris I did not wear sneakers--but I can't say I have great advice. xoxo

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

This photography is GORGEOUS, and your post made me miss paris so much. I am so envious. i am so glad i found your blog!

Lily G. said...

omg, I absolutely LOVE paris!!!

♥ sarahbeth. said...

omg that's awesome that you get to go! have fun girl! xoxo

the NEO-traditionalist said...

One month from Paris? You lucky girl! Just buy yourself a cute, comfy pair of ballet flats. I walk miles in them whenever I'm in Paris. I'll be living vicariously through you this time!
XX Kate

You Are My Fave said...

I find that my crush on Paris grows and grows because of the blogging world and everybody's trips there.

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