if you missed the first part of our 48 hours girls trip to paris, you can find that post here. today i am sharing the rest of the photos i snapped and other things we saw and did and ate, if you’re interested!
my friend mary martha took this jumping picture of me in front of the arc de triomphe and she timed it so well with the traffic to make sure no cars were behind me. that is a true friend right there! haha! thanks MM!
perhaps my only regret was not popping into this little bakery we happened upon and trying one of these pretty eclairs. by the way, there was an angelina bakery around the corner from our hotel (we stayed at the westin vandome), so we started each day with a warm pain au chocolate (or two) from there and we all agreed that angelina’s pastries were our favorite of our trip.
we had steak frites at relais de l’entrecôte on our first evening in paris. it’s actually a place josh and i found a few years ago and loved so much! it helps with my anxiety at restaurants when they only serve one thing, and keep coming back out as you finish your plate to dish up more steak and fries. it’s a good gem, this place.
le marais is such a fun and historic area to walk and explore. we had crepes at la droguerie which were our favorite crepes of the trip. it’s also just down the road from the best falafel place, l’as du fallafel where i made sure to get josh a few t-shirts with their name on it because it’s one of his favorite spots. :)
i remember my experience seeing the waterlilies by monet several years ago on my very first trip to paris in the summertime. i was hot and sweaty and the air-conditioning felt so good. i remember standing in that bright lit room and not wanting to leave because i felt so moved by everything surrounding me. i got teary eyed again standing there this trip with all of those beautiful paintings in front of me at the musée de l’orangerie.
wandering around paris on our final morning where the weather could not have been more perfect.
on our second night before dinner, we stopped by the galeries lafayette, which is a beautiful parisian department store in the most gorgeous picturesque dome. it was so fun to wander around and see all the beautiful french brands. i fell in love with everything by the french designer manoush, who i had never heard of before. it’s a good thing i only had a carry-on suitcase to help me keep to not buying any clothes. lol.
a few more photos from the falafel place i mentioned above!
between the bikes and the motorcycles and the blossoms on the trees with those pretty balconies and rooftops. WHEN CAN WE MOVE IN.
we made a reservation for brunch one morning at laduree. the place is absolutely beautiful, but if you have limited time/days, i wouldn’t really recommend it.
the lines were so long for the louvre! we’d all been inside before, so we skipped the museum this trip although we did walk by it a few times since it was close to our hotel. the ground are absolutely beautiful!!!
last night, as i was picking up endless spaghetti noodles that a dear sweet certain child of mine had playfully flung all over the table and floor towards the end of our dinner, i was like “PARIS!!!!! TAKE ME BACK!!!!” haha! but no, in all seriousness, this quick trip seriously was everything i needed and more and i am so thankful i was able to go! love these girls so much, and my man back home who from the minute i mentioned the text chain about a possible girls trip to paris, was so supportive and encouraging of me going.
feels so good to be back home in new york with my babies and love though. feeling extra refreshed for the day to day adventures i get to have with them and also possibly trying to eat cleaner for a few weeks to make up for the amount of sugar i consumed on the flight home (i mentioned what i ate in my last instagram. lol.)
also, some links to what i wore below. a lot of you have asked about my girlfriend mary martha’s nude sneakers. i asked her about them and she says they are by cole haan! my girlfriend jenna shared everything she was wearing in paris on her own site right here.