Traversing Paris

March 4, 2014

Apologies for the overwhelming amount of images above. Editing is not my strongest suit…Mary and I did SO much our second day in Paris and I was overly camera crazy. Last Monday was our true full day in the city and we were determined to see as much as possible. We started out early and walked from our apartment to breakfast where we fueled ourselves with crepe and egg deliciousness before heading to Notre Dame. Holy (no pun intended) loveliness—the cathedral was even more stunning and mystical in person that I imagined. While walking along the Seine River on our…

Apologies for the overwhelming amount of images above. Editing is not my strongest suit…Mary and I did SO much our second day in Paris and I was overly camera crazy. Last Monday was our true full day in the city and we were determined to see as much as possible. We started out early and walked from our apartment to breakfast where we fueled ourselves with crepe and egg deliciousness before heading to Notre Dame. Holy (no pun intended) loveliness—the cathedral was even more stunning and mystical in person that I imagined. While walking along the Seine River on our way to the next stop we stopped and bought a “friendship” lock to secure to the Love Lock Bridge (actual name: Pont de l’Archevêché). Tres fun.

We continued to walk along the river, stopped twice by a gypsy man who tried to gypsy us with a “ring we dropped” (creepy), and made it to The Louvre. Knowing how long it would take to go inside, we decided to walk around the Palace square and Pyramid and I made a vow to do the full inside tour of the museum on another trip. Lots of chic people and pigeons mingled with the pretty architecture. A walk past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrosel and down the Tuileries Garden and we were en route to the Arc de Triomphe. The walk down the Champ-Élysées was no joke (re: further than it looks) but made it easy to pop in and out of shops along the way. Even while under construction the monument was still so neat to see.

Next up: The Eiffle Tower. I had seen far-away glimpses of the tower while out and about but was so giddy with excitement to get up close. It is so impressive, and huge, and cool—I completely fell under its spell. A delicious lunch of steak frites near the tower and one bottle of wine later, Mary and I were desperate for a sweet treat. So we did what any sensible girls in Paris would do and walked to the closest Laudrée Bakery. By this time we were acting so slap happy and silly from stomping all around the city—it was the perfect way to end our day before taking a taxi back to our cozy place and indulging in more wine (when in Paris!), eight different flavors of macaroons, and then an amazing dinner.

Images taken by MBM and Mary Summers for A Piece of Toast

(Madewell ‘Bien Fait’ Sweatshirt // BlankNYC Vegan Leather Leggings (sold out, similar, similar) // Trouvé Leather Jacket (old, similar, similar) // Saint Laurent Ligne Classique Y Leather Tote // Stuart Weitzman 5050 Leather Boots // Loomed NOLA Scarf c/o // Ray-Ban Aviators // Gold & Gray Bracelet // Dana Rebecca Lauren Joy Necklace // Dana Rebecca Sylvie Rose Necklace)

  1. these pictures are incredible and have me dying to go back to paris! we went over new years last year and it was so cold, my next visit will have to be spring or summer. looks like you had a blast!

  2. No apologies necessary- I’ve been LOVING all of the pictures your posting. I went to Paris for a weekend when I was in college and I loved it. I really hope I can go back someday soon!

  3. My husband and I were just there in December and I’m already dying to return – especially in the spring. Looks like you’re having a lovely time! Enjoy the joie de vie!

  4. stunning photos! you can NEVER post too many of paris 🙂 and i must have gotten “gold-ringed” at least 15 times on my last trip there, at first it was a little humorous but then it got quite annoying. you two look ridiculously chic by the way…dying over your saint laurent bag.

  5. We had a few gypsies do the same thing to us! We had heard stories of other things they might do, but we were not prepared for that one (we were on our honeymoon and my husband’s ring is not gold so we knew it was a trick). We stayed right next to the Louvre and made almost daily trips to Laduree. The macarons in the states are just not the same!

    Caitlin C
    withpearlsandastethoscope.blogspot.com

  6. Isn’t Paris the best! Giving yourself the time (which is hard when there is so much to see) is the best thing you could have done. Popping into cute little shops you see on your walks and seeing unexpected treasures is what really is inspiring about the city!

    http://www.thelifescout.com/

  7. Picture of the pink flowers (cherry blossoms?? I’m from Macon, Ga – cherry blossom capital of the world…I should know!!) is absolutely stunning! Cannot wait for my trip in May.

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