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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Musée du Louvre

I absolutely loved visiting the Louvre!  I still feel so, so lucky to have had the opportunity to see so many famous and amazing works of art, I feel like I'm getting repetitive in saying that, but it's true!  And, I'm likely going to say it again (and again!) before I finish up these posts from my adventures in Europe (which I won't be done sharing for quite a long while at the rate I'm goin'!).
Since we purchased the 4 day museum pass (which I definitely recommend), we visited first during the day and then went for a second time on Wednesday evening when they stay open late ]til about 10pm.  And, let me tell you, there's quite a noticeable difference in a daytime vs. night time Louvre visit.  During the day, the museum is just very busy, especially the room the Mona Lisa (or if we're being extra French here, La Joconde) is in.  Once people step foot in that room they become animals, clawing their way to the front...literally!  I mean, come on guys, she ain't goin' anywhere!  Though, of course everyone wants to get to the front to see this classic lady up close and lucky for me I'm pretty sly with these kinds of things, so I actually managed my way up there quite gracefully without having to bring out the claws and got a nice first viewing of Ms. (Mrs?) Lisa.  When we went back on Wednesday night however, having the perfect view of Mona was a breeze since there was a considerably less amount people in the museum, which was very very nice actually.  Some rooms/areas you had completely to yourself and it made for a much more personal and relaxing experience soaking in all the art and such.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Birthday!

I'm way, way behind on posts and sharing photos and don't expect I'll quickly be able catch up anytime soon since I just started my junior year of college at UC Berkeley.  But, with that, it also means that yes, hooray, I finally moved up North and am now calling a quaint little studio with hardwood floors and a bay window home.   Before my first day of classes, my birthday (the 28th) was my last official day of freedom!  So, naturally of course Anthony and I headed across the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco on a wonderfully grey, gloomy morning.  I was clad in the dreamiest dream of a skirt from Alexandra Grecco; one that I'd been wanting for what seemed like forever!  So, finally having it and all its dusty blue tulle loveliness I was lookin' pretty birthday-like (Anthony kept telling me how much I looked like the perfect little teacup)!   After morning coffee (of course) we went to Golden Gate Park to the Conservatory of Flowers.  This was actually my first time there and for those who know me well know that getting up early on my last day of freedom, fancying up, and going the Conservatory of Flowers on my birthday is just so exactly...me!  After some time amongst the flowers we headed over to one of my favorite spots- Fort Point.  It was so, so nice to see old Goldie again!  Even after traveling through Europe and seeing such mind-blowing amounts of beauty, the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point still shine pretty bright in my eyes, and I just love the feeling I get when I'm there.  The last photo I posted here was an accidental one Anthony got of me and I just love the dark, shadowy mysterious-like feelings of those dark halls and feel that this photo captured it so well.


Outfit Details 
Skirt - Alexandra Grecco
Shirt - Free People