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Monday, August 18, 2014

Little Friends & La Seine

After many hours spent at Musée d'Orsay, we found ourselves running out of time left in the day to catch anymore museums and had just missed the last group that was headed up to the towers of Notre Dame which was kind of disappointing, but my heart soon filled right back up when we came across the most interesting lady right in front of Notre Dame with a bag full of bird seed, a handful of birds, and a pigeon on her head...  I was completely giddy when she offered me a handful of bird seed and once all the cute little birds started flocking my way, I shrieked with joy!  Feeding those little birds right outside Notre Dame and alongside this awesome lady that didn't speak a lick English was probably one of my favorite things that I did in Paris; talk about the cutest serendipitous experience!  After my cheeks hurt from smiling so much and the birds were full, we ended our evening with a relaxing walk along the Seine River.


Outfit Details
Blouse - American Apparel
Dress - American Apparel
Boots - Urban Outfitters

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ladurée & Musée d'Orsay

Our week in Paris was filled with so many delicious treats: chocolate....so much chocolate, crepes, macarons, and lots (lots!) more.  But, the most delicious treat of all was the Pain Perdu (or French Toast as we Americans call it) from Ladurée!  We ordered a nice hot cup of coffee to start with and then when those two golden pieces of heaven came to the table alongside a cute little bottle of maple syrup, the party in our mouths began.  I can honestly say that it was probably one of the tastiest things I have ever eaten!  I still remember the soft explosion of sugary goodness so well; damn, it was so good.  This was back in February by the way, and as some of you may know from instagram, after I returned home from Europe and ended up in the hospital, I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes (lots more on all of that at a later time!).  So now reflecting back on my time in Europe, I feel so grateful and appreciative actually to have (and survived) living off of sugar and getting to taste so many delicious treats without a care in the world - something I can never really do again as a T1D.  And, by the way, yes I have type one diabetes, but NO it is not because I ate too much sugar!  You wouldn't believe the amount of people who ask that question and don't know the huge difference between type 1, which is an autoimmune disease one has absolutely no control over getting, and type 2 diabetes, which is the one most people think of when the hear the D word (including myself before I was diagnosed).  But again, I plan to talk about all of that much more after I get through all my Europe posts.
Anyways!  After Ladurée, we spent a handful of hours at Musée d'Orsay, once again feeling so lucky we were getting to experience and see so many beautiful works of art, and then ended the afternoon with a peaceful stroll along the Seine River and another visit to Notre Dame, will share some more photos from this day in the next post.




Outfit Details
Blouse - American Apparel
Dress - American Apparel
Boots - Urban Outfitters

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tuileries

Some lovely meandering through Jardin des Tuileries in one of my favorite Dear Creatures dresses that I packed specifically to wear in Paris, all alongside my sweetie was just the loveliest; actually, pretty much everything we did during our week in Paris was lovely!  After enjoying Tuileries, we paid a visit to see the beautiful Water Lillies by Monet at Musée de l'Orangerie and then we went to the Louvre for the first time (but I'll share photos from that and our second visit to the Louvre in another post).  I really do feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to see such amazing works of art; can't wait to go back someday!
Outfit Details
Dress - Dear Creatures
Shoes - ModCloth
Tights - American Apparel