J'adore Paris!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Okay, clearly the above is not me, but let me tell you, this is exactly how I felt during our marvelous 6 days in Paris (or as I now call it Parisdise!) I've been back 4 days and I am still unable to put into words just how amazing our trip was. People keep asking me what was my favorite part of our visit, and I feel like a fool because I just stammer on about every little detail, because I can't possibly pick just ONE thing that was better than the other. If I had to say what I will always remember, it was our last night there. The Hubs and I were all fancied up, and we were in the back of a car, having just left the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz. We were both a little buzzed from the giant martini we had just consumed, and I was staring out the window babbling on about how amazing everything was. It was at that exact moment, that the Eiffel Tower began to sparkle, and soon after our driver took a turn under a bridge and we were speeding past the Louvre. Everything was so quiet and so beautiful, and I swear I had to ask my husband to pinch me, because I couldn't believe we were actually there. The whole evening couldn't have been more picturesque, and it was the perfect end to an already perfect trip. Soon we were back in our hotel, Skyping with our boys, who were also having the time of their lives. I  really couldn't have asked for anything more! In fact, the next day, when we surprised the LM after karate, he turned to us and said, "I wasn't bad when you guys were gone, I was fine, I had fun." The baby, of course, just looked at me, smiled like I had been gone for two hours, and went on playing away." Talk about a dream homecoming! 

If any of you are planning a trip over there 1) I am so jealous, and 2) feel free to email me and I'll send you our itinerary with links. For those of you who emailed me tips, I can't thank you enough! A special thanks goes out to Coralie, a lovely reader, living in Paris, who combed through my notes to make sure I wasn't missing anything!

I am so happy to be back, but I have to admit, in my head I am already planning our next trip.... where else but back to the land of wine, cheese, chocolate croissants, steak frites, and fashion! I'm thinking next time, maybe a girls trip ;)?

Oh, how I J'adore Paris! 

P.S. Have you all seen this book? It comes out today, and after our trip, you know I had to pick up a copy! I have to admit, the kids I saw over there were VERY well behaved (and equally as beautifully dressed) I'll let you know if I pick up any tips!


Lara Kasabian said...

I love your blog and your adventures! :)
x x x

Julie Q said...

So glad you had a fabulous trip!! Can't wait to see pics :)

Anonymous said...

Oh gave me goosebumps! Such a magical city! It will
be a while till I get back there though, it's sadly a 26 hour flight from here! Please post some photos!

Ashley said...

I can't wait to see the pictures!!!!!


jojie said...

sounds like an amazing time... just saw this article and thought it you might find it interesting, especially since just being there!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Paris.. There's a lovely: HIP Paris blog, which gives you the inside of all the best Paris things, from people that lived there. It might give you some ideas for your next visit. It's worth reading from the start till the end.

Grace in TN said...

Can't WAIT to see photos! Welcome back :)

Ladies Holiday said...

Yummy Mummy! What a great time! So lucky I get to live vicariously through you!

Went there long ago, but would love to return someday soon.

Wishes to you on many happy returns!

Elizabeth Jaime said...

THAT DRESS. Side note: Paris is amazing. I'm sure it was marvelous.

x Elizabeth of Thompson & Prince

Coralie said...

So glad you had a nice time in 'my' lovely city. I look forward to reading more details about your trip and what you liked (and perhaps did not like!). Take care.

x Coralie

PS: by the way I am planning a week away with my husband to New York. A week of all we can no longer easily do with our sweet 6 months old Olivia (mad shopping, fine dining, stiletto wearing!). I will be sure to ask you for tips. the trip is in July!