Friday, October 5, 2012

Midnight in Paris

Zara Dress | Milly Bag | Forever 21 Flats & Belt

The last day in Paris we slept in a bit because our bodies were nearly shutting down at this point. Started with a lunch at Chez Robert et Louise (review w/ 10 other great restaurant recs here) and some vintage shopping in the Marais (found some gems at Violette et Leonie). To work off lunch, we hopped on the Vélib' bikes and rode down to the Eiffel Tower for wine and a picnic on the lawn at dusk. We then headed back to the Marais for a traditional french dinner and Berthillon ice cream (get early & often anywhere you can in Paris). Our generous host and lifelong Parisienne, Jacques, drove us around to just about everything you could want to see including a midnight drive down the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the original Chanel and Louis Vuitton stores, Sacre Couer / Montmarte among others...stopping for drinks at really cool bars in between namely Candelaria (think La Esquina-esque speakeasy) and Hotel Costes (fancier, call early to reserve a table in the garden).

And with that, I will no longer talk about my trip to Europe (that's probably a lie). Back to our normally scheduled programming with a 'Weekend Update' post on Monday. Happy Friday to all!
{lunch at Chez Robert et Louise in the Marais}
{maybe the most beautiful day ever?}

{picnicing at dusk}

{the first light show when the clock struck 8:00 pm}
{the original Chanel...I kissed the doorstep}
{traditional french meal: tomato tarte, foie gras (which I discovered I actually like} and duck}

{Berthillon ice cream...heaven on earth}
{midnight in Paris (literally)...the view from Sacre Coeur overlooking Montmarte}


  1. Love that dress on you. Red is definitely your color. Gorgeous photos...wishing I was there! :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  2. Wow, awesome photos! And love hoe you stand out in the red.
    I want photos like that some day :)

  3. I'm so jealous, I've always wanted to go to Europe especially France! The red dress and black wedges is such a classic look!

    The Weekend Diary

    1. Thank you!! I highly recommend France (if you cant tell by all my posts already). Definitely my favorite place I've been to in Europe thus far!


  4. Love this dress, I have one in black, is so nice!!

    1. ahhh are you serious!? I want one in black so bad. Is yours from Zara as well??


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