After our amazing week in NYC, we headed for Paris. It was my first time to France and despite the rain, I loved every second of it. As much as I love the country, I love big cities even more- there is just something so exciting about being in the center of such a metropolis.
The first thing I noticed about Paris was the people. We arrived at our flat in Le Marais drenched in sweat and jet lagged beyond belief, where we were greeted by Coralee, our beautiful and sweet landlord. She showed us around our little yet impeccably decorated apartment, then left in a cloud of French perfume. We spent the next couple hours wandering around the upscale and trendy streets of our arrondissement, bumping into gorgeous French person after French person until we found our way to a bustling café and plopped down for a drink and a crêpe. We were asleep in our flat before 6pm, but were able to sleep until morning, so we beat the jet lag.
We spent the next few days eating the most amazing croissants, wandering through the gardens of Versailles, getting lost in the Louvre, and trying our hardest to stay dry. By the time we had to leave, I had fallen in love and promised myself that I would be back soon.
Paris is an amazing city that combines all the things I love, fashion, art, culture, and food, more effortlessly than any place I've been before. Contrary to popular belief, Parisians are wonderful people- friendly and open and won't laugh too hard at your poor French. I wish I had had more time to explore this magical place, but like I said, I will be back soon.
Au revoir for now.