Honeymoon Travel Guide: Paris, Volume 3

Honeymoon Travel Guide: Paris, Volume 3
Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored – I received the monogrammed mini envelope from Graphic Image and the business cards by Minted featured in the post in exchange for highlighting them. All editorial and opinions are my own.

Entry No. 35 / Paris, Vol. 3

Thought I’d share a peek of our weekend in Paris. I had a blast with my friend, B, and only wish the weekend would have lasted longer. Brave B drove her SUV into Paris and when our GPS couldn’t find the parking garage we wanted, we decided to park right in front of Notre Dame:

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While I was busy obsessing over my monogrammed luggage tags from Graphic Image, {I mean, seriously that metallic goatskin leather had me at hello – isn’t it pretty??}, B was mesmerized by a street performer who had decided to make rollerblading cool again …

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Our first night, we decided to take a stroll down St. Germain and have dessert and drinks at Le Train Bleu in the Gare de Lyon. OMG – Have you been? J&I’s photographer for our Parisian love shoot, Juliane Berry, clued us in on this little gem and I am still in disbelief that I never knew about it … I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve taken the train into the Gare de Lyon and never thought to step foot in this little oasis …. le sigh …

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If you have a chance, try to at least squeeze in an aperitif at Le Train Bleu. Everything was fabulous and the service was top-notch. We had the sweetest waiter who lowered the window awning for us because the sun was setting and casting a harsh glare. We also made friends with the Frenchman sitting next to us and he told us about the restaurant’s “mascot,” a sweet little kitty who preferred to sleep in the hallways. 🙂 {Thanks Juliane for sharing this awesome tip with us!}

A weekend in Paris wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Porte de Vanves flea market {for more details, check out my post here}. We took the metro armed with our wheely carts and had fun marveling at Parisian treasures from yesteryear…

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Later in the day, we toured the Opera Garnier and guess what? There was a ballet rehearsal going on so we were able to watch from a box seat – it was amazing but sadly, we couldn’t take photos. 🙁

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I thought Paris made a pretty backdrop for my new monogrammed mini envelope from Graphic ImageThe leather is soooo soft and luxurious! I’ve been keeping my business cards inside and just adore them together. The cards are from Minted and all have a photo from J&I’s Parisian love shoot on the back. {If you missed our love shoot, catch up here}

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We spent the rest of the afternoon strolling around Montmarte and hiking up to the tippy-top of Sacre Couer. I had never been to the top and the views were striking …

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Saturday night we got all gussied up and took a taxi to the Moulin Rouge for the 11p show with champagne. I’m really glad we went because I’ve wanted to go ever since Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor glamourized that little red windmill. I’m not sure what I was expecting but the show we saw was not it … each act was filled with campy ensembles and the choreography was so dated, I started to wonder if it was a joke. After all was said and done, I think we both wished we had booked tickets for a ballet at the Opera Garnier. Live and learn.

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Always hard to say au revoir to Pareeee but four flea markets on the way home made it a little easier …

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Want more Paris?
Check out my travel guide from last year. Oh, and this one.

Photographs by Sarah Darcy.

2 Comments

  1. July 3, 2013 / 6:46 AM

    Oh my gosh. Your photos are all amazing. I visited Paris last summer but you’ve captured it in such a romantic light. I’m returning this summer and look forward to checking out some of these places!

    Elle
    http://elle-alice.blogspot.com/

    • July 3, 2013 / 8:00 AM

      Thanks, Elle! Love your NYC photos. 🙂

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