Happy Friday, friends! I am back in the U.S. after our 7 day dream trip to Paris feeling a little jet lag, but very excited to share with you all the details. Paris couldn't have come at a better time for B and I, since we are celebrating our 30th year wedding anniversary. Paris was also a reminder of what B and I value the most in life; meaningful conversations, constant exploration of art and culture, and allowing ourselves the time to enjoy the life that we work so hard to create for ourselves. Now that we are back, we are craving to live so much more and we are already thinking about our next adventure!
For today, here are a few snapshots (all taken with our iPhones) of some of the most beautiful sights in Paris...
We stayed in the boutique Hotel Madison in St. Germaine in the 6th arrondissement. The location was in walking distance to many of the touristy sights like the Seine River, the Louvre museum and Notre Dame, but you still get to rub elbows with the locals. More to come about this quaint neighborhood.
B in front of Notre Dame.
We did the touristy thing and went on the Big Red Bus Tour. It was one of the best ways to get acquainted with our surroundings on our first day.
We had to seal our love on the famous Lock Bridge, Pont de L’Archeveche, but since it is no longer permitted because of weight concerns, we found another bridge across the way.
The Eiffel Tower is simply the most magical thing to see, especially at night.
This was our breathtaking view from our balcony on the 6th floor. There was a local musician who would set up by the church and play his violin every night. We couldn't have asked for a more romantic setting to celebrate our anniversary.
When I was planning our trip to Paris, I did a lot of research and received plenty of recommendations only to become truly overwhelmed. So, to make it easier for future Paris goers, I plan on posting our travel tips, what to do and see, where we stayed and what to pack in one carry on bag for a full week. It wasn't easy, because I tend to OVER pack every time, but trust me, it can be done.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and stay tuned for more goodies coming on Paris!
Today, I am linking up with these fabulous ladies.