Monday, September 8, 2014

Real talk: Paris bound

It is really hard to believe that it's been already a week since my brother got married. In my mind's eye, the wedding is still a happy blur of twirling on the dancefloor, meeting our new extended family, spending a wonderful time with some of the funniest, kindest and most gentlemanly guys I've ever met, and generally having an incredible amount of fun. The best proof? I took almost no photos at all! My camera was left in my hotel room, and my phone laid forgotten in my purse the whole time, and I can honestly say that not once did I think of checking it, or my emails, or any of the social media, for that matter. Pure bliss. Seeing my brother so happy was the best part of the entire weekend, and I know I'll be cherishing those moments and memories forever. Now, if only the wedding photographer would hurry up - I'm beyond excited to dedicate one entire photo album to that wonderful weekend!

Of course, the Monday morning reality check pretty much kicked my butt, and this past week has been a whirlwind of catching up on the work emails, advancing a few of our current projects and trying to do as much as I could before my departure for Paris. That's true: I'm leaving for my second home / favorite city in the world this afternoon, and to say that I'm beyond excited would be a massive understatement. I can hardly wait for my plane to land at the CDG airport! The prospect of shutting down my computer and ignoring my work emails & Facebook for a week pretty much sums up my current idea of heaven. I'm even leaving my iPad behind - I'm that serious about going internet-free for a week! I know I'm probably going to regret this decision next Monday, when I'll be back in the office, but for now, a week away from everything is exactly what I need.

I've been so crazy busy for the past few weeks that I didn't even have time to plan any Parisian adventures. To gather some last minute inspiration, I've pulled my previous Paris-related posts from the depths of my archives, and it got me even more excited, if that's even possible. You can find my favorite things to do in Paris right here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. I'm signing off with a few of the pictures I took in the City of Lights over the past few years, and I'm looking forward to seeing you back here next week. Until then, bonne semaine & bisous!

Oh, and I'll most definitely be bringing a box of these beauties with me back home! Can't wait!


  1. A family wedding followed by a trip to Paris sounds like fun to me! Being internet free is sometimes the only way to totally unwind. Yout first photo of the Eiffel Tower from that angle and against the blue sky is perfect. Although Paris is still beautiful even when it's raining!

  2. This sounds like exactly the getaway you need right now and Paris is the perfect destination for you sweetie! Travel safe and have a most amazing time!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  3. Oh my God those macarons! Love them! ♥


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