Paris

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

     Bonjour!!!  Our trip to Paris was beyond.  As in not enough adjectives to describe my love for Paris.  Like I kinda want to move there.  It’s just the most beautiful city.  Loved the food, the shops, our Parisian apartment, the sights and believe it or not most of all I loved the Eiffel Tower.  It was just so much more in person. And the views of the city from up top are incredible!  We walked 12+ miles each day and only once took a taxi.  We were total tourists, snapping selfies in berets and always getting bumped into when I’d stop on the sidewalk to take pictures of all the beauty.  Speaking of beauty – we were there for the beginning of Paris Fashion Week.  We saw these 6 foot tall, 100 pound models that were some sort of genetic freaks of nature.  You might think you are looking good, or having a good hair day….that is until you’ve seen a Paris Fashion Week runway model!  Enough of my blabbing…here are some of my favorite photos from the trip!

 

Our apartment had the best location – right by the Louvre.  We were located in this “Passage” which is pronounced by the French like “massage”.

Paris - www.atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Pont des Arts bridge – I know the locals hate the locks, but I found this bridge to be breathtaking!

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

I ate as many crepes and chocolate croissants as I possibly could!

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

 

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Notre Dame was breathtaking!

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

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Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Everything was so much bigger and better in person!

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Loved all the vendors along the river…

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - www.atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

One of our favorite restaurants was right by the Eiffel Tower.  Seriously, I don’t think they could have better pizza in Italy!  We went back our last night to the same restaurant and to the Eiffel Tower to see her light show and then sadly back to our apartment to fly back home…

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Who are these cheesy tourists???

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - atthebeachwithkris.com

Our trip to Paris was beyond.  As in not enough adjectives to describe my love for Paris.  Like I kinda want to move there.  Its just the most beautiful city.  Loved the food, the shops, our apartment, the sights and believe it or not most of all I loved the Eiffel Tower.  It was just so much more in person. And the views of the city from up top are incredible!  We walked 12+ miles each day and only once took a taxi.  We were total tourists, snapping selfies in berets and always getting bumped into when I'd stop on the sidewalk to take pictures of all the beauty.  Speaking of beauty - we were there for the beginning of Paris Fashion Week.  We saw these 6 foot tall, 100 pound models that were some sort of genetic freaks of nature.  You might think you are looking good, or having a good hair day....that is until you've seen a Paris Fashion Week runway model!  Enough of my blabbing...here are some of my favorite photos from the trip!

Our trip to Paris was beyond.  As in not enough adjectives to describe my love for Paris.  Like I kinda want to move there.  Its just the most beautiful city.  Loved the food, the shops, our apartment, the sights and believe it or not most of all I loved the Eiffel Tower.  It was just so much more in person. And the views of the city from up top are incredible!  We walked 12+ miles each day and only once took a taxi.  We were total tourists, snapping selfies in berets and always getting bumped into when I'd stop on the sidewalk to take pictures of all the beauty.  Speaking of beauty - we were there for the beginning of Paris Fashion Week.  We saw these 6 foot tall, 100 pound models that were some sort of genetic freaks of nature.  You might think you are looking good, or having a good hair day....that is until you've seen a Paris Fashion Week runway model!  Enough of my blabbing...here are some of my favorite photos from the trip!

This was the ceiling of Galeries Lafayette – a Parisian department store that makes you wish you were a Kardashian…or at least had a Kardashian budget…

Our trip to Paris was beyond.  As in not enough adjectives to describe my love for Paris.  Like I kinda want to move there.  Its just the most beautiful city.  Loved the food, the shops, our apartment, the sights and believe it or not most of all I loved the Eiffel Tower.  It was just so much more in person. And the views of the city from up top are incredible!  We walked 12+ miles each day and only once took a taxi.  We were total tourists, snapping selfies in berets and always getting bumped into when I'd stop on the sidewalk to take pictures of all the beauty.  Speaking of beauty - we were there for the beginning of Paris Fashion Week.  We saw these 6 foot tall, 100 pound models that were some sort of genetic freaks of nature.  You might think you are looking good, or having a good hair day....that is until you've seen a Paris Fashion Week runway model!  Enough of my blabbing...here are some of my favorite photos from the trip!

The people watching was divine.  I came home determined to be more “French” or “Parisian”.  But I think you are just born with it.  The men dressed from the pages of a GQ magazine.  And the women seemed so effortlessly chic – even without makeup!

Paris - www.atthebeachwithkris.com

Paris - www.atthebeachwithkris.com

Sister and I fell in love with (and wanted to keep) every Parisian baby we saw – the kids there were just the cutest!

Paris - www.atthebeachwithkris.com

 

     My next post will be about our day at Normandy!  (I apologize for the huge photos – something is wrong with my blog and I can no longer size the photos.  It gives me a headache trying to figure out what is wrong – so I just went ahead and posted anyway since so many people have been begging for my Paris post!!!)

~Kris

 

Paris? Oui Oui!

 paris is always a good idea - audrey hepburn quote - at the beach with kris

I’m the luckiest girl – my mom surprised us (me, my sister and sister-in-law) over Easter with these cute JCrew shirts…

jcrew tshirt oh la la - at the beach with kris

And the news that we are taking a girls trip to Paris in September!  We’ve rented a darling apartment right in the heart of it all.  And who isn’t inspired by everything French?  Here are some photos of our quaint little Parisian flat – our pied-a-terre for the week…

paris kitchen - at the beach with kris

paris kitchen -  at the beach with kris

 paris kitchen - at the beach with kris

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paris bedroom - at the beach with kris

paris bedroom - at the beach with kris

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paris at the beach with kris 15

paris at the beach with kris 4

 paris at the beach with kris 5

     I’ve spent a lot of time googling Paris and have decided that I need to pack as lightly as humanly possible so I can bring back a purse, a pair of shoes, some perfume and some art – plus Christmas presents!  I will try to find some cute pants with an elastic waist band so I can eat crepes every single day.  I saw they have food trucks in Paris that serve crepes all day, all night.  Speaking of clothes – apparently Parisian women would NEVER be caught in public in their yoga pants!  Shut the front door!!!  I guess these women are way too chic and dress nicely AND in high heels for pretty much all occasions.   Good thing I have a few months to prepare!  This is how I picture myself looking in Paris….

french women dress like this - at the beach with kris

 

beach photo of the paris girls - at the beach with kris

And then there is reality – my sisters have a better chance of looking like that than I do – this is us in a beach selfie over Easter.  They can’t be too mad that I posted this considering they look adorable and me…not so much!

 

If you’ve been to Paris and have some favorites you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you!

~Kris

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