Saturday, June 7, 2014

Weekend Recap | Week 2

Bonjour y'all!

Shelbs and I have now experienced the amazing magic that is the city of Paris. With our diet consisting of chocolate croissants, Laduree maccaroons, and cheesy crepes you could say we could definitely get used to the French lifestyle.

Shelbs had been to Paris once before but this was my first time, and certainly not my last. Even though we didn't make it in time for Kimye's wedding we still had the time of our lives. That first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower in the hazy Paris sun was a sight more beautiful than any other I have seen in my 21 years here on earth (maybe a close second to seeing Harry Styles but that's another post). My expectations were exceeded in every category from the sophistication of the accents to the monuments dripping with history and significance.

We made our way down the The Avenue des Champs-Élysées and made a pit stop in Louis Vuitton only to remember we don't have a million dollars and have dad's who wouldn't let us back into America if we brought Louis home with us. Lunch at Laduree was like having lunch in Marie Antoinette's private dining room. The attention to detail in the decor and, the beauty of the french architecture, came only second to the sights and smells of the hundreds of pastries waiting to be bought by the hands of people who waited in a line that wrapped around the store. Thank heavens macaroons are gluten free.

Shelbs and I decided to end the day at the famous lock bridge where people from around the world put a lock on the edge of the bridge for someone they love. Since Shelbs and I didn't bring our boyfriends with us to Paris, nor do we know who they are, we decided to put locks on the bridge for each of our parents. They are for eternity locked in love.

Paris has been one of the most memorable trips of our life and we could not have thought of a better way to spend a weekend during this amazing time in London!

Stay tuned for our upcoming adventures!

Allix and Shelby

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