Monday, October 26, 2015

PARIS ADVENTURES | ARC DE TRIOMPHE

What a difference some rest makes! Our second day in Paris was largely scored by the fact that I had gotten some sleep and was able to start my day with some Parisian coffee. And I write that knowing full well that that is as exciting as I saying I breathed air today. I get it- most people start their day with good sleep and some joe. But for the purpose of this story it seemed prudent.
^Coffee + his little brother + Europe = a very happy Jay.

With our sleep schedule basically demolished in a meat grinder, us "kids" got up to hit a cafe early morning after being up since about 4 AM with jet lag woes. And when I say "kids" for the duration of the trip, I'm referring to myself, Jay & his younger brother. We may be at the very north end of our twenties/the south end of our 30s but dangit if we aren't able to call ourselves "the kids" while in the presence of "parents" (I'll never grow up)
^Window shopping on way home from brunch.
Moods were very elevated this AM as it was everyone's first full day together and we knew we were heading off to see the Eiffel Tower. I can see why Disney envisioned that every one of their famed princesses -all of whom likely lived in Europe - started their day with birds chirping and flowers blooming. Namely because that really is an accurate depiction of moods as you get ready and beautify yourself in anticipation of exploring these ancient areas. It's also how the princesses must have felt knowing they didn't have to step foot in an office all day. I'd be singing a harmonic melody on the reg' too if that were the case.
Using the Arc de Triomphe as a pitstop before the Eiffel Tower could not have been a better decision. We had seen (and loved!) the understudy, and now- we were ready for the headliner.
The headliner of course being the Eiffel Tower. And on my next Paris post, I'll ensure that I touch on all of that.
Happy Monday!
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12 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

lol but breathing air is crucial. Bah, why grow up, that doesn't work for me, kids does though haha Never knew ancient areas felt like a Disney movie.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I cannot freaking wait for Parisian coffee in a little cafe. These pictures are wonderful!

Did you take a little tripod with you?

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@Steph- Hi Steph, yes - I had my tripod with me all day :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

You have such an eye for photography - gorgeous pics <3

Green Fashionista

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

ahhh as usual, your pictures are top notch!

last time i was at home, i remember my mum saying something like 'the kids' to her brother and i thought she meant us (me and my cousins) but she meant the actual kids. i was like no, i am still a kid when you are around lol.

Melissa @ Always, Lissa said...

Stunning pictures and I can't wait to see the next post. I'm so jealous. I've always wanted to go to France.

The Siberian American said...

Gorgeous photos! I'm the same way with the "kids" thing. We have a large Thanksgiving with several families every year, and we all still sit at the "kids table" (though the kids now aren't kids anymore!)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Your pictures are so freaking awesome... you definitely have a creative gift! It makes you feel like you're actually there!!!

Emily said...

Beautiful photos that make me want to hop on a plane asap to France! I can only imagine the jet lag though for the first few days. Definitely another reason you need to go for a week or longer. Looking forward to the Eiffel tower post :-)

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Ahh your post is making me nostalgic for Paris... It's been a while... And food and anything is just so damn delicious there!!

Jax said...

You started your day with Parisian coffee?? Sigh!!! I'm about to stick a Hawaii themed coffee pod in my Keurig. Lol its not the same. I can't wait to see the eiffle tower!

Tabitha Lee said...

This looks amazing! Your pictures are stunning. I have always wanted to go to Paris. Can't wait to see more!