paris for a day: the first-timer’s guide

When it comes to Paris, the romantic and I are no rookies. As our favorite city, we’ve both been there more times than we can count– and with good reason. Who can resist Paris? My fiance (!!!), on the other hand, had never stepped foot in the City of Lights, which meant there was a A LOT I wanted him to see during #LTfrancais. Sadly, our trip was only three days long and we were only spending one of those days in my beloved Paris. Luckily, his bucket list was short: eat a baguette with every meal and drink a lot of wine. So, it was up the romantic and I to plan a twelve-hour…

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the emotional stages of going on a short trip, as told in GIFs

The saddest news: #LTfrancais has come and gone. It wasn’t our shortest international reunion (that prize goes to our twenty-four-hour rendezvous in London back in 2008), but the three days we spent together in France certainly wasn’t long enough. In 72 hours, we bounced around Paris, visited FOUR chateaux, drank approximately 15 bottles of wine, AND the wino even got engaged! BEST. TRIP. EVER. And now… now we’re back to our normal everyday routines, and truth be told, it’s making us just plain miserable. Ohhh the rollercoaster of emotions felt in only a few days time. How’s a girl to cope? Because we’re still finding it hard to manage our emotions, we’re opting to tell…

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style spotter: winter night in paris

OH MON DIEU it’s almost here! Tomorrow night, I’ll be crossing the Atlantic to reunite with my favorite redhead in my favorite city. Ohhh #LTfrancais, you couldn’t get here fast enough. Naturally, I haven’t started packing (who does that in advance, anyway?), but I have spent a lot of this pre-holiday Wednesday at work perusing Polyvore for things I wish I could bring with me. Some of the top items on my list: a warm winter jacket that’s still cute enough to gain Parisian approval, flat shoes for all the cobblestone walking, and, most importantly, a bag large enough for many baguettes and multiple bottles of wine. You can shop this look and others on…

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#LTfrancais: le 3 day plan

It’s here! The week of #LTfrancais is HERE! Are you as excited as we are? It doesn’t really seem possible, but if you say yes, we’ll trust. To catch you up briefly: we haven’t seen each other since the romantic departed for France back in August. Then, the wino’s boyfriend surprised her on her birthday with a trip to Paris, and NOW! It’s here, it’s happening! In five days, we will be REUNITED. It will feel so good. So, what’s on the docket for this grand French adventure? Let’s discuss. Three days is not a ton of time, but we have one major thing working in our favor: there is no need to do any of…

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laws to travel by – #48

Re-explore your favorite places, over and over again. Take it from two girls whose bucket lists include too many places to count: it’s understandable that when choosing between somewhere new and a place you’ve already been, you’re more likely to gravitate towards the new and unexplored. And that’s ok! But you know what’s also ok? Revisiting the same place– your favorite place — over and over again because each time you visit you fall more in love. For us, that place is Paris, and it never gets old. Sure, we’ve both been there many times (and we’ve even both lived there at one point or another), but it doesn’t stop us from returning. And why should…

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