parisian snow day

theromanticWhen hubs told me we were starting February off in Paris, I had one thought: I hope we get to see the city in the snow. Never mind that according to almost everything I read, it rarely snows in Paris. I had it in my head that that would make the weekend that much more romantical (new word).

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On our first day, we high-tailed it to the Eifel Tower and made friends with that little bird to the left who kept posing for all my photos. No snow, but the perfect start no less.

That night, when we left dinner, it was snowing the tiniest bit… but when we woke up, none had stuck. It was enough for me to be able to say it snowed that little bit, but THEN! We walked out of the hotel Sunday morning and this was there to greet us:

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And let it be known: I was right. It did make it that much more romantical.

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We strolled the streets, and it seriously felt like we had Paris all to ourselves–you know, until we stopped to warm up with a carafe de vin rouge and some soupe à l’oignon. Turns out, the French love their Sunday brunch as much as New Yorkers. Aggressive statement, I know.

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We made our way around the city, and decided to stop in Notre Dame to warm up a bit (/we couldn’t climb up and hang with Quasimoto, but whatevs. This was just as good).
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Hubs and I are pretty much the first people to complain about winter moving in, but I’m here to tell you: if it’s so cold that you have to wear tights under your leggings under your jeans and three sweaters and a giant scarf that looks like it’s eating your face and ear muffs and a hood to function properly, then where else would you rather be than Paris?

xo!

the romantic

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  1. February 16, 2012 / 17:59

    These photos are so lovely… I have yet to go to Paris, though I’ve been so close! We changed our plans last minute six months ago and went to Brussels instead (not a good choice, btw). Love these!

    • February 16, 2012 / 18:05

      bahhh hubs & i spent a few days in brussels and… eek, so not a fan. obviously wholeheartedly recommend paris!

  2. Edna
    February 16, 2012 / 18:01

    Nice photos — I wish I’d gotten out more in Paris when the snow fell, but by then I was so frozen over all I wanted to do was stay in my flat and eat cheese all day!

    • February 16, 2012 / 18:07

      thanks! and nothing wrong with that! i don’t know that i’ve ever been so cold, and though we did make it a mission to walk around, we definitely spent our fair share of time inside with red wine & a baguette and cheese.

  3. February 17, 2012 / 11:19

    just wanted to give the romantic a shout out for these amazing photos! obsessed! xo, the wino

  4. February 19, 2012 / 19:51

    I am headed to Paris in 10 days! I doubt I will see a pretty snow day but wow, these pictures make me even more excited to arrive (I didn’t know it was possible, I am already quite pumped!)!!

    • February 19, 2012 / 20:00

      ahh you’re going to have an amazing time!! will be sure to keep an eye on your blog so we can read all about your trip!

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