Friday, 24 February 2017

A WEEKEND IN PARIS

Bonjour Mon Cheri! 

This past month has been somewhat of an unintended break from blogging, the minute I got settled back into university my motivation went straight out the window. I think sometimes you need time to remind yourself why you do it / if it's worth investing time in and if I can squeeze it into my university routine. 

I'm not going to beat around the bush, I was pretty upset with my recent module grades which are probably why I've not had the motivation to blog as I've been focusing on bettering myself. But I feel like things are finally on the up! I've started my work experience with PunkyPins, which is an adorable pins and patch company that you should definitely check out, link here (the Stranger Things collection is amazing).

As I got ready to start my first day, I received an unexpected email from Closer Magazine offering me an intern this summer with their fashion and beauty department eek - if that's not something to grin about I don't know what is! I think visiting Disneyland the week before definitely worked its magic.

If you follow me on Instagram you're more than likely going to know I visited Paris last weekend, sorry for the shameless mushy posts. As I've mentioned before, my boyfriend surprised me for Christmas with this little getaway as it was to celebrate our 4 year anniversary... no clue how he's managed to cope with me for that long, I'm shocked too. 

After several moments of getting lost; losing a phone, a terrifying flight and just generally a whirlwind of a weekend. I thought I'd share some of my favourite photos and highlights with you all. Apologies in advance for the crappy quality of some of these photos, I didn't wanna drag my little Olympus around Paris with me so the next best thing was my iPhone. Be prepared for lots of strange facial expressions from yours truly as I 100% don't photograph well under pressure ha.


First Stop: Pont des Arts Bridge


I swear I wasn't intentionally trying to get my tattoo in the photo - I'm really not that kind of gal don't worry haha. Before jetting off I was aware that the lovelock bridge had collapsed some time ago, but I assumed they took the locks off and replaced it with new wire. So you can imagine how upset I was to find that they'd replaced the wire with hard plastic so there was absolutely no way to place a lock on it! I'd went to the effort to buy a cute personalised lock with kittens on and I couldn't place it anywhere so it's still sat in my bag! I think I'm going to have to think of a nicer place to pop it on my travels. But besides that, it was such a sunny day and I don't think I could ever get sick of Paris, it's truly beautiful.

Next Stop: The River Seine


This isn't something I'd usually want to share but I thought it'd be quite useful for someone who wants to visit Paris. Whilst we we're messing around taking photos at the Louvre, we noticed someone had left a pushchair with a black backpack in it right next to us. Obviously given the recent terrorist issues with Paris we pretty much shot out of there as fast as we could. I just think it's so important to keep your wits about you! After that ordeal (which we assume was a false alarm) we walked along the River Seine to calm our nerves. I 100% recommend you do this, our weekend was rushed because we had one day in Paris and one in Disneyland but if I was to do it again, I'd totally take a picnic to enjoy at the river bank, it's a gorgeous view and it's a really peaceful break from the city.


The Highlight: Paris By Night


Paris by night is an absolute must. I've been to Paris a couple of times but never ventured to Eiffel Tower by night and I'd never seen the tower sparkle. It's such an amazing thing to watch and everyone around you is counting down the minutes til the tower sparkles on the hour. We climbed up to the top of the Palais de Chaillot viewpoint to get a real view which you can see in the first photo. We sat on a bench and grabbed a crepe from a nearby stall, it was perfect! Even though Paris in february is out of season, it was still as lively as you'd imagine and I'd definitely reccommend going at this time as it's a whole lot cheaper than summer - and the weather was pretty good too!

The Treat: Disneyland Paris


Of course, what trip would be complete without a Disneyfreak like me visiting the happiest place on earth?! we deliberated going so much, but since Nathan hasn't been before I thought it was absolutely essential for us to visit. After being totally pooped out from our long day in Paris and knowing the fireworks weren't on til 9:30pm, we decided to go a little later than usual. This was a mistake! not realising the FastPass tickets are only available on the morning we missed our opportunity to skip a few queues. This meant we didn't get to do much because a lot of the wait times we're 90 minutes! But we squeezed in the main rides, stuffed our face with chocolate goodies and admired the Disney Dreams firework show at night. 

Overall, it's been a great weekend and I came back dying to visit again, I think Paris will always be my favourite place. Are any of you off to Paris soon? let me know! x

44 comments :

  1. Wow, what a weekend! These photos are great and you look like you had such an amazing time! Shame about the lock bridge but there's one in Cologne, Germany (not that I've ever been, but I've heard good things!) I think so you could always use it as an excuse to go on another trip, haha!

    Your photos of the Eiffel Tower at night are stunning, I agree it's beautiful and a walk along the Seine is so lovely - a picnic would be a great idea in summer!!

    I'm glad you enjoyed Disney, despite being there a short time, I miss it so much, for another Disney freak it really does turn you into a kid for a day!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

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    1. Aww thanks for your lovely comment Josie and thanks for the recommendations too. I'm definitely going to add the lock bridge in Cologne to my travel list!
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  2. Wow, beautiful photos! Looks like you had an amazing visit. I wish to visit Paris someday :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  3. I love Paris. It is one of my favourite places on the planet. I go back every single opportunity that I get!

    Danielle xx
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    1. It's beautiful isn't it?! I'd love to live here xxx

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  4. Gorgeous pictures! I've never been to Paris properly before but I can see why it is so popular - it's so beautiful
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  5. So pretty! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! I really love your pictures of the Eiffel Tower :)

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  6. I have always wanted to visit Paris - it looks like such a beautiful, vibrant city. I think a weekend break there will have to happen in 2017.

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  7. Looks like you had a lovely trip! I don't photograph well under pressure either haha but you still looked cute!

    Samantha Series

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  8. It's so sweet that your boyfriend treated you away to a weekend in Paris! I love the photos and it sounds like you both had an incredible time too! You look gorgeous in front of the effile tower while it's all lit up!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

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    1. I know he's the cutest! Thank you so much xxx

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  9. A place I have always dreamed of going too, one day! Looks like you had such a fab time and disneyland looks so magical!

    Kathy x
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  10. Paris looks so beautiful, as always! haha It's one of my favourite cities, I can't wait to visit it again! Your photos look so good, and you look so happy! haha x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  11. Spending the weekend in Paris, is the perfect way to enjoy a lovely afternoon. I loved this post so much, especially your gorgeous photos :)
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  12. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to go to Paris, it's been on my list for a while now.

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  13. Wow! Sounds like an amazing weekend. I love your pictures! The River Boat ride looks like so much fun! I would love to see the Eiffel Tower too and visit Disneyland in Paris also!

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    1. aww thanks josh! i didn't actually do a river boat ride though haha xx

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  14. Looks and sounds like you had a fab time, these pictures are gorgeous and I love that grey jacket!

    x

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  15. Photos are great! and you look so cute with Minnie headband :)
    and your boyfriend did a great job taking that picture of you and the castle :)

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

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  16. What a lovely weekend! I hope to make it to Paris someday!

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  17. Gorgeous photos! And i know its the point of this post, but your eyebrows are perfection!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  18. Paris is so beautiful at night. It is still on my Travel To Do list.

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  19. These are cute photos! Looks like you had a fun time :)

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  20. Paris is always a good idea, it sounds hectic but so much fun and you look extra chic, great post! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  21. Paris!! I wish to go there someday! :)

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  22. You look gorgeous.
    Paris looks amazing too, as always. At night time is beautiful.

    ZEKALIN

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  23. It sounds like you had such an amazing time, Paris looks lovely and so do you :) xx

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