Paris: Part One

Paris: Part One

It's nearly impossible not to fall in love with Paris, France...the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the delicious food, beautiful art, and so much more! Having been to Paris once before, I can confidently say that Paris is always special. However, this trip was made more so because one of my best friends, Parker, was able to join us! 

Our first apartment was an Airbnb in the Latin Quarter that overlooked the Seine (a river that runs through the city) and was waling distance away from Notre Dame, the most famous cathedral in France. Lucky for us, it was also near Amarino gelato (yum!) shop, which we were happy to discover. They scoop their gelato into flower petal shapes to make the amazing desserts you see below.

Jewelry by  Be The Good . They donate to Dress For Success!

Jewelry by Be The Good. They donate to Dress For Success!

Gorgeous rose-inspired Amarino Gelato on a cone.

Gorgeous rose-inspired Amarino Gelato on a cone.

Notre Dame cathedral was built in ?? and can be seen in a lot of movies over the decades and is still a working church to locals. On a Sunday, Parker and I were able to experience a mass given in Latin.

This was my second visit to Paris and staying in the Latin Quarter neighborhood. It's a convenient place to stay because you can walk to so many neat things, including the Louvre Museum (more on that in Paris: Part Deux!)

Walking the neighborhood...

Walking the neighborhood...

A quick stop at Mariage Frères, a very well-known historic tea shop with creative tea blends available only in France.

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When my aunt made an early morning appointment to visit Sainte-Chapelle cathedral, which we'd never heard of, Parker and I were not exactly thrilled (I am NOT a morning person). After stepping foot into Sainte-Chapelle, we are so glad made time to see it. The architecture and architectural details were remarkable. 

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Every window panel tells part of a story.

Every window panel tells part of a story.

 

Check out Paris: Part Two to see even more photographs from our Paris vacation.

 - Gray

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A Visit To LACMA

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