Evening in Paris.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Earlier this week, I returned from an amazing four nights in Paris with my boyfriend and his family. We explored France's capital, acted like overgrown children in Disneyland and generally had a wonderful time. I took my camera along to photograph the trip, and thought I'd share some of the photos with you guys. I didn't take my camera everywhere with me - I think sometimes it's nice to have a break and see the sights through your own eyes, rather than through a camera lens - so these photographs are actually from the second day when, after a long day in Disney, we spent the evening wandering the Champs-Élysées. 
Starting at the Arc de Triomphe, we strolled down the street taking in the sights and Parisian atmosphere - pavement cafes, designer shops, beautiful architecture - it was exactly as I'd imagined and hoped it would be. Feeling hungry, we stopped off at one of the cafes for dinner and were talked into ordering Strawberry Champagne Mojitos, which were delicious

Starters were classic French onion soup, and, of course, snails. When in Rome, right? They came drowned in garlic butter and were surprisingly good. For my main I plumped for duck breast in a spicy honey sauce. The duck was tasty and it took a bit of willpower not to lick up the leftover sauce when I'd finished - it really was that good! My boyfriend, his mum and his sister each had a different type of steak - tuna with Asian vegetables, steak tartare and good ol' beef steak, which all looked amazing.



After eating, we continued down the street, stopping off at MAC and ending up in Sephora - a serious contender for my favourite shop in the world. A lot of the products were things we could buy over here (except a little more pricy!), so I was sensible and just picked up a couple of mini sizes of Sephora's own brand skincare items. I got a cleansing water, toner and eye makeup remover, which I'm sure I'll discuss in more detail when I've used them a little more. So far so good, though!


By now, it was beginning to get dark, so shopping bags in hand, we heading back up to Charles de Gaulle-Etoile to catch a metro back to our hotel. On the way we passed a McCafe and I was surprised (and a teeny bit jealous) to see that McDonalds in France has macarons on the menu - England, you definitely need to step up!


I had a really, really fantastic time and fell completely head over heels in love with the city. The atmosphere was amazing, I loved the culture, the architecture, the food was awesome... I could go on. I know it's a bit of a cliche but it really is a beautiful place and I'm already daydreaming about the day I can return. 

Hope you enjoyed - more photos coming soon! 

17 comments

  1. I love Paris I've been to Paris once before & France in general before & it's gorgeous! I don't think I could deal with the snails though! I didn't realise Paris had a Sephora!
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  2. I've just come back from Paris too! You're right it's such a beautiful city, and these photos are gorgeous xx

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  3. I really liked Paris when I was there, except that there were so many people everywhere:/ and the food looks really good! :D did you visit some museums etc?
    ~moon

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  4. Sounds like such a good trip, great photos !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  5. Wow it looks so amazing! I'd love to visit Paris... I'm drooling over those food pictures!

    Megan xxx
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  6. Amazing pictures! Seems like you had an amazing time there x

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  7. Paris looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to go there one day :) - Lovely photos! Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

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  8. These photos are beautiful! I love that McDonalds in France sells macaroons

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  9. I'm off to Paris in a couple of days and this has made me SO excited :)
    Gorgeous post and gorgeous blog!!
    Following you now :)
    Please keep in touch!!
    Andrea
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  10. Paris is my most favourite place on earth! Great photos xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I can't believe they have macarons at McDonalds ... I need to get on a plane to France ASAP! Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us! :)

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  12. Oooooh. Very jealous that you went to Paris. I've only ever been there on school trips which isn't quite the same as when you're a grown up and can do whatever you like! It's such a beautiful place!

    Lucy x The New Northerner

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  13. Beautiful photos and that food looks delicious!

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    xxx

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  14. Love your blog! I'm your new follower. I would like you to follow me back! Thanks you

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  15. Oh, Paris, it's an amazing place xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  16. paris really is the most beautiful city, and being able to duck over for a quick four days sounds so perfect! and of course there's nothing as nice as spending time with people you love and enjoying a good meal, though shopping at sephora would come close i'm sure!

    little henry lee

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  17. Stunning photos! I really want to go to Paris but have not yet had the chance too. The food looks luxurious so I'll have to get my butt over there soon!

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