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well it's only taken a couple of months! And in 3 days we're heading off to New York for our next holiday.. but here are some more pictures from our trip to Paris! I had a lot of people asking me to recommend what to do after we'd been - but we are both the most hopeless travellers.. We kinda just walk and take things in. I think this trip was even more different as we wanted to see my fiends Paris, she's lived there on or off for years and know's and loves it so much.


we arrived on a rainy grey day. our journey was seamless as the new Eurostar from Kings Cross meant we didn't even have to get connections through London - crossed the road and boom - there. The journey was good and our hotel a 15 minute walk down hill from Gare du Nord. I was sold on the 9Hotel through it's website and pictures. The price was also expectable. A little more for a little style. The room was stylish, cute and comfy and as we arrived a little ahead of my friends finishing work we swiftly went hunting for refreshments.. Pastries, a bottle of red and a bottle opener got - the holiday started well!


our first day was grey. but not wet - YAY.. we went a walking! We were met by our friends and started from our hotel and walked higgle-dg piggdily through Paris ending up at Notre Dame and the Louvre - seeing all the sites and walking through the parks. We had an amazing meal at Hotel du Nord which is one of their favourites and so seriously delicious.





The Sunday was fun - we got to play at the food market Marché les Enfants Rouges - bread and dinner goodies brought (mushroom risotto, salad and cheese and bread to start) we walking around the The Marais area mussing around the courtyards, markets and design shops, drinking a little coffee on the way and picking up a few incredible creations from a patisserie for pud. I don't do cream so I want for a lemon meringue - but the chocolate gateaux, pistachio + raspberry moose cake and mille feuille went down a treat.











On the Monday the boy and I got to play tourist until our train ride home - we managed with some help, to get some subway tickets and headed to the Eiffel Tower. The day was crisp and a little stormy but once we got there the boy decided that we had to go to the top.. I hate lifts so as a compromise made him walk up the stairs.. Well we made it up to the second level and due to the height my legs were like jelly I decided I'd gone high enough - he also agreed.. You have to be pretty brave to go to the top - but it was worth the stairs up there as the view was amazing!







We finished our adventure at the pompidou. It's the only time the boy and I take in a little art.. we then found a few macaroons and headed home.


All photos were taken on my iPhone and edited using VSCO cam whilst out there, and on the train back..

10 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased you posted these photos from Paris! It's such a beautiful city and far too long since I've been. Looks like you had a great time and of course as always your photos are stunning. You're so talented. x

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  2. Beautiful photos! I haven't been to Paris since I was a teenager and the other night had a crazy desire to fly there for the weekend in April as the flights seemed 'cheap' - once I woke up, this whiskey inspired idea didn't seem to great!

    PS- You look lovely in that last photo!

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  3. I love these photos, amazing that they were all taken on your iphone! We're going to Paris in March, even more excited now! x

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  4. Such beautiful photos, I can't believe they were on the trusty iphone! I'm going in a few weeks and you've got me very excited. Although, now you've mentioned NYC I think you've trumped me xo

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  5. absolutely beautiful photographs Tori! You seem to have a magic touch with vscocam, i love using it too but these photos are just stunning!
    it's been a few years since i've been to paris, must get back there soon, i love love love that city!

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  6. Fatima told me you were coming this week! Excited to meet you! x

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  7. Really lovely photos beautifully edited but you have a great eye for the subjects. Have you seen the afterglow app? It's so much quicker than the VSCO app and has nice filters too x

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  8. boy, how i miss paris! such a beautiful city and you have captured it in such a lovely way. and all the pictures were shot with the iphone? magical!!
    kristina x

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  9. What absolutely beautiful photos - I can't believe they were all taken on your phone! You are quite a spectacular photographer, always a pleasure to visit your blog.

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  10. These photos are stunning !!!! I love them all but my favourits is the baguette/feet one : ) I live in Paris but when you live anywhere you sometimes forget to stop and marvel at the surrounding beauty...I hope you had a wonderful weekened there (seems like you did!) and hope you're having an amahzing time in NYC! xxxx

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