Ahh, my favorite place in the entire world. Paris, France. Frank Sinatra himself crooned, “I love Paris every moment / Every moment of the year / I love Paris, why, oh why do I love Paris / Because my love is here”. Same, Frank. I first visited Paris during the second leg of my European vacation with my family for my parents’ 20th anniversary. I have loved Paris since my best friend and I watched the movie Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, and the Leighton Meester. My family and I only spent three days in Paris (the shortest of all the destinations) but it did not take much for me to become even more smitten by it’s elegance. It is so different being there, compared to what you see in movies. Here are some of the highlights of my days in Paris.
Getting off the chunnel and wandering the streets of Paris, looking for a café.
It’s always the little things you remember the most. I remember setting out for the first day in Paris and coming across the most darling cafe on the street. We ordered coffee and I grabbed some of my favorite things in the world, macarons. This little stop was one of my favorite things we did on the whole trip!
Watching my parents renew their wedding vows in the city they were supposed to have their wedding in.
My mom and dad had originally planned to travel to Paris to say, “I do”. However plans changed and they ended up staying in Texas for a bigger wedding. My dad went rogue and planned a “family photoshoot” in paris that actually turned into a mini re-vow ceremony! It was so fun to get dressed up and pose around Paris, as well as watching my mom be surprised. It was a sweet moment for the whole family! I have footage of this cool event in the video below, if you want to check it out.
How could I leave out the Eiffel Tower?
I refuse to believe the Eiffel Tower is overrated. Yes, it is constantly surrounded by mobs of tour groups and tourists. Yes, there are hundreds of guys wandering around
with mini Eiffel Tower figurines for sale. Nonetheless, the Eiffel Tower is pure magic. The view seals the deal. When I first saw it, I was so overwhelmed because I was finally seeing such an icon in real life. If the Eiffel Tower is overrated I wouldn’t have been so charmed.
I will return to Paris ASAP and I will eat chocolate crepes and marvel at the Eiffel Tower and walk along the Seine while being cliché and listening to La Vie En Rose. Ahh, someday!
This is a destination I am considering studying abroad at. Speaking of studying abroad… I have an announcement soon! Be ready for the coolest summer ever! (; That’s the throwback for this week. Below is a little video I made for one of our days in Paris. Watch if you feel like it!