“Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it.”

~Ernest Hemingway 

 

Paris, Oooh La La indeed! I returned from my birthday trip abroad rested and revived. Ernest Hemingway refers to Paris as a moveable feast, in that wherever you go Paris is carried within you, a new state of being, and I wholeheartedly agree. This was my third time traveling to the City of Lights, each visit fueling me in ways incomprehensible other than it’s more than the delicious cuisine, haute fashion, unique shopping, and grand historical sights; there is an undercurrent in Paris that I naturally tap into as if the Fountain of Youth itself pulsed through me. The city is so beautiful I thought I’d let her speak for herself and share, Paris in Mosaic.

 

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la Tour Eiffel

Sunset and la Tour Eiffel.

Enjoying crème caramel and Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast”.

Laduree

One word, macarons.

Peacocks

I adore the window decor in Paris. These two peacocks were quite the surprise!

Notre Dame and string lights.

Locks-o-love

Locks of love along the Seine.

CHANEL Headquarters

31 Rue Cambon, CHANEL headquarters. Enough said :)

A la mode

Image from W magazine.

L'arc de Triomphe

L’Arc de Triomphe at night.

La Basilique du Sacré Coeur

La Basilique du Sacré Coeur.

Recharging while shopping

Recharging while shopping along avenue des Champs-Élysées

Spiral lights

Spiral lights (aka contraband photo from Musée d’Orsay ;)

Pochettes.

Underneath la Tour Eiffel.

Underneath la Tour Eiffel.

Chandelier

Chandelier at Ladurée.

carousel

Whimsical carousel.

Crystal Cascade

Another window dressed with a crystal cascade.

La Tour Eiffel on a gray day.

La Tour Eiffel on a gray day.

Champagne bar atop la Tour Eiffel, however, like I need a reason to sip bubbly!

l'Opéra

l’Opéra

Musée d'Orsay

Musée d’Orsay

Clocktower

Clock Tower at Musée d’Orsay

La Tour Eiffel playing peek-a-boo

La Tour Eiffel playing peek-a-boo

Louvre

Louvre

Eros and Psyche

Antonio Canova’s “Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss”. Le sigh, I adore this sculpture!

Fashion in a bubble.

Fashion in a bubble.

La Victoire de Samothrace

La Victoire de Samothrace.

Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Oh yes, I bough books in Paris and hauled them home!

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Oh yes, I bought books in Paris and hauled them home!

Cityscape.

Cityscape, taken the last night in Paris.