Paris and London

Paris  &   London Town

 

Our road trip through France ended in Paris and we were excited to spend the next 6 days relaxing in France's center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.  We would spend an afternoon lounging by the Eiffel Tower, took a stroll through the park to see the clouds reflect agains the world famous Louvre, and sit within the 12th-century walls of the Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral.

 

We also created our own food tour while walking through the maze of arrondissements (neighborhoods) which define the city of Paris.  It began with "The Picasso of Pastry", Pierre Heremé, and his world famous macarons, followed by baguette after baguette (literally two or more a day ha) and an array of classic French dishes including croquet monsieur, escargot, duck confit and creme brûlée... washing it all down with bottles of Bordeaux (and some Scotch from a flask a Scottish couple snuck into a restaurant one evening).  Some of our faves from our time chilling out in the City of Lights...

laura paris
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we found Laura's twin
we found Laura's twin
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swank cruise
swank cruise
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Louvre
Louvre
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new friends in new places
new friends in new places
date night
date night
mmm mmm, happy  bellies
mmm mmm, happy bellies
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
au revoir, Paris
au revoir, Paris

It was so amazing to relax and explore Paris, but it was time to pick up the pace and really party!  From one world class city to another, London Town here we come with a special visit from Laura's sister Kristen and fiancé Paul!

 

We rented a flat in South Kensington for the next few nights and didn’t waste anytime in the beautiful weather to visit the queen, dance in the streets, frolic through the showers of flower petals (Laura's favorite), drink amazing cocktails at the awarded #1 bar in the world (on behalf of Sean's cousin, thanks Yillster!) and rage with new friends! We were blown away, we loved LOVED London...

the guests have arrived!!!
the guests have arrived!!!
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Leone Ladies of London
Leone Ladies of London
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dance party
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45's!
45's!
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as James Bond would
as James Bond would
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rowdy times, rowdy friends!
rowdy times, rowdy friends!

We had a blast in London!  It was special spending time with family and friends.  After multiple nights of hitting the town we were in need of some rest... so logically we would hop a flight to Dublin and do as the Irish do best, find a pub!!!

5 Comments on “Paris and London

  1. Loved every picture! What amazing sights and the vibe is just lovely. Craig and Slainte’ while in Dublin!

    1. Haha the foooooood I love it all.. I have to start doing something cause this month in Italy with pizza and pasta all day will take its toll on me!

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