A Week in Paris

After my time in London, I spent a week in Paris with my entire family for our first vacation in Europe together as a family. We all arrived in Paris on Christmas Eve and met up in our hotel.
We lived in a hotel right next to the Eiffel Tower, which was so amazing. Whenever it was close to a new hour, we had the chance to briefly watch the tower sparkle. We spent our first day in Paris just taking in our first European getaway by exploring the neighborhood (and also to get rid of their jet lag).

Our adventure truly begins on Christmas Day. We all wore our ugly christmas sweaters (that were rather cute actually) and spent the rest of the day exploring Jardin du Luxembourg. After that, we made our way to Notre Dame de Paris. 
Group photo of our happy memories in our ugly christmas sweaters.
Love Locks - City of Love


On our next tourist adventure, we went to the Palace of Versailles to admire the lavish and highly ornate royal chateau. 
My favorite room is the Hall of Mirrors. So pretty. 
And of course, here's some quick outfit snaps. 
{ Burberry jacket (see similar) | Hermes scarf | Kurt Geiger booties | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac }
Musee D'orsay | We also spent a day solely for museums. We had time only for two museums before people got grumpy, which is normal with such a big group on vacations. I truly enjoyed my time in Musee D'orsay (even more than the Louvre). We had stumbled upon this grand room by accident, which was beautiful. Musee D'orsday holds a large range of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, like Monet and Van Gogh, but I also really enjoyed the neoimpressionist works of Signac. 
Louvre Museum | Truly so surreal to be at the Louvre and to be so close to my girl, Mona. There was a really long line outside in the freezing rain, so we went to line up in a shorter line downstairs in the warmth. Even so, once we got in, some of us refused to enter because of the ticket price (which wasn't expensive) or just pure stubbornness. But after getting everyone to agree to enter . . . 
We decided to head straight to the Mona Lisa. As expected, a sea of people and from the distance, you see Mona. 
Galleries Lafayette | After museums, we decided to go shopping to relieve some tension. The brightly lit upside down tree within an arched gallery was so pretty  
Our view over the Seine on our way back to the hotel. Always in love with colorful sunsets. 

On a new day, we made our way up the Eiffel Tower. It was cold and windy, but totally worth the experience. 

Because I vowed to overcome my fears, I've been dealing with a lot of things with heights. So I walked over a glass floor on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. 
I'm not going to lie, I almost cried when I looked down . . . but I did it!
Another quick look at one of the outfits I wore. 
Arc de Triomphe | Cotton candy skies while sight-seeing around the Arc de Triomphe, followed by some shopping and food at the Christmas Market along Avenue des Champs-Elysees. 
When in Paris . . . visit all favorite designer brands. 
It's been a whirlwind of a journey. While Paris may not be my favorite European city out of all my travels, it definitely was memorable with my entire family. For now, I'm done with Europe. So until next time . . . I will stay in the city I love the most, NYC<3

Feel free to ask me any questions about any of my travels if you'd like. 

Happy Wednesday~