Edited to add: If you live in the US or are outside the US, and mildly tuned in to current
affairs you know that there has been a recent event that has galvanized our nation. For
some, myself included it has been utterly heart braking. For others quite simply, it has
not. And, such is life.
I usually try to schedule my posts ahead of time. This one was
no exception. I already had the photos and content and planned to title this post
something cute like, what to do in Paris. However, in light of what was happened I
decided to change it to something that I hope we will all keep in our hearts and
minds in the days and weeks ahead.
On to the post:
On this day we decided to talk a stroll down the Champs-Élysées. It’s a great tree lined street that’s perfect for people watching, shopping and eating. You can find everything on this street from Laduree, and Cartier to Gap and Abercrombie and Fitch. The street ends quite majestically with the Arc De Triopmhe. If you have time I would suggest visiting the Champs-Élysées in the day and then again at night when the lovers, ballers and shot callers are out for a totally different experience.
|Window display on the Champs-Élysées
|That is one stylish T-Rex
|Arc De Triomphe- Now that is a landmark!
We also hit up the Louvre that day. I am not a huge museum person. I can do 1-2 hours max before everything starts to look the same to me. The Louvre is on just about every to do list for Paris so I would recommend it at least once. It’s a beast, so I suggest you have some type of a plan in terms of what you want to see or you could be there all week. I was with someone who had never seen the Mona Lisa so I braved it again on this visit. This is the point in the post where at the risk of alienating any Mona Lisa fans, I am impelled to suggest that you google Mona Lisa at the Louvre before coming. When you push through the hordes of people snapping away to see that “smile” yourself up close, I just don’t want you to be underwhelmed.
|At the bottom of the Louvre Pyramid
I have no idea who that lovely lady is to my left, but try and tell me she isn’t giving you something you can feel. I really like her purse.
|View from inside the Pyramid looking out at Paris
|Louvre Museum -Venus De Milo
There must have been a lot of love in the air on the day we were there because the crowd around this statue was insane. She reportedly is an idealized example of the perfect woman and is a size 14. Check out those rocking abs.
|Louvre Museum- Eros(Greek) aka Cupid(Roman)
I don’t remember noticing this guy the last time I was here. Silly me for thinking that the Harlem Shake started in Harlem. That’s what I get for taking Music Appreciation instead of Art History in college.
|Checking out the settings on the ground floor of the underground shopping center of the Carrousel du Louvre.
Shirt: Banana Republic- old
Jeans: Lucky Brand
Shoes: Nike Dunk Sky Hi Mesh
Purse: Pour La Victoire Cecile Convertible Satchel in Rust Here but no longer on sale
That’s all for now folks. I hope you all are enjoying your summer. Thanks for stopping by.