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Thursday, May 5, 2011

{Trip Report} Paris!

Hello friends! I have finally climbed out from under the piles of laundry, my inbox is manageable and I think I'm back on Central Standard Time. Time for the first Trip Report....we'll start in Paris!!

We arrived early morning, and after a good power nap at our hotel, we set out to wander the streets. Everything was in bloom, and it was sunny and warm!

springtime in paris

So many of the sights are familiar, but it's still striking to see them in person.

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And even though we see images of the Eiffel Tower everywhere, it's impossible to not be in awe when standing beneath it. We picnicked on the lawn nearby (with tons of Parisians, as they all had a long holiday weekend), then immediately passed out for a power nap in the sun! Nothing says romance like drooling on your sleeve.

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Mr. Sugarplum loves museums, so I played nice and went along. (I have been known to nap on a museum lawn while he checks out the art!) The lines at the Louvre were out of control thank goodness, so we checked out the much smaller Pompidou and their modern collection.

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Oops, that's me, pretending to rest for a second...but clearly moments away from my face hitting the floor. Jet lag + museums???

I was momentarily interested in the Picassos and Pollacks, but then gave up trying to be discreet.

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Moving on...you can't talk about Paris without talking about the food!

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We hardly passed a creperie without stopping, and it seemed we needed a cafe and treat every other hour. You know, to keep our energy up. Thank goodness I brought jeggings, because my regular jeans no longer buttoned after Day 4!

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The Seine is such a magical part of the city, so we took an evening boat ride on a Bateaux Mouches.

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It's amazing to see the city full of light, and from the perspective of the water.

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We were captivated, once again, by this whirlwind city! There really is no place like it.

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We squeezed a lot in to our 48 hours in Paris. It was sad to say, 'Au revoir' to the big city, but it was nice to get out of the hustle and bustle for the quaint town of Brugges. That report is up next! Hopefully.


* I'm completely aware that this post is totally self-indulgent and narcissistic. But where I take pictures of sights, Mr. Sugarplum takes pictures of me. And he's usually carrying the camera.

46 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Looks like you had the trip of a lifetime! Someday.... my husband and I will take a nice trip to Europe... someday for sure! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos! :)

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  2. Looks like such a great trip ~ I'm jealous! I worked in Paris last year and absolutely loved it. All your pictures are making me want to go back soon!

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  3. What a fantastic first stop! We've been through Paris, but never stopped. Great photos, you looked so stylish!

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  4. that looks amazing!!!! and you, my friend, are stunning.

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  5. Your trip looks amazing, as do you! You are such a stylish traveler! I bet all the french ladies were jealous of you. I would like to indulge in a vat of wine and tons of cheese and croissants if I ever go there!

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  6. So jealous! I have never been to Paris but would love to go. You look fabulous too!

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  7. beautiful! What fun! The last pic is super cute! AWWW

    http://jennaleelac.blogspot.com/

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  8. Looooove the pics!! Glad you had a great time!

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home
    awelldressedhome.com/blog

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  9. what a great trip! I LOVE that black dress!

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  10. You are hilarious, your sleeping pictures are by far my favorite! Oh, and could you get any cuter? and tiny? Also, where is that colorful skirt from? I love it!

    I love Paris, especially the Eiffel tower, it is incredible.

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  11. Cassie... If I wasn't girl crushing you already I am Girl Crushing you now. You're super adorbs and I love that you didn't look like a freaking tourist in Paris :) Looks like an amazing trip. So glad ya'll had fun there.

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  12. looks like a blast! Where is the colorful skirt from? I need it!

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  13. I got a good laugh out of those museum pictures...honesty at it's best! (c: I can't believe you fit all of that into 48 hours, complete with power naps! Ridiculous. It's so completely fabulous...all of it, even the not being able to button the jeans...(c:

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  14. Super jealous you've been to Paris, it's one of the top cities I need to go to! Looks like you had an amazing time!!

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  15. Love the pictures! You're really making me want to go!

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  16. That looks so fantastic! I moved there when I was 19 for two years. This gave me such flashbacks! Need to go back. I should have given you my favorite crepe place. You look adorable in all the pictures! Loved the snoring in museums that's generally me...

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  17. what a fantastic recap!! i miss paris so much and i cant wait to go there again on my honeymoon next year! SO happy you got to go to the pompidou! its one of my fave museums! and crepes. yes please... xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  18. I am so glad I found your blog, love it! Your trip looked so beautiful and romantic. Your pictures are incredible.
    Looking forward to following along with you. Thanks for sharing your trip!

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing! My husband and I have been tentatively planning a trip for next year and this really sparked my interest!

    Can I ask you, do you speak French? Or did you find most people there were obliged to cater to English?

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  20. Girl please - be indulgent! I love the outfits in the pics....oh and the art was nice too :)

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  21. Such beautiful pictures Cassie! This post made me nostalgic for the trip my hubby nad I took there almost 10 years ago when we were dating. It's such a magical place (& luckily, unlike me, you were able to escape without taking the tour of the sewer museum....yes, the sewer museum. ICK). Welcome home (ps, you looked super chic and adorable in Paris...unlike me ten years ago in my running shoes paired with jeans..ICK, ha ha!).

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  22. Oh Cass, it all looks so beautiful! Both the city and you- you really are adorbs. If it were possible, I love you even more now that I know you own jeggings. You better slap a bunch of these in frames- so so pretty and romantic!!

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  23. Long live narcissism!! You are glowing and look absolutely beautiful! We rarely get to see you so let the pictures keep coming. The trip looks awesome so far. I can't wait to see the rest of your posts. I'm living vicariously through you. Welcome back!!

    -Kamee

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  24. So, so beautiful, Cassie!! *sigh*

    I can decide what I love more all the beautiful sights, the food, or those shots of you sleeping in the museum!! Awesome.

    p.s. I like your glasses!

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  25. What an amazing trip! Loved seeing your pictures! What a beautiful city!

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  26. gorgeous gorgeous pictures!!!!

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  27. SO gorgeous!! Looks like y'all had a blast! You two are the CUTEST!! And thank GOODNESS I wasn't a slacker and checked your blog today - you're outfit gave me inspiration on what to wear to a bridal shower I'm planning this weekend! Even better, it's in my closet! Shew! I can now mark shopping off the list! So THANK YOU for that :)

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  28. Looks like you had a great time (not to mention, great weather! Bonus!!). So jealous! Glad the trip was a success. :)

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  29. Oh, sweet Cassie! You are so adorable. You look like you belong in Paris! I love all of the romantic shots. I heart Paris and Cassie.

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  30. ugh. jealous! I'm surprised with your love for design you're not inspired by the museums? Please tell me you ate a ton of pain au chocolat's for all of us?!

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  31. Fantastic photos- I loved them all!
    Kelly

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  32. Love love love Paris in the springtime. Hope you filled up on macarons and nutella filled crepes!

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  33. You look stunning! Even in your sleeping pics :) I would have been doing the same - including the not fitting in my jeans part! The food is always the best part of traveling!

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  34. What fun pictures! So glad you had such an amazing time. I love that printed skirt you're wearing (:

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  35. Ayy, Paris. My favorite place. I loved it so much, that my hubby proposed there. Your pictures are making me want to go.

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  36. I love browsing your photo album with you! Your trip looked amazing! I loooove that "vibrant" pic of you with your sunglasses!!!! And I'm laughing so hard about you and the museums!

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  37. What a fun trip, especially NO KIDS! All the photos are gorgeous. Yum, I remember eating the crepes with nutella and bananas - mmmm...

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  38. Looks like you had a fabulous time! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pictures.

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  39. What great pictures! So many of them are definitely frame worthy! LOVE that printed skirt--can you spill the deets on where its from? Also, will you help me pack for my upcoming trip? Ive never seen a cuter traveler!

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  40. You look gorgeous in every shot, even sleeping:) I adore Paris and take mini trips back every time a blogger recaps. thanks so much for sharing! I ate so many crepes and bought a crepe pan fromWilliams-Sonoma when I returned.

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  41. So much fun! You crack me up in the museum. The trip looks incredible. And yes, you do look freakin' adorable in every pic!

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  42. please, if you are narcissitic... i'm in trouble! :)

    i'm glad to see you enjoying paris. it's way more fun to see people you like there than just general shots. :)

    it looks like you guys had such a fun trip. i only wish we could have overlapped! we leave on wednesday. :(

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  43. Looks like an AMAZING time! Love your cute colorful skirt and I am just dying to go to Paris...the food looks so so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I am dying to go back! So fun seeing your trip photos. I went in May and think it's the best time to go. Everthing is so gorgeous this time of year!

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  45. First, you look like a model in almost every picture (even the sleeping one) -- but that last picture . . . are you serious? I am pretty sure that needs to be in a magazine.

    Second, I need that colorful skirt you are wearing.

    Lastly, it looks like such an amazing trip. So much fun!

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  46. Oh my...love it! I'm hoping to go to Paris this fall and planning is in the works. Thanks so much for giving me a "sneak peak" at my trip. :)

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. And unfortunately, because of insane amounts of spam, I've had to disable Anonymous comments for awhile. I just didn't need any more information on penis enlargements! But you can always email me! xoxo, cass

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