Or Happy New Year! Going through these France photos, there were SO many from the varies wineries we visited and explorations of Bordeaux and Paris, so I tried my best to narrow down to just the highlights. Since there were so many photos from our week in French wine country, I’ll be deciding a separate post (or two) to recapping all the wineries we visited. Here’s a quick look at some of the exploring we did in both Bordeaux and Paris!
VINCE fur collar coat: shop here // MADEWELL velvet skinnies: shop here // OTK boots: shop here, here and here // MARC JACOBS scarf: shop similar here // ASOS fur gloves: shop here
After spending a couple hours in my favorite museum of all time (the Musee d’Orsay…recap of our time there found in my last post here), we ventured out in the streets of Paris to grab a bite and wander around the city. One of my favorite parts of traveling is simply meandering through unknown streets and picking new restaurants or shops to pop into. Even though trying new foods or drinks is sometimes a little scary (like when we tried a French sausage called ‘Andouillette’ thinking it was similar to our ‘Andouille’ sausage…when in reality it’s pig colon!), the most fun I have in a foreign country is getting to try their native foods. My favorites from the trip were their oysters, amazing bread, their duck and their shrimp!
It was pretty chilly in Paris during our trip, but we bundled up and kept warm while exploring by popping into shops and drinking lots of wine! Even though it was overcast and a little foggy , we still had a clear view of the Eiffel Tower and all the monuments Paris is famous for.
(^our friends from Napa, Phil and Danni, who traveled with us!)
Being a total tourist for the day! Even though there are so many things to do in Paris besides the ultra tourist traps, some monuments are definitely worth the visit. The Eifell Tower is SO impressive so much bigger than it looks in photos. While we didn’t wait in line to go up to the top of the tower, the park surrounding is just as fun to explore.
One of the biggest differences in both Paris and Bordeaux between their cities and ours, is how old their buildings are. On almost every single single city street, the buildings extend 5 or 6 stories up and look to be built hundreds of years ago. Instead of our super modern, high rises full of large glass windows, their architecture consists of quaint, stone work with iron balcony fences and large, colorful, wood doors.
(^the cutest kids store I’ve ever seen! Hand crocheted cardigans and fur vests..to die for)
Paris…pretty magical right? There are so many special things about this city, but I found the overall culture itself is so impressive. Between the great food, amazing wine, sophisticated style, and gorgeous architecture, I become a bigger and bigger fan each time I visit!
I’ll be sharing one more post from Paris highlighting our day at Notre Dame as well as a full recap of the French wineries…stay tuned! And follow me on Instagram (@vogueinvines) to see more photos from our day to day in France.