Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Paris: Day 1

I have officially made it to Paris! I've been planning this trip for almost a year and now it's here! I am so beyond excited that I can't even begin to describe to you how I'm feeling. Today I arrived at Charles de Gaulle around 10.30am CET and made it to my apartment around noonish. I was met by a super friendly rep from Paris Perfect who gave me the keys and a tour of the apartment and the building. It looked exactly like the photos, only better now that I had finally arrived!

Here's a mini tour I made using Instagram...



...and the view from the bedroom window. Seriously! I almost died and went to heaven!

After I unpacked everything in the apartment, I went out for a stroll around the neighborhood (7eme) to find myself some lunch. I got distracted by all the amazing pastries...


...but ended up settling on a baguette with brie and a box of macarons. And yes, I ate ALL of this food you see here! 

After my lunch, I decided to go for a longer walk because I was starting to feel sleepy and jetlagged. I wanted to explore the 7eme a bit more and and get my bearings on where the apartment was in relationship to everything. When I stepped out my door and turned the corner, I found myself this close to the Eiffel Tower...

Holy moly! Talk about a great location for an apartment. My touristy Eiffel Tower shots continue below, along with a few snaps of the gorgeous architecture on the streets. There is beauty everywhere I turn, despite the off-and-on misting and the clouds.






this one might be my favorite

I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves cheese so much!

the cafe closest to my apartment

And when I got home, I realized the tower had lit up for the night. Wow. I'm staring it now as I relax on the couch, type up this post and eat a delicious plate of goat cheese, fig jam, merlot grapes and haricots verts that I got at a few local shops (all using my French! Language nerd alert.) I'm washing it all down with a glass of Pinot Noir and not taking a single moment of this for granted...I'm exactly where I want to be right now.




Check back tomorrow for more photos - my friend Ellie will be arriving and we plan to have a full day of adventures! :)

37 comments :

  1. Amazing! When I went to Paris a few years ago I was almost that close to the Eiffel Tower. Your French must be great, I was so nervous they would look at me like a lunatic just trying to ask how much a croissant and coffee were haha. Enjoy that beautiful city and wait till the Eiffel Tower starts to (literally) sparkle. It is magical!

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  2. So jealous of you! Those sweets look so good- eat one or two for me!

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  3. Keep the pictures coming, Amy. I am LOVING them!

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  4. Did you move to Paris Amy or just a vacation?

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  5. I'm just here for a week but if I could I would love to move here (and buy this exact apartment!!)

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  6. so gorgeous amy! how did you find the apartment? it looks like you're in a fairy tale :)

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    1. www.parisperfect.com!! they have a bunch of amazing rentals :)

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  7. That apartment looks beautiful! I am drooling over the pastries...how did you choose just one??

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. Amy I am SO freaking excited for you and feel like I am experiencing Paris alongside you! Thank you for these great posts (can't wait to watch the video later xo)

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  9. You are in an amazing location and what a view from your appartment! Your photos are fabulous especially your favourite one. I would have been happy with the baguette and macarons too!
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  10. Oh my gosh! The view from your apartment is breathtaking! I can't wait to catch up on all your Paris posts - beautiful photos so far!

    xo jen
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