Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Last Time I Saw Paris


I first visited Paris when I was 15, and I instantly fell in love.  I was lucky to travel far and wide while I was growing up, but nowhere captured my heart quite like Paris. In the years that followed, I did everything I could to get back to that magical city.  I spent one summer there in college through a Parisian study abroad program, and when my parents asked where I wanted to spend my 21st birthday, I didn’t think twice (even though it’s in March).  It had to be Paris.  In my carefree days before marriage, children, and responsibility, I was even known to jet off for a long weekend.  It all seems like a lifetime ago, and in a way it was.  The last time I saw Paris was in 2007 when I was pregnant with my almost-10-year-old.

After ten years, I’m going back, and I can’t wait!  My mom, my daughter and I are leaving this week for Paris and London.  I’m so excited to see Paris through my daughter’s eyes, because I know she is going to love it as much as I do.  So, as you can imagine, I’ve been mentally planning what I’m going to pack for weeks.  It’s going to be pretty warm during the day, but cooler in the evenings, plus I have to think about London also.  Fortunately, I’ve picked up a few new pieces, which I plan on mixing in with my staples.  As Traci mentioned (here), our good friend, Katy Nagel, recently opened a new boutique, Gray Boutique, in Pensacola, and she has tons of stuff that will be perfect for a trip abroad.

Here’s one look I’m considering for the trip from Paris to London in the Chunnel.  You can’t go wrong with dark jeans when schlepping suitcases and navigating train stations.  What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. We saw Paris last year and I fell more in love with it than imagined. I knew everyone was all PARIS but figured the multitude of people and the french judgements would taint the city. Boy, was I wrong. We were only there for a few days in April and it stole our hearts. So lovely, so cultured and so so wonderful.