Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bonjour, Pareee!!


Who ever said that once-in-a-lifetime can only happen once, or twice?



After 8 macarons, a sampling of foie gras, 4 multi-course meals, 2 Alaia shoes, a vintage Givenchy skirt and 10 new scarves, our shopping & dining Parisian adventure is now over.

But before I turn into a fat sack (yes, I gained weight which I don't know how after all the walking we did which seemed to have been as far out to the moon and back!), and before I officially start my wallowing over the end of our vacation, let me share with you all how each of those fabulous day unfolded right from the very first day!


Day 1 - Paris - TO UPLOAD-1
Arrived in this very comfy travel outfit:
-- shirt
: Karl Lagerfeld Key to Cure '08 -- sweater: BCBG --- jeans: J Brand --
-- belt:
Banana Republic --

Day 1 - Paris - TO UPLOAD-2
Stayed at Le Meridien Etoile.
When we stayed here for New Year's Eve '08, they upgraded us to their Club President suite and given a free continental breakfast at the club floor with views of the Eiffel! This time, not as lucky. Oh well, we're in Paris and nothing could ever dampen our spirit!


Day 1 - Paris - TO UPLOAD
For dinner, we went to Leon de Bruxelles. This is our favorite place for 'moulet et frites' and is probably our 5th or 6th time here! Yes, for me, it's THAT good! So good we even went on a foodie pilgrimage last year and visited their original restaurant in Brussels!


Was feeling so jetlagged so at 8PM, we called it a night and I then slept for 10 hours. I know, such a waste of time to be sleeping for that long while on holiday but it was much needed because day 2 was packed with a full-day shopping itinerary!

-- shirt
: Gap -- skirt: Moschino C&C --- flats: Fendi -- jacket: Target --
-- scarf: bought from a vendor when we were first here in '05! --


  1. Bonsoir Madame Grace!

    You have such a "charming happy smile" in your last photo- how cute you took your scarf you bought the first time in Paris with you.
    I truly love it ... to have "these special pieces" ;)

    Can´t believe how time flies so fast!Are you already back home in Minneapolis? Otherwise: Have a safe flight home!!!!
    Holy Moly... you bought 10 new scarves... so next time you have to stay 10 days... for every day a new scarf ;)
    The sepia photos are so stunning, wish to be in Paris, too!

    Enjoy your weekend with your husband!!!
    Hugs as always from..
    me ;)

  2. The hotel looks beautiful !
    I also 'love moulet et frites' we call them mosselen haha :P


  3. hi grace.
    how are you?
    i'm sure you're still tired from the trip.
    wow! you're so lucky to be in paris for the second time around.
    wish i could go to paris with mr. freddy someday. i'm sure we will.

    i can see the glow on your face. you look so cozy on the bed, lady.

  4. This sounds fabulous! I am jealous!

  5. Oh my goodness...lovely photos!!! You look as if you had a WONDERFUL time in Paris! Absolutely gorgeous photos!! :) So glad you had a beautiful trip to the most romantic city on earth!!

  6. Good Morning, Grace!
    Welcome back home! I´m sure you´re still tired ;)
    You always know how to enchant, Grace!!!

    You lucky girl! So the countdown is on... 5 days until you meet up with Kat ;) Please say hello from me!!

    So sorry to hear you didn´t find Colette; same happened to me with the Rick Owens store last year ... and I was searching and searching...;)
    I´ll leave this week for a short trip to Italy and will be back at the end of the week and already excited to read your upcoming posts "Grace in Paris".

    Enjoy your week filled with smiles and wonderful moments you have so share from your Paris trip!

  7. Hi, Grace!

    Wow, those pictures of the Eiffel are so beautiful and yummy food too!Was that a pot of mussels I'm seeing? ;)

    Can't wait to see more of your Paris photos in the next posts especially the "loot".;) That white printed skirt is so pretty and love your new bangs.

    Welcome back and have a lovely day ahead! :)

  8. ohh..lucky you...Paris is my dream place to go on vacation!!! Love that skirt!!!

  9. Hello I.Grace-
    Welcome home I.Grace. Thanks for the sweet comment on the Spotlight. I'm glad you guys had such a great time. All the photos look so great. 10 scarves??? Please share some with us :-).
    Have a nice day sweetie,

  10. Oh fun! Happy anni to you in Paris! Have a wonderful time! I'm about to leave for my 5th year anniversary trip to Thailand! We both got married around the same time. That's sweet :) These pictures make me want to go to Paris again. Ahhhhhh!

  11. Hi Grace! you're so lucky to have a loving husband and you get to travel to beautiful places!=) My dream is to go to Paris too, maybe someday when I'm done with medschool and I have my own money..=) For now, blogger's travel pics like yours will do..=) and oh, your tights are pretty..

    ps. the whole outfit post (blazer) is up already, in case you wanna see..

  12. hi grace! so jealous of your paris trip!! last time we went was 2007 and our pictures were all deleted because my hard drive crashed!!! :( only pics left were the ones we uploaded in friendster. so sad.... but definitely an excuse to go back :)

    can't wait for you to post the alaias. im kinda obsessed with that brand now.

  13. looks like you had lotsa fun xoxoxox

  14. how lovely!!!!!! looks like you had an amazing time!! can't wait till i go to paris next year!
    hope you have a great week ahead! <3

  15. Oh this is just such a beautiful post.
    Givenchy skirt, macaroons, and Paris, OH MY!
    It's such a beautiful thing when you can find time in your life to pause, travel, and explore what the world has to offer you. It truly is, it looks like you had a wonderful time. These photos I'm sure does no justice.

  16. ugh this sounds amazing, im crazy jealous!

  17. I really hope you enjoyed your time away, Grace but I have to admit that I'm happy you're back with us. I really miss reading your blog.

    These pictures are fantastic and thank you for sharing them with us. My goodness! Paris seems like a beautiful place and it looks like you and your husband really enjoyed yourself. Again, congrats on the anniversary. I'm really happy for the both of you and admire you guys as a couple.

    I'm glad you also got to do a lot of shopping. I can't wait to see what you bought. I think you look beautiful in these pictures, Grace. You always look like you're glowing because of your smile and charm.

    I hope your week is off to a good start. I know the first week back from vacation is usually quite painful but once you're all settled again, I'm looking forward to reading more of your post. Take care, Grace and talk to you soon.

    All the best,

  18. I was almost too jealous to continue reading after 2 Alaia shoes, a vintage Givenchy skirt

    ahh-mazing! xx

  19. Oh my God beautiful pictures of the Eiffel tower! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  20. bloghopping, im jealous, i want to go to Paris. You have a really great blog.

  21. wow darling, beautiful trip!!!
    I want to know more about that, it sounds wonderful! I have been in Paris several times and I love it, it's a magic place ;) Is the first time I hear about Leon de Bruxelles but it looks like a very goog restaurant!
    Have a nice day ;)

  22. Love this post! I can't wait to see more! I like to live vicariously!

  23. Thank you all for the lovely comments! More Paris posts coming up!! =)

  24. omggggggggggg wow girlie, you totally travel in style!!! what a luxe place you guys stayed at!!!! look at you, you model!!!!!!!!



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