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The Top 20 Things About My Trip to Paris

There’s no real way to describe my time in Paris other than truly magical. As corny as it sounds, experiencing Paris really does fulfill every part of a girl’s wishes and dreams in some crazy otherworldly fantastical way. Although there are so many memories, here are my Top 20.

  1. The train ride from London to Paris interestingly enough proved to be one of the MOST memorable parts of the whole trip. We were so delirious we were cracking up the WHOLE WAY THERE for no apparent reason, much to the annoyance of our cabin partners.

IMG_2179Paris train


2.  Train selfies



3. This hilarious plate of train food. The most random plate of of food I’ve ever eaten. Coleslaw with shredded beef. Fruit compote and beets not one….but TWO ways! In block form and shredded. Because beets one way is never enough.



4. You can drink espresso and eat madeleines at literally anytime of the day without feeling judged.



5. The fact that there’s Chanel stores on nearly every other block like they’re Starbucks or something. NBD.

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6.When this epic moment happened and I tried on my first pair of Louboutins. I’m pretty sure I was sweating and couldn’t really breathe. #BGM

IMG_2382Louboutin wall


7. Steak & Frites. The ultimate combination.



8. Scary messages like this:


Scary message


9. Small restaurants tucked away on cobblestone streets.

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10. Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris



11. Madeleines.



12. Crazy Horse. This EPIC burlesque show originated in Paris in 1951. The girls were so insanely talented and their bodies were bangin’. I left with such a changed view on the beauty of women’s bodies and sexuality as a whole. Such a revelation. P.S. Beyonce’s “Partition” video was taken move for move from one of their routines.














12 1/2: Our forced upon glamour shots taken at the Crazy Horse and framed in 8X10 paper souvenir frames. SCORE!


13. This spontaneously hilarious moment when a Chinese couple was taking wedding photos in the middle of the street next to us. We’re probably going to pop up in their wedding album somewhere in Asia, and I’m honestly ok with that. Chinese wedding in Paris

14. Room service galore at the Ambassador Hotel. The fresh squeezed orange juice was a highlight.



15. Receiving room service like this.


Colton waiter

Colton as my waiter. Yes dreams do come true.













16. The gardens surrounding the outside of the Louvre.

Louvre gardens


17. Our pseudo picnic lunch we set up in the gardens. A must! There’s all kinds of carts that sell wine bottles and different sandwiches which you can just purchase and set up shop on blankets in the grass.

PIcnic selfie

Picnic selfie!

Nutella crepe

There’s nothing more satisfying then a Nutella crepe.

PIcnic food!

A meal fit for kings and queens!



18. The Pyramid at the Louvre

The Pyramid

19. When this happened.


20. And last but not least these sweet most amazing girls and anyone else we met there! Thanks for all the treats and recommendations!! xx.ally

Sweet girls!

You truly made the trip such a fun experience!





Off to London + Paris


It’s really true. I’m flying to London today. Pinch a girl because this can’t be real life. I think I’m stuck in a Nora Ephron film because this is far too beautiful of a story to be real life!

Trav took me to brunch at Aroma       before going to the airport!

May I first just start off by saying British Airways is really really great. The jet was huge; two stories and clean. They play classical music as you board which makes you feel half “Iggy Azelea fancy” and half “like you’re having a spa day with the “Bridesmaids” girls (without the shitting moment) moment”. Ladies in perfectly tailored skirts and hats are there to greet you and provide you with enough beverages to do away with the hangover of a newly 21 year old frat boy. Water, soda, coffee, then tea, and soda. Start all over again with mini wine bottles. Juice. Repeat all until you K.O. from overhydration. At one time I think I had five full drinks on my teetering baby tray. Hour 6 they bring baskets filled with fudgesicles. I feel like I’m adult trick or treating…the rules stay the same; you take one from the basket. Best part is: you don’t have to move at all (lazy grownups!).

-Everyone has British accents which makes everything more relaxing and pleasant. Although an elderly British lady behind me keeps yelling for things which seems to be irritatingly cancelling out my point.

A good ale never hurt nobody.

At the moment I’m having trouble popping my eardrums due to the altitude but beyond that I’m about 5 hours into the flight and doing superb.
A few things:
-Watched “Her” by Spike Jones. Incredible film. Highly recommend although AGAIN I’m probably one of the last people to see this award winning highly popular film. Last minute Joe. Or would it be last minute Jane?
Loved ScarJoe’s line: “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.”
Oh and Trav if you’re reading this there’s a little white creature character that I know you will say that I remind you of.
– “Something Blue” by Emily Giffin and “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris are my travel buds. Thought they seemed fitting as one takes place in London and the other in France, respectively.

They pose ever so nicely.

– Also just finished “That Awkward Moment”. Yes, that one with Zac Efron and the kid from The Wire. Ended up being cute but took me a bit to get into. I always like to watch these “dude comedies” seeing as I grew up as the only girl with two older brothers. It provides a weird sense of comfort to watch guy humor parlay into some story about a playa not playin no more. The girl that won him over and changed him for good. That old song and dance. Unfortunately, it felt like the three guys were trying super hard to create that raunchy guy banter and (for me) it just came across a little forced. But I still enjoyed it.
– BTW: LAX got some sort of crazy refurbishment (is that a word-ishment?). My gate was literally in the middle of some freakishly beautiful new mall with mostly all duty free shops. Yay now you can get your Ferragamos and Gucci bags for only 2 Gs instead of the regular 5 (note my sarcasm)!
A huge line of about 50 people built up by the gate and I thought we were boarding early only to discover that it was all the shoppers picking up their duty free items they had bought. I get it now. Show up early and pack light so you can shop at the Mall of America located centrally right smack dab in the middle of the airport. Genius! The guy who thought of that must be sittin real pretty right about now McDuck style.
        Sitting at my gate admiring       couture from a safe distance. 
Uh, oh the pretty ladies in hats are comin’ round again with mini bottles of red wine gotta go. Xo
P.S. Will blog again when I have wifi.
P.P.S. Colton really is a fairy Goldman. (My autocorrect just turned godman into Goldman and I thought it way too fitting to even correct it.)