As requested, I have more photos from the trip. To capture a bit of our experience I thought I’d create a photo collage of the things we saw and did on the trip.
And of course if anyone is considering a trip to Paris, I hope this also can act as a mini guide of sorts.
Near the Pont des Artes there are vendors along the river selling all kinds of mementos. We chose a beautiful gold book of French poems for our coffee table.
Though we did stay near the Louvre during the first part of our trip, we spent our museum time in Musée d’Orsay.
One hot afternoon Mr. Lively spotted several children playing in a fountain.
He decided to join them.
Hotel Crayon is where we spent our first three nights. It was artsy, cozy, and surprisingly affordable.
On our last night the hotel granted us the suite in honor of our wedding… with this bathroom.
Kim and Scott led the way to the Les Puces flea the morning of our wedding. Simply incredible.
The “honeymoon” portion of our trip was spent at the Champs Elysee Plaza. Though we may not stay in that area on future trips, we loved the hotel and our suite so very much.
While indulging in a break from the French language at an English Pub near our hotel on Wednesday night, we struck up a conversation with the bartender about fish and chips. She insisted that London had much better fish and chips than the Parisian pub.
So on a whim, Mr. Lively booked us tickets on the Euro Star to London the following morning.
It was a one day whirlwind of sightseeing, shopping, and eating some fantastic fish and chips at The Dog and Duck.
As is tradition, we put the lock on the Pont des Arts and threw the keys into the Seine.
We intend to re-visit Paris on our five year anniversary to relive our honeymoon and find our lock.
Laduree. The best wedding cake I’ve ever had. (Three days after the wedding.)
Mr. Lively’s new passion happens to be cooking, so it was a no-brainer that I needed to surprise him with his birthday present towards the end of the trip.
He now openly admits that it was his favorite part of the trip. It even trumped our wedding. (Humph.)
And just so you don’t think the trip was all sunshine and roses (okay, well, a lot of it was actually), I have another “keeping it real” pic for ya.
When wedding cake tastes this good, you ignore the cameras.