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This trip to Paris I tried to visit a few different museums, including the Petit Palais. I snapped a few pics of my favorite pieces of art, including this painting, The Parisienne, by Charles-Alexandre Giron.  Doesn’t she just exude chicness?

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I just loved this sculpture. Its a little different since she is laying down when most sculptures are taller with the subjects standing up. But I really thought she was very relatable. Who doesn’t feel like throwing themselves down like this some days?

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I don’t remember who this lovely lady is, but because we were in Paris and she was carrying a a huge sack full of baguettes, I declared her the Goddess of Bread.

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I feel like this lady is the French cousin of Venus de Milo, who is currently residing across town in the Louvre Museum. The only thing I am curious about is why she is stepping on the face mask!

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This little guy — a little frog/bunny gremlin — was one of my favorites even though he kind of creeps me out. I definitely wouldn’t want to see this guy in my backyard!

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75008 Paris

Tuileries Stroll

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Scarf: AliKat / Shirt: Madewell / Skirt: Gap / Sunglasses: H&M / Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Longchamp / Necklace: Maryline in Wonderland / Ring: Olkeinheim Craft

Day 2 in Paris was bright and sunny — perfect for a stroll in the Tuileries Garden! We had been making our way from our Air BnB apartment in St. Germain to the Petit Palais — a public museum on the other side of the river not far from the Place de la Concorde. I was super excited to wear some of the cute jewelry I picked up in Strasbourg — a cameo ring and an octopus necklace — which seemed to fit into my netural/olive green color palette quite well.

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Check out my Instagram page for some more real time snaps from my 2nd day in Paris! Like this sculpture that I saw at the Petit Palais. I don’t remember her story, but I later decided that she was the Parisian Goddess of Bread!

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Paris has so many museums and on this trip I had on my agenda plans to stop into a few of the smaller ones I had not yet visited. First on my list was Musée Rodin!  A small museum with an adjoining café and outdoor garden full of sculptures, it was definitely worth the trip.

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Dress: Old Navy / Sweater: J.Crew / Necklace: Kenzie
Scarf: J.Crew, old / Bag: Longchamp / Shoes: Yosi Samra / Sunglasses: Prada


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You might have guessed, but it was this pink bag that I picked up at the Longchamp store in Strasbourg! I just loved the color and decided to switch things up by getting the shorter handles. After touring the gardens we all ran for cover inside the museum when a thunderstorm rolled through Paris.

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Musée Rodin
79, rue de Varenne
75007 Paris, FR

En Route to Paris

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After our visit to Champagne we were finally en route to Paris! Of course, I could’t leave Reims without a proper French breakfast of toast with jam, croissants, orange juice, and coffee. They served me apricot jam — which I had never tried before — and I am obsessed! It is amazing and I can’t wait to finish off the jam we already have in the house so I can buy some apricot jam!

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We took a quick train from Reims to Champagne-Ardenne, and then switched to the high speed TGV for the 40 minute ride to Paris’ Gare de l’Est. Don’t forget to composter voter billet!

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It warmed up a bit so I paired a simple grey Old Navy dress with a J.Crew cardigan, Yosi Samra flats, my favorite Prada sunglasses, and a pom-pom scarf. My luggage is by Samsonite and Longchamp, of course! I can’t say enough about my roller suitcase — its sleek, easy to maneuver, fits a ton, and is carry-on sized!


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Our Air BnB apartment wasn’t ready when we arrived, so we stopped at a café outside the Luxembourg Gardens and had some lunch. Our apartment in Paris was small, but perfect! It was right in the 6th arrondissment – the bustling Saint Germain des Prés area and very close to the Odéon metro stop and theater. A quick walk to the gardens, metro, restaurants, and shopping it is definitely my favorite part of the city.