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Paris

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Paris

Bonjour everyone! As you all know I went to Paris last month and it was honestly a dream come true. I'm so glad I got to share this experience with my sister...we had an amazing time. I was there for six days and it flew by, I can't wait to go back!

Here's a little guide that I've put together for those visiting Paris for a short trip.

How to spend a few days in Paris:

Tocadera- To get the best views of the Eiffel Tower you must go here. There’s a lot of cafés nearby where you can also catch an amazing view while sipping on coffee or enjoying dinner.

The Louvre- One of the biggest museums ever. This place is a must. It was so huge and so beautiful inside and out. We spent about 2 hours in there and didn’t even get to cover half of it. This is where you will find the most popular, Mona Lisa painting as well as so many other beautiful art pieces.

Notre-Dame-  Seeing the Cathedral was bringing back memories of watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame as a kid and felt like I was in a movie. This whole area is really nice and surrounded by cute cafés such as Esmeralda café, Shakespeare café and so many more.

Café hop- There is no shortage of cafés when it comes to Paris. There's plenty of options to choose from so it actually overwhelming picking one. I would seriously go from one place to another...fulfilling all my cafés cravings

 

See more details below and all the places I went to. Also, sharing packing tips.

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 The Louvre- I cant even begin to describe how beautiful this place is. You will see more photos of inside below.

The Louvre- I cant even begin to describe how beautiful this place is. You will see more photos of inside below.

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 Woke up early to visit Tocadera to take in this beautiful Eiffel view. The haze made this place look even more dreamy!  This fur coat I bought from Zara last winter.  The bag is from Mango. Booties from Ego Shoes

Woke up early to visit Tocadera to take in this beautiful Eiffel view. The haze made this place look even more dreamy!

This fur coat I bought from Zara last winter.  The bag is from Mango. Booties from Ego Shoes

 This is Musée d'Orsay. Another museum with beautiful artwork. Check out this extravagant café that was inside. I'm telling you Paris is everything you can dream of.

This is Musée d'Orsay. Another museum with beautiful artwork. Check out this extravagant café that was inside. I'm telling you Paris is everything you can dream of.

 Doors in Paris are so extra! So many colorful doors everywhere.

Doors in Paris are so extra! So many colorful doors everywhere.

     

  

 Okay if you're in town I suggest you go to Ladurée the one on Champs Elysées....its seriously an experience! It is so beautiful inside and the presentation of just everything is amazing! Also, they have soo many yummy desserts to choose from and so much more. 

Okay if you're in town I suggest you go to Ladurée the one on Champs Elysées....its seriously an experience! It is so beautiful inside and the presentation of just everything is amazing! Also, they have soo many yummy desserts to choose from and so much more. 

 This was my go-to coat....it went with everything! I got this from Topshop last winter. And how cute is this fur ball I bought from Forever21. The beret is from Topshop I bought it at Nordstorm

This was my go-to coat....it went with everything! I got this from Topshop last winter. And how cute is this fur ball I bought from Forever21. The beret is from Topshop I bought it at Nordstorm

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 What me and my sister did all day every day...sitting at cafés, drinking cappuccinos....Best thing to do in that cold weather.   

What me and my sister did all day every day...sitting at cafés, drinking cappuccinos....Best thing to do in that cold weather.

 

 Also visited the Shakespeare Café and book store. It was so cute...felt like I was in a movie.

Also visited the Shakespeare Café and book store. It was so cute...felt like I was in a movie.

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 Carousel by the Eiffel Tower

Carousel by the Eiffel Tower

 Seriously, The cutest café. Also, recommend visiting this one.

Seriously, The cutest café. Also, recommend visiting this one.

 Notre-Dame Cathedral. Giving me all The Hunchback of Notre Dame feels.

Notre-Dame Cathedral. Giving me all The Hunchback of Notre Dame feels.

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 Musee Yves Saint Laurent. This museum was so cool and interesting to see. Too bad my coat or boots weren't YSL ;p

Musee Yves Saint Laurent. This museum was so cool and interesting to see. Too bad my coat or boots weren't YSL ;p

 How cute is this place?! It's in the same area as Notre Dame.

How cute is this place?! It's in the same area as Notre Dame.

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 Inside The Louvre museum

Inside The Louvre museum

 The door obsession continues....

The door obsession continues....

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 Monmartre- This neighborhood is worth seeing. It is uphill and you get a great view of the city.

Monmartre- This neighborhood is worth seeing. It is uphill and you get a great view of the city.

 The " I LOVE YOU WALL," It says it in every language, also in Monmartre. Look at these streets...I loved this town.

The " I LOVE YOU WALL," It says it in every language, also in Monmartre. Look at these streets...I loved this town.

 The person behind all my photos also known as my sister ;p Sadly, we only have a couple photos together. Thanks to her for all my amazing photos that she took while freezing ;) Check out her website  here   and her instagram @ushnakhanphotography   

The person behind all my photos also known as my sister ;p Sadly, we only have a couple photos together. Thanks to her for all my amazing photos that she took while freezing ;) Check out her website here  and her instagram @ushnakhanphotography

 

How I Packed for a two week trip:

I managed to fit everything in one suite case and no carry on!! I love to travel with way too many options but this time was different as I was limited on space. Let me share a few tips I followed to minimize my luggage.

First thing, plan your outfits before hand. Its so much easier if you just lay out all your outfits and pack only what you need for each one rather than taking extras for options to decide for later. This saves time while on vacation and also space in your suitcase.

Second, take pieces that are versatile like my nude coat that went with everything and I wore so much. Also, a pair of shoes that are comfortable and you can wear with all your outfits. Then, to switch up your day time looks to night time pack a pair of heels that will go with everything. I took one pair of black booties and black pumps. Only take a couple pairs of jeans and just repeat as you can see from my photos I wore the same pair quite a bit . And trust me you will live, I did! This was a huge step for me trying to be super practical with packing.

I feel like for colder weather it’s easier to pack because you don't need 10 different outfits. A key I learned was that you just need a few statement pieces,  just one or two coats and style them differently. Each time I tried to accessorize my outfits a little different and switch up my tops under.

 

Hope you all liked this post. Leave some comments below  xx