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A Parisian Adventure: Part Three.

14 March, 2014


On the final days of our trip, we headed towards the Avenue des Champs-Élysées for a browse and some shopping. It was a seriously pretty street but hugely busy, and it felt like summer – which was a good thing.

We also went to see the Arc de Triomphe which sits nicely at the top of the avenue – slap bang in the middle of the busiest, craziest roundup ever. I hate driving through roundabouts so I couldn’t even look at this one. Truly. I kept trying to take a peek in to people’s windows as the houses were so impressive (pretty sure you can get arrested for that actually), and I’d heard the area was home to some of the most expensive property in the world. I’m not sure why you would want to live there though to be honest – it was noisy and busy. I still would though, don’t get me wrong.

After gazing up at the Arc, we took a walk back down Champ-Élysées again, and in to Sephora for a bit of perving. I left with nothing, despite wanting it all. Willpower, I think that’s called.
We decided to take a walk down the river towards the Eiffel Tower and get something to eat. We had a cute picnic under the Trocadero, and watched the sun set over the tower which was lovely.

On the final day, we headed over to the Notre Dame again and had a little wander around here, seeing the side streets before heading back to the Ladurée tea rooms & store to pick up some macarons for my mum. Maybe some for me too.
After that, it was time for wine in the sun outside a little café – people watching is fun in every country. We were actually sitting near the MAC shop and I just remembered seeing a couple come out of the store with three of the biggest bags of MAC goodies – like MAC bags that were the same size as those laundry bags you get. It could have been £3000 worth – considering how small MAC items are. Crazy. The girl couldn’t even carry one bag!

Before it got dark, we got the Metro over to the Trocadero for the last time, and watched the sun set over the tower before the light show. How pretty!
We decided to have dinner near our apartment and had one of the best meals ever at a new place up the road – slow cooked beef and lots of wine.

It was definitely such a great trip, made better by the fact that we saw and did so much more than we expected. I definitely recommend a visit in the near future! I hope you enjoyed my photos.

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  • Ciara Pollock

    your photos are gorgeous, Paris looks incredible! would definitely love to go there sometime x

  • Eleri Roberts

    This is like Paris porn for me. I can’t WAIT to go in June! Gorgeous photos as ever :)

    xx Eleri Roberts

  • Monica

    Roundabouts are so frightening! When I was in Europe, my dad was doing the driving, so I don’t think I’ll ever attempt one myself.
    How does one spend £3000 at MAC?! She must have bought one of every item in the store.


  • Sophie

    Your photos are just stunning, it looks like you had the perfect weather for a city break :)



  • Laura

    I want three laundry bags full of MAC… haha lovely photos again, you wizard xx

  • Reckless Beauty

    Your Paris pictures are great! Definitely made me want to visit there even more than I already did. Glad you had a great time x

  • Ana Leote

    Beautiful photos! Paris is amazing and I can’t wait to go again


  • Hannah
  • Vivian Yuen

    Wonderful photos! Love Laduree~

    LIVE. IN . LOVE ✞


  • Sarah Nunn

    Sad your Paris posts have come to an end! Loved looking through your pictures and reading about your time there. It sounded magical xx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

  • krystel

    Such beautiful photos! Sounds like you had a great time and the fact you managed to fit lots in the time frame :) I also would have loved to see the massive mac bags and couldn’t imagine one girl using £3,000 worth of cosmetics haha just insane xx

  • Holly Cooke

    I adore your coat Kate! These pictures are all just stunning, and oh my Laduree, their salted caramel macaroons are just to die for! x

  • Jennie Farnell

    Sounds like you had a lovely time! :)

  • Kyllie

    Ohhh Ladurèe… el paraíso de la gente golosa :)

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  • Nicola Simmons

    I am booking my trip there this weekend, can’t wait!! xx

  • Daniela

    Oh my, those macarons! They look amazing! I’ve always wanted to go to Paris, just need to convince the other half to take me! French pharmacies will be the first stop…

    Daniela xo // danielascribbles // click here to enter my MAC giveaway!

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  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Sounds like you had an amazing time! Everything looks so beautiful! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Victoria

    The pictures look incredibly beautiful!

  • Lauren
  • Amy Burgess

    These photos are lovely! I’ve always wanted to go to Paris, it looks like such a lovely city!

    Amy, X.

  • Sophie LovesFood

    Lovely photos Kate, have you used a filter?x

  • Laura C

    Once again, some more amazing photos. The cakes look gorgeous – why don’t we have cake shops like that in the UK?!

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  • Esme

    Beautiful photos, looks like an amazing trip <3

  • Moira Parton

    I miss Paris so much! x

  • Aerin

    I love paris! I loved visiting such a beautiful city xx

    Berrie-Blogs | Beauty Blog x

  • Logan Hermanson

    Oh Paris you have my heart! Can’t wait to visit in the fall!

    xox Logan

  • Katie Free

    wow paris is just so beautiful! I wish I could live there!

  • AuntyMiff

    I love Paris, it’s where I got engaged so it’ll always be one of my most special places. These pictures are lovely, transported me right back – I’m hazy with nostalgia! <3

    Charlotte – x

  • Chrissabella

    These pictures are soooo pretty, really need to hop on the train soon to pay paris a vist again :)

    Greetings from London,

  • Zazie Bibi

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun! (: xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Alexandra Kerwin

    Love all of these photos! I’m going to Paris in June so hopefully I will soon see some of this 😀 xx

  • The Beauty Break

    I wish i could go again, reading your post makes me so nostalgic!
    Laduree macaroons are expensive, but definitely one of the best ones I’ve tried! Next time try Pierre Herme for some exotic flavors!

    The Beauty Break

  • Linda Hanchard

    Such wonderful photos! I’ve always desired to go to London, it looks like such a charming city! Your London images are great! Definitely created me want to check out there even more than I already did. Grateful you had a fun time.

  • Kate @VioletDaffodils
  • Nancy Wilde

    I loved all these photos! It’s a shame I haven’t been in Paris yet… x

  • Vitória Kalocsay

    Hi, I found your blog by Bloglovin and I loved it!! Pretty pictures!
    I love Paris and your post made me more eager to know this city! >.< Why Paris is so exciting and amazing? It will certainly be a few places in Europe that I most want to visit!
    Kisses from Brazil! ♥

  • Amy

    Oh my days Paris is just too beautiful. I really hope to go there one day :) a long weekend would be perfect.
    Amy x

  • Rosie W

    Ah, I love Paris so much. Looks like you had such a wonderful time :)