I never thought it would actually take me to my 33rd year to make it to France--let alone out of the United States. I cringe at this (as I'm sure you do too). Most of my life has been spent dreaming of, reading of, scheming of TRAVEL.
For my Honeymoon I was suppose to be in charge of planning and locking down Paris! That was almost exactly 4 years ago. It didn't happen--I fell apart and honestly the planning of the wedding was so overwhelming to me that I would have burst if I had to plan both. Instead, we flew to New York City (another one of my favorite places), rented a convertible, and cruised along the coast. Eating fresh seafood for every meal and stopping to find a cute hotel when we got tired. We antiqued along the way. Most pieces I sold at RARA AVIS HOME but theres a vintage Chateau Brane-Cantenac label that we found framed that hangs in our kitchen of every home we've lived in and an oval gilded mirror I will always keep as I loved the idea of having looked at ourselves just starting out in the mirror to the days when we are very old and wrinkled. I'm a crazy nostalgic like that. Our Honeymoon was wonderful and that East coast excursion will always be one of my favorite memories!
But, Oh sweet Paris, when will I meet you!?
Our 4 year Anniversary is the 1st week of this October and we like to follow the traditional gifting for each year. This years is Fruit & Flowers and we've locked down tickets to Paris! I get to see Autumn in Paris! The Gardens of Versailles have always been a dream to me so there are our flowers and all the wine we'll sip--the fruit! It really couldn't be more perfect! I've finally chosen (which was incredibly difficult as I base my choice off design and, inevitably, budget) and booked the hotel! I've looked at every possible "What to do in Paris!" writeup. I've mapped out our routes! Ask every human being I know who has been there where to go! I essentially have Thursday-Sunday fully planned but note that we are very much a couple that loves exploring and feeling it out as we go!
Something tells me this visit will change me, or rather, re-invent me! To say I'm excited is an understatement! It's cliched but "I've waited my whole life!..." and I know there will be a Pre-Paris Me and a Paris Me but isn't that what every adventure is in life?
Here's to beautiful adventures! See a few of my most anticipated sites below!