Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PICTURES FROM PARIS PT. II

OK everyone, here's part 2!
So, where were we... Aah yes, Avenue de l'Opera! Of course this avenue leads to the Opera, here it is:



From there, it was on to the Palais Royal to visit the Acne store! I saw a lot of the things I posted about in my previous Acne post, including that green leather jacket everyone loved so much! It is actually FAR more brighter than it is on the pictures, it's really really bright green.



This was taken inside the Palais Royal. There are a lot of high-end boutiques in there, including Marc Jacobs, Acne, Rick Owens, Pierre Hardy & La Petite Robe Noire which is a very chic vintage shop filled with amazing Little Black Dresses (La petite robe noire is french for LBD).

After that we went to our Hotel to freshen up a bit. The room we were in was really... we just laughed of excitement when we saw it, but really loved it. It was the PERFECT room to be in for this trip! This hotel would've been far out of budget if it wasn't for the great Spring Promotion we got ^-^ (We stayed at Hotel Ferrandi in St-Germain-des-Prés, really lovely hotel & the staff was super nice) We even got cookies on our pillow! Yaay!




OK, let's get back on the road! Don't you just love the Eiffel tower by night?



The weather was so nice that night, not cold or anything! We walked to the Champs Elysées:




L'arc de Triomphe...
And this is a shot of the Louis Vuitton flagship store on the Champs Elysées. The Stephen Sprouse window displays were so nice, especially at night!



My sister and I both wanted to go see the Andy Warhol exhibition "Warhol's Wide World" at the Grand Palais (that's the place where Karl Lagerfeld shows the Chanel collections). When we got there, there was a huge line of people waiting to get in, bummer! But it's Andy Warhol and we both love him so we just took a deep breath, calmly walked over there and prayed it wouldn't take all morning for us to get in. And what's a girl to do when waiting in line? Take some pictures of course!



This is the Petit Palais, just across the street from the Grand Palais.



Shoe shot!



We eventually got in and wow, it was really worth the wait! It still runs untill 13/07, if you love Andy Warhol, you will adoooore this exhibition! (more info here)


Aaah Mamie Gateaux! We discovered this little salon de thé on our way back to the metro. It was in the street of our hotel so we HAD to come back! After 2 exhausting but super fun days, it seemed like the perfect end for this trip. So we sat down, ordered 2 hot chocolates (HUGE bowls!) and enjoyed our last moments in Paris before hopping on the train back home...




(Mamie Gateaux - 66, rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris)

I didn't tell you this in my post from yesterday, but one of the reasons we visited the Colette shop was my sister and I really wanted to go see a PS1 bag hehe (yes, I know!). We eventually saw one and we both fell in love with it all over again, it's just sooooooo gorgeous.
So then this happened, just when we got off the train that brought us back home:
S- AAH!
Me- What?
S- Look! AAH!
Me- But what is it??
S- Look! The bag! The bag! The... PS1!
Me- Whaaaaaaaat???

There was this lady walking right in front of us, carrying -yup- the same PS1 we had seen the day before. Some girls have all the luck! (Ok we kind of stalked the lady to the exit of the train station, just to make sure she didn't accidentily drop her bag... ^-^)

14 comments:

sofie said...

AAAH!

miss a. said...

you guys are cute. :)

Emy said...

your hotel room looks divine!!!!!!!!!!!!
i love your picture of the eiffel tower.
thanks for your comment on my blog - much appreciated. :D x

donna said...

these are beautiful photos; so sharp and clear!

PS. I love you're purple floral skirt :)

Ingrid The Kids Meal said...

those are surely amazing pictures, i went to Paris once and willing to visit it again.. by the way i falled for you skirt and in the first part love the .gif image.. so funny and hearts to the vintage camera, adding you to my link list

Dooder City said...

These photos are great. It looks like you guys had a blast and slept like queens.

DaisyChain said...

What beautiful pictures! I really, really want to visit Paris.

heleen db said...

Oh dankje voor de tips! Ja ik was in de Antwerpse American Apparel en kmoest mezelf echt tegenhouden om niet meteen heel m'n rekening te plunderen hehe. Palais Royal klinkt ook goed, niet dat ik me iets van Rick Owens zou kunnen veroorloven - maar windowshopping gaat ook natuurlijk.
En ohhh, Mamie Gateaux ziet er echt suuuperschattig uit, die tafeltjes en het gordijntje voor de ruiten! Echt zo lief! :D

miriam said...

great paris shots, and cool about Andy Warhol. do you know how long it's on for?

i'm moving to paris on may 9th for three weeks to brush up my french : )

zupu said...

Your pictures are amazing! Paris is my favourite city and I can't wait to go there again. My lucky sister is moving there for a year so she will have a regular visitor there for sure.. :)

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Cathy said...

paris looks breathtaking!

KATLIN said...

Your hotel room looks so cute -- never been in one like that! And too bad she didn't drop her PS1 bag!

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