Parisian chic - part II

Last part of our spontaneous trip to Paris. 3 nights were just too short to fully enjoy this beautiful city. Even though we got to explore only a fraction of it, it is one romantic city. Until next time, adieu!!!

 misspouty's floral romper, chinese laundry shoes, miumiu purse

 frye, michael by michael kors, pour la victoire, guess by marchiano, calvin klien collection, misspouty

 yumi kim floral romper, balenciaga first classic

 french connection gown, alexis hudson clutch

 tophop flowy top and shorts, calvin klein collection heels, misspouty blazer, alexis hudson clutch

For those who ask me about my camera - I use Olympus EP-1 with the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 lense

Have a good weekend!!!

Parisian chic

After spending a rather short day in London, we had to go back to Heathrow to catch a flight to Paris. Back to Paddington station and to Heathrow all over again. Err, what a waste of time! The thing is that we decided to go to Paris at the last minute and we didn't have enough time to do our homework. Neither Easy Jet nor Eurostar didn't even come across our minds and we just bought British Airways ticket because it seemed more convenient. Later, we found out nobody really flies between London and Paris (I guess it's like going to JFK to go to Boston, which I have done before and turned out to be a total waste of time and money!). Anyway, we got in Paris around 10 pm and oh god, I totally forgot how beautiful the city was!!!!!

I was in Paris once in 2003 but it was November when I was on my first European road trip with my ultra heavyweight-backpack. I was tired of numerous train rides and was on a mission of accomplishing my French tourist 101 checklist (the Louvre, checked! the Versailles, checked! the Eiffle tower, checked) so didn't really get to enjoy the city as it is. This time we were determined to just relax and enjoy whatever it's around and did not get stressed out by what we might have missed. 
And, it turned out to be the best trip I've ever had! Here are some pictures (maybe too many) to share with you!

(See by Chloe dress, FRYE wooden sandals, MiuMiu purse)

Going down to get some breakfast with bed hair and no make-up. Good that I was not wearing my sweatshirt at least. I noticed that Parisians love to dress up even for the weekend brunch!

We were staying right by the Place Vendôme  so it was really convenient to window shop all the nice boutiques and cute stores on RUE SAINT-HONORÉ (not that I bought anything) and walk around the Louvre and the Seine river. 

(White lace dress by, Michael by Michael Kors heels, Balenciaga arena first classic)

 We found some really fun stores, Kitsune and Colette.
Kitsune is a really charming Japanese influenced boutique where you can find from quintessential Parisian chic garments like to-die-for French stripe bikinis to their own cool Parisian club mix CDs. 

Opposite from Kitsune, Colette is three-story big store which carries from 6 euro bottled water to 5000+ euro Balmain jacket. Oh, I totally lost myself on the second floor (which is similar to Jeffrey's in NYC) and felt a strong urge to steal'em all ;p   

 Lunch at Le Meurice

 Before and after the food comes.

 As much as I love New York City, I think Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the World.

That is Parisian chic!!!

My nighttime look!

(Rag&Bone blouse, $5 costume necklace, Alexis Hudson clutch, misspouty blazer, Hermes Rivale bracelet, topshop shorts, Pour la Victoir heels)

Souvenir from France - Hermes Rivale bracelet orange. Thank you, Scott :D

Dinner at the charming Royal Madeleine

Some of our friends recommended us to check out Le Bar at Plaza Athénée Paris for after dinner drinks and wow this place was extravagant!  Literally, I saw some of the hottest girls in the city. They all look so chic and pretty so I could not stop staring at them. Too bad that Scott didn't let me take pictures of them! 

Many thought these Pour la Victoire shoes were too crazy and Scott kept teasing me that I looked like just walked out of a spaceship. What's wrong with these? I think this ivory and yellow patent leather heels look just fabulous. And believe it or not, they are fairly comfortable too!! 

Oops, I just made the longest post ever! Sorry for keeping you and will be back with more tomorrow:D

12 hrs in London

Hi all, I'm back! 
Oh, the weekend trip was just outstanding and so much fun. Thank you for wishing me a good trip. I'm having a hard time adjusting myself to mundane daily tasks but I should not be complaining too much since I'll be back in Europe next month :D

mango top, topshop shorts, chinese laundry shoes, YSL

We took an overnight flight on Wednesday to London because Scott got his meetings on the following morning. Thanks to that, I got spoiled to fly in a new Continental's business-first flat bed :D It was far better than the old business class seat (which is not totally flat!) and made my trip much relaxing and saved me from being jet lagged and tired. 

Contemplating the menu :)

We landed in Heathrow airport around 7 am and took an express train to the Paddington station. Once, I took a cab from the airport to the central London and almost dropped dead by 70+ pound cab fare. Ever since, I take Heathrow Express to Paddington station and then get a cab to a hotel.

The English breakfast!!

I've been to London a few times before but I've never experienced such a beautiful weather here in May. Even though it was a really short visit, we got to fully enjoyed our afternoon in London.
american apparel tank top, chloe sunglasses, misspouty's floral overall&pink wedges, miumiu bag 

Lunch at Hush - hildon water, steamed mussels in garlic cream, elderflower mojito, quintessential tourist shot

A cute hand drawn map of my favorite Charlotte Street Hotel.

Now, let's off to Paris!!
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