Well, here we are in the city of love…Again! Both of us have seen Paris numerous times and for some reason we keep coming back. It’s not that we like it, or anything, quite the contrary, there are at least 7 cities that we like more than Paris that we’ve managed to visit less often, unfortunately. To be honest, we came to Paris because in March we had tickets to the Euro 2016 final, but our team needed to be qualify in a significant knockout stage. Naturally, football in Romania is on a downward spiral and therefore we were left with paid hotel and flight and basically 4 nights in the city’s most crowded period. Lucky for us, the weather was nicer than in Bucharest, and by that I mean more bearable heat-wise and we were able to enjoy long walks and an overall relaxing time. We didn’t want to visit anything as we both did that in our past visits here, so all we had to do was take pictures for our blog and just enjoy each other’s company.
The first day we got there, I desperately needed to get the new lipgloss from Christian Loubutin – yeah, desperately!- so off we went to find the much coveted lipgloss. To our surprise, for the first time in our lives, we found the square in front of Louvre empty. I suspect that occurred because everyone in Paris was getting ready for the upcoming semi-final match. Since we couldn’t be bothered with the crowded FanZone, we decided to tick that place off our photo bucket-list. Luckily for us, the light was just perfect, semi-dawn and clear skies all the way and the pyramids all to ourselves.
I decided to take advantage of the perfect temperature (about 25 degrees) and wore a maxi dress for the first time this year. I opted for an old floral dress that I got from Mango, and that unfortunately isn’t available anymore, but fear not, I found a decent alternative. In my opinion, nothing works better with a maxi dress, especially a floral one, that flat sandals, therefore I chose to wear this very comfortable pair from Tommy Hilfiger that I bought two years ago. Since I chose a blue theme for our first day in Paris, my new blue Obag couldn’t be left at home and as for accessorising, I told you I’m never taking the Dior sunglasses off. I also opted for my two full Pandora bracelets, one entirely filled by D before we got married and the other filled by friends and family. Obviously, I couldn’t leave my Tomorrowland and Pandora rings at home.
D kept in theme and wore his Calvin Klein blue t-shirt that I just love, and a pair of Pull&Bear light blue denim shorts. He also chose a pair of very comfortable shoes from Polo Ralph Lauren and his newly acquired Ray-Ban sunglasses. As usual, he wore his Constantin Nautics and Fossil bracelets, and, big surprise, we both decided to take out Longines watches for this long weekend instead of the usual Daniel Wellington. In retrospect, knowing the chaos that occurred at the FanZone, I sure am happy we both decided to see the matches in much more civilised conditions.
More from our match-watching in tomorrow’s post, and again, do not expect us to show you any notable landmarks as there are a lot of people more educated on the subject that write all the city guides and we do not want to take their place. You will however be delighted with a few places to eat in Paris that we discovered during this long weekend.