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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


In nine days, Alex and I will be taking a much anticipated trip to...PARIS!!! I'm so excited! I can't wait to walk around the city and take notes on gorgeous French style. We're taking a dorky but awesome-looking bike tour, and we've both been dreaming about croissants and chocolate mousse. Also, I'd love to have a picnic in the Luxembourg Gardens, and Alex wants us to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, even though I'm scared of elevators. I will take tons of photos to show you!
So, I'm feeling the urge to buy clothes for the trip (do you ever get that, too?), so while I haven't bought anything for ages, yesterday I splurged on these white jeans. I like that the style is called "toothpick."

(Top photo via Lolita)


Dionne said...

Oh that is so exciting! Are you going to try frogs legs? And have a picnic with baguettes in the park with a big checkered picnic blanket!

Naurnie said...

i am thinking that it must be hard to live in nyc and be afraid of elevators... when i was there, i was always wary of traveling to brooklyn because i'm scared of going on the subway under water!

I *Heart* You said...

OMG! Have so much fun!!!! That sounds like such a romantic getaway! And I have those jeans and love them!!! Well, pre-pregnancy anyway! Now all you need is a horizontal striped shirt and a beret! :)

Alina said...

Love the jeans...I could never wear them :(

But the shoes are even better!

Daniella said...

OMG, you are going to looooove Paris! Just eat crepes and croissants the whole time! LOL... mmmmm... i'm so jealous! I want to go back now!

Stephanie said...

We just got back from Paris a week or so ago ... you'll have an amazing time. Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

Kumquat Connection said...

I highly recommend you make it to the best falafel place on earth, Las du Falafel. We still dream about it at least once a week.

It is in the is your map:,2.359035&spn=0.008174,0.018518&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A

Bon voyage!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

congratulations, that is so exciting for you both! i expect lots of pictures (and plenty of you in stripes).

ryder said...

you will truly have the time of your life! lucky, lucky girl! paris in the spring time!

Magatha-May said...

Congrats on heading for Gay Paree!

I was there in January and completely fell in love with the city, and except for the tower you will have no hassle with elevators in the city of lights... everyone takes the stairs :)

A "cheery" disposition said...

O what fun! I am jealous. I can't wait to hear how it goes and see your pictures.

Anya said...

Don't forget to wear a beret, hold a baguette and wander around Monmartre.

caroline duke said...

that is awesome! i can't wait to visit for the first time in july! i might have to hit you up for some tips.

MrsEm said...

So fun! Paris is an amazing city to just walk around and explore. Be sure to go to BHV and stock up on all sorts of frenchie things.

erin said...

I'm the dorkiest tourist ever, so I always love the big tourist spots. Montmartre, The Louvre, Versailles, Champs et Lysee, the Garnier Opera (my favorite hotel is right across the street from there!)
Makes me want to go back there right now! Have a blast!

Kate and Chloe said...

Have a blast! I went a few weeks ago (and bought a trench in advance, which I never ended up wearing there). Make sure to get a crepe from a street vendor, drink lots of champagne, and buy macarons galore. If you happen to be in the area, the bar at Mama Shelter is amazing.

Anonymous said...

omg! im headed that way end of month too! also, just bought a couple pieces at jcrew and anthro for our trip! have fun!!
luv your blog.

Kate said...

eeek I am so jealous!! How dang exciting. You will be the most fabulous lady in Paris, for sure.

Anne said...

Oh la la, Paris, c'est magnifique! Have a great time!

samdaham said...

i'm so excited for you! yeah definitely I would think about what I'll wear on my holiday and purchase if necessary (which is most of the time eh?)

Jackie said...

I highly recommend renting bikes (about 5 Euros) outside of the Gardens of Versailles. So beautiful!

chelsea said...

Yay! How wonderful, Joanna!!! Ooh I love Luxembourg gardens. The bike tour sounds so cool.

Willa said...

Love Paris and I am so jealous. I took the same bike tour! I went by myself at the time, and it was a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Catherine said...

Have a great time. I am currently in Paris and it is quite warm.
There is plenty to visit. You will have an amazing time

Fabi said...

Wow! You will have so much fun, be sure to visit the Galleria Lafayette while you are there too. And Versailles if you get the chance, its remarkable. And totally understand the urge to shop for your trip! New vacations always call for new wardrobe pieces. :) I am going to Cartagena next week and all I can do is think of buying long tropical maxi-dresses :)

Carolyn said...

How WONDERFUL for you!! Paris is the the most magical city. :-) Be sure to stop by Chez Hanna on Rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais for the best falafel of your life!!

koala said...

It's great in Spring! Have an awesome trip and add Versailles Gardens to your picnic places list.

Diana said...

The elevators in the tower are more like buses. You can just be surrounded by people and not even go near the window if you want to. But they are kind of cool because the elevator track curves along the tower's legs. Anyway, my big regret is not renting the boats at Versailles and floating on the palace ponds like the kings used to. And I also missed the horse show at the palace stables. And you can plan your whole trip with the metro online map and schedule. I was traveling with Stan, a 76-year-old man whose house we bought the month before. He had never left the U.S., so I took him on my honeymoon since my husband had to work.

elizabeth@shoptwig said...

Have a wonderful time! I was there in March. Great local flare restaurant to try - Le Taxi Jaune. 13 Rue Chapon between Rue Beaubourg & Rue de Temple. One of the designers I work with recommended and it was great.

{this is glamorous} said...

Oh my goodness! So excited for you! We were in Paris last summer and a picnic in the Luxembourg Gardens is amazing and so romantic! It's one of my best memories. We also had a picnic on the grounds at Versailles as well. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Jane Flanagan said...

How amazing! I do get the urge to shop before going on hols, but try to resist and save my pennies for shopping while I'm there. You're going to have a whale of a time!

13bees said...

ah! have so much fun you two!

ana said...

Hi I go to paris very often you should go to the cementery of Pere-Lachaise, its very interesting and beutiful full of trees 44 acres.
I love your blog

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

OMG! You lucky girl, you! I was in Paris last summer and fell in love w/ the city. Have a fabulous time & eat lots & lots of pain au chocolat! And take tons of photos. :)

- Renée - said...

I'd love to go to Paris someday :)

Sarah said...

Ohh sounds so much fun! And, I totally want those jeans. I love them!

"hi, i'm ginny branch and i love love." said...

i'm soooo jealous! this was where eddie and i were going to go on our honeymoon! but now we are being prudent and saving to move to a cheaper, bigger place in brooklyn instead. enjoy every moment!!!!

Maiz said...

Mmmmm... the croissants, the food, the scenery. My trip there several years ago with my fiance was soooo romantic. The memories of that time keep us warm now that we are married with small children and don't do "romantic getaways" for now!

Here's my advice: curb some of that shopping impulse now so that you can indulge it when you get there!!!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Happy travels Joanna! Sounds like a dream vacation. Love the jeans - I have a similar pair I bought last summer (Paige).

Oriana Zens said...


aHHH, can i go along in your suitcase? i miss Paris so much! Promise me you will pack a baguette, cheese, chocolate & a bottle of vino -- a blanket and a candle -- and go the the Eiffel tower at NIGHT. Just lay on the lawn in front of the tower and soak in the amazingness. It's so romantic and beautiful all lit up and sparkling. I promise it's worth going at night more so than the day. HAVE so much fun!

Luisa said...

How funny - I'm going to Paris in 8 days for a girl's weekend with my 3 best girlfriends. I'll keep an eye out for you two! :)

iheartkiwi said...

one of my favorite memories is eating fresh crepes under the eiffel tower, just as the lights started to sparkle...

the museums are amazing too, not just the louvre! one of my favorites is the musee rodin, on the left bank. no one ever goes there and it has amazing sculptures and grounds.

bon voyage a paris! hope you have a magical trip.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh & I did the Fat Tire Bike tour & loved it!!!

I'll echo what someone else said - you should definitely get a Falafel at L'as du Falafel. I had one last summer & it was amazing!!

Lauren said...

Have fun!! I loved Paris when I went there. If you hate elevators, you can always take the stairs up the Eiffel Tower...but it takes a while. And hurts the legs. :)

Carissa said...

oh, I'm so jealous! that is going to be an amazing trip! I know I would OD on croissants for sure :) I can't wait to see the pictures you'll take. and yes, whenever I am getting ready for a vacation I always feel the need to buy new clothes! so bad, but at least your splurge can be worn again even after the trip. and those jeans are so classic!

elsa said...

Oh I'll be there at the same time visiting my family and friends, maybe I'll see you having your picnic in a romantic Parc (I like parc Monceau too, because Luxembourg, not too many areas where you can actually sit on the grass!).. Definitely try L'As du Falafel, well and so many more! Have fun! xx

Fashionably Kate said...

I see some others said take the stairs, and I agree. Yes, it's a work out, but you really get to take in the views as your working your behind! Have a wonderful time, and eat a crepe for me!

Belle said...

Oh that is fabulous! You can now experience the wonderful life of France that I have been so fortunate to live for the past few months with my boyfriend.

Paris is simply amazing you will fall in love with the place!
Make sure you go to Laduree on champs elysees - amazing!!


It's all make believe isn't it?

Sam said...

I live in Paris and absolutely love it! I agree with the suggestions to try L'As du Falafel in the Marais. Also try the tea shop in the same area - Le Loi dans le Theiere.

The weather is lovely just now. Hope you have a great time!

Ewa said...

I'so excited about your trip to Europe. I was in Paris last summer. If you want to see Museum d'Orsay, choose thursday. It's half price entry and opening till 10 p.m. And for Louvre the best day is Friday for the same reason.

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you so much for all your amazing tips!!!


one more tip Joanna, eat lots of Croissant & coffee...deeleesss*

Jessie {A Punctuated Life} said...

That's so exciting!! You definitely deserve some new clothes to make your Parisian debut :)

p.s. You will fall in love with the baguette sandwiches, so don't fight the urge!

m brooks said...

I love SANDRO, in the Marais (3rd Arrondissement) - a LOVELY clothing store. I have a few dresses from them. HIGHLY recommend!

Jill Turner said...

Ooh la in Paris is the best. I had the best experiences in Paris. Have fun!

And I have been going CRAZY with white lately. I am so excited for spring/summer, and my wardrobe definitely shows it. I recently bought white shorts, white cropped pants, white's getting ridiculous. I have to stop! :)

Have fun in Paris!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Can you take me with you? I'd be happy to even stowaway in an oversized suitcase. :)

Genevieve said...

I love your blog, I've been following it for a long time but have never commented! I'll be in Paris in a week too! Check out this chick's blog:

She has a bunch of posts on Paris and awesome details/pictures. I want to go everywhere she did.

I hope you have a great time and maybe we'll run into each other!

Nicole Marie said...

so jealous!!! take me with you!! i can't wait to hear about your adventures and fashion tips!!

Susanna said...

Oh, how great! Paris is lovely this time of the year. You must make it to London one of these trips, too you know! ;)

May I also recommend this for inspiration and insider tips for whilst you're in Paris! Have a wonderful, romantic time!

thecatskillkiwi said...

wow nice jeans, and j crew too! I was expecting to find them super shmancy and far too expensive, I might just be picking myself up a pair of these

The Socialite said...

You're so lucky! ;) Paris with the man you love? Couldn't get more perfect than that!

Jessie said...

We went on the very same bike tour last summer and it was a BLAST! There is free wine on the ferry trip at the end, and the guides are all super-fun! Have a blast!

Jennifer said...

i love love love those jcrew jeans. i'm sure they'll look adorable on you joanna! have fun in paris! i get to spend a few hrs on layover in the paris airport this summer and i'm excited just to even do that haha

Kathryn said...

oh i am BEYOND jealous! have a fabulous fabulous time.

(PS - i just bought those exact same jeans. i LOVE them)

Jeremy and Kathleen said...

Eeee! How exciting! Is this like a pre-wedding honeymoon?

I always wind up shopping before a trip - and always pack my favorite outfits to wear every single day. I can't wait to see all the pics!

giulia said...

I think you were born there, no? Perhaps my memory is not so good. Would advise against any more than necessary purchases before you leave. A great friend just brought me some terrific, classic black heels that were far nicer (Italian, but of course) & less expensive than similar ones here. Though heels, they are classic so easily walked in...they will be very useful every single day, esp. in DC.

That being said, & sitting in my striped shirt, good haircut, & working on my taxes while shouting to the cat to answer the door, already:

Jo, Have a super time...there's Paris, & then there's Paris. You can do both. Pls do go off the well-beaten, over-done, cloying path.

You can do a lot of "French" stuff anywhere in the world. There are some things that are Paris & can be done in about three minutes. OK, that's why the cranky "old" lady doesn't come 'round much anymore. I don't "heart" enough, I suppose. But I do "heart" you.

(If any time, re-rent/rent a Jeanne Moreau film before you there's style--at any age.)

ciao, bella


magpiesandmagnolias said...

Oooo, PARIS! I am so jealous! Are you planning on visiting any markets? I can't get those Kari Herer images of the flowers int he market out of my head. You will have to take tons of pics for us so that we can live vicariously through you!

P.S. I have those white jeans, and they are the best! Not see through at all and really tough. Good choice!

Kosmopolight said...

I LOVE Paris! You MUST go to the top of the Eiffel tower. It's worth the scary elevator ride. And, yes, I also get inspired to buy new clothes before a big trip :)

kle said...

I so love Paris for the fact that you can simply sit in a cafe for hours and soak in the atmosphere and blend right in. Love it!

Parisbreakfasts said...

I went to Forever 21 and bought a bunch of stuff before taking off for Paris and it was all perfect! :)
Matchstick jeans are definitely IN, in Paris...maybe painted-on is a better way to put it.
But white? I don't know...
Jeans are bigger in Paris than NYC but they are always jean-like IMO.
On verra bien as they say..
Bon voyage!

Angela said...

Cafe de l'industrie 16 rue Saint Sabin in the 11th. (Metro Bastille or Breguet-Sabin) There was an adorable small black cat frequenting the premises when I was there! And my meal was delicious.

Le Fumoir, right near the louvre - great for high tea around 3 or drinks at night.

A bit touristy but delicious - Laduree for pastries/tea.

You will LOVE the Marais! And good lord, eat as many macarons and crepes as possible!

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you thank you thank you!

me melodia said...

These jeans are fantastic.
I hope you have a dreamy splendid time in France.


Anna said...

I loved Paris, you will have so much fun! There are, quite literally, people walking through the streets eating baguettes. And it's amazing to see everybody and their style - they put so much more effort into themselves. And you definitely have to have pains aux chocolat, as well as tons of crepes. I hope you like creme fraiche, because it's everywhere! Luckily, I love it. :) I also ate more croissants than I've ever eaten in my life. And definitely go up the Eiffel tower! I'm also scared of elevators, but it was the experience of a lifetime. I also recommend a cruise down the Seine at night. It's absolutely stunning, and a real treat. Plus, it boasts a spectacular view of the Eiffel tower at night, which is so gorgeous when lit up (minus the light show, which is awe inspiring, certainly, but also a little tacky...)


ColourOfAbsence said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!! so excited for you!! I'm going to Paris as well in June, also taking the dorky bike tour =D Let us know how you like the tour! are you doing the night tour or the day tour?

white jeans would be fabulous, but it may rain a lot in Paris around this time. Plus you can always do something shopping there :)

Prêt à Voyager said...

how exciting! i can only be so jealous - last week i booked my ticket for may :)

have a wonderful time! you can find all of my paris favs in my guide:

bon voyage!!!


The Cottage Cheese said...

I am so excited for you and Alex! If ever a time in your life to tackle your fear of elevators, taking one to the top of the Eiffel Tower would be it. Dorky or not, traveling around Paris by bike sounds delightful to me (I embrace my inner dork). Love the white jeans.

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Jessica said...

I was just in Paris in December with my boyfriend. It was the most romantic trip of my life. Paris is so beautiful! It felt magical the entire time we were there! We didn't make it to the top of the Eifel Tower but we later regretted it, so go for it!

Go to Hotel Du Nord if you get a chance.
It was a really fun restaurant equipped with dancing waiters and delicious food! We had a blast here!

call-me-Heidi said...

make sure you'll pop in the new sort of charity concept store, ultra trendy, called Merci (11 boulevard Beaumarchais). you'll love it!
and if it's sunny, go have lunch at the "Marché des enfants rouges". It's unique (not so much for the food itself but for the atmosphere)

Bridget said...

Oh Paris...I was supposed to go there this past summer with my mom (the advice being to make your first visit to Paris to be with someone who will love you forever)...but then my little brother got sick.

Have a lovely time - it seems like such a beautiful place!

julienne said...

ohhh, Paris, lovely. :) make sure you get at least one noisette coffee in some cafe in the sunshine. have a wonderful time.

rachel said...

oh em geeeee i am so jeal! eat some macarons for me : )

Amanda said...

Sounds amazing! I like the jeans too, although I can never wear white pants because I am so spill prone. Come back with lots of awesome pictures and stories!


jean goddard said...

Have a great time! Can't wait to see the pics. Love to you both.

Aspirartista said...

I just went last week over spring break with my mother.
Definitly watch the sunset from pont neuf (from the guide) it was beautiful. We only had two days in Paris so we made sure to get that one thing done from the list.
Then there is a lovely little cafe on the side opposite the henry statue where you can have a chocolate chaud or creme brulee and by the time you get out you can see the Eiffel tower sparkel in the night.

Thanks for referencing the guide in an earlier post, it was perfect.

And have fun!

.caroline armelle. said...

have fun in paris!

by far my favorite city in the world!

Rebecca said...

Oh yes, I just got my first real job and am already plotting to reward myself with an amazing pencil skirt!

Jealous of your trip to Paris..

katiecrackernuts said...

Oooh, why has everyone else been to all the good places. Sigh.
Those white pants are so lovely. If only I had the long legs. I'd have to roll them to mid calf.

LINDSAY said...

I'm so jealous! My husband and I would love to go to Paris, but I'm completely paranoid about being that far away from my kids while they're so little.

Post lots and lots of pics, so I can see it through your adventure!

nichole said...

Have a BLAST!

Definitely go to Rue de Rosiers for falafels. It's one of my favorite streets, and the falafals are better than those in NYC.


paula said...

So jealous of your Paris trip. I am sure you will have a blast especially in those jeans:)

Katie said...

Paris- how fun! DEFINITELY go to Refuge de Fondues! Such a great place! It is so funny to see everyone drinking wine out of baby bottles! And the fondue is delish. Rue Moufftard is a really cute street. Great restaurants, shops and people watching. Have a great time!

Anais said...

When you're there, look for graffiti made out of tiles in the shape of space invaders! They're all over, and it's SO fun to spot them!! If you want more info I can send you pics :) (I know it sounds a little confusing just like that)

The Clever Pup said...

I've been twice for a total of 5 nights. I HARDLY have the time to shop - so much to see.

I made my own walking tour past famous writers and artists apartments.

Rue de la Hutchette is great for crepes and check by jowl people watching and street food.

The book sellers along the Seine are great for antiques and prints.

There's a place on St. Andres des Arts that sell cool Pylone kitchen accessories.

Have a nice time, JO.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

That's part of the fun of a trip is planning the wardrobe! Really love the white slim jeans. Magnifique!
Scary going to the top of the E.T., but you'll be thrilled.

Don't you smell the croissants now?

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Havent been to Paris but its one of my must visits! Yes, buying new wardrobe definitely is tops when we have trips planned.. And I must admit, I also start dieting so I could look better in pictures! Vain I know! -dee

Sher said...

Hi Jo,
I'll be goin on a trip to paris (and also rome, venice, florence, london and scotland...phew) in june...and I'm so excited...Got a lot of tips for paris here, thanks to your readers...I hope you have the loveliest time and do tell us all about it when you return:)And yes, I've been planning my trip outfits months ahead!!

Stacy said...

So jealous. You have no idea.

amy @ switz~art said...

Have a fabulous trip, Joanna! Those white jeans are perfection and yes, you should always shop prior to ANY trip! *wink, wink*!
Au revoir!

Leigh said...

oooh, yay! you guys are going to have such a great time. paris in the springtime!!! the jeans are fab. i can't wait to see your photos and hear your stories!

tessa said...

I went on that same bike tour! It was great, our tour guide knew so many random interesting facts about the French royal family and Versailles. Are you going on the one in Versailles? I'm so excited for you!

Tania said...

I went on that same dorky bike tour too! We went on the night one and I'll never forget how magical it felt to be biking around i.m. pei's pyramid outside the louvre under the streetlights. have a wonderful time!

{lovely little things} said...

Oh, how I wish I was going to Paris in 9 days! Lucky girl, make sure you have coffee in Cafe Deux Magots in St. Germain, it's a literary classic cafe, all the famous writers sipped their coffee there! Have a fantastic trip

east side bride said...

I was *just* browsing ebay for white jeans... It's in the air!

Melissa said...

That's so exciting, you are going to have so much fun! The matchstick jeans from J.Crew are the best :)

Rach said...

Jo! Macarons (or something else delectable) at Laduree on the Champs Eleysses. It's the most beautiful patisserie I have ever seen- everything, from the decor, to the pastries, to the carry bags- is just exquisite. You will love it.

Bon Voyage!

Rach said...

"Eleysses"? Elysees. "Hello, my name is Rachael and I'm a big anglo tourist."

Wendy Lyn said...

Bonjour from Paris! I'm an American food writer living here, after 3 years in NYC. Fat Tires is a great company, ask for the manager Lisa, she is a good friend of mine. If you are in the 6th and love good wine, I'll share my favorite address with you. It is gorgeous here right now, colorful ballet flats and white jeans are everywhere! Have a great trip. Best, Wendy Lyn

amandine said...

Bonjour je suis parsienne and I just discovered this nice website : and also you will probably enjoy this one too :
There is a tone of addresses and some original ideas one how to visit Paris.

cassaundra said...

mm! i've been dying to buy a pair of white jeans! those are gorg!

definitely wait till you get to paris - drop some big bucks there!

Carly said...

I just got back from Paris on Monday and it was amazing. I had been before, but this was my first time with a man (my fiance, no less, I am getting married in just over a week!) Make sure you go up to Montmartre - I think the Parisians think it is cheesy but we loved it! The weather was gorgeous last weekend and we did a picnic in Place de Vosges with champagne. I think it was more official because we collected our picnic items from each individual store (boulangerie, charcuterie, fromagerie, etc) Also, you don't need to ride the elevator up the eiffel tower, just take the stairs! You get the best view from the first level and it is only around 300+ stairs. Have a great time!

Jillian said...
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Jillian said...

I noticed some of your other readers do as well, but I live in Paris (and post sometimes on Smitten as millianjarie). I live right by the Eiffel Tower, it'd be a good idea for you guys to grab a baguette, some cheese, and wine and picnic at the park there à la parisien. I agree that you should check out Montmartre, especially on a Sunday, sit up by the Sacré Coeur, there's usually someone playing live music (like a sing along!) and doing crazy acrobatic things with soccer (I mean foot) balls.

I'm sure you'll have an amazing time, my boyfriend was here about a month ago and he/we LOVED it -- definitely the most fun I've had in the four years I've been here.

If you want any more tips about places to go/insider stuff, just leave me a comment.

Je vous souhaite un très bon voyage!

Erato said...

Is soo jealous! I have to wait till july to go there.

chicknamedhermia said...

Everyone but me seems to be going to Paris now ...It makes me sad :(

Catherine said...

oh how exciting, so many amazing things to do I love your list!

parisbreakfasts said...

Oooooo Figero has a Great PDF list of the BEST crepe places you can print out even if you don't read Frensh.
What fun you'll have...

E said...

You lucky duck.
Yes, matchstick trousers are definitely fun and stylish. How very french of you ;)

miliusia said...

the same feelings --->

Melissa said...

OH YAY! I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time!

Tamara said...

I am currently living in Paris and keep a blog with random adventures and some of the best sights I have encountered in my 7 months here. Have a lovely vacation! The weather has been beautiful lately.

franki durbin said...

Joanna, I happen to own those jeans (my very first pair of white denim - ooh, la la!) and they are terrific. The fit is impeccable. If I had one complaint, it's that I don't like the shape of the back pockets. But maybe I'm spoiled in the denim department.

Anyway - PARIS! Have a GREAT time. We can't wait to hear and see all about it :)

BirdyMoola@Oola Moola said...

Ooooh Paris, lala! I'm actually heading off on a day trip on Tuesday (from London) - my challenge is to spend a whole day there without spending any Euros! So hard!

Look forward to hearing about your trip.

Helen said...

oh god you'll LOVE it! i'm going back in july. i don't think i'm brave enough to do that bike ride tour though!

judy said...

nice! thanks for posting jordan's paris guide. i'm going in june so this is great! if you don't mind me asking, where are you staying in paris? or does anyone know of a nice place to stay that doesn't cost an arm & a leg?? THANK YOU!

Joanna Goddard said...

we're actually staying at a friend's apartment (we had done an apartment swap last year with her). but budget travel magazine's website has a list of great and not-too-expensive hotels in paris. good luck! xoxo

Fifi Flowers said...

OH MY GAWD!!! I had NO idea you were heading to Paris... strange! I am featuring a painting by moi of you and Alex in a FAUX Paris magazine on my blog Monday... now I will have to add a caption... that your arrival in Paris is anticipated... that will tie in my post PERFECTLY... FUN!!!
BTW... tres jealous that you are actually going to Paris... I'm only there VIRTUALLY... sigh!

elena said...

Hi J,
please manage to climb the tour eiffel at sunset hour (consider the queing). It is so intense.. i think that it really pays back for all the waiting and the mob)

ipp said...

Hi, I adore your blog.
I just came back from 4 months from paris. I lived ther for 4 months and i have some gorgeous addresses if you want them....

Anonymous said...

i love this article from the times sophia coppola's favorite places in paris!

AnastasiaC said...

lucky you!! i love Paris!!

and yes, i always plan a wardrobe and buy some new pieces before I go away - im off to NY in Sept, cant wait!

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Ahhhh my heart is still there! I can't wait for another trip back!!

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Sounds like so much fun! Enjoy. I'm coming to NYC next Friday and I'm excited for that! Those jeans are awesome. I want them.

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Recommend the Eiffel Tower at night. After wine and cheese on the lawn (will make the elevator much easier I think) and right before they close so as not to have to stand in line. Plus the city looks amazing all lit up. Granted I have an affinity for cityscapes at night. Also Rick Steves recommends only going to the, second floor (I think it's the second floor) as the view is actually better when you're not so far up. I would agree. Did I already say this, or has another of my followed blogs booked time in Paris? Anyway, have an amazing time.

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I can't wait to hear all about it! My boyfriend and I are going in November as a joint-birthday trip. We're soaking up everyone's advice and are incredibly excited!

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I studied abroad in Paris last year and am going back in a few weeks for a wedding! You will love it. I have to recommend getting gelato from Amorino's. It's on Rue de la Huchette in the latin quarter, across from Notre Dame, there's several others scattered throughout the city too. It's going to be my first stop when I get there in May. You won't regret it : )

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