Welcome to the "Travel" section of my blog! My hope here is to do more of a photo diary versus a "travel review". I trust you will enjoy this new little section of the blog. I am so incredibly excited about this new part of Classy By Cass!
If there is something you would like to know, just leave a comment with your question or email me (you can find my email under the "Contact" section above) and I would be happy to answer any and all questions!
IF review posts are something you're interested in seeing in the future, let me know, too!
Otherwise, this part of my blog will just be a picture book, if you will.
When traveling in the future, I will keep my fashion posts over under the "Blog" section on here. That way things stay organized.
I want to try and be better about posting my travels, although not too many, sooner rather than six months later!
Anyway, let's go to Paris, shall we?
Wow, this post is a long-time coming. I mean we visited Paris in March!
That was SO long ago! I have to say, it is an overwhelming task to go through and find which photos are going to make the cut and be shared with my little corner of the internet!
I would love to post them all! But there are over 1,000 and I just wouldn't do that to you.
So I am going to share with you here some of the photos that I love and feel captures the magic of this beautiful city. Enjoy!
We made it to London from Los Angeles where we stayed one night and the next morning before heading back to the airport to catch our flight to Paris. Kind of a wonky schedule, but we got the best price on airline tickets! So we didn't mind the little extra effort- to us, it was all part of the adventure. I just wanted to quickly mention, from LA to London, we flew with Air New Zealand, and I have never felt more "at home" on a flight. The flight attendants are so very accommodating and they truly make you feel like you're staying at a luxury resort in flight. Oh, and the gal flight attendants wear the cutest uniform! I love when airlines dress their attendants on point! The in flight entertainment couldn't be beat. I wish that I had gotten some photos, but we were a completely packed flight, and honestly, I hate when people lug out their cameras on the flight so I didn't want to disturb the person on my right- an elder gentleman.
Respect your flight mates, people.
**This is not sponsored in anyway, shape or form. All these opinions are genuinely my own, honest thoughts.**
We made it to Paris, France!
After dropping our bags, we went out for a little stroll around the Galeries Lafayette and window shopped as all the stores and most cafes were closed. It wasn't terribly late, maybe 9:30/10pm, but places close up pretty early over there.
Definitely NOT the most flattering photo of me, but after a full day of traveling, a headache and in utter starvation mode, we found a restaurant that was still open and ate our weight in baguettes and pasta. IT. WAS. DELICIOUS.
Food in general, in Paris, was so much better than any food that we have ever had. I loved the food and baked goods, a lot. Hehe. Much like London, you have to pay for water for the table, so that is one thing to keep in mind when traveling. You pay for quite a bit that usually comes free in the States.
First full day in Paris...
My mom and dad took this as I caught my first glimpse of Le Tour Eiffel - something that I had begged and begged them since I was a 12-year-old girl to take me to see. I felt like that little girl again. These few moments, that made my heart want to burst, was worth the wait to see this view as an adult and will remember every tiny detail for the rest of my life versus seeing it as a child if they would have taken me years ago and chance forgetting things and taken moments like this for granted. It sounds ridiculous, I'm sure, but I cannot tell you how happy my heart was. I was there!
With the two people I had wanted to go with and experience this moment with and here we were! It still gives me chills!
I stood here for about five minutes in sheer and utter disbelief that I had finally made it to La Ville Lumière.
Needless to say, I had a permanent smile on my face and a couple of happy tears in my eyes!
We stood in line for about 45 minutes to go to the top! It was crazy gorgeous and a little nerve wrecking because you could feel it swaying pretty good when you were out on the deck or just stood still for a moment.
Well worth the wait in the line and price, though, if you ask me!
We then found our way to the Pointe Alexander III- this was my favorite of all the bridges. I love the gold detailing!
There were SO many flower stands and carts, it was quite possibly the hardest decision I had to make while in Europe- choosing the fresh blooms to enjoy the rest of the trip. Haha! I chose these soft pink ranunculus'.
They were just getting delivered to the stand from where ever it was they came from and so I went with these- it was like they met me there at the right time when I was having a difficult time trying to choose.
It's as if they said, "Cassandra, please take me!" They fit the bill quite perfectly, no?
Which brings me to this question:
How many random people's photos am I in the background or corner of? Creeeepy. #sorryyy
We had only espresso at the hotel before starting our day, so by lunch time we were positively starved!
Doesn't daddy look so cute sipping on espresso in that tiny little esspresso cup?
If any one knows my dad, he usually drinks massive, manly mugs of really strong coffee.
So to see this tiny little cup in his hand was too cute! He kept saying "Good day, I am Mr. Collins." lol!
(from Pride and Prejudice, for those of you weirdos that don't know who Mr. Collins is, haha ❤)
I think he makes the perfect little Parisian man :) it's funny, people assumed he was Parisian and would speak to him French every single time. If we were in a store and not standing together, they would approach mom and me in English and speak French to him.
He kept responding in the few Spanish words he knows! Lol! We're like dad, that's the wrong language! Haha. It never got any better either, he was saying "Hola, Buenos Dias!" or "Hola, Como Estas?" to anyone and everyone.
Then when we got to London he was saying "Bonjour!" to everyone.
He kept us entertained the entire time!
They all look at you as if you killed their cat.
Just order cafe latte or cafe au lait and be done with it. If you have an allergy, just deal with it or opt for espresso. Which I ended up having to do because as lovely as the cafe au lait was, my stomach didn't appreciate it as much!
It was about 60 degrees during the day dropping to about 45-50 at night. So beautiful!
Throughout Paris, you will find the sweetest little doors! I just loved the blue and gold hardware on this set.
We then decided to take one of the water taxies to kind of get a view of the city via the Siene and we are SO glad that we did. It was so relaxing after having walked all day! Here are some photos of the views from the batobus.
Come back next week for "Bonjour, Paris Part II"!