Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother/Daughter Trip to Paris

Last week, my mom and I took a trip to Paris for a week. It was so nice to spend an entire week with her since we live so far apart now. And we couldn't think of a better city to spend it in.

Here is our trip recap in pictures:
These last 2 are from our room: a view from the balcony and our last supper while packing up our suitcases.
And here are some of our trip details if you're interested:

Hotel
Hotel Chateau Frontenac
The location of this hotel was amazing. We were next to several metro stops and less than 2 blocks from Champs Élysées. The rooms were a bit outdated, but overall a great stay.

Restaurant Highlights
Les Ombres (27 Quai Branly 75007 Paris)
This is my 2nd trip to Paris and my 2nd time eating here. The service and food are great... but the ambiance and view are absolutely amazing!
Le Violon d'Ingres (135 Rue Saint-Dominique 75007 Paris)
This restaurant is fantastic. It has one Michelin star, but doesn't feel stuffy at all. The service was perfect and the food was some of the best I have ever had.
Café Saint-Régis (6 Rue Jean du Bellay 75004 Paris)
If you find yourself on the islands of the Seine, this cafe is so lovely. The decor and food are definitely worth a visit.

Other
Publicis Drugstore (133 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris)
We frequented this place many times for the variety inside. They have a food market, wine shop, pharmacy, bookstore, Pierre Hermé macaron boutique, 2 restaurants and more. It is located at the top of Champs Élysées.

We also went to a couple destinations on the outskirts of Paris: Champagne and Versailles. I will post pictures and our experiences in those places in Part II next week.

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

36 comments:

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

You take the most beautiful pictures! I'm glad you two girls had fun! Xx

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Sooo dang dreamy!!! Haha that's the best I can put it- love these pics!! xoxo Happy weekend to you!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Your pictures are amazing!! I'm so jealous! The weather looked amazing. I'm glad you guys had a great time!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

P!nky said...

That sounds like the most amazing mother/daughter trip. I hope you had a blast! Such beautiful, beautiful pictures!

happy Friday!

Emily @ beauty blether said...

Gorgeous pictures! And love your trench coat :) What a fun trip to take with you Mum!! I'd love to visit Paris someday :)

Jenna Griffin said...

I love Paris! I'm dying to go back soon. All of your photos are so beautiful. How lucky to stay so close to Champs Elysees!

BLovedBoston said...

Beautiful photos!! I literally just emailed myself all the restaurant suggestions for my trip in July!! Have a great weekend!

Shenine joon said...

I love all your photos from Paris! I feel like so many people have been going to Europe lately and I dealt want to jump on that bandwagon!

Amanda || Eclectic Snapshots said...

How fun! Such beautiful photos and I bet you two had a blast!
Happy Friday, girl!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Love these pictures, so much fun!!!! Happy weekend, girl!

Ally {Life as I know it} said...

Your trip looks amazing! You take such beautiful pictures!

Pamela @ alittleglitter.com said...

I am totally jealous of your trip! Paris is on my bucket list! What a wonderful thing to do with your Mother! That is a special memory you will always have together. I love it! I hope to take trips like that with my daughter when she is a bit older! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristen said...

oh my gosh. i have no words. i love all of the pictures. amazing! how was it riding around on bikes? i am definitely pinning this for our paris trip.. one day

The Modern Tulip said...

Oh my goodness it looks picture perfect! Those roses <3 I'm so glad y'all had a great time.

Stacy G said...

Gorgeous pics!I would love to go one day!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing trip! I am so happy you took so many great photos. Where shall we go next?

Zelle B. said...

These are stunning! Dying to go to Paris. Looks like you had the most wonderful time!
xo

Laura said...

Amazing!! I'm taking all of your tips! You look gorgeous, very Parisienne :)

Also very excited that there is a Diptyque store! Xo

Jillian Manesh said...

SOOO beautiful and sunny!! i love your photos :0
and your trench! where did you get it? xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Shelby {Recent Somethings} said...

Everything looks so lovely and serene. The perfect Mother/daughter trip for sure! (Not sure if I can handle my mom for a whole week so extra kudos hah)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

What an amazing trip to take with your mom. Oh I will get to Paris one day!!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Such gorgeous pictures, glad you girls had a good time!

totravelandbeyond said...

I love seeing this pictures! Makes me miss my time there so much. Can't wait to see the rest!

Mree said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Sounds like it was a fab time!!
Best, Mree

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

what a wonderful trip! This summer my daughter and I will be going to Paris for three days! You can't believe how excited we are....I love that you did this with your mom.

Mary @marygoround4 said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful vacation with your Mom!! Have you ever tried those donuts that are filled with hot Nutella from the Paris Bakeries????

Brittney said...

A trip to Paris with your mom sounds like such a unique and fun idea (you always hear of lovers visiting, but never with parents). What a chic trench coat+bag outfit as well. What are your recommendations for dessert places---I always hear about Laduree macarons.

Brittney

Another Beautiful Thing

Le de Sociale said...

Hope it was a good break!!

xx
Giana.LDS
www.ledesociale.com

Katie Elizabeth said...

This looks like the most amazing trip! And how special that it was just the two of you! Thanks to your pictures, I've now bumped Paris up a few spots on my travel to do list :)

Rebecca and Lori said...

Such pretty pics! I'm glad you and your mom had such an obviously lovely time.
Lori

Gina said...

gorgeous pictures!! All those roses are stunning and I love the Diptyque photos. It certainly would be easy to do a lot of damage in there.
glad you had a beautiful trip;)
XO, Gina

Jessica said...

Looks like an absolutely wonderful trip!

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Jane said...

oh my gosh. love love love. my husband and i were talking about london and paris last night. then we dreamt we were there ;) hopefully one of these days! so glad to hear that you and your mom had a wonderful time!

Jennifer Prod said...

such gorgeous photographs - the colors in your photos always seem to complement your style well - the blushes and soft grey - so lovely.

Viviana Norden said...

A mother/daughter trip to Paris is a dream! Looks like you two had a wonderful time :)
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Kirby Todd said...

Definitely bookmarking this for our upcoming trip to Paris!