5.30.2017

Travel Diary: PARIS 2017

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I’m back and feeling so happy and relaxed!!! Taking a week off and unplugging from the world was the best thing I could have done. I guess my phone really wanted to be off the grid too when it fell in the toilet on our first day in Paris and wouldn’t turn back on ha! Besides that, you guys Paris is beyond beautiful!!! I’m still in awe that I was there living like a Parisian for a week eating buttery croissants, ham & cheese baguettes, pastries, and delicious french cuisine.

Paris is exactly like what you see in movies, tv and pictures but even better, it was seriously unreal. While roaming the streets of Paris I was falling in love with every bit of it. I have never been to a city like Paris, it’s so magical. Everything about it was perfect- the architecture, sights, landmarks, food, bakeries, farmers market, gardens, literally EVERYTHING! The French way of living is so different from America and we were digging it. They like to conserve in every way which is great for the environment and don’t get me started on the food. I love how the portions were small and everything just tasted amazing, so different than food in America.

We saw the city on foot although Paris is metro friendly. I definitely listened to a few friends that told me to leave the pretty shoes behind and pack a good pair of sneakers and I am so glad I did. The one time I didn't worry my sneakers not matching my outfit lol! Can you guys believe we walked roughly over 150,000 steps, crazy but we were on a mission to see everything on our list. A week was not enough to explore the entire city but we did manage to see all the major sights, landmarks, and we even went on a fun boat tour. I just loved walking all over the city, we found so many cute random places.

Communicating was pretty fun, for the most part everyone spoke a little english, but there were a few times where the conversation was pretty interesting trying to communicate with a person who only spoke french. Everyone we interacted with were so kind to us but I did want to mention you do need to be very careful. Like you read and hear there are a lot of theft and people up to no good especially in “hot” tourist areas. We had two minor incidents that could have gone very wrong but thank goodness they were failed attempts and no one was hurt and nothing was stolen. You just have to be very vigilant.

This trip was so special to me, first is obviously checking this off my bucket list and making one of my dreams come true. Also I was happy to be apart of my Keven's first trip out of the country. Second is that my mom got to see Paris and she truly enjoy herself. My mom is one of the most hardworking women I know. She has never truly had a real vacation in her life because going back home to Vietnam to visit is not really a vacation. She works so hard and never takes the time to enjoy herself so I was so happy that she came on this trip with us. She had mentioned to me that it was her dream to go to Paris with me before she dies, like how could I not bring her on this trip after she tells me that. So not only did my dreams come true, hers did too! Seeing her enjoy this experience truly touched my heart. Lastly my brother proposed to his girlfriend at the Eiffel Tower, so cute!! Congrats you two, so happy for you both!

I could literally go on and on about this trip but I think I’ll stop here. Paris was a city I am so happy I got to visit and who knows maybe years from now I will see it again. We created so many great memories on this trip, memories that will last a lifetime! So now it’s time to go thru hundreds of photos of the Eiffel Tower to blow up and put on our wall of travels.
Side note- We were planning to take the Eurostar to London for a day but our plans didn’t work out. It’s crazy how things work because the morning we were suppose to leave to London, we heard the heartbreaking event that happened in Manchester. Sending love to everyone.

As always thanks for stopping by my loves!






64 comments

  1. I literally almost cried! So happy for your mom! You're a wonderful daughter. I can so relate as my mom is the same as yours. And ahhh, your brother proposed!!?! Good for him! What a perfect place to do it. Sounds like it was a magical trip! :) So happy everything went smoothly❤️

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    1. You are seriously the BEST Tali!! We need to have a girls date soon xx

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  2. I miss Paris so much! Would love to go back soon. This pics are amazing. So happy that you could be with people you loved on this trip.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thanks so much doll!! It was such a great trip!! Hope you get to go back soon!! xx

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  3. You can't beat Paris in the summer! Great photos doll xx

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    1. The weather was perfect!!! Thanks hun!!

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  4. Looks like a fabulous trip!

    Samantha
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  5. Wow, I am so jealous. Looks like it was quite a lovely time. Thanks for sharing your travels!

    Enclothed Cognition

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    1. It was a great trip, hope you get to visit there one day!

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  6. Great post, thanks for sharing :) I love Paris!

    Camille xo

    www.camiwears.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for checking out my post doll!! xx

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  7. Gotta love Paris.. can't wait to go the next time!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  8. So sweet how you brought your mom and she had a great time! I've always wanted to visit Paris, it seriously looks like a dream city! Love your photos.

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. How could I not after you she told me that, I'm very happy she had a good time. I hope you get to visit one day, its unreal!! xx

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  9. the place is so beautiful

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  10. I hope I can visit Paris one day! Fantastic shots!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  11. OMG, my eyes got watery reading about your mom. It reminded me of my mom wanting to go to Paris as well. You just motivated me to start making plans on going! I loved your post but you know I want to know more!!!

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    1. Awww doll you should definitely plan a trip in the future!!! Text me & we can catch up!! xx

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  12. Wow,I am so excited for you that you went to Paris. I've been there twice and you are absolutely right, it is everything you imagine and more. Even the second time around. How amazing that your mom went with you and your brother proposed! Such an exciting time for your entire family. Love all these pictures of Paris and makes me want to go back again soon! xoxo, Christine
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    1. Thanks so much Christine, you are so sweet! Hope you get to visit Paris again in the future xo

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  13. Such beautiful photos! Sounds like it was such a memorable trip! I love Paris!

    xo, Jennifer
    www.publicistinpearls.com

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    1. It definitely was a memorable trip :)

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  14. These photos of Paris are so beautiful. Hope you're enjoying your vacation!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  15. wow dream for me.. lucky you
    http://thestyleride.com/wrap-dress-washed-blazer/

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    1. If I made it happen, you totally can too!

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  16. Paris is definitely the city of love because I am so in love with all of these beautiful photos of Paris. I hope you had an amazing time xx

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/06/01/Clear-Frame-Glasses-Yes-or-No

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    1. Thanks so much girly, I had a great time!!!

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  17. Such gorgeous photos! Have a lovely day! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  18. These photos are truly beautiful! I long to go to Paris so badly! Your photos make me want to go even more!!

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    1. You totally should doll, it's a must at least once in your life!

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  19. Wow!! The pictures are breathtaking! It looks like you had an amazing trip love and thanks for sharing this with us! xoxo Kat

    http://bykatiness.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Kat!!! I'm excited that your going in September!! xx

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  20. Such a great pleasure to read your amazing post, the pictures are stunning, I love your blog. I have been so many times to Paris, love to go there again, thank you for sharing, both of you look gorgeous!!!

    xxx

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    1. You are so kind, thank you!! Have a great rest of the week!

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  21. Paris looks even more beautiful than I remember! I hope you put a lock on the bridge xx

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/06/03/How-I-Feel-About-Turning-21

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    1. We sure did put a lock on the bridge, it was so special for my fiancé & I.

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  22. I love this post Nina!!! Your pics and description of Paris makes me want to visit soon. But, best of all I am so glad that you got to share and make beautiful memories with your mom and hubby. You are an amazing daughter and person. Wow, you walked a lot. If I did all that walking I would not feel guilty about eating all those delicious pastries as all. I am glad you're back safe and sound. Thank you for sharing beauty.

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    Nikki
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    1. Exactly babe! Memories that will last a lifetime! hahaha my thoughts exact we walked so much that eating a few pastries didn't phase us! Thanks for stopping by babe!! xx

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  23. Loving the photos, great shots dear!

    xx, Cinthy Kwok

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  24. Gorgeous post my dear!! Glad to see that you really enjoyed Paris, together with your family. Xo Ines
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  25. I'm dreaming of Paris forever! Omg these photos are absolutely dreamy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing darling!
    Much love, Len
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    1. Hope you get to visit one day gorgeous!!

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  26. What a beautiful experience it must have been! Great pictures also.

    Funmi x
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  27. wow these photos are so pretty! I'm glad you had such a great trip!

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  28. Oh, darling, how I understand you! My parents are the same hard working...Was so great from your side to make your mom such an amazing present!!! Haha, and people here are always crying "Ohh, we paying a lot but portions are small...But In America!..." =))) You had a luck catching great sunny weather there, pics looking so beautiful and I have to visit once Paris too;) Kisses

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    1. Thanks so much babe!! Have a fab week xx

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  29. The places you captured are unrealistically beautiful, the photos are clear and sharp. Love your adventure girl and your happy story. Nice to read a travel post from you!

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  30. These photos are beautiful and it sounded like you fell in love with Paris as I had. The city is stunning and so picturesque. :) I can't wait to go back this Fall.

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    Miki
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    1. Thanks Miki, we had an incredible time!! Ohhh I can't wait to see your photos when you go!!

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  31. The pictures look gorgeous! You really make me wanna go and visit :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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