Monday, March 12, 2012

PARIS Part 1

The Hub's told me we were going to Stuttgart to visit the Porche museum so I could test drive my future, dream, REALLY seriously keep on dreaming dream car hahaha but instead of driving us to Stuttgart he drove us to the Frankfurt airport.  And said "Surprise we're going to PARIS!" WOOHOO!! 

Hahahaha Paris is probably one of my top 5 favorite cities in the world so I was so excited about getting to go back!  Everyone about Paris is wonderful - the food, the architecture, the people, the sites and the most important THE SHOPPING! MUHAHAHA! :p




The adorable boutique hotel the Hub's booked us at!  Two minutes walking distance to Champs Elyesee, Rue St. Honore and Printemps!  Such an amazing location!





Famous French novelist Marcel Proust lived here!!!  He's best known for writing "In Search of Lost Time."  I've only read bits and pieces but if you've finished all of the 7 volumes then I'll give you a cookie.. hahaha I think it's like over 3,000+ pages long!



Hahaha for those that asked for a Hub's OOTD after seeing all the Ralph Lauren boxes.  

Sweater - Ralph Lauren
Jeans - Paper Denim 
Socks - Ralph Lauren 

Hahahaha




Espresso pod machine! WOOT!  It's interesting because back in the states you always see people running around with giant cups of coffee in paper cups but over here everyone's running around with a teeny tiny paper cup filled with espresso :)





An adorable little alcove to put my make up on





The White Company bath products






Candy colored shoes at Prada!!  I need some bright yellow pumps in my life STAT! 


The line outside the Louboutin store.. we waited outside in the FREEZING cold for an HOUR!  AN HOUR!!!!!!!!  The whole time The Hub's and I joked that I absolutely had to get something to justify waiting outside.. and that if I didn't HE WAS going to buy something for himself bahahahaha. 




The Hub's snuck these spy shots inside the Loubie store just for you guys hahah :) 




After visiting ALL of my favorite designer stores in Paris I unfortunately left empty handed!!  ::SADNESS::  I didn't find anything that really "spoke" to me.  I found the most AMAZING shoes at Miu Miu but they were sold out in my size and sold out in the rest of Paris ::CRIES:: :(

I will say this I definitely think Paris has better stock than their German counterparts.  I feel that the Parisian stores even within the same brands carry a more varied selection and are more keen on stocking brighter colors whereas the German stores generally stock more conservative and neutral items.  ie. Prada in Germany I've found to stock more blacks, browns and grey shoes whereas the Prada in Paris stocked a wide range of bright pink, blue and green shoes!


Shopping was a bust so it's time to eat haha.


Seriously the French do everything better even a basic ham and cheese on baguette is amazing here. NOM NOM NOM



The Hub's called downstairs for them to send a razer up because he forgot his and this is what they sent up!  AWESOMENESS!  I can't help it I love hotel products hahaha.


Obsessed with this gold statement necklace I got from BCBG! 






Heart these window displays - HAHA pun intended :p


Now this is a box of Caviar I can get behind bahahaha! 

45 comments:

  1. lisa -- i am SO jealous right now!!! seriously i've always wanted to go to paris and i've been to a lot of the european cities and recently went to prague but its been like my DREAM to go to paris!! i think i will go during fall this year but seeing y our photos makes me really want to go NOW!!! i hope you have a fabulous time, please take lots of photos so i can live vicariously through you :D

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  2. Those Christian Louboutins are amazing, I stared at the sparkly ones for sooo long! I love living vicariously through you!
    And you and your hubby are sooo adorable and sweet, he is so romantic and thoughtful!
    And forreal, I love hotel products too, that's awesome you got a whole basket of goodies :)

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  3. What a great surprise a trip to Paris! That's so awesome! it looks like you had the most fabulous time! Although I can't believe you had to wait in line for AN HOUR. Goodness.

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  4. p.s. and so true about the lack of colors in Germany. Most of the girls I know usually wear all-black, brown, or gray. I guess it blends in with the drab gray weather lol. I totally stand out when I'm there in my bright pinks and reds. They think I'm so girly :)

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  5. Ooh, I'm going to France the summer after this I believe and I'm looking forward to it tremendously. It'll be a great way for me to practice my French and for me to see all the couturier's shops! Looking forward to it tremendously, but I don't think I can convince myself to stay in line for an hour for the Louboutin store! :)

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  6. I can't believe that you're not able to find anything you like in Paris Lisa! Haha! The stores are gorgeous and your hotel is fabulous! Going to Paris is truly part of my bucket list! Enjoy your stay there!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  7. Ah! I wrote a long comment and it died somewhere! Can't believe your hubby surprised you, what a sweetheart! I can only dreammmm that my future hubby be HALF as amazin as yours! Love his uniform pic rahaha. He seemed pretty willing! I can't believe you couldn't find the neon Loubs in Paris! We coulda been shoe twins again! Maybe you'll find them somewhere else! Your caviar pic is too cute! Reminds me that I have no idea where my mittens are! Although you came back empty handed, hope you had a wonderful trip nonetheless! The hotel lookined amazing!

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  8. Yeeess! I've been waiting for your Paris post! I still can't believe your hubby surprised you with a trip to Paris! Well, I do believe it because he's a fantastic husband, based on everything you've posted before.. but y'know.. :) He's so sweet!

    It's too bad that you weren't able to find anything in Paris at the shops, but at least you had yummy food and FREE hotel products to bask in! Hahah, I love hoarding good hotel products! & love the BCBG necklace on you. You're making me want it! The enabling never ends, hahah.

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  9. Lisa, the dream car can wait when you have a husband who will surprise you with a trip to Paris and wait with you (in the cold no less) to check out Christian Louboutins!! Lucky gal!! My hubby will wait with me as well...I love me some Loubs but getting him to travel outside the states is another story...oy vey.

    BTW, do you guys speak German/French?? Or can you get by with English in Europe. We are planning on a European trip before the babies come so I'm wondering if I should brush up on some Frenchie...

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  10. aah i LOVED paris! except we poor college students had to stay in a slightly sketch hostel a couple metro lines away from where you are, haha!

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  11. Paris! One day I have to make my way there. Lisa did you lose weight?
    Louboutins, god I love them unfortunately the place I live in has a VERY poor collection of them in a department store :( not even worth going to look at.

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  12. I love the spring colors that are popping up everywhere. I can't believe that there was a line up at Louboutins. wow!

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  13. Bwahaha. I love the last picture. You guys are so cute and I probably tell you this in EVERY comment.

    I hate how when I know I want to get something, no one has anything. BUT when I'm trying to be good, I see EVERYTHING! I went to the Loubie boutiques in Vegas and didn't see anything I wanted either. And if I did, no sizes :\

    I can't wait for more pictures!

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  14. Really nice photos, and wow you have an amazing live. Enjoy your trip.
    Christy

    http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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  15. aaaahhhhh, yay travel photos! paris, so beautiful!!! thanks for taking us with you on this trip! ;)

    p.s. can i just say, you have such an amazing husband! i hope i get as lucky as you someday! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Fashion To Figure Giveaway

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  16. Looks like you had a wonderful time :) I haven't been to Paris for years! I am SO looking forward to going back :) Love your Gold necklace by the way!! It's gorgeous :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  17. i love you and your crooked photos LOL i've been wanting to hear about this trip ever since you said on twitter that your hubby surprised you about it! the shopoholic inside me is crying about the fact that you left PARIS empty-handed... YOU!?!?! lol maybe next time!!

    excited for you to finally vlog one day! :)

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  18. your hubs is so thoughtful :)

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  19. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) great photos, it looks so fun! am now following through bloglovin xx.
    http://blushjewellery.blogspot.com

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  20. You two are so adorable! Your hubs is seriously a sweetheart.
    I'm so jealous, j'adore Paris. The shopping and the food are definitely the best bits! Pity you left empty handed

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  21. paris is such a wonderful place! a true shopper's paradise! your hubby should do more OOTDs haha! :D

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  22. That is such a dream! My surprise trips end up at Toys R Us! I love using smaller hotels - you always seem to get such better service and nicer products too and how nice were they with that huge selection of things!!

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  23. Your hubs surprised you with a trip to Paris???!!! OM MYYYY!!! lol I cant imagine what he would get you on your birthday!! hehe always love looking through your photos Lisa

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  24. Enjoy Paris, doll!

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  25. empty handed? what in the heck? I'm disappointed in you, Lisa! You could've at least bought that ginormous tin of caviar ;)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  26. Ohhhhhmygooodnesssss Paris looks so amazing!!! Or maybe it's just your amazing hotel and amazing designer boutiques and amazing food (am I overusing the word amazing?) hahaha. Can't wait for part 2...and 3 and 4 and 5...

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  27. what a thoughtful surprise! your hub rocks :)

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  28. what a sweet husband you have! I'm so envious of you in Paris (even though I just stumbled across your cute blog!). =) Looks like a lovely time and...what a feat to come away with nothing. Next time though! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  29. ahh your husband is super cute to trick u into thinking u weren't going to Paris. lol keepin the spark going i seeee! too bad the shopping was a fail. at least the food was amazing! good food always makes me happy even if i failed to find anything to buy hahahaha

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  30. Ack, lucky girl - glad you had a fantastic time in Paris!

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  31. First off I want to clone your husband ... Second Thank You Thank You for letting me see Paris through our eyes, I loved every detail. ... Finally is it just me or did you loose weight, either way you look lovely!!!

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  32. Looks like it was a fab trip! I love Paris and can't wait to go back :)

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  33. I bet you're loving the hubs now...!What a wonderful surprise!!It looks like you had lots of fun!! :)

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  34. Love the surprise! I just wanted to let you know that I think you are soo pretty!

    Justine

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  35. whaaat an awesome hubbyyy!! gotta make sure i wrangle a hubby that treats me just as well ^____^!! love these picturessss!!! can't wait until your next post :D and to see what you bought in paris :P

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  36. your hubs is such a sweetie pie! And he's a good, good man for knowing how to spoil his lovely wife! :))

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  37. Lisa this post couldn't come at a better time! I'm bookmarking it! Love the hotel recommendation! Lol the pic at Fauchon is the best!

    Can't wait for more updates!

    Lily @http://lilyonthewater.livejournal.com/

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  38. Just realize I missed the part 1 until now! lol

    i love all the pictures~ so I guess u still didn’t buy anything at louboutin? ha~ it would be a dream for me to own one of those shoes! O n i really love the fancy single sofa~ I really want one of those of my own~~~~ mmm aiii when I finally hv a house maybe ^^

    xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo
    http://hitomineko-hn.blogspot.com

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  39. You look so cute in your pink peacoat!

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  40. this all so dreamy you make me want to pack a bag and to Paris

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  41. Seriously! u great husband ever!!! hehe:) i supppper love you outfit"! look gorgeous on you:)

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  42. you're hubby is awesome! love love love your cute outfits! and oh it's like you're in Macaroon Heaven! hehehe

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  43. I have to admit that I agree with you on German fashion. When my exchange student was staying with me she would shop Shop SHOP! She said you can't find the same clothes in Germany that you can in America. She stated the clothes were cheaper, better, more colorful, and had a great variety.

    I have to say that I LOVED all the shops pictured. I'm the only person in the world who has not been to Paris!

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