Saturday, September 21, 2013

{April in Paris}

Well hello there blog land. Per usual I popped in quickly and then didn't make a return anytime soon. Oops! I always have the best of intentions to give this space attention, but somehow it always gets pushed to the bottom of the neverending to-do list. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you already know that we bought a house (more on that later)! And that's what's been taking up all of our time on evenings and weekends. We've also taken a few fun trips to Los Angeles (to meet my adorable new nephew) and to Vancouver, B.C. (you know, because we were really missing using our passports!). I have so many photos from the past months and even year to share and I fully plan on getting them up here!

I'll start by looking back on an amazing trip I took to Paris back in April. I got a call from one of my best friends at the beginning of the month telling me she will most likely be coming out to Amsterdam and Paris for work (we work at the same company, score!) and would I be interested in joining her in Paris? I mean, you just don't say no to that! So even though we had just gotten back from South Africa and had many more trips planned that spring, I booked a train ticket to Paris for a weekend away with one of my dearest friends. We had an absolutely incredible time touring the city, eating delicious food and catching up after being oceans apart for far too long. These are memories I will cherish forever and ever.

A few highlights from our trip:
-Hot chocolate at Angelina -- how did it take me four visits to Paris before I made it here? You can't miss it if you're planning a trip!
-Brunch at Cafe de Flore - a Parisian institution. Amazing people watching!
-Dinner at Le Coupe Chou (not pictured, but trust me it's incredible!)
-And of course, pink champage and sweet treats at Laduree - as girly as it gets!
{Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}

27 comments:

  1. This post just made my day. So lovely, I cannot wait to get there.

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  2. You lucked out with beautiful blue skies in April!I

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  3. Welcome back! And love the pictures, Angelina looks amazing!

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  4. These photos are better than wonderful, you both are lovely- and now I'm going to begin planning for a trip to Paris! :)

    Manda from Eat Cake

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  5. SO happy to see you back! I say just start from Paris and work your way up! You'll get all those pictures and posts eventually and we will eat every one of them up :)

    We've missed your photography!

    Claire
    www.wastingtimewisely.com

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  6. Gah! Stunning! We are planning a trip to Paris for my 30th birthday in a few years....I'll have to hit you up for all the good places to stay and eat! ;)

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  7. Such beautiful photos! I love Paris so much. These make me so happy. You managed to do lots of lovely things in a couple of days

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  8. oh yay, I'm so happy to see a new blog post! especially one full of pictures of Paris. :) I'm absolutely dying to revisit that beautiful city!

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  9. I'm so happy you're back!!
    I love your blog!
    And you're back with a post about Paris....wow!!!
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  10. Happy to have you back and looking forward to more updates!

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  11. I love your photography and travels. You have a beautiful life.

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  12. YES! So glad you're finally back :)

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  13. Your photos are AMAZING! What camera and lens do you use?
    xxx

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  14. your friend needs to take that picture of here on the boat and send it to a magazine... seriously beautiful photo liz!! xoxo

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  15. I've always enjoyed your blog - glad to see you back! I've been to Paris three times and never gone to Angelina either - so maybe the 4th time will be the charm for me too!

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  16. Yay!!! So happy to see you back in the blogoshpere! Love, love your photos and can't wait for more :)

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  17. Oh goodness, you're making me miss this city even more than I already do. Gorgeous pictures, as always my dear, and glad to see you're back! xo

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  18. Pictures of Paris are my favorite. They never get old!!

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  19. So beautiful! Loved these photos, I can't wait to go back to Paris again some day. My mom and I spent a week there, it was something I'll never forget! I've missed you! Congrats on the house, I can't wait to see pictures. I know you'll decorate it so beautifully!

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  20. Your pictures are so bright and gorgeous. I'm itching to travel!

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  21. Goodness- the foooooood. Haha. That's what has me wanting to get there! Cheers.

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  22. Paris looks just as amazing as I've dreamed! I'm so glad your posting I've missed reading all about your life and adventures. I can't wait to read what you and Corey have been up to the past months! Congrats on moving back States side and buying a house. Those are such milestones!

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  23. ::sigh:: my fiance and i are getting married next month and we're already thinking about our one year anniversary trip and paris is at the top of our list! P.S. your hair always looks fabulous! You should do a vlog or post about your care routine!

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  24. Yay! I've missed your posts!! I adore Paris, and I'm dying to make another trip there soon- and I'll certainly be going to Angelina for hot chocolate next time I'm there! Your pictures are so gorgeous too. xx

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  25. I've been to Angelina's the last time I was in Paris, I always tell people to go there!

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  27. Hi Liz,

    Any recs for hotels in Paris? Potentially planning a mid-March trip (first-timer).

    Amanda

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