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Tag Archives: France

My Paris Trip!

16 Jun

I  recently arrived back home to Los angeles from a dream vacation to Paris with my wife. I was so satisfied when the trip ended and I looked back at all that we had done- We did everything on our list and more. As promised, here are just some of our many pictures below. Paris is considered to be a trip of a lifetime for most and it did not disappoint. Bucket list…..Check!

Random travel tips:

*Exchange your money before you go to save a bit on the exchange rate and save time waiting in line at the French airport.

*Learn a few common phrases in French. ‘hello, goodbye, thank you, how much’ etc.

*Get the international data plan your phone carrier offers, it’s worth it. My plan was just $10 a day to use data in France.

*Don’t forget to bring outlet converters (specifically for France) so that you can charge your electronics, including your phone.

*Indulge!!!! Counting calories can be done when you get back home! There is also plenty of walking to offset the overeating you will do! We walked 10-15 miles a day!

Paddle boat at the garden of Versailles.19148932_10212162476991423_6470749387562051714_n

Chocolate sculptures were unreal.19145726_10212162697516936_9159886990439975182_nVersailles rowboats and garden were literally straight out of a fairy tail.19114023_10212162853560837_7596937829662730331_n19060218_10212162482031549_5673358027957423239_nWe really became familiar with the metro.19059275_10212162926762667_7693657593912451727_nThe eiffel tower was amazing, and picnicking under it was priceless. We found an amazing place by the name of Cafe Zia that prepared a picnic to go that included wine and a blanket for under 60 euros. It was one of my favorite experiences on our trip.19029770_10212162477591438_2453970744740841579_n

Me- right before Nina surprised me with a beautiful band to add to my wedding stack. It was beyond romantic. I will never forget that moment.

boatA cafe nestled in the french countryside in a town called Giverny.cafe countrysideUnderground catacombs where the remains of over 6 million people are stored. The bones were neatly stacked to the ceiling and it went on for miles.catacombsfranceGardens of Versailles.gardenGolden gates of Versailles.gateGiverny.givernyMontmartre.montemartreCarousel ride across the street from the eiffel tower.
parisSo many beautiful blooms in Paris. I was obsessed!paris2Pajama party in our hotel!pjs

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Tiny Trinket Box

16 Oct

How cute is this macaron trinket box? I posted a picture of my pink one on instagram and a lot of you wanted to know where to buy one for yourself. So I thought I’d share:) Have an amazing weekend.

Xo, Journey

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Macaron Trinket box $10

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Cannes Red Carpet stunners!

13 May

The 68th annual Cannes film festival started with a BANG this evening in Cannes, France.  There were many glamorous looks as expected but two were absolutely show stopping!  I must get right to the pictures….

Lupita Nyong’o is a goddess in green Gucci.

Oh em geeeee the flower detail, the plunge neckline, the pleating, the draping! Absolutely amazing!  Her beautiful oversized ballerina bun and gorgeous winged liner and purple pout made this look all the better. BRAVO Lupita!

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Images: WireImage/ AP

Naomi Watts in silver Elie Saab.  Somebody pinch me…. the feathers, the embellishing, the open back, the POCKETS!!!! Perfection!  Love the minimal makeup and BOLD choice of necklace. Superb!

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Images: Getty/Andreas Rentz/Venturelli

Paris Fashion Week Is HERE!!!!!!

24 Sep

Today is the first day of Paris fashion Week!!!!  It started in New York followed by London then Milan and now PARIS!!!!!  Fashion “month” is a series of 4 fashion weeks held in 4 different fashion capitals of the world.  It happens every year, twice a year( once to show Fall/Winter collections and again to show Spring/ Summer collections).  I love American designers so New York fashion week is always closest to my heart but I look forward mostly to Paris fashion week…… I mean we are talking about the “motherland” when it comes to fashion. Some of the most iconic fashion houses hail from France! Hello Chanel and Dior!!!!!! HUGE names with huge history will be bringing it on the runway for the next 9 days! and I am so excited!!!!!!!! I’m looking forward to so many shows, it’s bananas!!!!!  Oh the anticipation!!!!!  Fabulous fashion moments will include Alexander Wang showing his second collection for Balenciaga and Sarah Burton showing the Alexander McQueen collection on an actual runway as opposed to last year’s presentation!

Balmain, Dior, Chanel, Isabel Marant, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Chloe, Givenchy, Kenzo, Mui Mui, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Hermes and more!!!!! OH EM GEEEEE!  People if that’s not an amazing lineup, I don’t know what is!!!!!!

PFWLast year’s unforgettable Louis Vuitton S/S’13 escalator moment!
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Maison Martin Margiela for H&M (first look)

27 Aug

Sneak peek at the Maison Martin Margiela collaboration with H&M………..MMM is an influential paris-based avant-garde fashion label of belgian origin that serves major fashion, and this collaboration gives fashionistas around the world a chance to wear these coveted pieces.

The September issue of Elle France includes a closer look at an elegantly draped, asymmetrical red dress from the collection.  These are the first pictures of the collection to be revealed since the partnership was announced in June. The rest of the pieces are expected in H&M stores worldwide and online Nov. 15

Images Elle, Frisky.

Best Dressed Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

16 May

Eva Longoria and Diane Krugar practically shut the red carpet down today at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival in Southern France.  I vote them BEST DRESSED, hands down! The biggest and most glamorous film festival is always the talk of the fashion industry but MY GOODNESS this is more than I expected on Day 1 of the 12 day festival. I’m curious what else Eva & Diane have packed in their suitcases!!!!! They’re just getting started.

Eva Longoria in a breathtaking backless Marchesa gown.

Eva also wore a black tulle overlay gown by Alberta Ferretti.

Diane Kruger wore an aqua silk draped dress by Giambattista Valli.

Diane also wore an edgy burgundy cocktail dress by Versus by Versace.