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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!

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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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New Years Eve Nail Inspiration!

30 Dec

It’s almost time to break out the glitter!!!! Let’s get right to it- below are some of my favorite New Years Eve nails from Pinterest!

 

 

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Lupita Nyong’o New Face of Lancôme!

7 Apr

I was so excited to hear the news this past weekend that I had to share it with you all. My favorite red carpet queen, Lupita Nyong’o has been named the latest face of Lancôme. The French cosmetic house will feature the gorgeous actress in upcoming ads you can expect to see this September. What an amazing year she is having! Cheers to challenging mainstream beauty ideals and sharing the notion that beauty comes in many forms! Go Lupita!!!!

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Nail Inspiration! (The french manicure- redefined)

18 Apr

The french manicure has been around since I can remember and has always been a safe nail art alternative for those who don’t want color, but want something cute and fun.  However, if you do love color and french manicures, there are plenty of options for you in all hues of the rainbow!  Check out some of my old favorites along with some new pics I found on Pinterest today for some inspiration! blue gold 1 gold 3 gold 4 gold tips2 gold5 gold6 gold7 gold8 gold9 gold10 gold11 gold12nails pink and grey

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Nail Art & Inspiration!

28 Jan

Happy Mani-Monday!  Check out these amazing manicures! I am thoroughly inspired to break out my polishes and get artsy!

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Not a nail risk taker? Don’t fret….A great nude or a classic red always works!

 

 

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Meet Pierre, Balmain’s Debut Bag

3 Nov

Balmain is known for their endless embellishments and overall rock ‘n’ roll vibe, but when Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing teamed up with jeweler Aurélie Bidermann, the pair created a calm classy carryall…… Introducing Pierre, Balmain’s debut handbag  named after the famed founder of the french fashion house.  Made of suede and available in either grey, cherry, or natural, Pierre  comes complete with an ivory leather interior and is adorned with a faux ivory tooth for a bit of edge.  Just like Balmain clothing, Pierre won’t be easy to acquire. The bag comes with a hefty $4,350 price tag and will be exclusively available at Barneys New York, Harrods and the Balmain Paris store.