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{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 thoughts on “{April in Paris}”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. ::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!

  6. 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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