7.22.2014

Picnic Dress

Dress and belt - H&M; Pumps - Franco Sarto; Hat - Boutique in Paris; Necklace - The Bay; Cuff - Club Monaco; Basket - Market in France

One of our favourite things to do in Paris is picnic. Whether at the Seine, Luxembourg Gardens or the Eiffel Tower, it always feels so romantic and magical. Really! We snapped these pics right before one of those picnics. This dress was perfect for the occasion with its light flowy material and flowered pattern. The basket also came in handy which we purchased at a market in Brittany! 

7.18.2014

Nimes

Nimes is only a 30 minute train ride from Montpellier. This is where denim was invented, hence the name denim. The city also has some amazing Roman ruins as it was once a very important Roman colony. 

This is essentially a mini Colosseum, although it's not that mini!

The city is beautiful.

It also has beautiful desserts!


Pay close attention to the dead tree, maybe flip your computer upside down.

The best view of the city is from the hill with the Roman tower. You can climb up the tower and get a spectacular view. 

I will miss southern France :(

7.17.2014

Montpellier

Sorry for the lack of posts! I only have 14 more days left in Paris and have been scrambling to get things done before the end of the month. On a happier note, I avoided the terrible weather that most of Europe had last week by going to the south of France with some lovely friends. We spent most of our time in Montpellier, which isn't the number one tourist destination in France, but it's still worth a visit.

The coastline isn't as spectacular as Nice or Brittany, but it makes up for it in giant sandy beaches!
This is also a great spot for cheap seafood and fruit. We ate all the fruit before we could take a picture.

The city is nice. It has large boulevards (and apparently the largest pedestrian square in Europe although we all found that highly suspicious).
There are still parts of the city that have the old narrow streets.
And of course it wouldn't be a French city without an Arc.
The guy in the green shorts was acting highly suspicious and wouldn't leave the girl in the black shorts alone :)
 There is a good vantage point on the highest point of the city.


We also made a day trip to Nimes. Perhaps if you were to purchase something from Nimes you would say that this certain something is from Nimes (or in French 'de Nimes'). What am I talking about? You may have to check back later to find out!

7.10.2014

San Sebastian

I'm in the south of France writing about the north of Spain, not too bad! I'm late posting about San Sebastian because I've been a good busy. This picture is to show that it was hot, something that I haven't experienced in Pairs in the last few days 

San Sebastian is in the heart of THE Basque Country. People here are not afraid to remind you that you are not in Spain, you are in Basque Country. At no point did I see a Spanish flag. The city is extremely lively, plus it's right on the ocean, how can you not fall in love with it!



The Basque flag flying proudly.

You can climb up a mountain and have a drink at the top with a great view.

The tapas will remind you that you are still in Spain but here they call them Pinxtos! Usually it's self service, which takes a bit to get used to. Deep fried chorizo wrapped in bacon served between a baguette anyone?


Here is another thing that took a while to get used to. You are suppose to throw your napkin on the floor when you are done. You can tell a place has good pinxtos if there are a lot of napkins on the ground (or that it is a terrible place that rarely cleans their floor).

Being in a city by the beach makes me happy, but also sad that I'm moving back to a city that is thousands of kilometres away from the ocean :( 

7.08.2014

Black and Pink

Tee - H&M; Skirt - BCBG; Shoes - Zara; Purse - Marc by Marc Jacobs; Bracelets - The Bay; Earrings - Gifted

Here's another skirt/croptop combo using a black and pink colour palette. I love how the two colours are so different yet go so well together. Just a short post today as we are on route to Montpellier!