A Parisian Dream: Day 1

Dear travellers, dreamers and life lovers,

A couple of days ago I opened my travelling season aka the end of Uni with a trip to Paris with one of my besties. After first visiting it in October last year, Paris has quickly become my safe haven. A plus side of having visited a city already is that you don’t have to run around doing all the touristy things, but you get to relax and enjoy it much more. With that said, after a very stressful academic year, I’ve been craving inspiration and, for me, that comes in form of art. So where else would I go if not to Paris.
That is why we started off the trip with a day entirely dedicated to Museums.
These were taken at the Musée du Louvre:
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After Louvre, it was time for Musée d’Orsay.
Its selection of Van Gogh was striking as I believed most of his ‘more famous’ work would be at the his museum in Amsterdam.
And a visit to this museum would not be complete without a photo by the famous clock which overlooks the city.

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We wrapped up the day by a visit to the incredibly aesthetic and airy Musée de l’Orangerie.

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We finished off the day in true granny style, falling asleep before 9pm (with a cheeky wine bottle and a chick-flick).

More about our following days in Paris coming soon!
Lots of love,
Asja

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Dreaming of Paris

Hello babies,

It’s a lazy Saturday night and we’re currently laying in Ana’s bed, dreaming of vacations past and missing how fresh our faces looked pre-exam season. It’s hard to not idealize Paris– the city of lights, love, art, and good (vegan!) food. Now that classes have started again, we want nothing more than to be back exploring Saint Germain or strolling along the Seine. That’s why we’ve decided to share some of our favourite moments from Paris with you, as well as the best little vegan place we found tucked away in the 7th arrondissement.

Paris in Autumn was absolutely stunning, and of course we saw the backdrop of flaming leaves as the perfect location for a photoshoot. The Jardin des Tuileries, nestled between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, is a beautiful haven from the busy city. It was pouring rain for a lot of the day, which only added to the soft fall vibe (if you forget about the struggle to all fit under Ana’s umbrella).

Of course, a trip to Paris would be incomplete for any fashion lover without a trip to 31 Rue Cambon, the location of the original Chanel shop. The surrounding streets are as glamorous as the brand, and you can’t help feeling just as fancy from walking among Paris’s most fashion forward.

Travelling vegan with a group is never easy– but luckily, in this case, it was two against two, so finding a restaurant went relatively okay. (Especially because we both like to get our way… and we weren’t up for another overpriced salad ordered sans chevre.) After a little research, we found the cutest place tucked out of the way in the lovely Saint Germain neighbourhood. 13-A Baker’s Dozen immediately wowed us with its warm, homey atmosphere, international staff, and delicious menu. After iced berry tea, turmeric lattes, and quinoa porridge, we were ready to keep exploring the streets.

We’re excited for many more adventures like this one and have already started planning a Croatia and an Iceland trip which we’ll keep you updated on. Feel free to send us requests of posts you want us to do, as well as things to try.
Until next time,
Stay stylish and ambitious!
Asja & Ana