Oh, Paris. You get me every time.
If I had a magic wand, I’d grant wishes to everyone who needed some magic in their life a ticket to Paris. So they could marvel at the grandeur. Delight in the charm. Witness the beauty.
Each time I go to Paris I am reminded of what the city means to me. It has helped shape some of my most distinct memories of courage and perseverance. It provides me with a mental clarity I can’t seem to quite replicate elsewhere. It inspires me to want to work harder, pursue more passions and live more purposefully.
This past trip was of particular significance and I’ll share more on that in the coming months but in short, Paris gives me perspective.
I mentioned in this post, that this most recent visit had no specific agenda. I had spots I wanted to see and a few meetings to attend but other than that I woke up every morning with the intention of seeing where the day would take me. What surprises the city could unfold for me. There really is nowhere like Paris to just walk, discover and marvel.
So many people commented to me just how happy I seem whenever I’m in Paris. Truthfully, a piece of me wants to move there for a period of time because what people witness is true: I feel at my personal best while in the city of lights. But what I’ve come to realize is that I can bring that spirit and sentiment back with me to New York. Delighting in getting lost, remembering to find happiness in the little things, practicing being more compassionate, rush less and enjoy more. Happy to report it’s been working rather well since my return 🙂
Truly…la vie en rose.
Shop the Post:
Ted Baker Dress (c/o- currently on sale) // Stuart Weitzman Heels // Ted Baker Bag (c/o) // BaubleBar cuff
Thank you to Hana for capturing these images that I’ll treasure forever and to Ted Baker for making the moment look as special as it felt.
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Oh, man this is beautiful – the words and the photos. I’m dying to go to Paris, and this just made me want to go even more!
Annie you’re so sweet! Thank you! I hope you can go soon! It really is the best city 🙂
These photos are stunning! I’m heading to Paris in October and looking for a photographer as well, may need to reach out to your girl!
My Style Vita
Thank you, Jessica! She was absolutely WONDERFUL to work with. Mention w&w if you reach out to Hana – she’s the best! And if you need Paris recos, do let me know! I have loads of favorites 🙂
What an incredible shoot! You look so glamorous and timeless. Love.
Thank you!! “Glamorous & timeless” = day made!!
I am right there with you – Paris is my favorite favorite place. These photos are beautiful! Stunning.
xo Nan // Simply Elegant Blog
Nothing like it, right!? Thank you so much for your sweet words, Nan <3
These photos are you and your essence to a TEE. So stunning, girl! Miss you lots xo
Thank you so much, HW!! You know me well 😉 Miss YOU and hope to see you soon!
Oh my gosh look at you! This is such a wonderful shoot, absolutely gorgeous!
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Thank you, Merritt!! Miss you!
These photos are STUNNING! Love seeing a little glimpse of you in your element 😉
Thank you so much, Cait! Truly nothing like being in Paris! Now if only I could go all the time… 🙂
I’m not sure what’s better, you in these photos or the words you wrote along with them. My favorite post from you thus far!
Thank you so much, Jess! That means a lot <3
You look absolutely STUNNING in these photos! I love the twirl in that gorgeous dress, and the backdrop is so pretty! So wish I’ll be able to visit Paris soon!
Aw, Lauren – THANK YOU! Really means a lot to me!
Hi! Thanks so much for letting me know about your Paris blog posts! Where exactly are your photos taken in this one?
Hi Christina – These were taken on the Bir Hakim bridge! It’s a stunning location. They were taken at about 7AM in case that helps 🙂