Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Champs-Élysées & Ladurée

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Our second day in Paris was all about showcasing our project in the competition. Therefore, we spent all the day in the museum and arrived in our hotel room around 8 PM. What to do in such a short amount of time? Visit the Champs-Élysées Boulevard, famous for the shopping spots, cool places to eat and the flawless Christmas decorations. It was truly fortunate we got to visit it during the night and most of all, in December!! The view is breathtaking, although we took many photos of the street (from one end to another) , when I think of our walk a quote of Alan Furst comes to my mind:
"The best Paris I know now is in my head."

The shops were so perfect, there was magic in the air, but the streets are overcrowded, therefore taking a photo is almost impossible. Also quite an unattainble thing for us: the shops. Although there are many high street shops, you can only find their most expensive lines, I only had the heart to spend my money at Gap shopping for four members of my family, because it's their favourite shop. Now, I had to spoil myself as well so I went to Ladurée, because macarons are some of my favourite sweets and I've heard they're the best in the world in Paris. I waited in line for like 30 minutes, and I feel like it's the right place to thank Cristi one more time for agreeing to wait with me instead of walking around the boulevard. I bought 4 flavours: chocolate, raspberry, praline and coffee. What can I say about my Ladurée experience ?

1. The macarons are absolutely divine. I've heard that the Pierre Hermé ones are better, but how many times can you torture a guy while in Paris and in a crazy rush to wait for you?
2. I've eaten other macarons during my stay in Paris and also in Romania and I just can't compare them to Ladurée. Laduree has this special mix between smooth and crisp, just the right amount of filling, flawless shape.
3. Every single person who bought macarons took a picture in front of the shop , which I thought was so sweet so I asked Cristi to snap a photo of me with my Iphone.
4. Praline is absolutely my favourite flavour, I would go back to Paris just to stock on praline macarons!
5. I couldn't help myself and bought a golden/floral printed Ladurée notebook, which goes so great with my phone!
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L'Arc de Triomphe- it may not seem so grand in this photo, but trust me, it's a truly immense and breathtaking monument!
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My Laduree moment!
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I found this incredible fountain on Instagram one day before we left for Paris and we were both like "We have to find it, it looks amazing!"
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We visited Paris just when Kristina Bazan of Kayture was staying at Fouquet's, a famous hotel on Champs Élysées
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The other end of this magical boulevard
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With Cristi, my amazing friend and colleague who took all these beautiful pictures. It was nearly impossible to get pictures together because you don't really know who to trust in such a big city, especially when it comes to his fancy camera.
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27 comments:

  1. These pictures are beautiful. I can see that you had an amazing time. xx

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  2. Hope you dontget mad at me for saying that but you two look cute together!

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  3. Oh Paris... I miss that city just so much, I wish I could move back to my little apartment in the 17th. And yes, Ladurée, j'adore. Looks like you had a fabulous time!

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  5. fabulous Paris! mereu o placere sa vezi inca odata.esti tare dulce! puppp

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  6. beautiful picture! :)

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  7. Sounds like a lovely trip, so jealous!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  8. You look so beautiful! What a wonderful trip - I am craving Ladurée!!

    xx

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  9. lovely pictures! i need to go there!

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  10. Paris is so beautiful :)

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  11. So wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing the photos - looks and sounds like you had such a great trip! x

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  12. Looks like you had a lovely time!

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  13. Lovely photos!! I miss Paris :)
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    Have a great Sunday xx

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  15. These pictures are beautiful! Glad I found your blog :) You're a lovely girl!

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  16. paris looks gorgeous & i'm so jealous you got to visit laduree! maybe one day i'll get to go :)

    xo,
    gabby
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  17. awww... youre so pretty and i like your sparkling background :)

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  18. amazing pictures,you're so cute (:

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  19. What gorgeous photos! They definitely make me miss my times in Paris. You look gorgeous! I’d love for us to keep in touch via bloglovin’, GFC, or Instagram! Let me know on my blog, I’ll be sure to follow back!

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  21. Amazing pictures! I see you had a great time :)!
    I've been to Paris, too. Paris is fabulous and there so many things to do there. Unfortunately I stayed there only 4 days which, of course, wasn't it enough..
    I really hope to go back to Paris one day :)

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  22. Have a fab time! I love Paris x

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