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My love affair with Paris is no secret.  Last week, we returned from an amazing trip all over France.  Here’s a peek into our escapades via Instagram and iPhone pictures…mixing business with pleasure, of course!  From Paris we went to Provence to scout for one of our destination wedding clients getting married there next year.  Stay tuned for “Strawberry Milk does Provence” – coming next!

Place Vendome
Place Vendome

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Entrance to our hotel – The Westin Place Vendome:

Entrance to the Westin, our home away from home!

Beautiful moldings and chandeliers...

Beautiful moldings and chandeliers…

Wedding Planning meeting with my Parisian assistants in the courtyard of my hotel (Westin)No rest for the weary!  Straight from the airport to our hotel’s courtyard for a wedding planning meeting with my Parisian assistants…jet lag and all 🙂

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Les Marquis – a new concept store from Laduree (chocolate lover’s only!)

Laduree's new chocalte shop with a bit of a different/edgy look

Laduree’s new chocolate shop with a bit of a different/edgy look

The famous Les Deux Magots

The famous Les Deux Magots

St. Germain - the cafe viennois here is one of the best in Paris!  Such a great spot for people watching.

St. Germain – the cafe viennois here is one of the best in Paris! Such a great spot for people watching.

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Place des Vosges....definitely a fun spot to just kill a few hours with a book or picnic

Place des Vosges….definitely a fun spot to just kill a few hours with a book or picnic

 

Place des Vosges
Rocking a new sequin scarf

Rocking a new sequin scarf

One of my favorite cafe's in Place des Vosges

One of my favorite cafe’s in Place des Vosges

Le Marais

Le Marais

Cute B&B in the Marais...everything is french country chic out of the 18th C.

Cute B&B in the Marais…everything is french country chic out of the 18th C.

Just one of the many interesting doors in Paris....I loved this bright shade of coral-y red

Just one of the many interesting doors in Paris….I loved this bright shade of coral-y red

Hotel de Ville

Hotel de Ville

3 hours here was not enough!  #thepuces

A trip to the Puces!  3 hours here was not enough! #antiquemarket

Chandelier heaven

Chandelier heaven

Lunch break!

Lunch break!

cute linen shop

cute linen shop

Hidden Treasures at the Marche aux Puces (antique market in Paris)

Hidden Treasures at the Marche aux Puces (antique market in Paris)

Surprise dessert at Maxim's

Surprise dessert at Maxim’s

View of the d'Orsay, Les Invalides and Eiffel Tower looking to the right from our room's balcony!

View of the d’Orsay, Les Invalides and Eiffel Tower looking to the right from our room’s balcony!

View of the Louvre looking left from our hotel looking left

View of the Louvre looking left from our hotel looking left

Afternoon delights...

Afternoon delights…

Love Fauchon's new packaging

Love Fauchon’s new packaging

 

One of my favorite flower boutiques in Paris - all roses!

One of my favorite flower boutiques in Paris – all roses!

IMG_2659 IMG_2658  The Musee d’Orsay:Musee d'Orsay

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An incredible space available to host your private event/wedding!IMG_2653

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Cafe upstairs in the museum - the view outside the clock is incredible of the Seine and Louvre!

Cafe upstairs in the museum – the view outside the clock is incredible of the Seine and Louvre!

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Hallway outside the museum's restaurant...also available for your private event/wedding

Hallway outside the museum’s restaurant…also available for your private event/wedding

Incredible private event room in the Musee d’Orsay!
The Musee d'Orsay used to be an old train station

The Musee d’Orsay used to be an old train station – it now houses the works of artists such as Monet and Rodin.

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Just so majestic...

 

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Inside the Louvre

Inside the Louvre

Pathways in the Tuileries

Pathways in the Tuileries
Confident curvy woman, I'd say...

Confident curvy woman, I’d say…

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One of my favorite spots on earth....the Tuilieries.  You can stand here and see (almost) everything.  The Louvre, Musee d'Orsay & Eiffel Tower.  Does it get any better?

One of my favorite spots on earth….the Tuilieries. You can stand here and see (almost) everything. The Louvre, Musee d’Orsay & Eiffel Tower. Does it get any better?

Le Louvre

Le Louvre

Le Louvre

Le Louvre

Could totally see an Angelina cart at a Parisian wedding...

Could totally see an Angelina cart at a Parisian wedding…

Pretty decor at Angelina
They even had Eggs Benny :)

They even had Eggs Benny 🙂

Petite dejeuner a Angelina

Petite dejeuner a Angelina

Scooter riding, beret wearing...aka cutest french kids ever!

Scooter riding, beret wearing…aka cutest french kids ever!

Grande dame, indeed.

Grande dame, indeed.

Loved this cafe in Isle-St-Louis!

Loved this cafe in Isle-St-Louis!

Le sigh.  This view!

Le sigh. This view!

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Super cute Cafe Phillipe...made famous by Gossip Girl

Super cute Cafe Phillipe…made famous by Gossip Girl

Cute restaurant, Chez Julien near St. Sulpice

Cute restaurant, Chez Julien near St. Sulpice

Grand Palais

Grand Palais

This view!

This view!

Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III

Mini Palais at Grand Palais

Mini Palais at Grand Palais

Opera Garnier

Opera Garnier

 

 

COMMENTS: 2
  1. Strawberry Milk does Provence | Julie Savage

    […] 2013 Category: Destination Weddings, Paris, Travel, Vintage, Weddings *If you missed Part I – Strawberry Milk Does Paris – catch up here first.  All pictures captured with an iPhone5 unless otherwise […]

  2. Brittany Lucero

    I am so in love w/ these photos! You really capture a dream!

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