Sunday, March 27, 2011

Macaroon attire

H&M Mickey Mouse cashmere sweater, American Apparel over-sized chiffon shirt, Urban Outfitters high waisted leggings, and Jeffrey Campbell kitty heels pump.

Arc de Triomphe

A walk of Champs Elysees is a must in Paris.  There are plenty of shops for all to see but boy it will hurt your pocket book.

The original LV store is here.  There is also the Cartier shop.  But the best part of it all is having tea at Laduree.  OMG, the pistache macaroons are to die for! We had rose petal ice cream with assorted macaroons.  The vanille and the cafe ones are good too!  CAUTION: prepare to pay a hefty price for these sweets.

The fashion of art

HM jacket, American Apparel lace body suit & high waisted pants, LV scarf, ASOS satchel

On a sunny Spring day in Paris, strolling amongst some of the world's greatest artists, sculptures, and artifacts.    One must not defile the city of haute couture and dress the part.  

Try dressing up light pastels with a summery scarf.  If wearing bright accessories, one must tone the color of your apparel with soft pastels or neutral colors.  You don't want to walk around looking like a Monet painting.

Lourve and Rodin, oh my!

When at the Lourve....

1. Get there early.  Make it the start of your day.
2. Highly recommend the Paris Pass.  It bypass you from the long lines.
3. Camera allowed! But no flash.  They really don't like it so turn it off.
4. There is currently a special exhibition for Spanish art.  NO CAMERA ALLOWED.  I made the mistake of not seeing the sign and got yelled it.  Oh well.
5. IT IS huge! Pick your top destinations and MAP it out before you start.
6. Our focus was the Denon and Sully wings: Greek antiquities, Roman-Etuscian antiquities, and Italian paintings.
7. The cafe in the Lourve is pricey BUT they have really tummy pain au raisin.  The best I've had!

Went to d'Orsay as well but no photographs allowed.  Less crowded.  However, there's a renovation right now so the exhibits were a bit scattered.

At the Rodin, beautiful gardens and statues.  It is about a 15 minute walk from d'Orsay.  There is a really really good macaroon shop owed by locals there that I will have to get the name for and post it later.  It is as good as Laduree and not as expensive.