Like A Dream

I may have been in Paris this weekend,
but I still haven't gotten out of the fog.

I'm on post-vacation hangover...
everything still seems lit in the soft glow
of the most beautiful city in the world,

Paris is dreamy.

we rented this apartment through my favorite travel resource, airbnb

Paris is especially dreamy in the fall....

The city glows with soft bright colors
and offers carpets of crunchy leaves.

What also makes Paris sublime?

Well, the food does.

Like this salad from the neighborhood favourite, 7 Bis Monceau.
in the 8th arrondissment.

A huge bed of lightly dressed leaves,
crowned with sesame-crusted goat cheese, lightly fried,
and practically tear-inducing...

And of course,
 the falafels from the famous Marais stand,

Oh my goodness. 

Five euros for a handful of goodness.

{Just trust me on this one.}

But this weekend particularly felt like a dream
because I was there with three people I really love...

I must say...
the City of Love was the perfect setting
for our little rendez-vous.

I'll drift out of the fog soon enough...
but in the meantime,
I'm recreating the dream 
through hot mustard and flaky pastries.

{At least, the best I can find on this side of the channel.}


  1. what a lovely time! i can't wait til i finally get to experience paris. also, i love the outfit you're wearing in the kissing picture :) super cute!

  2. Oh my, I'm so jealous right now! I've been dying to go to Paris...and London too. Thanks for sharing your pictures and contributing to my wanderlust! : )

  3. i just wanted to let you know that i'm comment protesting because i'm so jealous. ;)

  4. I would love to go visit the city of lights some time soon.

  5. Haha! The fact that you guys took a photo spelling out LOVE is totally awesome. Great dreamy photos- now I'm craving me some Falafals!

  6. pictures are beautiful! Love your fur trimmed coat!
    xo emily

  7. Beautiful pictures. Sounds like a magical time.

  8. What a fabulous really captured the essence of my most favorite city and it truly is the city that just awakens every one of your senses, I feel my very best when I am in Paris!! I can feel the love pouring off the screen, so happy it was such a wonderful time!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is getting me so excited for our vacation!!! Cannot wait

  10. Beautiful photos, Paris is the best! Looks like you had a fantastic time :)

  11. What a lovely time!! I'm going in December and cannot wait!

  12. It is such an exciting dream come true!! I love to see the memories of your trip, cannot get enough!!

    Oh I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway! I hope you will join! ( a great resource as well)

    Art by Karena

  13. You lucky thing Lauren! I am planning a European vacation next summer and will have to bug you for tips'

  14. Have you really had good experiences with airbnb???? I was thinking about using them recently, but kinda backed out because I was afraid of staying in someone's house/apartment with them there....I would love to hear your opinion!

  15. i am obsessed with l'as du falafel!!!!! i practically ran back when i visited paris for a second time. they're that good. oh my god, and sesame crusted goat cheese? ahhh!

  16. A Fabulous post - is 'O' taking the picture??

  17. The soft, bright colours? LOVE. You two on the Metro? LOVE!

  18. Loved this post! You KNOW I LOVE Paris. I loved your flats w/ the bow and your coat with the fur trim... I am hoping on a plane to raid your closet! I have had a similar salad... warm crusted goat cheese? Yes, please!! If I am ever fortunate enough to make it back to Paris I am totally renting an apt. next time as opposed to a hotel. Thanks for sharing... always a pleasure when I get to see your smiling face. xo

  19. Beautiful! I agree with Debby on the wardrobe- I think we need to see more of how Aspiring Kennedy dresses! I love the coat!

  20. ooh I really wanted to go to that falafel place when I went and didn't manage to :(
    Love those green benches, so unusual!!

  21. I loved reliving my trip in my mind at each stop! So happy you had clear skies and beautiful fall weather. Ah....the city of love!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  22. I love your blog!! This is so awesome. I can't wait to keep coming by to check out more!!! Thanks for sharing!


  23. There is definitely something magical about Paris. I've been twice since we moved and I can't wait to go back again in the winter - and hopefully see it in the snow! Love all your dreamy pics :)

  24. Dreamy! We were in Paris exactly a year ago, but it feels like it's been forever. I miss it so....

  25. Beautiful pictures. I just love Paris!


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