So happy I can finally share my travel diary of my amazing trip to Paris a couple of weeks ago…
I’m not going to type too much so that you can just enjoy the photos, but I want to say that Paris is the most beautiful city full of romance, amazing food, beautiful people and life. I am still feeling inspired by the long walks, the beautiful architecture, the sunset time, the precious cafes everywhere, the energy, the abundance of sweets and amazing views of just about anything. And of course by the marvelous and extravagant Beyonce and Jay Z concert, that I have to say made that night the most amazing night we have ever spent. If I close my eyes and think about it I still get goosebumps from all those flashing lights, beautiful embellished costumes, the amazingness of Queen B, that presence Jay had, all the screaming, those thousand lights everyone lit at the end (see here), when Nicki Minaj emerged in all her glory (here) and just from the energy that I will surely never feel at a Romanian concert.
Also if you’re a fashionista, plan to do your shopping in Le Marais along Rue des Francs-Bourgeois and Avenue Montaigne. Don’t fill up on street crepes covered in Nutella, save some room for tea and macaroons. Whether you visit Ladurée or Pierre Hermé, you simply must sample some of these famous French delicacies. Always savor over coffee and croissants like a Parisien, meaning that you should sip your espresso at a café with good people-watching or at least grab a cup to go and sit in a local park to enjoy it. Parisiens really take time to enjoy their coffee and you should too. Keep in mind that this city is so walkable and you shouldn’t waste money on cabs; instead you can just hop in a bakery and grab a baguette, then find your way to Seine, sit along the water and enjoy life for a few moments. Don’t forget to “get lost” on Ile St. Louis and wander through the charm this island has.
Enjoy these photos!
This first day in Paris was amazing.
We came here for Beyonce and Jay’s On The Run Tour, that was about to take place that night. We had an amazing stay in a beautiful apartment found on AirBnb , that was situated only 5 minutes away (walking distance) from Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées. So, before getting ready to stay in the infinite line at Stade de France, and spend the best night ever in Paris, we strolled around our neighborhood, which was so pretty, cozy and friendly. Little restaurants at every corner, beautiful people, small pampered dogs and cigarettes everywhere.
Blazer by H&M
Jeans by H&M
T-Shirt by Zara
Bag by H&M
Flats by H&M (similar)
Photography by Mihai
I took some time off for a bit too long now, that’s why I thought it was about time to get back on posting pictures from this beautiful vacay I have. Currently I am in Constanta, at the beautiful Black Sea, actually visiting my aunt and my beloved cousin, Ana. Unfortunately I’m sick, I have chickenpox and I really want it to go away already. Lounging around the house while waiting for it to heal, made me remember that I own “a laptop” and that I kinda neglected my blog. So here I am, back I guess.
These photos were captured two weeks ago when I was in Sibiu, visiting my grandmother. I love this place because it reminds me of my childhood and it just makes me feel happy and brings peace to my soul. Long walks around the downtown area might be a bit tiring, so because I was walking around all day, I got dressed in a comfortable yet chic outfit and I wore these beautiful golden detailed flat sandals.
See you in my next post with more pictures from Sibiu.
De când am descoperit Panemar, aici în Cluj, mi-am zis că în sfârșit am descoperit un loc în care poți să mănânci un croissant delicios, o prăjitură cu gust, un sandwich fresh și sănătos, și de unde îți poți lua o franzelă proaspătă. Am așteptat cu nerăbdare deschiderea noului Panemar din Polus Center, pentru că se află exact în „cartier”. Un local atât de mare și de elegant care ne-a surprins într-un mod foarte plăcut. Este atât de spațios, frumos amenajat, fresh, te cheamă pur și simplu înauntru, iar produsele sunt ca de obicei, delicioase. Mi-ar plăcea totuși ca personalul să fie mult mai călduros. În majoritatea localurilor de la noi (dar și în magazine) angajații par să nu fi aflat vreodată cât de multe beneficii îți aduce un zâmbet. Pentru că am lucrat în America atâta timp îmi este la îndemână să compar cu ceea ce am văzut acolo. Peste tot se pune accentul pe fericirea clientului, pe amabilitate și bunăvoință, așadar oriunde merg la noi în țară îmi doresc să găsesc același lucru, dar mai tot timpul sunt dezamagită. Totuși merită să intri și să te simți ca într-o casă elegantă, cu geamuri imense.
Ever since I’ve discovered Panemar, a local bakery in Cluj, I am so glad that there is a place where you can go and enjoy a delicious croissant, a tasty cake, a fresh healthy sandwich, or where you can buy a bread fresh out the oven. I was so excited when I realized they will open a new Panemar in Polus Center (our mall), because it’s right in my neighborhood. I was pleasantly surprised to discover this huge and elegant place. So spacious, beautifully designed, inviting, different, and all their products are as usual, delicious. I would appreciate it even more if the staff would be more passionate about what they do. I almost compare everything with US considering that I’ve worked there for so long. The main focus there is the happiness of the customer, followed by kindness and goodwill, therefore I want to find the same thing here, but most of the time I’m disappointed. But considering all that the place is still worth your time, give it a shot and you will feel as if you were in this beautiful home with huge windows.