Weekend in Paris

notredameparisThe senseless violence last week here in the States, back in Europe and across the world has played heavy on my mind this weekend, I’m saddened that these acts have become so commonplace in today’s society and my thoughts are with all those who are affected by violence throughout the world. Although the events are tragic it comforts me to see the resilience of the people in those cities; I witnessed it after the Boston bombing in 2013 and I felt it again in Paris when I visited in May. It served as as a reminder that despite the hate that exists in many sectors of society across the world, love prevails.
My mind has been with France over the last week, with Bastille Day and then the devastating attack that took place in Nice but I know that the strength of the people will shine through. In celebration of the country that my sister calls home, I’ve been revisiting my trip to Paris in May and thought I’d share some of the photos over the coming week.notredameNotre Dame, I never fail to be in awe of the magnificent monuments around the city IMG_8279
One of my many coffee shop discoveries, Boot Café in one of my favorite areas, Le MaraisIMG_8372la charcuterieIMG_8303
I could spend hours wandering around Le Bon Marché in Saint Germain, from groceries to clothes to shoes to homeware to stationery to cafés, each level of the store holds a new treasureIMG_8300Rose Bakery on the second floor of Le Bon MarchéIMG_8309  IMG_8365IMG_8280
Place des Vosges, the oldest planned square in ParisIMG_8281  IMG_8320laduree
No trip to Paris would be complete without calling in to La Duréepastriesladureebonaparte macaroons

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