Paris Impressions

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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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Ernest Hemingway is right: Paris is a moveable feast, a feast for your eyes. Returning to Europe has been nothing but pure joy except for my jet lag. We arrived early Sunday morning Paris time and I must admit: We were dead beat. My son and I slept on and off until 1PM the next day. However, after 1PM I said to myself: “Enough sleep. We need to go out and explore!” The fact, that most places are within walking distance, is such a plus! Hence my son, Kingston and I (my husband had to work) ventured out to Notre Dame. We passed the “Lovers Bridge”, and Kingston and I decided to leave a love locket with our initials behind as well. It was a very sweet moment.

I took these pictures myself today, and believe or not, but I really enjoyed being behind the lens for once. Capturing the beauty of Paris is almost impossible but I tried my hardest. Even though I’m European and I grew up with all this history around me I am still mesmerized every time I’m surrounded by historical architecture, such as Notre Dame. My son was quite smitten as well. He asked a lot of questions which I was very happy to answer.

This being said: Travel, travel! There’s nothing more beautiful but to smell foreign air.

As always, thanks much for visiting & have a wonderful day!

Much love from Paris!






  1. February 2, 2016 / 1:13 AM

    Vanessa, I’m so glad you’re having a good time with your family. These pictures are beautiful and filled rich history. And how cool is it that you guys got to see Lovers Bridge. I hope you guys added a lock to ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wishing you guys a great week with your family.

    xo, Jackie

  2. Michelle Joseph
    February 2, 2016 / 2:38 AM

    I think that the little snippet of Paris that you have captured is still beautiful. I am so close to there, in the UK, and I have still never been. But I am very sure that one day I will go.

    Mich x

  3. February 2, 2016 / 2:50 AM

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying Paris and so cute you left a love locket on the Lovers Bridge ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish you a nice day xx

  4. February 2, 2016 / 8:15 AM

    Gorgeous! I’m so glad you’re there! I miss it so! Jet lag is hard, as I usually arrive early morning, I skip trying to sleep and go right out to explore. Coffee is always a good idea! Hope you’re having a great time!

  5. MC
    February 2, 2016 / 8:25 AM

    Gorgeous shots! So glad you are enjoying your trip so far! So special that you get to experience Paris with your son as well !

  6. Konstantina Antoniadou
    February 2, 2016 / 9:42 AM

    I have been there almost 4 years ago ! So many great memories. Capturing every travel photo yourself is indeed so great! Have a great time love!

  7. February 2, 2016 / 9:49 AM

    I absolutely love these photos! They bring back so many good memories! X

  8. February 2, 2016 / 12:02 PM

    How wonderful to see Paris through Kingston’s sweet eyes as well!! You are an amazing photographer and the locks on the bridge….what a sweet moment he will never forget with his mama!!

  9. February 2, 2016 / 1:52 PM

    What gorgeous pictures, Vanessa! I have never been to Paris but would love to see it someday! I totally agree, I enjoy being on the other side of the lens sometimes too!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  10. Amy
    February 2, 2016 / 2:33 PM

    Paris is by far my fav. city ever! We went for our honeymoon a few years ago and while everyone said we’d hate Paris, it was our favorite! Beautiful pictures too!

    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  11. February 2, 2016 / 3:01 PM

    Vanessa, I’m so glad you are enjoying Paris with your family. You captured the most beautiful photos! Enjoy every minute of the rest of your stay!

    xo, Jennifer

  12. Pam
    February 2, 2016 / 5:21 PM

    This looks amazing, I’m arriving in Paris for the first time ever in less than two weeks and I couldn’t be more excited! Thanks for sharing some of the beauty of it ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  13. February 2, 2016 / 5:55 PM

    What a lovely day Vanessa! Your photography is stunning. I love that you were able to do some exploring with your son, so sweet.

  14. February 2, 2016 / 8:14 PM

    Gorgeous photos! Isn’t it fun to take them for a change?! My husband and I went to Paris on our honeymoon and really fell in love with the city.

    Have a great time!


  15. February 2, 2016 / 9:49 PM

    Great pictures Vanessa! I do hate the jet lag when you get to Europe. No matter how hard you try it always seems like you lose a day of the trip to sleep. I’m glad you were able to finally get going. I hope you have a wonderful time.


  16. February 3, 2016 / 11:43 AM

    Paris is so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ I love all of the photos you made and you have seen so many beautiful places already ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy the last days in Paris and the time with your family there ๐Ÿ™‚ So important to relax and just enjoy the trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Marta
    February 3, 2016 / 4:09 PM

    These are great pictures Vanessa!! I hope to one day visit Paris again, I loved it so much! The culture, architecture, people and of course the food are all so amazing! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, enjoy every minute of it my sweet friend!! Hugs and kisses your way:)

  18. Kiki
    February 3, 2016 / 6:02 PM

    Oh my goodness, what gorgeous photos! I was lucky enough to visit Paris for a week when I was 13, and I’ve wanted to go back ever since to see the rest of it! Such a completely amazing place. I really want to see the bridge with the locks! Great pictures ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo Kiki

  19. February 4, 2016 / 6:57 AM

    Your pictures make me want to return to Paris so badly. I couldn’t agree with Ernest Hemmingway more. It’s so easy to get completely lost in the beauty of this city. I’m so glad you’re enjoying your time in Europe, do post more pictures so I can live vicariously through you lol!

  20. February 4, 2016 / 11:12 PM

    Ahhhhh Paris…I’m glad you are enjoying your time behind the lens, you are taking some beautiful pics to be sure and it must be great to explore the city with your Lil Partner In Crime (Kingston)…I can imagine he has a lot of questions…on a side note thats what scares me about kids, they have so many frazzles me a bit coz I feel pressured to know more so I can give them more…but ok back to you: looking forward to seeing more of how your Parisian journey unfolds. Have a lovely weekend Bella. Bisous

  21. February 7, 2016 / 6:25 AM

    Beautiful pictures.I love exploring food especially local food, street food, everywhere I go. May I say much love form home, since I did not plan any escape this spring?

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