Runway Travels: The Softer Side of Paris

During my glorious trip to Paris, I was graced with the opportunity to visit Versailles, Le Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet, and the Luxembourg Gardens. These may have been the parts of Paris I liked most. As much as I adore the city sometimes it is nice to step away and smell the flowers (pun intended).

We chose to go to Versailles on a Saturday so it was PACKED. But lucky for us we had a private tour scheduled. We were skipping lines and going into places most people would never see. We got to see the most private chambers of the king and the incredible theater--which is open to to public performances still. Because of the time crunch we didn't really get to see much of the palace.

But hey. I got to see some really dope spots.

Unfortunately, we had to make the choice between the Gardens of Versailles and Le Petit Trianon and the Hamlet. I looked at the Gardens through the window and headed to the Trianon. The house was marvelous and the Hamlet? Incredible. The houses were stunning and the gardens were less polished than the ones at Versailles. It only added to the rustic charm of the area. Sadly, Marie Antoinette's home in the Hamlet was under construction. It brought me so much peace to be in an area so tranquil.

On my off day, I opted for some tanning in the Luxembourg Gardens. That was one of two sunny days while I was in Paris. Although, it is said, that Paris is most beautiful in the rain. But its nice to be dry too.

Most people had the same idea I did. People were writing, tanning, drinking and enjoying one another's company. There were even some little girls in the most incredible dresses playing with hoops and ribbons. So Parisian.

I enjoyed the break from the craziness of the city and fashion week. Plus, I'm a total dork when it comes to flowers, trees and gardens. I could have sat in any of those gardens for days and never thought twice about it.

As always, thanks for walking on the runway, babes.


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