On my birthday, I woke up at Hotel Providence, in the Republique neighborhood of Paris.
It was heavenly! There was a chandelier over the white fluffy bed. Our room had tall French windows, the kind that open outwards, with views of the balconied apartments across the way.
After my mom and I dilly-dallied getting ready (we are the definition of slow), we made our way out to the Gustave Moreau museum. This space was magnificent. I go bananas for a good spiral staircase.
Then we headed to this carousel in front of the Hotel de Ville. I LOVE CAROUSELS. I made the photos blurry on purpose because I wanted to show the movement and the magic. It’s my favorite thing. Next we headed back to the hotel to get ready for our Flytographer shoot, followed by dinner and drinks and dessert. And that was my birthday!
Also in this set of pictures is a river cruise. This was the first time we laid eyes on the Eiffel tower, and it was about 4 days into our trip! My favorite part of this leisurely cruise was seeing all of the buildings on the edge of the river. The tones are all very muted, and with the gray sky it creates a gorgeous monochromatic palette.
Paris, je t’aime!