Saturday, September 17, 2011

Out in Paris

Here are some pictures from our time in Paris. We happened to be there for Paris Design Week, so we went to some of the stores participating in that (and did a little shopping). We hung out in the Marais, ate the world's best falafel as far as I know, went up the Eiffel Tower at night and saw the beautiful lights show, walked the Champs Élysées, sat at cafés, ate at Chardenoux (a Cyril Lignac restaurant), and more...


a restaurant we couldn't afford just yet. gorgeous seafood, though.

le bon marché

la grande epicerie (aka world's best cafeteria)

the louvre from within the jardin des tuileries

le chardenoux

oh paris, you and your square trees

the paris coat of arms – my favorite

place des vosges

i love all these big wooden doors!

across the bank from the eiffel tower

sunset was pretty amazing

we are ON the eiffel tower here! eeek!

we caught the lights show at 11pm! (It only lasts for 5 minutes each hour)

from the train

another shot from the train

Friday, September 16, 2011

Out in Amsterdam...

we just got back from our trip, so i'm going to post the extremely abridged collection of photos on here of Amsterdam, Paris, and then pictures of what we saw in the Louvre. Enjoy!


checking into our awesome hotel, Quentin Arrivé (in the Jordaan district)

Rijstaffel (rice table) was DELICIOUS. We ate at Kantjil & De Tijger.

the boots hanging from the ceiling at The Minds (bar)

French oysters at Noordmarkt (they were perfect. they were also breakfast.)

a drive by band, by boat!

my second love: cheese

I don't know why I think this is so funny.

our rental bikes

coffee break

café in museumplein (museum square)


7 bridges of Amsterdam