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Back from Paris & London

Back from Paris & London

Simply Elegant / Paris Vacation Photographs - Seine River
Simply Elegant / Paris Vacation Photographs - Bike Basket
Simply Elegant / Paris Vacation Photographs - Fresh Roses
Simply Elegant / Paris Vacation Photographs - Luxembourg Gardens

Bonjour! 

I am back from my family vacation and wanted to stop in and share a few pictures. It was such a wonderful trip, an amazing treat from my parents! If you followed along on instagram, you probably saw from my many pictures (sorry for potentially over-gramming) that I was in Paris and London. We had jammed packed days in both cities, as we tried to see as much of the city as we could. While we were in France we went to many spots within the city, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and more, but we also traveled outside the city to Normandy and Versailles. So we were quite busy, but we also had a good amount of time to simply wander throughout the city, try different restaurants and cafes, and do a little shopping! Then we headed over to London for three days to finish off the trip. We slowed down on the sightseeing once we were in London, but as my mom and I are both huge fans and followers of the royal family, we went on a tour of Buckingham palace! 

It was such a wonderful change of pace and scenery to be away in Europe for a week. I always find vacations to be so inspirational and simply a breath of fresh air. It was a treat to be able to step out of your day to day life, ignore your emails, be with family and explore a different environment. I was lucky to visit so many places that I had learned about in my art history classes. While relaxing vacations to tropical locations can be wonderful, I always feel that there can be a much bigger takeaway when you travel to a historic city. 

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing more detailed blog posts on my favorite moments and places in both Paris and London. But for now, here are a few of my favorite images from the trip. 

Simply Elegant / Paris Vacation Photographs - Seine River
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Simply Elegant / Paris Vacation Photographs - Versailles Petit Trianon
Simply Elegant / Paris Vacation Photographs - Versailles Gardens
Simply Elegant / London Vacation Photographs - Changing Guards
Simply Elegant / London Vacation Photographs - South Kensington Homes

- all images taken by Nan for Simply Elegant Blog - 

Blue & White

Blue & White

Off to Paris

Off to Paris