There's truly no better time and place.
Forever 21 maxi dress, Mini MAC fringe crossbody c/o Rebecca Minkoff, Zero UV round sunglasses, Forever 21 platform sandals. Shot by Lauren Darling in the Marais, Paris.
There's no place quite like Paris in the Spring, especially when seen through the eyes of a New York-based francophile who's suffered through a brutally harsh winter. These snaps were taken on my first day there, meandering about the Marais with no particular destination or plan other than to enjoy the warm sun and refill on wine at adorable cafes every few hours. And trust me, there was no lack of either!
We wound up having a late lunch outdoors at one of my favorite restaurants Chez Janou, doing a little shopping in the hood, then walking around and eventually grabbing the perfect happy hour table for people-watching at Little Cafe before heading back to our apartment to cook dinner. Sweet, simple and ultimately so satisfying for a first day.
As you can tell, I was more than happy to throw off my winter layers to don this silky, summery maxi from Forever 21, which I picked up in-store after seeing the weather would be in the 70s in Paris a few days during our stay. It's crazy how quickly you can forget what bras and jackets are for. Cause seriously, who needs them in the heat?
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