If you’re a regular follower of our blog, you know how much we love seeing the cool places where ONA bags go with our awesome customers. Our team also loves globetrotting with our own ONA bags: just a few weeks ago, founder Tracy Foster spent a few days exploring Paris, France with her Chelsea bag.
Last month, I spent three days being charmed by the city of Paris. I arrived without an agenda but was determined to indulge in as many lush gardens, buttery croissants, renowned museums, and exclusive boutiques as I could squeeze into three short days.
My favorite times were spent strolling the city streets, admiring the architecture, taking photos, and just taking it all in.
I couldn’t get enough of all of the pretty Parisian gardens and courtyards. Between the crisp fall air and the golden leaves, there's so much to love about Paris in autumn. My hotel was right next to the Jardin du Palais Royal, a nice little oasis with classic tree-lined paths not far from the Louvre Museum.
One night, after a light rain, I ventured out to find the city glowing against this ethereal backdrop.
When I read about JR's Au Pantheon installation I knew I couldn't miss it. The installation, which covers the dome, cupola, and the floor of the Panetheon, features the faces of thousands of people who submitted their photographs directly to JR through his website. It was pretty awesome.
Of course, no trip to Paris is complete without a macaroon or seven.
I'm always fascinated by cathedrals, so a visit to Notre Dame was essential. I'd been to the Cathedral once before, several years ago, and it was just as beautiful as I remembered.
A friend recommended that I visit a local Parisian market, and I'm so glad that I did. I went to Marche de la Bastille on a Sunday morning, bought a fresh croissant and cappuccino, and then walked the aisles of fresh fruits and vegetables, and breads and cheeses, and wished that I had more time to shop and explore.
My brief adventure in the City of Lights was just as lovely as I'd hoped.