Afternoon Boat Ride on the Seine

Waking up to an espresso along with bread topped with butter and strawberry jam was how I started every morning in Paris. The soft sunlight would peak through the large open window, bringing my tired eyes to life. A cool morning breeze would circulate through the room while the birds sang their morning hymn; our very own morning soundtrack via mother nature! All of us would gather around the table and enjoy breakfast together as we planned all of the activities we would be doing that day. This particular morning was particularly exciting to me when I heard that we would be going on a boat ride on the Seine. A dreamy afternoon was on the horizon, coming up full speed ahead!

We hopped on the metro and just a few minutes later arrived at our destination. Immediately we were able to spot the port where all of the large river boats were located, taking hundreds of people to see the beauty of Paris. We walked down to the water, purchased our tickets, and stood in line, anxiously waiting for the next boat to arrive.

As the next boat pulled up, everyone boarded, and we darted to the top deck to get the best views! I put my bags down, got situated and pulled my camera out, getting ready to put that baby to use!

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Posing for a picture on Seine nonetheless was the first thing I did on the boat ride…would you expect anything less coming from me!? I wore big Audrey Hepburn inspired sunnies, a red lip, and an off the shoulder top, trying my best to look like a true Parisian. Conquering this city in style is essential!

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The darling gold and blue details of the Pont Alexandre III added a regal touch as the boat cruised along the river. Lush green trees, sweet little boats and views of the Ferris Wheel were on full display, making this ride instantaneously special within the first 5 minutes!

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Moving along, the Ferris Wheel became even more present, taking me back to my first day when I was on the ride, experiencing my first magical moments in Paris!

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To say I was floored by the incredible architecture would be an extreme understatement. The buildings got prettier and prettier as we made our way down the river. I loved watching the people hang out on the river path…some would picnic, some would relax with a coffee, croissant and a book on the benches, while others would just sit on the ground, watching the boats cruise up and down the river.

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Getting a whole new perspective of the city was pretty spectacular…the massive detailed buildings are even more surreal from a distance.

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My eyes darted from left to right trying to capture each building as the boat went by…one of my favorites being Notre Dame. How insane is the detail on this church!? Truly out of this world.

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Passing this apartment put #housegoals to a whole new level! How perfect is this gold and black iron balcony? I can see it now…tucking the white wispy curtains away, opening up the windows, and sitting outside in my robe with an espresso and croissant every morning! Now that’s what I call living! Oh and the view of the Seine isn’t too shabby either!

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The boat ride couldn’t have ended in a more perfect way, with the most beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower! What an afternoon!

xo, Lexie

 

 

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