If you, like us, have seen the entirety of Bridgerton on Netflix all the way through and are asking yourself what’s next?, we have just the cure. …Reading List: For Fans of ‘Bridgerton’
If you are like me, you would know that binge-watching the world famous show “Emily in Paris” is the most EXCITING and FASHIONABLE experience you will ever have off sight of Paris to make you feel like you are IN Paris!
Ooo La La! The clothes, the crossaints, the culture, the architecture! Even the trees!
The day I stepped foot in Paris I remember lots of cars to be honest. And the architecture was simply BREATHTAKING!!!!!
On every corner there is something stunning.
Everywhere you go, there’s something for you to enjoy.
I can’t exactly remember everything we did, because it was in July 2018 that I went, but I remember Tullieries Garden was absolutely stunning and beautiful and I felt I was in a movie! Walking through the gardens and park, it was glorious!
We went on “The View” which is a smaller Ferris wheel type of machine, and we could see a view of the Eiffel Tower from there, the views were absolutely breathtaking, and the sky opened up, as my eyes opened up!
This is what the View looked like.
This is the garden where Tullieries was, it was SO pretty! 😍
Just look at the buildings! and the scenery!
The best part about travelling is exploring, and can you see that TALL lamp post in front of the building? Its simply gorgeous.
SO much to explore! You could be there for DAYS! I think we spent four days in the city. and we stayed at The Normandy in Paris city.
We went on a river cruise on the Seine, which was so romantic. It was actually at night when we went, and I remember the Eiffel Tower lighting up, and the moon was hanging above the sky on the right. It was the most romantic thing I have ever done! This is where the river cruise was held, and there was a tour guide telling us about the buildings on the side, I don’t remember any information because it was so long ago, but it was informative from memory. Paris is full of history.
Here is a photo I took from the Eiffel Tower. SPECTACTULAR!
Aren’t you amazed?
I was absolutely taken by the scene, and the landscape of Paris!
I was more than amazed! Don’t you just love these photos? I was impressed myself from taking these, I was scared about going up the Eiffel Tower, but someone said millions of people do it everyday, so that made me feel more confident and before you know it I was up there CLICKING away!!!!! I love the landscape of Paris, its just breathtaking and really makes me feel (not just at home), but it makes me feel so heartfelt, and its a heart warming when you see what’s right in front of you.
Look below at those gardens!
Getting my Parisian on….. Do you like my red beret?
Along with my London bag…
In the Eiffel Tower was this long macaron tower, I wanted to EAT it!!!
One day we had a delightful afternoon tea in The Ritz in Paris. I really wanted to go there because that was the last place Princess Diana was before she passed away.
Inside was absolutely beautiful and everything was so golden.
Every time I look at this dress in my wardrobe I remember it was the dress I wore to The Ritz!!!
Well, I hope you enjoyed these lovely pictures of Paris from when I spent a few days there. It was July 2018, but I never posted the photos on my blog and I thought it was time to use them for something, plus! You can see what I got up to when I was there. I remember I had the best cinnamon sticks in a little place right near where The View was. I loved going on holiday there, and I would go back in a heart beat if I could. For now, I could just watch Emily in Paris for the FOURTH time, but maybe I will wait for Season TWO!!!! Who’s with me on that?
Im an Emily in Paris FAN!!!!
Her love knew no bounds……
As a noble mans daughter Jane Lane longs for a life outside the price lived walls of her family home.
Her quiet world is shattered when Royalists arrive one night, pleading for help.
They have been hiding the King, but Cromwell’s forces are close behind them, baying for Charles II’s blood – and anyone who helps him.
Putting herself in mortal danger, Jane must help the King escape by disguising him as her manservant.
With the shadow of the gallows following their every step, Jane finds herself falling for the gallant young Charles.
But will she surrender to a passion that could change her life – and the course of history?
The UNFORGETTABLE TRUE story of CHARLES II’s escape, and the love and bravery of the woman who made it POSSIBLE.
This is DEFINITELY perfect for fans of PHILLIPA GREGORY AND ELIZABETH CHADWICK
Book Review on the way!
Today I thought I would show you all the things I have kept in my Kensington Palace bag from when I visited in July 2018, I spent so much time in different places it is hard to put it all into one thing as there was numbers of things I did and yet STILL soooooo much to do when it comes to England/London/stately homes and palaces etc….. I have kept this bag from when I visited like a year and a half ago, and it has definitely left its mark on me from collecting so many little things along the way such as brochures, memorabilia, books based on the places you visit when you’re there. The day I went to Kensington Palace it was absolutely surreal! I am sure there was a helicopter flying over and all the tourists were like Its Prince William! haha! I will never know for sure!
I kept the main book as it has a lot of history and information that is just amazing! The history you would be absolutely astounded by! You discover a lot about the duchesses’s, princess’s, Lords, etc. Lets take a closer look at the book, and delve deep as I haven’t fully read it myself, I just got it probably for $5 when I was in Kensington Palace, and I had a Diana book that I showed in Instagram stories a little while ago, but now I can’t find it!!!! I had it and then I find something else that I thought I lost, my BIG London postcards which LITERALLY pop out at me! I will be posting the London postcards at the end of this blog post xx
Welcome to Kensington Palace!
Of course that is the introduction to the book, how beautiful is this illustration by John Buckler in 1826!
I love old pictures like this, the settings always grab me and it is very romantic, adjust guides you to a NEW world! Takes you back to those time periods of english historical places where you feel romance, and old english gardens, and this illustration is just REAL ART! It really does pop out at me! Old english art is just beautiful, and this sketch looks like something Amy would have drawn in Little Women or something! It is very beautiful, and really captures the Palace as it is, if you stare at it long enough it is almost like you are there!
According to this introduction, Kensington Palace definitely does have its history through the centuries, from William the THIRD to Mary the SECOND in the 17th century and the showing of secret lives and public lives, lots of secret history involved behind palace walls, but then you only know what is public when it is made public… I have always been fascinated by English history through the years, decades, centuries, from long ago…….. and it gets more and more interesting the more things you collect over time!
To be honest, the only tour I remember was Tour 3 Victoria Revealed, I took pictures on my INSTAGRAM, have a look as you will love the big picture of Queen Victoria when she was YOUNG! Probably when she was 18 I think, I am pretty sure that was when she was 18, I took a photo in that room of a piano, which had my heart ❤ The pink and white and green colours reminded me of a nursery, and it was just AMAZING to be standing right in the room where Queen Victoria was when she was a CHILD! Have you seen the ITV series of Victoria? You have to watch that to get more of a story and interesting factors and you learn more about the history and everything that happened by watching it, I started watching it but lost track of time in the process as I was highly enjoying it BUT stopped watching it when I moved again… I shall add it back to the list, but I think it is off Netflix in Australia for those in Australia. I particularly loved the story and the history as I remember a lot about Victoria and Alberts love story…… Highly recommend if you haven’t watched it yet….
Here starts the History! This book is only showing a short history, but sometimes long history can become boring and mundane that you are going to have to read what is written in the pictures. I won’t write anything or long paragraphs in this section as you probably need to read the photos instead to get a better understanding.
I did visit the Kings apartments but I actually don’t remember it much! It is a very vague memory already!
There were quite a few tours, as it was hard to keep up with everything on the Kensington Palace tour!
I visited this room right here, and it is a memory etched in my mind mostly out of all the rooms, I literally stood right in the heart of this room….And stared right at the pictures knowing this was pure art in its form…. A true delight to look at! Interesting and vivid, and captured the eye! It stood right out at you! This was the most ornate room in Kensington Palace out of my opinion. The gold frames were absolutely elegant and guided. I completely MARVELLED at them!!!!!!!
This picture is so beautiful to me, the garden and the English feel of it, its almost like the Secret Garden, and reminds of that poem Lord when I die please let it be in Spring! An English Garden poem I posted a long time ago….. “An Englishman’s Prayer”…….
Here is some further reading for a list of books to get in order to understand more about this topic and the tours involved, these books would elaborate MUCH more on the history and Victoria herself!
I have Victoria: A Life by A. N. Wilson
Today I found THREE London souvenir postcards I bought in the London Eye GIFT shop
I have a brochure of the Tower of London from Historic Royal Palaces, including Banqueting House, a London MAP, Map and information for the Kensington Palace Diana: The Fashion Story exhibition I attended, photos are on my private Instagram account though, hopefully I will post them on my main Instagram page I highlighted before….. ST Georges Chapel book from when I visited there!, Weston Park brochure from visiting somewhere and I collected it somehow maybe at Tatton Parks gift store…. Hampton Court Palace brochure and then a Covent Gardener small book which had a map of Covent Garden, the pictures I took were right where My Fair Lady was filmed! One of my most favourite films of all time with Audrey Hepburn 🙂
Well these are a few of my favourite things that I collected in the Kensington Palace bag when I was there and I have carried it with me on my trip back home!
I hope you enjoyed the history, the book and seeing what I collected as I had a lot of fun collecting brochures whilst on the tour, it was a delight! and as you can see, I have still got my ticket from when I went to PARIS!
Here is a story and pictures of my TOUR ❤
I have probably raved one about my trip to England just a TAD too many times!!!! As soon as I arrived in London it TOTES felt surreal!!!!! I was there but felt like a million things were going through my mind. I had FINALLLLY reaches my DREAM DESTINATION!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍
I loved everything about that country and the things we did. As soon as we arrived to Hyde Park Gate Hotel it was ABSOLUTELY relaxing and the mornings were FRESH!!!!
I stood in St George’s Chapel envisioning the day of the royal wedding, in awe of the establishment.
Thinking what went through their minds while giving their vows, I am beyond happy to have stood right in the heart of the building and right where Harry and Meghan said their vows. Overly astonished!
Oh! ……. To have a DAY in Windsor!
I’m not going to bore you with a LOT of writing,
Instead I am going to post ALOT of photos!!!!!
This will show exactly HOW MUCH FUN I had in Windsor!!!!!!
It is my favourite town in England so far and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and still can visualise the imperial state crown standing right in front of me when I went to see the Crown Jewels. Also, apologies beforehand, I stood in St George’s Chapel for SO long I missed the state rooms! And missed the arch way that Prince Harry and Meghan walked out of!
Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the photos I took when at Windsor……. the order of photos have a story to tell!
ENJOY my photos!
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