Paris Outfit of the Day

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Dress – H&M / Sunglasses + Flip Flops – Walmart

Bonjour!!! Sharing my final pics from my mini France travel series with one of my absolute favorite cities – Paris! It’s one of those places that I love to visit over and over again. There are so many things that come to mind when I think of Paris…. picnics by the Effiel Tower, casual strolls through the immaculate gardens,  sightseeing at all the top attractions…The list can go on and on but I’ll truly never forget my first time seeing the iconic Effiel Tower. I remembered turning a corner and suddenly having a “pinch me” kind of moment when I first laid eyes on the majestic structure. It’s grandiose and timeless, I couldn’t stop marveling at it! The historical monument is one of the most famous landmarks in the world and a symbol of Paris. If you have the time, you can also climb the tower to get a beautiful view of the city… I posted a pic down below. It’s an amazing experience that you have to do at least once in your life! The City of Lights is awe-inspiring, romantic, and simply magical. I am honestly sooo entranced by the lovely atmosphere of Paris so I can’t wait to come back soon! ~b 🙂

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South of France – Staying in a French Villa

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Top, Sandals, Sunglasses – Walmart / Shorts – American Eagle / Purse – Modcloth

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the beautiful country of France twice in my life. Once was on a school trip with a handful of honor students from my university. I had the opportunity stay in a French villa in the charming village of Valence Sur Baise. We stayed in a stylish historic maison with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The home came equipped with a grand library, chef kitchen, entertainment center, courtyard pool, etc. It was elegantly decorated as well, with a ton of collectibles and antiques. I literally felt like I was living in a museum so I was pretty much petrified of touching/breaking everything (ha!). My bedroom had a magnificent  view of the rolling countryside fields which made mornings that much better. The room was also filled with classic furnishings and had an on-suite bathroom. All these posh amenities and fancy features made my stay feel like a luxury retreat!

While in the South of France, I  had the chance to visit the nearby villages, art museums, and also the city of Toulouse! My favorite memory from my trip, however, was attending the village community feast. It’s a traditional gathering that takes place once a week in the summer. Tents are set up with live bands and scrumptious meals. The carefree atmosphere is fun and upbeat. I loved watching the locals get tipsy and dancing the night away! It was an incredible experience to have everyone come together to simply celebrate life. Overall, my sunny escape to the South of France was an idyllic vacation. The memories and adventure that I made that summer are ones I’ll always appreciate and remember. 🙂 ~b
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens // A Day Trip

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Dress – Delia’s / Sandals – Kohl’s

Hi guys! Spring is in the air, literally! The weather has been warming up in the South which puts me in the mood for sunshine, florals, and pastels. Therefore a blog post filled with greenery and garden pics seems naturally fitting for today. Enjoy!

Nestled in north Charleston is the beautiful lush grounds of the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Plantations are such an integral part of Southern history that I think it’s a must do if you are visiting the area! Spanish moss trees & vibrant blooms dominate the foregrounds of this tranquil riverside setting. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is the oldest public tourist site in Lowcountry and the oldest public gardens in America. It opened its doors to visitors in 1870.

During my visit, I was quite impressed by the property. The expansive plantation puts a huge emphasis on the natural setting with a wildlife area, botanical gardens, swamp lakes, etc. I think it’s safe to say that there’s definitely plenty to see here! I also took a walk-through tour of the historic home. It was built in 1676 and amazingly has survived so many historical events. To this day, after 15 generations, the plantation still remains under the control of the Drayton family. I highly recommend adding this pit stop to your checklist of places to see in Charleston because it’s very well worth it! ~b

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