Why must my creative juices flow at the most inopportune times?
There’s a trunk, bookshelf and a few picture frames that I’m dying to paint for my new apartment. I’m also considering painting my pink chandelier white…but I can’t part with the pink for now. So many thoughts, but for now I have to get some sleep. Goodnight, Tumblebees.
Hi! I know you're a France (as well as Marie Antoinette enthusiast)! I am too, and I am planning to go to France this year (specifically Paris), and I saw your pictures from France (congratulations on the engagement by the way!! :) ) and was wondering where you'd suggest to go (like site seeing wise i guess)! I just wondered what your opinion would be! :) It would mean a lot if you answered, but if you can't, that is fine as well!
Of course I’ll answer this! I’m going to upload more pictures of my Paris part of the trip soon, I’ve been very preoccupied with work (Semi-Annual Sale, goodness!).
Hmm well I suggest that you Tour Notre Dame and walk along the Seine (there are lots of little vendors with cute trinkets along it) and I’ve heard the boat tours are good too I just never got around to them! Definitely walk through the Louvre (if you can’t go inside) and from the Louvre walk straight into Les Jardins des Tuilleries, they are beautiful!! If you walk down the path and make a right down a main road in the gardens, you’ll run right into La Concorde and Les Champs-Elysees! Definitely walk down there and go to Laduree for some delicious pastries. Walking the entire Champs-Elysees does take a couple hours, especially with stops included but definitely make your way down to L’Arc de Triomphe (I never got close enough and I regret it!).
The Eiffel Tower is obviously a must. There’s a lovely green where you can relax during the day and picnic while looking up at the tower, but I suggest going up to the observation decks at nighttime! It was breathtaking. There are 3 tiers of decks which you can go on, but get tickets before 10 because the top tier closes then! Also, catch a train to Versailles. It was unbelievably beautiful - still gives me goosebumps. Make sure you get to Versailles before 10 in the morning to beat the crowds and tour the palace first (the gardens open at noon). I wish I could have made it to Sacre Coeur but I made it to The Moulin Rouge, which was a pretty good experience/show! Goodness, there’s so much to see and do there - I would just hit up all of the big places! They’re not all close together, though so it might take a bit of planning =]. Hopefully this helps a bit! Have a fun time! xoxo
Hello dear! =]
First, wanted to extend my congratulations to you and your fiance on your recent engagement. A proposal at the Eiffel Tower is amazing and must admit, that I am completely jealous. =D
Second, wanted to seek your opinion on something. I recently picked up "The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette" by Carolly Erickson , and while I have yet to really put it down for long, I find myself only reading it to correct the author on various things. I know that it's completely fictional (or at least mostly fictional), but knowing the facts from Marie Antoinette's life, I can't seem to get passed even the smallest of exaggerations. So I was wondering what your opinion of the book was?
Thansk, Meaghan, and congratulations, again. =]
Thank you so much! It was such a lovely evening - I still can’t believe it happened!
I’ve read that book! I read it a few years ago, so my memory is a bit hazy (I’ve read so many books about her!) but I can remember it being mostly fictional. I always love reading historical fictions because it helps me imagine what she would have been like in private life with her friends and family. I like to see which book portrays her the best in my eyes! I do remember enjoying the book, though so hopefully you’re enjoying it too!
I've been following you since I discovered my obsession with Marie Antoinette several months ago, and I just want to say your blog is beautiful!
Of course, I'm dying to really know more about her, do you have any suggestions for books about Marie Antoinette?
Thank you so much! There are a lot of good books about her! I suggest reading Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Fraser first and I quite liked Abundance as a historical fiction book (not everything in it is true but it’s a good fictional read). I have more favorites if you ever wanna read more, but start with The Journey first! xoxo
I've been following you for about a year, and I just wanted to say that I think your blog is absolutely adorable, and I love seeing your posts on my dash
Hope you are having a great day=]
Hi there!! Thank you for sticking with me all of this time and thank you for the compliment!! =] It makes me feel good to know someone cares about what I post! Thanks for this - I’m gonna check out your blog now! xoxo
Yes it's nice for the shower party, too! I was just thinking that since your fiancee is open to your love of MA, maybe he'd be okay if you wanted a rococco themed wedding, too. Or at least partially themed that way (pastel colors, florals, etc. I'm sure the rest of your followers like myself and other MA aficionados will be eager to help you out. :) Weddings are such fun
I’ve definitely thought about that idea! I think I am going a more classic route but I’m going to incorporate it with pastels and florals like you said! It’s going to be a fusion of all the things I love in my life all wrapped up into one wedding! It’s nice to know that you are eager to help me! I’ve been saving pictures I find on Tumblr for wedding inspirations =].
Congrats on your engagement! Are you going to have a MA/rococco themed wedding?
Hi! Thank you so, so much! I still can’t believe I’m engaged! We haven’t done much planning because we want to have a long engagement to sort life out before we settle. However, I’ve done some thinking about some things and I think I’m going to do a M-A themed/tea party bridal shower! It sounds like an excuse to dress up in frilly gowns and stuff myself with pastries! What girl wouldn’t love that? xoxo