Thursday, 2 March 2017

#AFewOfMyFavouriteThings: Elie Saab Perfume


This isn't just any perfume, this perfume has a story.

It all started 3 years ago when I was strolling through the airport duty free, and usually I run through the perfume section because it gives me a headache but for some reason this time I stopped to actually try some on! I had a few squirts of this Elie Saab one and off I went. A short while later I settled in to my seat on the plane and was like "oooo something smells nice"...then I realised it was ME!

I'm not much of a perfume gal, never have been. But this was my first moment of feeling like I reaaaaaallly really want a perfume. I wanted to smell this smell everywhere I went. Anyway, it was fairly expensive and I didn't have money to buy something as insignificant (in my mind) as a teeny bottle of something that smells nice.

Fast forward 18 months and I have thought about the perfume every day since (just kidding....kind of.) and it is my wedding day! I've written about this previously so I won't bore you with all the deets again, but my sweet husband sent me a gift to open that morning. As I unwrapped the present the excitement was rising up inside of me, it was the ELIE SAAB PERFUME! I WAS GOING TO SMELL LIKE HEAVEN ON MY WEDDING DAY!

As I looked at the bottle I noticed something different...and as I squirted it my suspicions were confirmed. IT WASN'T THE SAME ONE. *queue sad violin music*

Now, the fragrance wasn't bad, it just wasn't the one. A bit like if another version of Isaac turned up at the alter to marry me...cool, but not the same and not the one, Ya know?

Anyway, I never actually told anyone about this until a few months ago when Isaac asked me why I never wear the perfume he got me when I wanted it so badly for so long. Haha awkarddddd! I confessed that it wasn't actually the one I wanted whilst trying not to sound like a spoilt brat and he didn't seem to mind, he just thought it was hilarious that I never said anything for a YEAR!

Soon after he went to India, and when he came back he brought a fridge magnet as he always does, it's like a little tradition in our house, but alsoooooooooo the ELIE SAAB PERFUME! THIS TIME THE ACTUAL ONE. HAAAAAALLLEEEELLLUJAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

And I have worn it every day since!

So that's the epic story of why this perfume has made it to the list of #AFewOfMyFavouriteThings. It is my favourite scent and one I hope to smell like forever and ever.

If you want to see what heaven smells like for yourself, it is called Elie Saab Le Parfum L'eau Couture Eau de Toilette and you can get the 50ml bottle for £46.50 (maybe put it on your birthday list).

Emma
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Thursday, 23 February 2017

#AFewOfMyFavouriteThings: Polaroids and Invisibobbles


What do Polaroid Cameras and Invisibobbles have in common?


Nothing.

....apart from that I love them both equally!

First of all, some of you may be asking what the heck is an invisibobble. Well, it’s the plastic spirally thing on my wrist, which is actually a hairband that is specifically designed to not leave kinks in your hair.

It also has reaaaaally good grip so it’s perfect for messy buns and doesn’t pull on your hair so you’ll never get a headache from having one strand of hair pulled too tight! I have been totally converted, I can’t remember the last time I wore a normal hairband.

I think they were originally designed as transparent, hence the ‘invisi’ bit in the name, but they do them in the cutest colours now and my fave is this baby blue!


And now on to my next favourite thing – my Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera.

Before I go any further, I just want to point out that the "shake it like a polaroid picture" line by Outkast is totally deceiving. You should never shake a polaroid picture because it can distort the image, but now because of the blimmin' song every time someone is handed a polaroid they instantly start shaking it. 

With that being said, I understand that "lay it on a flat surface like a polaroid picture" doesn't quite have the same ring to it...

Anyway, the Instax polaroid cameras have been around for a while, but I got mine for Christmas and I have used it so much since. I wasn’t sure whether to get one at first because I’m so used to digital cameras now where you can take 100 pictures and just choose your favourite one, I thought there would be too much pressure to get it right in one shot so it would put me off. But it hasn’t and I love it!

Fujifilm have put a great twist on the classic polaroid style by making these in the best pastel colours, and again, my fave is the baby blue, although I must admit it looks more of a mint green in the picture above...


You can pick one up for just £65 from Amazon or Argos, most of the time there will be a special offer where you get 10 shots with it for free so it’s worth shopping around a little bit! 

It’s the shots which make polaroid life expensive, costing £15 for a pack of 20 which means every picture you take costs you a whopping 75p. But as long as you make every snap count you won’t be worrying about that!
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Sunday, 8 January 2017

8 DAYS IN LA


Me and my husband recently went on the best holiday ever to LA, and I think the key to our holiday being living la vida lovely was good planning, and knowledge from a local.



One of our friends lives in LA, and she was actually in London at the time we went to visit so she let us stay in her incredddddible house for the week which was a total blessing. She wrote us a really long list of great things to do, and I'm not going to show you the full list because I think she could sell it as part of a tour guide one day but I will share with you all the things we did!

Need to knows (all costs are total for 2 unless it says per person)
Time: 8 days at the beginning of October.
Spending money: Between £500-700
Flights (per person): £752
Car Rental (incl. insurance + petrol): £270
Accommodation: £222 (saved massively here because our lovely friend let us stay for free!)

DAY 1 (Arrival, Cheesecake Factory)


Flight from London @11.15am. Landed in LAX at 2.30pm. Time difference worked in our favour here so we got an extra half a day! For our first 2 nights we stayed in a hotel near the airport so that we could explore a few things around that area before heading up to our friend's house in Silver Lake.

We were pretty tired from the travelling but SUPER hungry, and as it was our first night we stuck with what we semi-knew and went to the Cheesecake Factory to stuff our faces with burgers and sweet potato fries! It was freezing inside because of air-con (we forgot that this is normal for warmer climates and didn't bring any jumpers/jackets) but it worked out fine because we got to sit on their outside deck and enjoyed a lovely summer's evening.

DAY 2 (Mosaic Church, Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Baja Fresh)




It was a Sunday so we made our way to a church in central Hollywood, Mosaic! We had wanted to visit ever since we heard the pastor, Erwin McManus speak at our church's conference in London. It's an incredible church and we had a fabulous time! 


Afterwards we made the most of the church's free parking (This was probably REALLY naughty of us so I feel bad even writing it!) and took the opportunity to check out Hollywood! 

We wandered down the main strip and spent the whole time looking down at all the stars on the pavement. We had a little look in Sephora and went up the elevator in that nice circle bit (you'll know what I mean when you see it) to get a nice view of the Hollywood sign. 


Our tummy's were rumbling again and with so many restaurants to choose from it was a surprisingly difficult decision. We went with cheap and cheerful and had Baja Fresh Mexican. It was legit one of the best meals I had the whole time I was there. I'm not sure if this is because I was really hungry or because it really was that good. 


As we were in the area, we thought we should get a better look at the Hollywood sign and drove up to Griffith Observatory. It's completely free and you get the most beautiful view of the whole of LA! Parking is a little tricky because it's very hilly (lots of people go for hikes up there!) but you can get parking quite close to the top so keep going if you can hold your nerve. It's quite dusty/sandy up there though so maybe don't wear white. 

My camera wasn't too good at catching the Hollywood sign but it was much bigger and clearer in real life, you'll have to go and see for yourself!


We then made our way back to our hotel and had a 30 minute nap which turned in to a 5 hour sleep, completely missing dinner time, and waking up at 1am and going to the hotel bar to get chicken wings. Jet Lag 1 - 0 Borquaye's.


DAY 3 (Newport Beach, Balboa Island, Lemonade, P.F Chang’s)


We had a chilled morning (after the jet lag drama the night before!) and then made our way to Newport Beach to visit our friends Matt and Beth who moved here from England for an extended stay! We had our first drive on the freeway which was terrifying.

Newport Beach is a bit more out of the way from all the hustle and bustle and it is absolutely stunning. Our friends took us to a great spot for lunch called Lemonade, which I later discovered is a chain so you can get it elsewhere in LA too! #Winning 

The restaurant is a bit like a really really nice canteen/buffet because you can 'mix & match' what you have. They also do the yummiest Lemonades (hence the name) but with all different flavours, and they are HUGE. Actually, everything in America is huge, remember that when you are ordering...

We then took a drive to Balboa Island which is apparently famous for frozen bananas...Lol! You drive your car on to a little boat which ferries you across to the island. It's tiny and really cute. If you've seen the film 'Safe Haven' it'll remind you of that. Of course we had to try a frozen banana ($3.50 for medium), it was surprisingly tasty!


We went back with Matt, Beth and the rest of the fam for some dinner, and we had the most delicious Chinese takeway from P.F Chang’s. After a wonderful day spent exploring and catching up, we made our way to our second place of residence for the rest of the holiday - our friend's house in Silver Lake!

DAY 4 (Millie’s, Echo Park, Sizzler, Bad Boys Reunion Concert @ The Forum)


On our friend's list of to-do's Millie's for breakfast was a definite, and within walking distance! Seeing as we had driven everywhere since being in LA we took the opportunity for a little stroll. Millie's was incredible. They do breakfast burritos, sweet potato pancakes, everything you never knew you loved! (roughly $15pp). If we didn't have such a long list of things we wanted to do and see we would have definitely come back here.



In the afternoon we went to Echo Park and rented some pedal boats (aka pedalos). It was something like $15 for an hour, but because it was quiet the guy looking after the pedal boats said there was no time limit. At first we were like ‘waheeeeeeeey what a deal’ like the typical English people we are, but after about 45 minutes our legs were tired and we had been around the large pond a number of times, even directly through the water fountain at one point - we got drenched! So we got off and had a little wander around the park and made our way back home to get ready for our evening of fuuuuuuuuun!

This was Isaac's most anticipated event of the whole trip... The Bad Boy Reunion Concert at the Forum in Inglewood. I won't go in to too much detail here because you can't actually go anymore if you visit, but you can see other artists perform there! So a top tip would be to look up who will be performing at different venues before going away and book yourself some tickets! There’s not much in the area so for a pre-show dinner we went to the ever classy Sizzler. I wasn't a fan. More so because the man on the table behind us was in my direct view and was eating very vigorously with his mouth wide open. 

DAY 5 (The Grove, Rodeo Drive, Bludsos, Staples Centre For Basketball Game)



We had heard that The Grove was a must-see so of course, we visited! It’s a really beautiful place to shop, it’s a bit magical in a Disney Land type of way. However, there wasn’t a majorly vast selection of shops and eateries and it was rather expensive so we didn’t hang about long. I wouldn’t say you HAVE TO go there unless you love shopping, it’s just a nice thing to do if you have a bit of extra time. 

We also stopped by Rodeo Drive on our way home to see how the other half live and shop! It was juuuust like the movies, sparkly and glamorous. We actually went in a few shops and pretended to be rich, scanning through the items and then strolling out saying something like 'no, not exclusive enough for me' LOL!


On our list of good places to eat was Bludsos BBQ. When we arrived it wasn’t open for another 20 minutes (we were eating quite early because of the basketball game later on) However, this was sooooo worth the wait. They do all sorts of meat, mac and cheese, corn bread and more! We got lots of things but in smaller portions so that we could taste as much as possible! It’s really relaxed, they have sports playing on big TV’s around the restaurant and a friendly bar where you can get some drinks. You can expect to pay around $25-$30 per person.


Everyone knows you can’t go to America and not see a basketball game, so we had pre-booked some tickets to see the LA Clippers VS Toronto Raptors. Because it was a pre-season game the tickets were really reasonably priced, for two tickets we paid £78 (incl tax). 

This was one of the highlights of the holiday for me, it was so entertaining and it felt very American! I bought a large coke just for the fun of it, and some nachos. When I bought the coke the lady asked me if I wanted to get the refillable option for an extra $2 and I looked at the size of the coke and thought no way am I finishing that, so I declined. But oh. My. Word. IT’S A TRICK! The Nachos are so salty, and the game is so exciting that you just get really really really thirsty! By half time we had finished the whole thing! So I went out and asked the same lady if I could pay an extra $2 and get my coke refilled now…she was not impressed. By the look on her face I think this is a question she gets asked often. But the answer was no. Always no.

DAY 6 (Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Abott kinney, Intelligentsia)


We set off early-ish to make the most out of our day at the beach and made our first stop at Santa Monica. We walked up the pier and had an iced coffee, then went and laid out on the beach for a bit…well, I laid out, Isaac can’t sit still for two minutes so he bought himself a football and did some kick-ups for an hour or so! I even went in the sea, it was freeeeeeeeeeeeeezing though! We then went along to Venice Beach. It’s really close to Santa Monica so you can walk down, or ride a bike, but we knew we wouldn’t want to walk back later so we took the car.

We had a bit of lunch at Venice beach, the restaurant was alright but nothing great – I can’t remember the name! We then rented a two-seater bike to ride along the boardwalk. This is not for the faint-hearted. I sat on the back and was gripping so tightly my hands turned purple. I was so tense and every time the bike wobbled I screamed… I laugh now because it would have been fine, but I just wanted to enjoy the scenery and have a nice meander along the seafront, so we swapped the tandem for 2 single bikes ($6 for 1 hr) and this was much more enjoyable!


After Venice Beach we didn’t want to drive straight home because of the traffic at peak times, so we went to Abbott Kinney which was near by. It’s famous for ‘cool’ shopping, however as it was now evening the shops were closed. But we did get a nice coffee from Intelligentsia and sat and relaxed and chatted about all the fun we had!

DAY 7 (Malibu, Los Liones Canyon, Malibu Farm’s Café, Camarillo Outlets, In ‘N’ Out)



Our final full day turned out to be the best day ever. We drove up to Los Liones in Malibu to do a hike! It’s totally free, and a wonderful thing to do. Some of the locals do it as part of their fitness regime, and others go to see the sights. There are different stop-off points along the way anywhere from 1.5 miles to 10.6 miles. But that’s only one way… so if you make it all the way to the top and back down you’ve almost done a full marathon on a canyon. We stopped at the earlier check-point where you still get an incredible view, but leave far less sweaty! It’s very dusty/sandy so be prepared to get it all over your legs and shoes as you walk. Most people will wear some type of gym gear/loose/cool clothing.


After our miniature workout we went to Malibu Farms Café. Again, absolutely beautiful! The pictures speak for themselves! We got a bit of lunch and visited the shop on the pier. It’s pricey but lovely. I bought a postcard.


We then drove down to Camarillo Outlets. It’s pretty far out but the drive is stunning if you take the coastal route so it doesn’t even feel long when you’re taking in all the scenery. The outlet is amazing, Ashford is nothing in comparison! I got some Nike Free Runners and a MICHAEL KORRS BAG!!!! I’m not really that in to bags, but I had been looking for a good black leather every day one for a while that won’t break when I piled all of my things in it every day. I saw this one in Michael Korrs and it was exactly what I was looking for and suuuuuuch a good price! Isaac also got some trainers and sportswear.



We ended our day with In ‘n’ out burger. I only like chicken burgers but I forced myself to have a hamburger and it was actually okay. The chips are weird there though, I think you either love them or you hate them.

DAY 8 (Alcove Café, Roscoes)

Wahhh it’s the final day! Hats off to you if you’ve read this entire blog post so far, if you’ve skipped a bit I understand, it is preeeettty long.

We went for breakfast at Alcove Café in Los Feliz, they do an amazing selection of baked goods and the restaurant is lovely. They have an outdoor area in the front where you can sit at tables surrounded by greenery!

We then popped back home to pack our final bits and then Isaac drove me toward the airport. He was staying for an extra 2 weeks as his band were flying out and they had a few shows to do, I needed to return to work but was so grateful for the most wonderful holiday! 




Before my flight we used our final dining opportunity to get Roscoes House Of Chicken & Waffles. This was the one place Isaac had wanted to eat at the whole week, so I couldn’t deprive him of that. I went for the thing on the menu that said it was Barack Obama’s favourite. It was surprisingly tasty but also a bit sickly. I was actually sick on the aeroplane home (awful experience) and all I could think of was the chicken and waffles. I don’t think it was actually caused by this though, but I’ve been scarred for life. Like the time I ate Cookie Dough ice cream when I had the flu... It’s tainted the flavour forever.



So that’s it! You made it through 8 days of LA. I hope you’ve enjoyed it!

Emma

  xx

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

#FORMATION


This year at Newday, I had the privilege of speaking in one of the 15-19's seminar streams! Here is the recording of my talk if you would like to listen:



If you don't know, Newday is a youth festival for teenagers aged 11-19. The teens all camp on site at Norfolk Showground and in the day time attend different meetings and seminars of their choice, and in the evening have a whole load of different fun things to do; from the 'Cow Shed' where you can get delicious milkshakes, to the 'Rhythm Factory' which runs DJ nights and has live music acts, making it one huge party every night!

The whole week we had been going through the passage in Ephesians 3, 'Prayer For Spiritual Strength', and my talk, titled 'FORMATION' (after the Beyonce song) came on the final day.

Before each message we show a testimony video, and before mine on this day was Adam's testimony (IT'S GREAT!) So, if you get a chance watch that before you listen on Soundcloud so you understand what I'm on about!



The seminars all happen in 'sheds' next to one another so occasionally you can hear noise from the other seminars that are going on, apologies!

I hope you enjoy, let me know what you think.

Emma
  xx

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Saturday, 23 April 2016

A Little Look Back

I know it's a really random time to reflect on the past 12 months, usually you do this in December or January, but it was my nephews 1st birthday yesterday and when I think back to the day he was born to now, it has been the most eventful 12 months!


April 22nd 2015 Eugene Francis Toms was born. Ah what a little bundle of pure joy!! He has brought so much happiness to my family despite being a bit poorly throughout the year, but a trip to the hospital doesn't phase this little champ, he really is the bravest person I know. 

Lesson One: babies are so strong! (And so is my sister and her husband). 

A few months later it was wedding season! I had my hen party in May, and my traditional Ghanaian ceremony in June, and then my REAL wedding too! THE BEST MONTH EVER IN MY WHOLE LIFE! If I could do it all again this year I would! 


Then it was off to the Maldives for our honeymoon aka the holiday of a LIFETIME! We swam with sharks and turtles, and had the best time ever!


Our trip to India was just a few months later. An eye opening trip to see a way of life completely different to what I've known before. 

Lesson 2: it's true that 'travelling is the only thing you buy that will make you richer'! 

Shortly after we got back Isaacs new album 'secret world' was released. If you haven't already got it, then it's about time you do: Buy it here

In November I launched my website, Girl Got Faith - hallleluuuujah!  

My incredible Girl Got Faith team!
Lesson 3: Hard work really does pay off!

Then my sister shared the news with us that her third baby was growing in her tummy! AND it's a little girl so yay for adding to the females in our family. I was the last girl in my extended family until my niece Daisy came along 12 boys later.

We had our first Christmas as a married couple and my first Christmas Day not with my parents. We did still get to see them a few days later and, along with my sisters, we had the whole day all over again.
2 Christmas days = winning!


Lesson 4: having two families is the best!

The new year was in full swing, and in February Isaac surprised me with a valentines weekend away to Paris! You can read all about our trip in my previous post.

In March I got a new job with A21, an anti human trafficking organisation! It was sad to say goodbye to all of my colleagues from Bauer Media after so many of them had become such close friends of mine, but those kind of friendships go way beyond the company walls. (Unless you're Ricky, Ricky doesn't mix work friends with 'real' friends).


Anyway, it was time for a new challenge and I was oh so excited to be working for a cause I feel genuinely passionate about! 

Lesson 5: DO WHAT YOU LOVE! And be kind to people cos having friends is one of the loveliest things in the world. 

And last on my list is the news that one of my bestest friends is having a BABY!!!!! Congratulations Becci and Ben! You will make fantastic parents, so now it's over to you to have an adventurous year! 


I think I'll have a nap now....
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Monday, 15 February 2016

Valentines Weekend In Paris

I had never been to Paris before, but this weekend my husband Isaac surprised me with a trip to the city of romance to celebrate Valentine's day in the most lovey-Dovey way possible! 

I use the word 'surprise' lightly because he actually told me a week earlier which I am SO glad about because his original plan was to say we were going on a spa weekend, so as you can imagine I would have packed a very different set of outfits and probably end up being preeeeettyy cold in Paris.

Anyway, Isaac booked our Eurostar and an incredible Air BnB, and I sorted the itinerary.

We set off on Friday evening at 8pm. Due to it being valentines weekend and the beginning of half term, St Pancras was CRAZY busy! They said there would be an extra 20,000 people taking the Eurostar that Friday. It meant our train was slightly delayed but nothing too drastic.


We arrived in Paris at about quarter past midnight and jumped in a taxi to take us to where we were staying over the other side of town by the Eiffel Tower. This was much cheaper than we had anticipated at around €16.

Staying in an Air BnB rather than a hotel was SUCH A GOOD DECISION. The man who owned the property was lovely and super helpful and easy to get hold of. It was a beautifully clean studio apartment with a lovely little balcony, kitchen, and bathroom. It was also nice and warm which I've heard is quite a rarity in Paris.


On Saturday morning we set off reasonably early at about 10am for a day of sight-seeing and exploring. The moment we stepped out of the apartment the heavens opened and it rained consistently for pretty much the whole day. But it didn't dampen our spirits, we just bought an umbrella and went on our way!

First stop was the Eiffel Tower, obvs. 


We had originally planned to go up it first thing that morning, but it was so misty and rainy you really wouldn't be able to see much from the top at all. We then wandered over the bridge to Trocadero. From here you get an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower and can take nice pictures. There is a pretty water fountain too.


By this time we were getting hungry so the search for food began, but we didn't have to look very far. If you've been to Paris before you'll know I'm not exaggerating when I say there is somewhere to eat on every corner. 

We chose a little place called Café Kléber and I couldn't resist trying their seafood pasta. It was delicious, however, rather pricy and the drinks for some reason are extortionate everywhere in Paris! This Peach Ice Tea will set you back €6. I drank it really slowly. 



Our next landmark on the itinerary was the Arc De Triomphe which is about a 10 minute walk from Trocadero. What made this experience a bit more entertaining than just looking at a big statue in the middle of a roundabout was that there was a wedding photoshoot going on in the middle of the road with the cars still zooming past. The bride was terrified but the pictures would look ah-maaaazing. 


One of the exits from the Arc De Triumph leads you down the Champs Elysées, the famous shopping street of Paris. Kind of like Oxford Street but with all the luxury stores like Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Mercedes. 

It was raining quite heavily by this point so it was time for another pit-stop. I managed to convince Isaac that we HAD to go in to Ladurée for a macaroon or two. He had never had one before so there were the expected comments like "why is it so small?" "It costs HOW MUCH!?" But he soon got over it and he was won over by the vanilla flavour and wanted to get more! Success!


The decor in Ladurée was beautiful, it felt like I was in a fairy cave. 

We headed back to our apartment to get ready for dinner and then made our way to the restaurant back at Trocadero. We really wanted to see the Eiffel tower when it was all lit up at night too so that's why we decided to come back to the same area. Earlier in the day we had made a reservation at a restaurant called Le Coq and my tummy had been looking forward to the meal all day long.


It was beautiful inside and the service was great albeit rather pricy. I ordered steak but I'm not sure if that was the best decision I could have made. The French cook their steak slightly differently to the way I am used to so I spent the majority of the meal poking it saying "I'm sure this is rare" but on the whole it was a lovely evening. 

We discovered that every hour the Eiffel Tower lights up with sparkles for about 10 minutes. It's really pretty! So we had an evening stroll, crepe in hand (only since writing this have I realised how much we ate!), surrounded by the beautiful lights of Paris.


Valentines Day!

Check out was at 11am so we aimed to be out of the apartment by this time, slightly later than the day before but it was nice to have a lie-in. 


Today's agenda was to see the sights over on the other side of the city. We decided to get the metro because it took the same amount of time as getting a taxi and it was a fun thing to do! It only cost €1.80 for a ticket, Bargain! 


Our first stop was Notre Dame. Embarrassingly, neither of us had any idea what this looked like so we thought a few buildings might be the famous cathedral until we walked a little further and the hoards of tourists taking pictures confirmed our hunch (get it!?....HUNCH back of Notre Dame!)



We saw what was the old Love Lock Bridge with now only a few padlocks left in tact (RIP) and then walked for what felt like forever with our huge back-packs on, to find the Louvre.

I've got to say, the Louvre was the most disappointing landmark of them all. I had seen pictures of it before as an incredible, shiny glass architectural beauty, but instead it just looked a bit dirty. The weather was way better on this day but by this point it had started to rain a little so it may have looked more dull than usual because of this.


With our stomachs rumbling yet again it was time for us to stop for lunch. After filling ourselves up on chicken, duck and the most delicious 'pommes frites' we made our way to sight number 3, Montmartre. Our backs were almost broken by this point from the weight of our bags so we opted for the metro rather than another 30 minute walk. 

Montmartre without a doubt exceeded my expectations. 


Once we had climbed up the stairs to get to the top the view was breath-taking. I would say this is a must-see (along with all the others I've mentioned) if you're a Paris newbie.


Our time in Paris was coming to an end so we made our way to the Eurostar station and had one last snack stop before boarding the train back to London.

As a Paris-first timer I had the most wonderful time and I am so grateful to Isaac for taking me to such an incredible city! 

I hope you enjoyed this post! 

Au revior,

Emma
   xx
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