Favourite Places In Paris: Les Bouquinistes

The Perfect Place To Snoop in Paris

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Notre-Dame and the square surrounding it may be inaccessible after the fire that happened in April but that doesn’t mean that you should skip out on visiting the quartier of Saint Michel next time you find yourself in Paris.

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My Life in Paris Update

How I Am, What I’m Doing

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I’m always instagramming and my blogging about my favourite beauty products, places to visit and what to do in Paris at the moment but it’s actually quite rare that I come on here and have an intimate chat with you guys about the various things going on in my life right now. Today I thought I would share with you guys the different things going on in my busy schedule at the moment but be prepared, it’s all pretty hectic!

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What To Do On A Random Day In Paris

Life in Paris as a Local

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There is so much to do and so many things to see in Paris but what do you do once you’ve already seen the Champs Elysées, The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower a thousand times? In today’s post I thought I would take you with me on this very normal day in my life in Paris.

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The Perfect Weekend in Amsterdam

 

My Travel Guide For a Short Stay in The Netherlands

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What is it exactly about the Netherlands that is so alluring? I can’t exactly explain why but something about this magical place and especially Amsterdam just keeps me coming back. If blazing it in the coffee shops isn’t exactly your thing, there’s so much more to this place than the legal cannabis and the red light district. Think riding through the countryside on a vintage bike and eating stroopwafels by Amsterdam’s most picturesque canals and you’ve got the perfect image of what my most recent stay was like in Holland. Every corner of every street looks like the image of a biscuit box or a vintage postcard.

This week I abandoned my baguettes, omelette au fromage and berets (ok,ok, I may have kept the beret) but I did replace my Parisian lifestyle for a Dutch adventure.

Between Amsterdam and the countryside where we rented an AirBnb there was so much to discover and so many amazing things to see. For today’s post I’m sharing my photo diary and giving you the complete guide to the perfect stay in the Netherlands.

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A Day At The Opera Photo Diary

The Phantom of The Opera

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Hello my lovelies! Welcome back to another Parisian adventure here on LaDameWhoFellToEarth. Today’s post is a short little photo diary from last weekend when I visited the Opera House or, The Palais Garnier as we call it here in Paris. I’ve  seen a lot of awe-inspiring interiors in this city but the one found in the Opera definitely trumps them all in terms of being the most extravagant and jaw-dropping.

I really hope these photos will inspire you to pay the Opera House a visit if you ever happen to be in Paris but honestly my photos don’t even do this beautiful building justice for how incredible this place really is on the inside.

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Why I Called My Blog La Dame Who Fell To Earth

Rebel Rebel

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How’s it going blogging buddies? I hope you’re all doing well! For today’s post I’m going to be answering a question that a lot of you seem to ask quite frequently and it’s why I named my blog LaDameWhoFellToEarth. The short answer is that it’s a reference to David Bowie and when he starred in the film The Man Who Fell To Earth, which is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

I guess I have a thing for old movies and for weird movies? But anyway today I wanted to talk about this legendary rock icon and why he means so much to me in my life. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to share this outfit with you! So without  further ado, let’s begin with the post.

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I Saw Notre-Dame Go on Fire

The Saddest Day I Experienced in Paris

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For the past three days now I’ve been struggling to find the right words to make this blogpost. Words can’t even begin to describe what I witnessed on Monday night and even three days after the tragedy I’m still speechless.

It’s been almost two years now since first I left my little seaside town in Ireland to pursue the beginning of my new life in Paris. I remember when I arrived at my first ever apartment in the city. It was in the latin quarter and just a ten minute walk from Notre-Dame. I was so blown away by the panoramic view of the Parisian rooftops from my top floor window and even more chuffed that Notre-Dame was only just around the corner from the tiny apartment.

Notre-Dame is a building that I consider myself so lucky to have been able to call my next-door neighbour for the time that I lived in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. This building was often the highlight of my day as I passed it going to and from college and knowing that one of the most beautiful architectural structures in the world was right in front of my doorstep everyday really filled my heart with so much appreciation and gratitude that I lived in Paris. Notre-Dame always felt like something that symbolised stability and eternalness in the city. To see it go up in flames felt so messed up because everything that the building symbolised seemed to burn with it.

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