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Paris March 2015 *Updated*

I flew out to Paris alone to surprise my BFF Aimee and spend my birthday in my favorite city!! She had no idea I was coming to visit her.

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It was burning up in LA but only 40 degrees in Paris so I had to layer
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Thanks for the best birthday present my heart! I’ll miss you and Liv.

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I enjoyed flying Air New Zealand, the flight attendants were sweet and of course the safety video featured the Lord of the Rings stars.

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There used to be a neighborhood called Surfridge here back in the 1920’s, LAX bought the land because it’s in the flight path

Au revoir Los Angeles!

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The food wasn’t as tasty as Virgin Atlantic

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I arrived the next day with a short layover in London. This is Aimee’s beautiful building

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Luckily, she had an elevator for her 6th floor apartment

Seriously, her reaction is the best in history, sorry for her foul mouth but I find it too funny!

My first day exploring Paris alone while Aimee was in school.

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I bought some toys for my baby at this awesome mall of toy stores. I wish I remembered the name, it was in the 2nd arrondissement.
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Ever since Liv found a Calico Critter toy in Amsterdam, she has been into them hardcore. They aren’t as popular in the states so I picked up as many sets that could fit in my already full luggage.

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I spent six hours wandering the streets, the weather was cold but all the walking kept me warm. I wore a skirt and no coat most days, it’s the California girl in me!
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Most fountains were empty, I wonder if they only fill them in warmer months?

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Mona Lisa by French street artist Invader
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Such a cute all-girls school, I wish Liv could attend one day!
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My iPhone cord broke so I had to buy a new one, how pretty is the Apple Store?

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City Hall is always gorgeous, even in rainy weather!
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I love the buskers in the Metro, I always feel like I’m in the film, Amelie
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I’m sure I was the only person in Paris wearing yellow and taking Metro selfies, I’m a gross American tourist!
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I was listening to Björk’s new album on my headphones all day and she kept popping up everywhere
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French Invader was everywhere! I didn’t find any Banksy.

This guy was so adorable, he was my marker to find Aimee’s apartment
I took tons more of photos here.
I love Paris in the spring!!

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