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Day June 18, 2013

Hens Day Out

Today was my hen party (aka bachelorette party). Kyle and I went to Reims France, which is a short hour trip by train. Reims is a champagne town with several large well know estates. I tried booking an appointment at several of the places online but never got a response, so we just went out there anyways. We got off of the train and after an hour of getting lost we ran into the Ruinart estate.They wouldn’t let us in.
Davina Lost in Reims

So then we found our main destination the Pommery champagne house!
Pommery Entrance

We didn’t have an appointment for here either but we finally convinced him to let us go on the Dutch tour, all the English tours were booked. From the ground floor this place looks like a regular winery.
Pommery Main Floor

But then they lead you to the caves, which were built by the Romans.
Pommery Cave Stairs

Pommery has amazing art work throughout the place, new and old.
Lights in Pommery Cave

Stag Party

It’s the french equivalent of a bachelor party. I’m getting married in two days, I needed one! In that spirit, Davina and I went to Le Crazy Horse de Paris last night.

It’s a cabaret and the current show is called, “Désirs.” Let me just say it was magical!

I enjoyed the music, lighting, and choreography 😉 The production was artistic and well rehearsed; it’s essentially 15 or so unique acts back to back with a ten minute intermission in the middle.

The show let out at 10:30 and when we walked outdoors we immediately noticed the Eiffel Tower. It was glowing in the distance, just across the bridge. We were looking for it on the way in and didn’t spot it! We walked over, despite the light rain and crowds of people.

Wedding Details

Kyle and I aren’t the biggest planners. I’ve been starting to freak out about the minor details, my hair, makeup and nails! I did a lot of Internet research, which can be deceiving. We had an appointment with our photographer, who is super nice and helpful. He had the hook up for hair, makeup and flowers! What a relief! Plus we made a game plan for our wedding day! So exciting!
Time for some shopping. We went to an amazing department store and picked up some famous macaroons.

Kyle enjoyed the decor.

Our next stop was my favorite Paris store Merci. The decor and concept was divine.