Category Honeymoon

Soggy Stroll

It rained all day but that didn’t stop us from exploring… On our way to find coffee we stumbled across a boutique that featured handmade clothing and Davina proceeded to invade their privacy with a camera.

We found a nice spot to drink espresso outdoors

Cafe from Kyle Tweedy on Vimeo.

Without an itinerary yet, we walked around somewhat aimlessly and eventually hopped on the 1 train. When we emerged at the “Hotel de Ville” stop, an exhibit caught Davina’s eye: “Haute Couture.” Haute =fashionably elegant or high class and Couture =design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client’s specific requirements and measurements. The exhibit was cool; it featured couture from elite international designers, spanning time from 19th century until present day.
Haute Couture

From there we walked around the corner and stumbled upon a tourist area, identified by several souvenir shops. The attraction turned out to be the Notre Dame cathedral!
Notre Dame Cathedral

Directly across from the Cathedral was the most elegant dust screen I’ve ever seen. They went out of their way to preserve the vibe of the area while under construction.
Stylish Dust Screen

Nearby runs the river, “La Siene.” Here is a ground level view.
La Seine

Crepe Escape

Le crepes are on every corner, which is amazing. We had one for a mid morning snack and for lunch, you can never have too many. Here’s our Nutella crepe with a side of espresso.

Petit Déjeuner

We’re up and running! The jet lag made us super exhausted. We got a good nights sleep. Here’s our breakfast. We’re ready to start our first full day in Paris!

Bon Appetite

We were starving and stopped in a random place called Café Le Divan (because I saw they were having happy hour). As we were sitting down I realized we forgot our French translator book; Luckily our waiter knew English. I had risotto

Kyle had tartare classique

Paris Rental House

Compared to the London Underground’s train stations, the Paris Metro’s are not traveler-friendly. I had to carry Davina’s monster bag up and down numerous flights of stairs. Once we exited the train, we had to walk eight blocks to our place! At least they were eight blocks full of interesting people and shops.OurNeighborhood

We’re fortunate that our place is right in the “thick of it” but also set back from the busy street in a small, gated community of sorts:
27 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
Here is a view looking up the steps towards the front door:

Here is a view looking down from the front porch towards the street, “Rue de Charonne:”

View from Front Porch.

View from Front Porch.

Sub Station

The last leg of our journey to Paris almost did us in. Here’s Kyle tired of carrying our bags
Kyle with Suitcase

Here’s me struggling with what I thought would be the best travel skirt- it’s too long, should have tried on first, getting stuck in my luggage wheels!

Paris-Nord Station

We arrived in Paris around 2:30PM local time. The Paris-Nord train station is impressive (and crowded).

busy at 2:30PM

busy at 2:30PM

EuroStar Ride

As we planned our trip, we thought it would be fun and interesting to take a train from London to Paris; especially one that goes underneath the English Channel! Turns out, the jet-lag from our red-eye flight combined with the fatigue from hauling around all of our luggage, put us both out for nearly the entire trip. (Notice the reflection in the video)

EuroStar Train from Kyle Tweedy on Vimeo.

EuroStar London

After passing through customs, we accessed the London Underground subway system via the “Picadilly” train. We got off at the stop, “St. Pancreas” and checked in at the EuroStar train station before leaving for Paris at 11:30AM.

"All Aboard"

“All Aboard”

London Customs

In London, you must fill out a card in order to make it through customs. They ask you for your name, profession, and length of stay. The lady at the counter was mean until we informed her that we plan to get married in Paris.

Davina writing

Writing the words, “Brand Manager.”