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Paris – Part 1: Park Hyatt Vendome & More

After Prague, Mr. Feather and I headed to Paris. We were there for four days and luckily it was sunny for most of the time – Paris is so beautiful but always has such spotty weather. Here are some little details about our time in the City of Lights (and by the way, I have four posts about Paris! I am going to try to spread them out so you don’t get sick of them):
I never get tired of visiting the Eiffel Tower but I don’t go up anymore – it’s enough for me just to sit outside and have some food on the lawns.
Park Hyatt Vendome
 Complimentary macarons, chocolate and champagne

The breakfast buffet
Eggs benedict
We stayed at the Park Hyatt Vendome (my first time in this hotel) and I highly recommend it! Fantastic service, gorgeous and convenient location, and the hotel itself is beautiful. Every morning we had breakfast downstairs and indulged in not only the buffet, but some hot made to order food as well. Yum! The only annoying but slightly amusing detail was that Lady Gaga was also at the hotel at the same time – so there were always huge crowds outside waiting, day and night.
The crowds from inside
Trying to get back into the hotel…sigh
I love exploring Paris – it’s such a walking town. This man had four dogs and was playing with them, throwing balls into the Seine River. Adorable! I watched for a while..
Mr. Feather was on a funny mission to document all the fattest birds of Paris, haha! Here is one of the more well fed pigeons we saw – this one was feasting on large baguette piece!
Stopping for a drink of hot chocolate at Cafe Angelina.
Max Mara jacket, Anthropologie blouse, 7 denim, Tory Burch flats, Chanel bag
Staring at some random shops in the Place Vendome by our hotel…I didn’t go into any of the shops here, my wallet was too scared!
I spend much time shopping at all while in Europe – in fact we only shopped on one day. Next time I will show you some more details of our shopping day and what we bought! A little preview below:

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  • Schnappy
    June 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Oh, I am very envious! Wonderful places and hotel!:)

  • Julie
    June 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing time. Paris is my favorite place on earth. I also have a soft spot for fat animals, so that pigeon brought a big ol' smile to my face this morning.

  • B.Inspired
    June 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    This brigs back so many great memories…I stayed at Park Hyatt Vendome when I visited Paris in 2008! Since I was there for business…I did not get to do as much shopping as you did! Good for you!

  • Sabrina T.
    June 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm Paris..sweet remembers and your pics are awesome..thanks for sharing this emotion:)
    have a nice day lady!

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  • Melissa
    June 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    WOW You may be the luckiest girl in the world!

    Looks like a very chic and romantic vacation, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous!

    If this is just a vacation, I can't wait to find out what your honeymoon will be like!!!

    Also, Mr Feather makes me laugh with his bird mission… good catch, Katherine!!


  • homestilo
    June 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    The hotel looks lovely- like a true getaway. Hmm, are you sure the crowds weren't there because they heard a certain fashionable blogger was staying there?…

  • vanda
    June 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    You are SUCH a lucky girl!!! And those bags!!!Chanel!!!!

  • Little S
    June 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Looks like you had a fabulous time! I also love the PH Vendome, shame about the crowds outside though!

  • K
    June 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Did you manage to catch a glimpse of Lady Gaga since you guys were staying at the same hotel?

    Not going to lie, I actually hate pigeons with a passion. Along with geese, they have got to be the most useless birds in the world. I wonder what cooked pigeon tastes like? Ha ha.

    Looking forward to all of your posts on Paris! That picture of the hot chocolate is making me smack my lips …

  • Phuong
    June 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    amazing pictures, i love paris

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  • s.singh
    June 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    lovely pics! i want to be in Paris right now!

  • Lydia
    June 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Oh… I'm so jealous 🙂 What a wonderful vacay! Couldn't wait to see what are in those boxes! 🙂

  • Samantha
    June 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Can't wait for the reveal! Those are some exciting bags!! :o)

  • Jenna Lee
    June 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    That hotel is beautiful. I would love to meet Miss Gaga shes awesome! The crowd sucks though. I dont know if I could love that life

  • Alysson
    June 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    So beautiful! I want to go visit someday. I can't wait to see what's inside your shopping bags! xo

  • Jennipher
    June 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Ah, thanks for this! My husband and I spent time in Paris in March and it was fun to re-live it through your pictures. I got my first Goyard bag on our trip, but sadly, my haul did not compare to yours! Can't wait to see the goods…

  • Sarah
    June 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    beautiful!!! I'm so jealous, your pics are amazing (as always)… I wish I were there!!


  • amy b.s.
    June 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    so amazing!

  • Lisa
    June 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks for the post on the hotel! Remember I sent you email about the Alhambra necklace? I don't think hubby is going to get it for me anytime soon but he did bring me back a small goodie from Chanel when he was in Paris two weeks ago….can't wait to see what you got!

  • Andrea
    June 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    awesome pics! can´t wait to see what you bought!

  • Kelly Anne
    June 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Love Paris. Only been there once and your pics make me want to go there again! Lovely 🙂

  • makeupandpearls
    June 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    oh paris… i'm so wanting a euro trip again!

  • Bei
    June 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    great post!!! I love Paris!!

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Woohooo! Looks like you've managed to bag an amazing goodie from Hermes! I can't wait to see what you bought.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Woohooo! Looks like you've managed to bag an amazing goodie from Hermes! I can't wait to see what you bought.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Woohooo! Looks like you've managed to bag an amazing goodie from Hermes! I can't wait to see what you bought.

  • Annette
    June 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Oh gosh, the eggs benedict is probably my favorite thing about your entire post.

  • marishberry
    June 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    You really have a talent for writing (and photography), so please, keep your posts coming.
    I LOVE those eggs benedict by the way! 🙂

  • chicology
    June 23, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Beautiful…missing Paris now

  • newpetite
    June 23, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Lucky Lucky you! Im super Jay Jay here. Glad you had fun and Mr. Feather trying to click the bird was funny!

  • Lisa
    June 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    chanel, hermes, charvet, OH MY!!! :p

  • Katherine
    June 23, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Thank you, everybody!


    Oh I'm so happy! What'd you get from Chanel? There's plenty of time to pick up an Alhambra later…maybe another trip to Paris?? 😉

  • Katherine
    June 23, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    @marishberry, thank you! I really like your blog, I wish I could read Russian 🙂

  • marishberry
    June 24, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Katherine, you're welcome. I haven't written in Russian for ages, that's my old blog there, but thank you 🙂 I live between Vancouver (Canada) and LA now, so all your tips about travelling are very useful 😉 Oh, I hope, we'll move to LA for good soon, and I won't be living on airplanes any more 🙂

  • Katherine
    June 24, 2011 at 12:52 am

    @K, I saw her once! She was with like 20 ppl entourage heading out to do X Factor France..

    @Jennipher, I would love to have a Goyard bag one day! We passed by the shop and everything looked so beautiful – what specifically did you get? Would love to know!

    @homestilo, that is so nice but no, definitely not! LOL 🙂

  • bhmommy
    June 24, 2011 at 1:31 am

    recently started following your blog. looking forward to seeing what's in the shopping bags from paris!! i was in paris & prague a couple of weeks ago on vacation too. think you arrived in prague right after i left – went to la degustation, and your pics of those little spoons of tomato ravioli juice totally made me smile…

  • Courtney Erin
    June 24, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Wow, these photos are gorgeous! I was in Paris about 10 years ago and these are totally making me want to go back. Also, your hotel looks insane — way better than the series of questionable hostels that I stayed in…

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  • Katherine
    June 24, 2011 at 1:43 am

    @bhmommy, thank you! Did you love La Degustation? I miss it, they have a sister restaurant in NY!

    @Courtney Erin, the hotel was really nice and not priced badly – if you go back I highly recommend it!

  • MG
    June 24, 2011 at 1:45 am

    First of all, I am SO jealous! I want to go to Paris so bad and your hotel looks amazing. I'm booking my room now! Secondly, Lady Gaga ruins everything! Third, I cannot wait to see what's in the bags!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so honored!!!

  • laura
    June 24, 2011 at 1:45 am

    These photos are lovely! Those eggs benedict look divine (the tomatoes are actually making me drool!) and yum for rich, decadent chocolate!
    ♥ laura
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  • Cassie Lee
    June 24, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Ahhhh Paris! Amazing!

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    June 24, 2011 at 2:25 am

    One of my favorite hotels in Paris, and home of some incredibly fluffy omelets! The "scent" of the hotel rubbed me the wrong way at first, but now it just reminds me of Paris. Glad you had a nice stay and that th Hermes and Chanel gods smiled upon you!

  • RedSole
    June 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Lovely pics! This post makes me reminisce about my trip to Paris. I LOVE Paris and would love to go back soon!

    Can't wait to see your haul!

  • Robots in Trouble
    June 24, 2011 at 3:27 am

    This is so exciting. I love it when people post about their travels and they have good quality photos. It makes me feel like I was there too.

    Are macarons yummy? I see them a lot on blogs. But I've only seen them once here in the US. I was wondering if they're any good. To me, they look like soap bars O_o Let me know!

    -Robots in Trouble

  • Erin
    June 24, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Absolutely gorgeous photography! I love the man with the dogs in the river, and of course the shopping photo at the end!


  • Miss Kwong
    June 24, 2011 at 6:54 am

    wow, all pictures look so romantic… adore!

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  • Cait
    June 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Ah, you're so lucky! I really want to go to paris and your blog post has only made me want to go more. I loved the way you described it as a 'walking town'. I'd love just to walk around it and find cute and quirky things like you did. It suck that Lady Gaga happened to be staying there at the same time, did you get a glimpse of her?

    Thanking so much for your comment on my latest blog post. 🙂

  • Neris
    June 24, 2011 at 8:20 am

    You are so lucky to be staying at such a nice hotel! Can't wait to see your purchases! 🙂


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  • Sydney
    June 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Ahhh so lovely! Am jealous of your trip!

    But OMG at the dogs in the Seine. Isn't it less than ideal for swimming (even for canines)?

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    June 25, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I originally wanted a Fidji but found out that style has been discontinued. I ended up with the black/tan large St. Louis tote and did a wide purple stripe and narrow white stripe on the diagonal with my initials. I LOVE how the customization turned out – it makes the bag, IMO. I kind of want a bright color next – love the kelly green and orange.

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    June 28, 2011 at 1:30 am

    You are such a lucky gal. I tried thrice but failed to procure one. 🙁

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    Love all that you post. It makes me day dreaming,Kind of stress relief. Thanks for sharing your found travels and memories with us.:)

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