While I was in France, I went to the Louvre. It’s another item I successfully marked off of my bucket list. I know a lot of people dream of visiting this museum, however travelling to France can be expensive for some people. One of my friends’ parents recently visited, they used a company like Key Equity Release in order to fund their trip against the value of their home. They had decided that since they are getting older, they should start making the most out of their lives by visiting all the places on their bucket list. This made me want to go and see more things around the world, where better to start than the Louvre Museum! This museum is so astounding and breathtaking, and HUGE. It’s obvious to see why it’s so popular and attracts so many tourists!
I wore a simple, comfortable outfit that I could walk long distances in, and that would also be warm. Museums filled with marble and tile tend to be very cold.
My best tips for navigating and enjoying the Louvre is to go very early. I went as soon as it opened and there was still a twenty minute wait to get inside. They have crowd control so that the museum doesn’t become a hazard, but I can assure you it’s still extremely crowded.
Bring water bottles. Any time an Uber or hotel offers you sealed bottled water, take it, it will cost even more than usual to buy it at such a crowded place like the Louvre.
Most importantly, have fun, looking at art doesn’t have to be boring, look for pieces that call your attention and study them. You might find really awesome “easter eggs” in the paintings and find deeper meaning in them.
Here is how crowded it was when we first arrived. Crazy!
Note: The Mona Lisa is stunning in person but it’s VERY difficult to get anywhere it. If you want to get a photo with her, you have to go around the edges of the crowd and squish yourself in.
Today I decided to dress causual to hit the grocery stores. I found out today that shopping for food in NYC is quite different from what I’m used to. Of course there are regular grocery stores (nowhere close to they size of a Publix or Harris Teeter, but similarly structured). Most people shop small, buying meat at a butcher, buying fruit at a fruit stand, etc. I went to a butcher for the first time today and I went to a fish market. I can’t believe I waited this long to get my meat from a butcher’s. I couldn’t even tell you the reason why I’ve never been to one before; I just haven’t. My friend’s go quite often, and when they don’t, it will probably mean that they have hunted for their meat and will be using the best electric meat grinder that they have to prepare it. The type of meat that they prepare varies, it just depends on the animals that they’ve caught that day. They were telling me to have a look for a meat grinder myself the other day, but I’ve only just gone to the butchers for the first time and I only want to place all of my focus on one aspect at the moment. Shopping this way has helped to broaden my horizons.
Not only is it way cheaper to buy your groceries this way (so if you’re looking at how to save money around your home, you might want to consider this) but you also support small business at the same time. It’s important not to wear a super luxe shoe just in case you drop ice on yourself at the fish market, or fruit etc.
Why a poodle skirt for food shopping? I’m not usually a jeans and t-shirt kind of person and I really like the freedom that comes with wearing a longer skirt on a breezy day. It’s super easy to toss on a skirt and pair of oxfords. If you want to try something new from jeans and a t-shirt, try a t-shirt and a skirt! It sounds simple, but switching it up by just that much might give your outfits a whole new boost!
Cute little spray paint art on the ground in Midtown.
Shirt: Amelie’s American Apparel
Skirt: Vintage poodle skirt (thank you Kimsioux!!)
Shoes: Vintage “Romano” oxfords
Having the best birthday.😘😘😘👠👠👠 #shoes #louboutins #christianlouboutin #love #fashion
Was feeling glam Saturday. Trying a more ladylike style on for size.
I’m wearing a vintage blazer (baby blue) metal beading, designer unknown. Vintage earrings, designer also unknown. (And of course my makeup is Chanel).
This photo was taken in my book nook in my apartment. 🙂 what do you think?
The importance of a great pair of sunny’s.
One of the best accessories you can buy is a pair of sunglasses! They are inexpensive (most of the time, unless you want designer) and are so flexible!