We have started a tradition of traveling to Paris in the fall. It’s my favorite time to be there. The saturation of colors, the excitement of light layering and new autumn jackets, the light of the day is still long and the temperature is perfect for endless walks. This time in Paris we were guests of Ralph Lauren, to bring light to the new renovation project at the L’École des Beaux-Arts, experience “An American in Paris” and celebrate with a gala as sparkling as the Eiffel tower at night… but the other nights we sat at Pont Neuf and drank wine while watching the sun set, we walked the cobbled streets to film the city as she is today – still so timeless and beautiful -, we picked up treasures for our new studio at the flea market, and we had many amazing meals with friends we have made, friends who call this place home and open their life to us so that we can dream the dreams of Paris….
we are safe to
tell our story here.
(for a week spent floating in Paris,
she has structure,
tough as any skyscraper
though no building here
is more than a few stories.
she has lore.
she has a spirit
thousand of years in the making,
has a romance older than anyone’s memory,
anyone’s happy, lifelong marriage.
she has courage – our word that comes
from “coeur”, from heart.
she has dozens of parts,
arrondisements that speak to one another,
making something like a whole.
she has words
our complete trust.
What we wore in Paris: Bailey 44 ruched cap sleeve sheath dress, MAIYET long blazer, Tibi Katrin paneled dress, Tibi bonded techy twill coat, Ralph Lauren soft ricky, MAIYET signature skinny cuff, Coach travel wallet, LL Bean Signature somerset turtleneck, LL Bean Signature Mackworth Trench, Coach thompson sunglasses, Coach Wade Driver with Tassel
See all our memories of Paris HERE…
18 thoughts on “Memories of Paris”
These are so so beautiful. I love seeing the city I live in through your lens. You always manage to capture the most amazing moments!
how beautiful! magic photos
jaime – you and kevin are breathtaking. thank you for sharing.
your fan in houston, tx
J’adore Paris! And black and white photos! And they come together here to make magic! Love these photos
This is how I see Paris… and exactly how I want to experience it every time. Gorgeous, Jamie + Kevin!
ME TOO. 🙂
Every time i see cafe de flore in a photo I feel instantly happy. It’s a special place for me. The last time I went, my dad and I shared a bottle of wine, a cheese plate, and a tarte tatin late into the night – one of my fondest memories, honestly. Your photos always transport me to that happy place. This set of images is amazing.
Oh that gave me goosebumps to read. I’m so pleased I can bring back such a sweet memory for you, it means a lot to know these photographs have that power.
My heart is singing…
Beautiful, as always, Jamie! So excited to get there in a month! Your pictures are the perfect amuse bouche for my trip! 🙂 Great inspiration!
So jealous of your pending trip, enjoy Paris for the both of us 🙂
For sure I’ll be thinking of you! I’ve scribbled down many notes based on your Paris posts!! 🙂 xo
recommendations are always best! If you can swing it- dinner at Ralph’s (at the Ralph Lauren store) is one of my favorite places in the world!
As you can imagine given my love for all things RL, it’s at the top of my list!! LOL!!! I loved the one in Chicago, so I can only imagine that I’ll fall in love with the Paris one! 🙂 xo
There is one in Chicago? Going there next year for a wedding! Where else should we go in Chicago?
Yes! I think it was the first one he opened 🙂 It’s called Ralph’s and it’s on Michigan Avenue! 🙂 I loved it! It’s very romantic and cozy! xo
I always love looking at your lovely photographs, especially these! I’m not going to be in Paris till the spring time, so it’s nice to see Paris in the fall through your lens… you capture Paris perfectly!