Memories of Paris

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,

every year.)


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

to spare.

she has

our complete trust.

~ Allan Andre


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

  1. 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.

          1. 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

          2. 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

  2. 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!
    -Yasmine xx

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