Paris Eats

One of the few aspects of my recent trip to Paris that was slightly disappointing was the food, but not for the reason you are probably thinking. The culinary scene in Paris is phenomenal–I will not argue that. The only reason why I left a little disappointed is that I barely had the opportunity for…

The Royal Treatment

Most of the time, I like to have a plan. I like to have a general idea of what I will be doing otherwise I end up wasting a lot of time–that makes sense, right? Well, once I set foot in Paris my “plan” of when and where I would be went straight out the…

Eiffel Tower by Night

Unicorns are real and Pairs is proof of it, period. How can a girl fall in love with a city–with its streets, its buildings, walls, its rainy days, atmosphere and people so fast? I absolutely adore this place! It is so magical and romantic–there must be fairies here, I am sure! If you ever visit,…

Eiffel Tower by Day

On Thursday I visited the Eiffel Tower and went all the way to the summit! A few fun facts of the day: while queuing I met two young girls from North Carolina; a mom-and-daugther duo were the first to offer to take a picture of me in front of a monument (alas I have a…

Smelling Paris

On Saturday I had a tour of the Fragonard Perfume Museum. I booked this tour in honor of my sister and a close friend, who both love fragrances. Finding the place was a bit of a hassle. The museum is located on the inside of a square but the outside is lined with about three…

A Wine Tasting, Wine Not?

I love wine. You love wine. We all love wine. I wanted an opportunity to truly understand the wines I would be trying here in Paris, so I signed up for a wine tasting class to take place at the beginning of the trip. Ô Chateau is a wine bar and restaurant offering over 50 wines…

Sunset at the Seine

Today was a really busy day so I will just leave these here to attest to the perfect end to my day. I will catch you all up later. xo, L

Chasing Breakfast

The idea of a Parisian breakfast sure is nice. Most of us are able to get our Parisian breakfast fix at home. I visited Mon Amie Morning Café in Hub City just days before traveling to Paris and anxiously await the opening of Crêpe du Jour in Downtown Greenville. I am a huge fan of breakfast–in fact, I could…

Live From Paris Series

The day is here–today I embark on my much awaited, Parisian spring holiday! To keep readers, friends and family up to date on my latest adventures, Diamonds & Baguettes will feature the Live From Paris series (although no live-streaming will actually take place–sorry). I will share pictures, “oopsie” stories, favorites, not-so-favorites and more. I have a…

What do fast cars, golf and charity have in common?

This past Thursday, April 20th, I had the opportunity to spend my morning among BMW Executives, board members, volunteers, BMW Performance Center + Charity Pro-Am staff and a sea of representatives from 18 different charities in Upstate, South Carolina. The occasion? Media Day for the 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. Several television…