Monday, May 28, 2012

Hi everyone!
I just went to read some of the blogs and I realized my last entry from Paris never went through! I miss Paris a lot more than I thought I was going to, I miss my roommates and Emmanuel. I do not miss waking up do early though, I still haven't caught up on my sleep. I have to say looking back my favorite part of the trip was the last day when Nikki, Kayla and I explored Paris on our own. We were able to do what we wanted and had no restraints. I felt like a true Parisian not like a tourist. My least favorite part was the flying, my neck was destroyed after sleeping the way I did on the plane. Rushing Hermes was so worth it, my boyfriend loves his tie and my bracelet fits perfect with my collection. I do not think I would do another tour in Paris because I like to explore places how I like but it was an amazing tour and Emanuel did an excellent job showing up around and helping us. I really with the devil women from ASU wasn't so mean to her it made me want to cry.
Rosalie Zoro Kardashian

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Paris, Je T'aime

...and a plethora of memories. Over the last few days, I have been looking through my France photos, and recalling all of our activities and adventures. The pictures are like memory joggers that get the story going.

When people ask me what I did in Paris, I say "everything." I'm amazed at how much we were able to do and see (and eat!). Of course, our busy days meant we sometimes didn't get as much free time to wander about, because we were always on the move, but on the other hand, we saw so much of the city. Catie commented that the EF Tours would be a great crash course for people who have just moved to the city, and she's right. We got to cross a bunch of major landmarks and attractions off the typical tourist's to-do list, and we became pretty familiar with our surroundings and the Metro system and the way things work.

The last few days of our trip were particularly memorable and filled with fabulous activities. We saw some beautiful couture fashions when we met with new designer Claudine Ivari, and I loved the Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton exhibit. Another favorite excursion was the boat cruise on the Seine. We saw all the major sites in the heart of the city, and taking the tour at night proved particularly picturesque: we truly got to see the City of Lights, including the Eiffel Tower alight and twinkling.

It's still unreal that I just got back from Paris. There were so many memorable moments, from the great (touring the gardens of Versailles), to the small (trying my first macaroon). As Catie put it, "We Franced."

From Boston,
Stephanie Ebeling

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Back in the states

We are back from our amazing trip to Paris and it's crazy to me that a 8 days has already passed. I feel like it was yesterday I was packing and trying to remember everything I needed to bring, now it's all over.
It was an amazing trip and a definitely great start to my travel outside of the United States, I cannot wait to visit many more countries. When I finally got home last night and gave everyone souvenir presents and got to bed I fell asleep with all my clothes on because of how exhausted I was. Today will be a day of doing very american things like eating a huge breakfast and laying around the house and recooperating.

I could never say one thing would be my favorite part of the trip because I have such amazing memories that I will never forget.

And absolutely beautiful pictures. I am just really thankful to have the chance to be able to visit such a gorgeous place and I hope to return again.

From Boston,
Nikole Watson

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bon Voyage!

This week over all went pretty well. Today is sadly the last day and I only wish that I had more time to spend here in this amazing city.

I very much so enjoyed myself here with the EF tour groups. I've made friends with people on the other side of the United States and have gotten to know some of the girls on the tour with Fisher. I am definitely going to come back here with my family in a few years. I'm just so priveledged to have been given the oppuritunity to visit Paris for the first time with a tour company because now I have been able to see some of the most beautiful, and important places in France. Thank you Fisher, the Fashion Club, and EF Tours for making this trip unforgettable. Maeg

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our Francing is coming to an end...

It's a shame to think that all this fun in Paris is actually coming to an end. With all the things we've done on this trip it was well worth it. Everything was fantastic and the people are usually nicer than expected. From our fashion visits to our fun shopping time and going through all of the tourist locations we possibly could, I think, we got a lot done. Which was fantastic in my opinion because of all of the potential this trip has had. We even got to conquer the catacombs!! There were so many amaizingly interesting ways that people being moved from one place to the other can be sucha a big attraction. After running and photographing through the catacombs we enjoyed the gift shop and the sidewalk. There have been plenty of crepe and glaces stops along the way that we definitely had our fill if not more. We have gotten to meet and converse with French designers and even pick their brains. This whole trip has been a fantastic experience. Today we head off to the Eiffel tower one last time before we go, take it all in then we are on a plane back to the states. See you later Paris, until we meet again! J'tam Jessica Ferraro

L'empire de la mort

Today we experienced something I have always wanted to do; Today we visited Paris' catacombes. I have always thought the catacombes seemed facinating, and have been interested in their history. The walls of underground tunnels are lined with thousands of bones, moved from a cemetary to stop the polution they caused to Paris's water. While I understand that things like the catacombes may not be everyones's cup of tea, I think they were facinating. It was amazing to see the enourmous amount of bones in the tunnels, and how packed in they are. I love ghost stories, and macabre themes, and so finally getting to see the catacombes up close, after wanting to see them for so long, was amazing. I felt very Anne Rice-esqe, and I was loving every second of it. Later we visited the Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton exibit. I loved seeing the origional Louis Vuitton trunks that they had on display. Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite designers, so I really loved having the opertunity to see some of his work. We were not supposed to take photographs, but I tried to anyway. Every time I did the same guard would come out of the shadows and scold me for it, in French. My favorite part of the exibit was Marc Jacobs' indpiration boards, which covered several walls with pictures and videos of things that inspire his designs. As a fan of his work it is facinating to me to see where his ideas stem from. Catie Meehan

last day in paris

Today was our last full day in Paris so sad! It was very eventful we got to see the Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton exhibit which was so amazing! There were Louis Vuitton bags everywhere. To be seen. We then got to go to a private showroom and see a young couture designer her work was truly beautiful we all loved it. I enjoyed my last crepe today and ad a great lunch with the best soup I ever had. Its bittersweet to leave tomorrow I miss my friends and family but am finding it hard to leave this beautiful city! However I have tons of great memories and pictures. Au revoir -abbie