My Trip to Paris was ”’S Marvelous!”

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, November 28, 2016 IN: Lifestyle

Everhart Covered Bridge at Fort Hunter

My Paris Trip was "'S Marvelous." Location: Everhart Covered Bridge at Fort Hunter. Wearing: J. Crew Barn Jacket, Teri Jon Black Gown, Mui Mui metallic pumps with Chanel quilted satin mini.

My Paris Trip, “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Everhart Covered Bridge at Fort Hunter. Wearing: J. Crew Downtown Field Jacket, Teri Jon Black Gown (similar here), Mui Mui metallic pumps with Chanel quilted satin mini.

This holiday weekend while relaxing,  I happened upon Funny Face, the 1957 musical movie starring ’60s icon, Audrey Hepburn.  This old romantic flick provided the perfect word to describe my Paris trip, “s marvelous.”

Everhart Covered Bridge Photo

In case you’re not familiar with Funny Face, “’S Marvelous,”  is a song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics written by Ira Gershwin.  The song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face in 1927 by Adele Astaire (Fred’s older sister) and Allen Kearns.

My Paris Trip Was "S Marvelous"

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Premier Limousine driver for the trip to the Philadelphia International Airport. 

Now back to why my Paris trip was “S Marvelous.”  First off, the hubs hired a driver to take us to and from the Philadelphia International Airport. A perfect way to start the nearly 8,000-mile round trip journey. We had a 6:30 pm flight.

 My Paris Trip was "S Marvelous." Ama Waterways Embarkation on Seine River Cruise, in view of the four Staute of Liberty's in Paris with the iconic EIffel Tower illuminated.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Ama Waterways Embarkation evening on Seine River Cruise, one of the two replica Statue of Liberty’s in Paris with the iconic Eiffel Tower illuminated.Fast forward to landing at the Charles De Gaulle Airport, again a driver awaited our arrival to whisk the Lawson’s and the Hargrove to the Alma Legro River Cruise Ship in Paris.

Fast forward to landing at the Charles De Gaulle Airport, again, a driver awaited our arrival to whisk the Lawsons and the Hargroves to the Ama Waterways Alma Legro River Cruise Ship in Paris.

After the 7-hour flight and time change, we arrived late morning in Paris. We were excited. I couldn’t help but remember those memories I cemented during my 2011 Paris trip. There was plenty of time to relax or start to take in the sights before the ship embarked on the Seine River at 10:45 pm. 

We received such a warm welcome from Ama Waterways Cruise Director, Reka Piros, who had her hands full with guests leaving and new lodgers arriving at the Ama Legro Cruise Ship’s last voyage on the Seine River.

Day 1:  Paris

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Wearing: All J. Crew Crew Sweater, Minnie Pant and Peplum with vintage CHanel quilted satin mini , Frye Black Suede Shootie a.d J. Crew Factory necklance.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Wearing: All J. Crew Crew Sweater, Minnie Pant (similar here) and Peplum with vintage Chanel quilted satin mini, Frye Black Suede Shootie and J. Crew Factory necklace (similar here).

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Sights along the Seine River, The Castle of La Roche-Guyon, built at the top of the cliff in order to watch over the Seine River.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Sights along the Seine River, The Castle of La Roche-Guyon, built at the top of the cliff to watch over the Seine River.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Collegiate Church Notre-Dame, Vernon, France is considered one of the most beautiful examples of medieval architecture in France.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Collegiate Church Notre-Dame, Vernon, France is considered one of the most beautiful examples of medieval architecture in France.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: At the Collegiate Church Notre Dame, Vernon, France, a one of the most beautiful examples of medieval architecture in France.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: At the Collegiate Church Notre-Dame, Vernon, France, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval architecture in France.  Wearing:  Kokun Striped Wool Poncho (similar here).

Day 2:  Vernon (Morning): The day in Vernon was the coldest day on the banks of the Seine River. It was Saturday. We walked around the Farmer’s Markets and observed the ancient architecture of the Collegiate Church Notre-Dame.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Chateau de Bizy, Normandy.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Chateau de Bizy, Vernon, France.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Château de Bizy, Vernon, France

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Château de Bizy, Vernon, France. Both Bizy photos are of 32 horse 18th-century stables inspired by the grandeur of Versailles.  This Royal Château was built by France’s last King and the Albufera family, descendants of EMperor’s brothers, who still live here today.

Day 2:  Chateau de BizyTour, Vernon, France (Afternoon): included apple cider and Normandy cheese tastings as well as a tour of Chateau.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous."

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.”  Fécamp Benedictine Abbey.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Fecamp, Benedictine Abbey. Wearing: Talbot's 2012 Leopard-print Velevt print 3/4 jacket, Random knit skirt, J. Crew Wool Sweater with Frye Company Shooite.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Fécamp, Benedictine Abbey where monks made an herbal liqueur called Bénédictine.  Wearing: Talbot’s 2012 Leopard-print Velvet print coat, Random knit skirt, J. Crew Wool Sweater with Frye Company Shootie.

Day 3: Caudebec-en-Caux:

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous. Location: Omaha Beach, LIberation Monument. Wearing: Free People

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous. Location: Omaha Beach, Liberation Monument. Wearing: Free People Not Your Brother’s Jacket, J. Crew Minnie Pant, Faux Leather Green Peplum, Grey Wool Scarf, Prada Mirrored Aviators and DSW Lucky Brand Booties.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Longues sur Mer Gun Battery (German Bunker)located about 6-miles east of Omaha Beach. Wearing: Free People Not Your Brother's Jacket, J. Crew Minnie Pant, DSW J. Brand Bootie with grey wool scarf and Prada Mirror Blue Aviators.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Longues sur Mer Gun Battery (German Bunker) located about 6-miles east of Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. Wearing: Free People Not Your Brother’s Jacket, J. Crew Minnie Pant (similar Martie pant),  DSW Lucky Brand Bootie with a grey wool scarf and Prada Mirror Blue Aviators.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Colleville-sur-Mer, France

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Day 4:  Caudebec-en-Caux – Normandy Beaches Trip↑:

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Rouen, France. Wearing: J. Crew navy cape, Target Style striped crew sweater, J. Crew Rayner Jean, Converse Dainty Pink Chucks and my Louie Speedy.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Rouen, France. Wearing: J. Crew navy cape (similar here in tan), Target Style striped crew sweater, J. Crew Rayner Jean, Converse Dainty Pink Chucks and my Louie Speedy 30.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Rouen Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Rouen, NOrmandy, France.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Rouen Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Rouen, Normandy, France.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." The Great-Clock (Gros-Horloge) is a fourteenth-century astronomical clock in Rouen, Normandy, France.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” The Great-Clock (Gros-Horloge) is a fourteenth-century astronomical clock in Rouen, Normandy, France.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Square Verdrel, Rouen, France.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.”  (Old Market Square) Square Verdrel, Rouen, France.  The building with the flags on it is where Julia Child discovered her love of French cuisine.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Palace of Justice, Rouen, France.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Palace of Justice, Rouen, France.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Palais de Justice de Rouen proudly shoiwng it's battle scars from World War II bombings.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Palais de Justice de Rouen is proudly showing it’s battle scars from World War II bombings.

Day 5:  Rouen, France↑:

My Paris Trip "'S Marvelous." Location: Les Andelys. Wearing Target Who What Wear green tunic vest, J. Crew Wool Crew Sweater, my staple J. Crew Black Minnie Pant, J. Crew Oversized Wool Plaid Scarf, Frye Company Black Shootie with Prada sunnies.

My Paris Trip was  “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Les Andelys. Wearing Target Who What Wear green tunic vest, J. Crew Wool Crew Sweater, my staple J. Crew Black Minnie Pant, J. Crew Oversized Wool Plaid Scarf, Frye Company Black Shootie with Prada sunnies.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Château Gaillard is a ruined medieval castle.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Château Gaillard is a ruined medieval castle.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Les Andelys, area near docked Ama Waterways Alma Legro River Cruise Ship.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Les Andelys, an area near docked Ama Waterways Alma Legro River Cruise Ship.  You can see Chateau Gaillard Castle on the hill.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Ama Waterways River Cruise Ship docked in Les Andelys.

My Paris Trip was  “‘S Marvelous.” Ama Waterways River Cruise Ship docked in Les Andelys.

Day 6:  Les Andelys↑:

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Galerie Véro-Dodat, Louboutin flagship store is located in this historic shopping gallery.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Galerie Véro-Dodat, a Covered Passage that houses Louboutin flagship store is located in this historic shopping gallery.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Galerie Vivienne is one of the Covered Passages of Paris.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Galerie Vivienne is one of the Covered Passages of Paris.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Galerie Vivienne, a Covered Passage in historic Paris.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Galerie Vivienne, a Covered Passage in historic Paris.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." #FromWhereIstand Galerie Vivienne, a covered passage in Paris.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” #FromWhereIstand Galerie Vivienne, a covered passage in Paris.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: The Louvre. Wearing: Talbot's Reversible Long Coat Vest, J. Crew Oversized Wool Scarf, J. Crew MInnie Pant, J. Crew Factory Grey Crew Sweater, Converse Dainty Pink Chucks with Prada Aviators.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: The Louvre. Wearing: Talbot’s Reversible Long Coat Vest similar here but not reversible, J. Crew Oversized Wool Scarf (similar here), J. Crew  Fuschia Minnie Pant (similar here), J. Crew Factory Grey Crew Sweater, Converse Dainty Pink Chucks with RayBan Pink Aviators.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Cafe Palace Royal lunch near the Louvre. The Lawson's and the Hargrove's.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Cafe Palace Royal lunch near the Louvre. The Lawson’s and the Hargrove’s.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Jewels at the Louvre

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Jewels at the Louvre

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." This Paris trip to the Louvre, I was able to clear view of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” This Paris trip to the Louvre, I was able to clear view of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Day 7:  Paris:  Walking Tour included Covered Passages↑:

The walking tour included the Le Marais, one of Paris’ oldest and most visually stunning quarters and we visited the Louvre.

Day 8:  Paris: Bus Tour of Paris of the City:

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Louis Vuitton on the Champs Élysées in Paris, France. with BFF, Cynthia. Wearing: Vintage Talbot's leopard print velvet coat and my LV speedy.

My Paris Trip was  “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Louis Vuitton on the Champs Élysées in Paris, France. With BFF, Cynthia. Wearing:  Talbot’s 2012  leopard print velvet coat  (similar here and my LV Speedy 30.

Day 9:  Post Cruise – Paris:

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Galene Commerciale Gaite Montparnasse, Paris, France. Wearing: Metrostyle Leopard Sweater with wide-leg crop black pleated pants, Cole Haan Black Suede Over-The Knee Boots.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Galerie Commerciale Gaite Montparnasse, Paris, France. Wearing: courtesy of Metrostyle Leopard Sweater with wide-leg crop black pleated pants, Cole Haan Black Suede Over-The-Knee Boots.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Trocadero area of Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Wearing: Kokun Wool Fringed Poncho, Cole Haan Over-the-Knee Suede Boots with Prada sunnies.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Trocadero area of Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Wearing: Kokun Wool Fringed Poncho (similar here), Cole Haan Over-the-Knee Suede Boots with Prada sunnies.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Location: Trocadero area near Eiffel Tower. Wearing last year's Banan Republic wool oversized dress, Cole Haan suede black over-the-knee boots with black and white pearls.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Location: Trocadero area near Eiffel Tower. Wearing last year’s Banana Republic wool oversized dress (similar here,) Cole Haan suede black over-the-knee boots with black and white pearls (similar here and Portolano 6-button length black silk lined gloves.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." The Sacré Coeur in Montmartre.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” The Sacré Coeur in Montmartre.

Day 10:  Post Cruise – Montmartre, Paris Illuminations↑:

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Ama Waterways Alma Legro River Cruise Ship.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Ama Waterways Alma Legro River Cruise Ship.

My Paris Trip, "'S Marvelous." Ama Waterways bus that took us on our many tours when not gliding along the Seine River.

My Paris Trip was “‘S Marvelous.” Ama Waterways bus that took us on our many tours when not gliding along the Seine River.

Below are ten more reasons my Paris trip, “‘S Marvelous’  
1.  We received multiple discounts for booking early through AAA.
2.  We had access to an AAA travel agent to answer all concerns and questions.
3.  Ama Waterways Alma Legro Cruise Director Reka Piros and staff were so helpful.
4.  Certified Tour Guides accompanied us on tours every day.
5.  Only 85 people were aboard the Seine River Cruise.
6.  All of the attention to detail every step of the cruise and post-cruise.
7.  The quiet Vox Listening devices provided for all guided tours.
8.  There were warm hands towels offered every day after sightseeing with warm cider.
9.  The food was really good especially at dinner but lunch and breakfast too.
10.  Security and emergency options were discussed for on and off the ship.

I hope you enjoyed my journey to Paris on the Seine River. The Lawsons and the Hargroves are already planning another Ama Waterways Cruise.  Let me know if you have traveled the world with Ama Waterways, I’d love to hear your experiences. 

Have a fabulous and stylish week!

Siggy

 

Comments

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  • Even though I know Paris well I really enjoyed your post. I haven’t been outside if Paris apart from Chatou. You know I really love your leopard sweater/jacket. I adore your Talbot vest and the way you styled it. With the red and baby blue and the scarf. Great outfit which I would love to copy. And that white wool oversized dress of Banana Republic…. so cool.
    You certainly looked the (Paris) part.
    Greetje

    • Greetje,
      Hi! Thank you for stopping by The Age of Grace. Thank you for all your encouraging comments and glad that you enjoyed my journey north of Paris. It’s funny, most of the women I observed in Paris dressed in black.

  • Glenda Harrison

    And how fashionable you dressed for every part of your journey. I lived vicariously through you. My husband wouldn’t have been able to remove me from the bridge. Funny Face is one of my favorite Audrey movies.

    • Glenda,
      Hi! So nice to hear from you. As I mentioned to Greetje, I found most French women dressed in black. However, I did enjoy working my casual wardrobe while in Paris.
      You and your hubby would love Paris; I could see him photographing you on one of the many bridges in Paris.
      I say yes to Audry Hepburn movies and her feminine and classic style.

  • I so enjoyed this post-I haven’t been to Paris since I was 23-so that was a while back. The white oversized dress with the black boots and gloves-Wow-I love that-so classic. Thanks you for sharing.

    • Terri,
      Hi! Please forgive me for overlooking your comment. I’m happy to hear that you are familiar with Paris, even if many years ago. I say Paris should be a must on everyone travel bucket list.
      Thank you for your kind words regarding my Eiffel Tower outfit. I challenged myself not to make not new clothing purchases and shop my closet for this trip. My only purchases were comfortable shoes.