a traveler's love letter... // bethany from rinse. repeat.


While Chad and I are away wandering the streets of Brussels, London, Paris and beyond, I gathered some of my favorite bloggers and asked them to write a guest post/love letter to their favorite place on earth. These ladies are graciously babysitting my blog while I'm eating macaroons and taking postcard-worthy pictures of the Eiffel Tower + Big Ben. Thank you for reading and I'll see you when we get back! 

xo -- Amanda

Dear Paris,

I love you. Or in your tongue: je t’aime. It’s always prettier in your language, I’ve learned.

From the very moment I spotted you this summer, while cruising above you at an altitude of several thousand feet, I knew we were meant to spend the most beautiful vacation together. And we did. I’ve never cried so many happy tears as I did while I was with you. Beautifully inspired, in-love-with-life kinds of tears.
You hugged my birthday tight, cuing your epic tower to sparkle at the beginning and end of my day, making it the most memorable birthday a girl could have. You even welcomed a proposal + my engagement…the inhabitants of your city noticing my dazzling ring, wishing love and long life to my fiancé and I. Kind hotel staff delivered your luscious Laduree macaroons and a heartfelt handwritten card to me the next morning. Does it get sweeter?

Yes, you are expensive. Yes, you are crowded. Yes, you are a tad cliché. But you gosh darn deliver with views like this:

And museums that house beautiful pieces like this:

And stairways with more romance than entire cities in the US can boast:

What people say about you…that your people are unkind towards visitors? Well, it just isn’t so. Most everyone I encountered was warm, kind and helpful. Well, save that one spicy waitress who rolled her eyes at my attempt to request the bill in French. But, given that I spotted her there at 10am and later at 8pm? Perhaps she was just having a rough day.

Paris, you made my dreams come true. Infact, our week together exceeded my most romanticized, ridiculous dreams. Au revoir, my love. Until we meet again. And we will.
Your biggest fan.


Erin {pughs' news} said...

Bethany's love letter to Paris is swoon-worthy... I'm not a bit surprised!

Vanessa said...

I'm swooning over the pictures and the words you've written. Ah Paris, one day we shall meet and it will be true love. <3

bethany said...

Eek! You are in Paris TODAY, Amanda! I hope you're enjoy my friend Eiffel. ;)

@Erin + Vanessa: Thank you for your sweet words! :)

Alli said...

Love these beautiful words. It's amazing how we can fall in love with cities... :) All the pictures are stunning.

a midwestern belle said...

Ah! Such beautiful photos! Can't wait to see more from Amanda's trip...and visit Paris myself one day!

Anonymous said...

This is the most romantic thing I've ever read. I wish you all the best.


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