parisienne aspirations since 2014

IF IT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR KIMYE

Monday was my birthday, and I wanted to include this post separately as an extra, because I can.  Hugh organised a picnic, decided on a location and also made reservations for dinner. BRA-to-the-VO.

It’s not every day that you turn 25 (Vingt-Cinq) in Paris and I woke feeling pretty pleased with the way life was turning out, (although Hugh may argue I was a bit grumpy I had a disrupted sleep, nightmares, large consumption of cheese etc).

At 2pm I was greeted by a quick knock on the door and an excited Hugh who had finished training and revealed the plans for the day; a picnic at the gardens of Versailles! For those of you not in the know, the Château de Versailles (Palace of Versailles) was home to Marie Antoinette, a completely fabulous historical figure, and was the pre-wedding party venue for KimyK and Kanye two completely ridiculous figures.  It was a beautiful day and since it was a special occasion Hugh pulled out the ‘heavy’ suitcase with vacuumed packed items inside and found shorts and sandals for me. This was the first pair of shorts I had worn in 10 days. And that may not sound like a big deal to you; however all of those 10 days were ‘short-wearing’ weather days! So I was extremely pleased to free my pins!

I was expecting the drive to be more of a road trip but it was a quick journey from the 16th to the wealthy area of Versailles, 17km from the centre of Paris. This was our inaugural picnic so pressure was mounting. I had played no part in the selection of food and acquisition of picnicking supplies… I was very intrigued to say the least. We strolled along a tree-lined walkway until we reached the large canal/lake at the bottom of the garden.

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Hugh ordered that I leave him to set up so I walked aimlessly around, taking photos of the area, and also of Hugh. I felt like I was playing Creep up Charlie, I would slowly edge towards him and he would pop his head up and yell loudly “GO AWAY” while I started laughing. Couples glanced over from their romantic embraces, and whispered conversations, to give us death stares.

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After some time; the arrangement of picnic, and the writing of my birthday card, I was summoned back to the picnic site. He nailed it. I was lost for words, which is extremely rare.

The best brie fromage, prosciutto salami, baguette and avocado!

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I could imagine Marie Antoinette approving of the not one but two pieces of cake that Hugh had selected. And “eat cake” I did! Chocolate hazelnut cake with a crunchy texture (amazing) and strawberry vanilla cake for dessert with an intoxicated Minnie which was definitely the pièce de résistance.

 

 

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We needed to walk off the feast so set off toward the palace, and then through the gardens. We saw staff setting up for a party, and actors dressed in costumes – which was thrilling! I wanted to camp out in the bushes as I was convinced Jay & Bey were throwing a big party, (they are performing in Paris this weekend). Those shots could have set us up, especially if Solange was there; and Chris Martin was performing, and an argument broke out between J.Law and Gwynie because he was looking at Gwynie when he was singing, “You’re a sky full of stars! “

I was getting carried away…. and Hugh was getting concerned that our car would be locked in the car park. So begrudgingly I let him hurry me along. But… If you see any Bey&Jay Versailles parties in OK! Mag or similar, you heard it here first…

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I had the nicest day and I am indebted to my favourite Hugh-Man for the best birthday picnic ever.

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xo

3 Responses to “IF IT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR KIMYE”

  1. Hayley Sharp

    Your posts seriously brighten up my day! I literally laughed out loud (at my desk, at work, in an open plan office!) looking at the photos of you creeping up on the picnic set up – hilarious! Can’t wait to visit sometime soon! X

    Reply
    • paristhethird

      Thank you lovely one! I am so glad you had a LOL-session and even better that it was an open plan LOL session (they’re the best kind)
      I’m always creepin’ – so looking forward to seeing you over here soon x

      Reply

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