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Travel Diary: The Last of Paris

Paris has a way of leaving happy imprints all over my heart and mind. I’m sharing the last of our Parisian photo diaries with you today, and that leaves me aching for another trip [and more croissants].

Everything sweet tastes even sweeter in Paris, particularly custard-filled pastries with chocolate and pistachio.  Every bite was well worth the few extra traveling pounds. We’d wander the streets, admiring the architecture and feeling inherently grateful to tour our beautiful world.

Because this was an anniversary trip, we chatted about the start of our relationship and how much we’d grown [both individually and as a couple]. Our worlds have changed since our days of college tailgates and cheap dinner dates — but our love for each other’s core is what has always remained. This quote from Thomas Merton says it all…

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”

Indeed, let those we love be perfectly themselves.

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LAUREN // Dress: TopShop [similar here] | Button Down: J. Crew | Shoes: Chloe [similar here + here]

JAKE // Sweater: J. Crew | Denim: AG [on sale] 

Photos by Katie Mitchell