10 Photos That Get You to Paris Right Now
Evan and Nichole Robertson, authors of The Paris Journal, take you through the effortless chic of the Parisian streets with these gorgeous images.
Coffee at Café Saint-Régis
"In New York, I grab a coffee and go," says Nichole. "Coffee time in Paris is as much about resting and reflection as it is charging up for the day."
Man with a fedora by the Seine
"Every time I'm in Paris, I want to be this guy," Evan says. "With that hat. With that cool drink. Causal, relaxed, and unassailably cool."
Brown door, Île Saint-Louis
You can visit Da Vinci's Madonna of the Rocks and go to the Eiffel Tower, but Nichole says “there's nothing better than a worn Paris door. Well, except for warm, morning light accenting the details.”
Among the many charming details of the cafe, Nichole adores “the elegant charcoal black facade, faceted windows, and brushed-gold typography."
Window, Île Saint-Louis
“I love the way the light hits these gossamer peach curtains—the single potted pink flower is a great accessory!” says Nichole, who's blog-turned-book, Paris in Color, was her first homage to the city.
Man sleeping by the Seine
"I love this guy's kicked back attitude and his kicks," Evan says.
Square du Vert Galant
Most of us can't help but equate the city with Chanel and Saint Laurent, but Nichole says to "forget what you've heard about heels and fussy attire. Parisians—masters of the art of lounging—do casual well."
Cupcakes, Île Saint-Louis
"Let's get something straight: I didn't come here for cupcakes. I came here for the finer things: challenging cheeses, game meats, complex sauces. I refuse to spoil my appetite with a cupcake intended for Americans on vacation," says The Paris Journal's strolling protagonist.
Sunset, Île Saint-Louis
"The play between the orange interior lights and the green shutters makes this one of my favorite building to photograph at twilight," Nichole says.
Pont de l'Archevêché
"A modern-day Romeo and Juliet defying the rules …'Here do we chain ourselves to this good cause. Love is the only rule!' Except it isn't Romeo and Juliet chained to the bridge: It's their rusty bike lock." —Excerpt from The Paris Journal: Book One
Drinks at Café Saint-Régis
"Polished shoes meet vintage boots for a drink. Only the dog knows how this story ends!" says Nichole.