January 26, 2010

Lune de miel

Posted in Honeymoon at 4:20 pm by Andrea

Dear readers, cast your memories back to the gloomy days of November. Back before there was snow on the ground. Before the holiday season. Before my wedding planning was even in full swing. There was a time when I felt I was too early in the wedding-planning process to be of much use. So I spent my time daydreaming about honeymoons and not knowing what would come to be for us and our ‘lune de miel.’

The uncertainty has ended!

I’m not entirely sure how it came about, but we’ve decided to spend one week in Portugal, followed by a second week in Paris. I think the conversation might have gone something like this:

Me: So, I know this is super premature, but I’ve been thinking about honeymoon locales.

The Guy: Yeah, I think we should go to Europe.

Me: But don’t you think it would be nice to just go to a resort and flop for a week?

The Guy: We could spend a week of it in Paris.

Me: Done!

The Guy has never been to Europe and is dying to go. I’ve been a bunch of times, but can’t get enough. So, a perfect honeymoon solution was born.

Week 1:

Portugal. Portuguese custard tarts. A rented car. Taking things at our own pace. Maybe even staying in a stunning former monastery

Week 2:

Paris. We’ve rented a great apartment in the Marais on the right bank. Trips to the open-air market. Croissants warm from the oven at the boulangerie. Strolls along the river banks to buy antique books. A meal in a Michelin starred restaurant.

So very us.

Is it bad that I’m almost more excited for this than I am for the wedding?!