Paris Day 5 – Versailles!

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Versailles is love

I’ve been so lazy to put up more Paris pics (previous ones here here and here ), but damn you fashion for being so distracting. I need to finish soon since my man & I are heading somewhere tropical next month :note:

If there was a tumblr of fuckyeahversailles I’d subscribe. Hell I’d make one :!: Versailles is so amazing, just opulent, ostentatious, and royal. For those who have seen the Marie Antoinette movie it’s that and more. If you ever plan to visit make a day of it since it’s huge and you’ll want to enjoy the palace grounds. :hearts2:


The Gates to the Palace of Versailles. I look so silly in this pic and I love it :roll:


Let’s play where’s Waldo Mitsu. I just love how tremendously golden the gates were.


Standing outside the Palace, it was so cold so it feels so weird to be typing this in shorts. :mrgreen:


I love how the Bas Relief cherubs look like they’re gossiping. “I can’t believe that bitch wore that color!” :P


The Chapel of Versailles. Opulent!


For some reason I always image palaces to drab, but each room just burst with bright color.


The famous Hall of Mirrors. PACKED! I didn’t care, it just felt remarkable to be there :wink:


And uhhh this is my room, jk. But gold and cream, sinful!


Marie Antoinette’s bed when she stayed in the castle. All these lovely flower prints make me think of the wonderful gal mini dresses for Spring. :sparkle2:


I just love all the brocades. It makes me want to brocade a wall. :sparkle2:


Me looking like a dork presenting the painting. I was in w*c in Versailles. For some reason that still makes me incredibly happy :cheery: Hell to bring a bit o’ gal to Versailles is fabulous too :loveword:


And then they have gift shops that are so tasteful and pretty. This is Laduree, started in 1862 it’s a world famous pastry shop. There’s even one in Ginza. :stars: They make the worlds best macarons hands down. HailtotheChic has a fabulous talk about them along with other eateries in Paris here.


Chocolate Mice with the most adorable cover and a matching Cat box filled with chocolate dipped Milanos. :loveword:


More gorgeous chocolate confections.


They even have candles and other lovely girly things. I regret not getting the pink one :upheart:


I did however buy the macaroons and really they make every other macaron I’ve tried taste like a dry cracker. They’re heaven! :up:


And the white chocolate roses. I haven’t eaten them yet. I can’t bear to. Look how beautiful they are :loveword:


Since we’re already reaching 20 pics, I’ll say byebye for now and do Marie’s country estate and the grounds later :hearts2:

My leg looks chubby in this pic, but well that’s what two layers of thick leggings and flexing does, screw it I still love this picture LOL :hearts2:

I was actually in awe of how much I loved Versailles. My place in the states is such the opposite of it since I live in a restored loft in a highrise in the middle of a city with exposed brick, concrete floors and piping. It’s quite modern. But yet I was still thinking how I could gold leaf my walls and add some brocade. :cheery: I guess that’s what the beauty of Versailles does to people. :oops:

If you need even more princess fabulous, the ever sparkling Violet Le Beaux has done a wonderful Hime FAQ that is a worthwhile read for any gal lover.

Next up on the Doll: Character Goods x Gal Stores, Let’s Purikura, a new giveaway, Lip Service 109 to Overseas, and a lot more. My man is on a business trip so I shall put my missing him into blogging hehee :note:

45 Comments

  1. March 23, 2010 / 7:32 pm

    So beautiful, can’t wait to go there!! :mrgreen:

  2. March 23, 2010 / 7:48 pm

    This is so BEAUTIFUL. I can only imagine how much more beautiful it is in real life.

    And those goodies you got, you’re making me drool!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:41 pm

      hehehe they were delicious, and I bought more there :o

  3. March 23, 2010 / 7:49 pm

    OMG SUCH A PRETTY PLACE… Ahhhhhhhhh I want to be there ;_;

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:41 pm

      Agreed, after working on this post I thought, “Why I am not there right now?!”

  4. March 23, 2010 / 8:28 pm

    This post makes me want to go to France. Right now. Versailles is absolutely gorgeous :oops: Those gates are just amaazing. Sidebar; mad jealous of your coat!! It’s so cute. I want to try Ladurees macarons one day :love:

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:42 pm

      LOL sadly my coat days are over in Houston, but I still look at it fondly. Thank you :hearts3:

  5. March 23, 2010 / 8:57 pm

    wow ! i couldnt remember how beautiful it was before you show the pics ! XD
    lats time i went versailles i was highschool ( end’s year trip ..) But well, i still think its too much >< so much colors,prints and so on, my eyes gets tired easily and lost :(
    will you come again France one day ? shall i suggest you to go Bordeaux, Lyon or Lille which are beautiful places too.

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:43 pm

      I loved my experience in France, but maybe after I head to Spain and Morocco. I want to explore the continent a bit more :cheery:

  6. March 23, 2010 / 8:58 pm

    Oh pretty, pretty, pretty :hearts: versailles is a place I really want to see someday in the future! Your photos are so lovely^^ And you look so cute posing in the photos, I can see you had a wonderful time :cheery: Oh and your leg absolutely does not look chubby. I would have thought nothing about it if you didn’t mention it haha

    Thanks for the shoutout! And Congrats on all the followers and especially the unique hits! :stepup:

    I’m going to check out that Shin Okubo donki in May, thanks for all the tips and info about donki, it’s really useful to me haha^^

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:45 pm

      Oh pish-tosh. I was cheery in those. I didn’t care if my toes were freezing in my shoes and my hands got numb a minute after pulling them out, everything was too gorgeous to care. :-D

      Yesh the Shin Okubo donki is the best, and it’s surrounded by Korean food and Korean fangirl shops since it’s Koreantown. Afterwards you can drool at large pics of Rain and the rest after you shop :!:

  7. March 23, 2010 / 9:14 pm

    i love your fur coat! it’s so kawaii! : )

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you! I was so pleased I bought the last one :loveword: for Glad News :loveword:

  8. Kallen
    March 23, 2010 / 9:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, this entry was just packed with beautiful things. Versaille looks amazing! Not to mention those sweets… My mouth is watering just thinking about them. I would love to visit someday… Fingers crossed! :)

    Also your outfits are so cute! You look perfect for exploring Paris, especially the adorable coat! It’s cute, but it still looks really warm. :star2:

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you, I totally regret only bringing one coat. I packed so light for that trip it shocks me. :)

      It’s a must visit, one of the prettiest places I’ve ever seen :!:

  9. March 23, 2010 / 11:10 pm

    Aaaah your little poses always make me smile! I am completely drooling over all the delicious sweets but mostly I’m drooling over Versailles! I am so going to use that as my inspiration when we move into the new apartment and I get to decorate! Thank you for the lovely post <3

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:48 pm

      I’m a dork, you know it :mrgreen: Oh dear I’m terribly excited to see. Brocade or scrollwork painting? :-D I admit the back wall of my bedroom is looking rather bare and could use a little Princess treatment.

  10. March 23, 2010 / 11:21 pm

    Oh, I´d love to go to Versailles one day! :hearts:
    I´ve been to Paris two times already but time was never enough to go there :cry:
    Also: Have you been to the bigger Ladurée shop in Saint-Germain des Prés? It´s absolutely fabulous (during Christmas time they had golden macarons in the window display :sparkle2: )!

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:54 pm

      I haven’t gone to that one. Which is kind of silly since we were staying right near there. The cafes in that area are so good I guess I was distracted by them :-D

  11. March 24, 2010 / 12:16 am

    ;3; My dream home. HAHAHA.
    I’d love to go to Versailles. I mean really, I’d DIE to go there. Course, I’d be all rori’d to the max just so I can make jealouzzz piccies. LIKE YOU! HAHAHAHA. www

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:55 pm

      lol I tried on a friend’s lolita dress once and that was enough for me. I’d love to see lolita in Versailles, and hime, too. Too bad there’s so much walking that hime heels might be a bit tough :oops: I’d handclap anyone who does it though :wink:

  12. March 24, 2010 / 12:24 am

    wowww, that palace is amazing!! you must have had a wonderful time :)
    and laduree macarons…. <3

    i also <3 your outfit in paris, cute!

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:55 pm

      It was fabulous, thank you :hearts2:

  13. March 24, 2010 / 1:05 am

    awwww! Sooo great! I have always wanted to visit Versailles and still.. I never have! T__T
    I’ll be soon in Paris again, but only for 2,5 days, guess it won’t be enough to go to versailles too ;__; buhuu

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:56 pm

      OMG girl make time! It was my favorite thing in Paris and only a 30 min trainride away :oops: You must take fabulous agejo pics there :wink: Or at least I am needing to see your Paris pics :love:

  14. March 24, 2010 / 2:08 am

    I really need to travel ;_; sniff and I want to visit france to practice my french! U////U I need a work ¬¬ You´re cute in the pics :) your blog is wonderful so you have all that followers and suscribers :)
    xx

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:58 pm

      Thank you so much!

      My French is nil, but oh well it’s fun to try to learn quickly. French people are so friendly so I’m sure you’ll enjoy your French practice :wink:

  15. March 24, 2010 / 4:33 am

    Wooow I’m so amazed by the sights in Paris and espcially Versailles! The decor alone is worth a trip there! I’m so envious that you got to travel to such places >3<

    I've heard alot of lauduree, their packging is awesome, at first I thought your chocolate roses were candles! Haha, but yea I agree, they're too pretty to be eaten. Maybe one little nibble on a petal here and there?

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 4:59 pm

      I can’t do it yet. Too pretty! LOL watch me 2 months from now naw on the stale choco :wink:

      Hopefully I can visit more crazy places, traveling is so amazing :-D

  16. March 24, 2010 / 5:40 am

    So many amazing photos!! I think this was my favourite ‘part’ of you trip so far, haha! :hearts:
    Marie Antoinette’s bed looks just as decadent as I would have ever imagined it & the hall of mirrors is just beyond breathtaking. I love all your cute poses too :korila:
    & can you send me one of those macarons? lol~

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 5:01 pm

      LOL sorry girl I woulda packed one along with the Lippy dress but they’re all safely in my tummy. :roll: Marie’s country home is amazing too. Oh royalty, it’s just so like uhhh….royal :P

  17. March 24, 2010 / 5:54 am

    Wow, Versailles looks so expensive!
    I was not surprised to see Macarons there, when I watched the film everytime one was on screen I would point at it and declare it XD haha
    Those chocolate roses look like heaven, but don’t let them go to waste ;D

    Hope your boyfriend has a good trip!

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 5:02 pm

      LOL he’s stuck in the boonies of Louisiana right now, but I’m enjoying his torment since he left :wink:

      Yes expensive is a perfect word for it. Just wow the price of every room :icon_eek:

  18. Lindsey
    March 24, 2010 / 7:12 am

    Thank you for posting such wonderful pics you keep feuling my bonfire of a dream to spend some quality time at Versailles, I’ve been in love with it since I saw a photo of the hall of mirrors in the 4th grade…. and yet I may never get there! *stares at bank account with saddness*

    I have to agree with brocading a wall it just makes the room so rich and makes the walls appear eleant and lavish!

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 5:05 pm

      Happy to do so! I agree, Versailles was top of my list for Paris. My man was complaining we had to supposedly waste a day there, but once he saw it he shut up :wink: heheeh

  19. March 24, 2010 / 8:19 am

    How beautiful :3

    I’ve just started to read your blog and I think it’s really good! ^_^

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you! I’ll work harder! :)

  20. March 24, 2010 / 12:54 pm

    Versailles is beautiful, I’m glad you had such a great time.
    My parents went recently and I am absolutely disgraced that they did not bring me back some Macaroons haha XD

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 5:07 pm

      Oooo cruelty! Now you know what to make people get you when they go :)

  21. March 24, 2010 / 4:16 pm

    Omg! Visiting Versailles is just one of my bigger dreams!!!:icon_eek: It looks so… sumptuous, amazing, expensive… I WANT to be near Marie Antoinette’s bed!!!!!
    I ennnnnvyyyyy yooouuuuuu xD
    It’s a wonderful place, and that sweet boxes look wonderful too! Yum yum! :roll:

    • Mitsu
      March 24, 2010 / 5:07 pm

      People were gossiping about her near it. It felt so surreal. Someone said “what sad times she must’ve had here” and I was a little shocked. The bed itself is gorgeous though :korila:

  22. March 24, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    I have never been to Versaille,next time i go to Paris I will definitely be visiting though.Looks amazing!I love the decadency of it all ,looks so beautiful.makes me want to decorate:S
    I don’t recall ever having macaroons:O those ones look so tasty though,and I have a feeling I saw that company in London(will have to get some if they areXD )
    I love your poses!,looks like you had lots of fun,lol’d at the Where’s Mitcu one,maybe that could be a running theme.hehe
    The last photo is my fav though,you look so happy and the scene and sky are beautiful!XD and your leg’s not fat.

  23. March 26, 2010 / 3:58 pm

    Oh my god.
    It looks amazing. I’m a huge marie fan and I’m obsessed with books from that era. I so need to go on a Jesus Diamonte spree and then go there!

  24. Camille
    March 27, 2010 / 6:57 am

    Hiya!! :-D I just recently found out about this blog and I just have to say, it’s really interesting and informative, I love your style and hope to see more, it’s all very fun to read :wink:

  25. March 27, 2010 / 6:10 pm

    Wow Versailles is so beautiful. I have the movie Marie Antoinette and seein these pictures makes me want to visit too. you look so cute in all the pics too.. omg that gold & cream one.. so decadent and gorgeous!

    i want to go to Laduree and try those pastries.. those macaroons O_O wow.. i want to try all the eateries there.. it seems more fulfilling and heavenly.. where the macaroons real expensive??

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