We left home two weeks ago tomorrow and we feel as though we have been in Europe most of our lives! The students are learning their way around and becoming more confident in their abilities to navigate!
This group is absolutely delightful! Each young woman brings her own personality to the program and makes it so special and unique. I love the blend of talents and personalities this summer.
We had a wonderful trip to Italy. We spent a day in Vatican City which was simply gorgeous! We ended the day eating Italian food, visiting Trevi Fountain, and indulging in Italian Gelato. From there we went to Florence where we toured the Ufizzi Museum, the statue of David, and the Ferragamo Museum. We also shopped the street market and the outlet stores. Back to Rome for a tour of Fendi and a quick trip to the Coloseum. Before we returned to Paris, we stopped in Nice and spent a day on the French Riviera.
We were blessed with safe travels as we journeyed but we were all glad to be back in our apartments in Paris. As soon as we returned, we were been busy with menswear shows--attending and dressing them. Those shows are over and we are continuing our Art History classes and going to museums. We have also found time to shop since the stores are having their semi-annual sales. This weekend the women's Couture shows begin. All the students will complete some portion of an internship working with one of the Design Houses here in Paris. How amazing is that for a fashion student!
We all love and miss everyone at home but are enjoying our time here!
We had a wonderful flight to Paris, arrived early, and the weather is fabulous! It doesn't get any better!
The flight was empty enough to accommodate all of us being able to spread out over 3 seats and sleep--except Britton! We actually arrived pretty rested! Britton didn't sleep but she was so excited to be here that she made it through the first day beautifully! I highly recommend Delta Airlines!
The weather is great--in the 70's with partial clouds.
We got into our apartments, got phones, had our first of many nutella crepes, walked through Luxemburg Gardens, drove past Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Garnier Opera House, the Arc de Triomph,and the Champs Elysses, ate at a little French Cafe near the Eiffel Tower, and then walked down to and under the Eiffel Tower. The first day was a big hit!
We were all in bed by 11:00 and got to sleep in this morning. Classes began at noon. The students are at the Cluny museum right now with their Art History instructor.
Everyone is comfortable in their apartments and quite up-beat.
So far, so good!