May 14

Paris Going Away Party

We feel really lucky to have met the people we did in Paris. For the short amount of time we were there we met some good friends that we’ll have our whole life. A few days before we left Rubi put together a going away party for us. It was a picnic at the tip of Ile de la Cité, one of my favorite picnic spots in Paris. We stayed until it got dark then took a long walk home next to the Seine. It was the perfect Paris going away party. We are going to miss these people.


  • That looks like the best going away party ever!

  • What a fabulously Parisian bon voyage! And, one of the first things I noticed about the gathering is it’s location right on the edge of the Seine. I can already hear all of my American friends commenting on how terrible an idea it would be to have a picnic right on the edge of a river for fear of the children falling (or jumping) in. By contrast, our French friends would plan a gathering like this in a minute. Funny how different societies worry (stress…) about different things…

  • Sam says:

    you know it’s Paris with all that fabulous hair! looks like such a special time, Jordan. It’s wonderful the way people come into our lives.

  • Mariela says:

    Beautiful, just perfect!

  • Amanda says:

    that last photo is pure magic. what a lovely going away pary for your family right on the Seine! it doesn’t get any better than that :)

    xo, amanda

  • Ali says:

    Beautiful pictures filled with beautiful people ! I’m sure you’ll be missed.

  • wow how memorable….the perfect goodbye surely!….Paris is soooo amazing, but even more amazing, once you are not there and realise what you are missing!

  • wow how memorable…the perfect way to say goodbye…paris is sooo amazing and even more so when you are not there and realise what you are truly missing!!!

  • Evani G says:

    That looks wonderful Jordan! :) Happy travels back stateside!


  • Rebecca says:

    Definitely one of my favorite picnic spots too !
    Did you know that place is called Le Vert Galant…?

  • Those pictures are swoonworthy. Looks like a lovely going away with great and fashionable friends.

  • Elle says:

    Oh! It is so beautiful! This is definitely something I will want to do when/if I visit paris.

  • Liz Davis says:

    Jordan, I’ve been following your blog for about six months now and have so loved getting a peak into your Paris adventures! I want to cry that you had to leave! Good luck in your new life back home in San Francisco :)

  • Cheryl says:

    Your adventures have really inspired me! The husband and I have always wanted to live/work overseas and your blog has motivated us to do it soon! Have a safe journey back!

  • karen says:

    I would love to go to Paris! The wonderful memories you get to carry with you.
    So lovely. :)

  • Luna says:

    I loved this post. Thanks for sharing what must’ve been a very sad bon voyage.

  • Betty says:

    I have just found your blog and am just savoring every photo and every word about your time in Paris. My husband and I went there for 6 days for our first anniversary and my heart just breaks everytime I think about the day we left! It really changed us and I don’t think we have ever been the same since. Thank you for sharing your experiences and please know that someone besides you knows what it is like to leave Paris.

  • Kelli says:

    What a beautiful party…I dream of having parties like this : )

  • Karen says:

    Congratulations on accomplishing #2 on your list. Thank you for sharing your year in Paris. I’ve enjoyed revisiting that great city through you. Welcome back to SF.

  • Carly says:

    I lived in Paris for a year (it’s been almost a year since I’ve been home), and I miss it dearly. And I love that I know that weeping willow tree at the end of the île. :)

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