Entries in Paris (3)


Where Did You Have Your Epiphanie? // France + Spain

Leslie Callan tells us where she had her Epiphanie:

"I recently took a trip to Paris, through the French Countryside and down to Basque Country, stopping in San Sebastian, Spain. I'd upgraded to the Paris bag in Purple in late January from the red Lola because I needed to be able to carry around more when I'm working on jobs without having to bring my large roller bag. This trip was last minute and unexpected with a couple of girlfriends- we were given stand by tickets and told we could go anywhere the airline flies, and we chose France because one of my friends had never been there before.

The last time I was in Paris was before I'd become a professional photographer. It was three years ago during a backpacking trip through Europe that I fell in love with photography. Such a full circle experience to be back in one of the most beautiful places in the world, this time knowing how to take photos without shooting in Aperture Priority. It was just a coincidence that I'd just bought the Paris bag and was going to Paris! (the best kind of coincidence)

The Paris bag went with me all the way up the stairs of the Sacre Coeur and Notre Dame, through Versailles and Bordeaux, to the ancient castles of Villandry and Rabelais, and to the beaches of Biarritz and San Sebastian."

Highlights of Leslie's trip include:
* visiting castles in the Loire Valley
* going to the Marche aux Puces in Paris (flea market)
* Versailles
* staging impromptu photo shoots with my friends in castles and monuments and wherever else we felt like it
* staying at a rustic bed and breakfast in Langeais

Longing for a Paris bag? Great news - this particular laptop + camera bag is 30% off (so only $129.49)! Sadly we are sold out of Purple, but we still have a few Black Paris bags in stock. So hurry and order today!

30% off Paris Bags!

If you've been waiting to purchase an Epiphanie, now's your chance! Our Paris bags in Purple and Black are on sale for $129.49*.

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*Adjusted price will appear at checkout. No discount code necessary. ALL SALES ARE FINAL on Paris bag purchases. Returns and exchanges will not be permitted. The promotional price is not applicable to previous orders.


Where Did You Have Your Epiphanie? // Paris

Our next stop in Where Did You Have Your Epiphanie? is so fabulous, we have a bag named in her honor. It is of course the one, the only - Paris!

Let's join Erin as she travels to Europe for the first time. Turquoise Lola functioned as her faithful accessory charged with accommodating a Canon 50D, two lenses, personal items and water.

Erin wrote that her life dream was to sit in front of the Eiffel Tower. We're so happy you made that dream come true!

While in Paris, Erin suggests the following:

1)  Sit in front of the Eiffel Tower with a baguette and bottle of wine right before sunset, to watch the tower transform into a lighted beauty.  
2)  Rent a bike or walk the city.  My girlfriend and I spent 2 days walking the city and taking in the culture.  So much is missed when riding the Metro.
3)  Have dinner at Le 404, which was our one splurge meal in Paris.  Recommended by a friend, it has the most amazing moroccan food.  And try the mojitos, they are to die for.
4)  Wander through a cemetery in Paris... Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise, is one of the largest.  The history and architecture of the tombs are amazing.
5)  Notre Dame is so peaceful and breathtaking.  You can also climb to the top for a birds eye view!
And a side note:  Get some basic French down and use it... the locals are much more friendly when you attempt to speak their language!


Erin at Le 404, mojito in hand.

That was fun, Erin! Thanks for sharing your first journey to Paris with us!

Attention all those who own Epiphanie bags! We know you've been to some fabulous places. Or live in some incredible, travel-worthy cities for that matter. We want to hear from you! Send a few shots and your list of 5 favorite things to do in that location to media@epiphaniebags.com.  Include a short bio about yourself and note "Where Did You Have Your Epiphanie?" in the subject line. Thanks!