On Instagram

Here are a few things I've been up to recently from my Instagram account. Follow along at @woman.meets.world!

Weekend Wanderlust

Sail away with some beautiful photos handpicked by Coastal Living Magazine today on their 'Daily Catch' and feed your wanderlust this weekend! Proud to be included in this grouping and be the cover photo! Thanks Coastal Living!

Postcards from Paris: An Ode to the Eiffel Tower in the Springtime

I have a confession to make. I am deeply in love with the Eiffel Tower and I just can't get enough of it. Yes, I realize how much of a tourist that statement makes me sound but I can't help it. I've been to Paris four times now and I often find that it's one of my first stops. I get a rush of excitement when I see it rising above the city. I love it in the morning, noon, and night. I adore it in the evening the most when it sparkles and glimmers - absolutely magical. Once it starts sparkling at the top of the hour for a few minutes during the evening, there are always people around who gasp and adore in its brilliance. I have heard more than one French person exclaim, "Ooh la la!", which to someone who is not French is fantastic! Its intricate details, its curves, its romantic design....it's no wonder it has become a worldwide symbol for Paris. There is something that draws people to it and can gaze at it for ages. 

I hadn't ever seen it just after sunrise in the early morning hours, so I made it my mission this time to do that. I went early on a Monday morning before the crowds had appeared and when the spring sunlight was hazy and glowing. This is my ode to the Eiffel Tower through photos and I hope you like it! 

 

xo Rheanne 

Brunch and Blogs

One of my favourite things about travelling is getting to meet new people. Last Saturday, I met up with a terrific group of fellow bloggers in Paris for brunch after the lovely Grace from Besotted Grace brought us together via our Instagram connections. For me, social media, and Instagram in particular, has made the world an even smaller place, bringing like-minded people together from all over the world through sharing similar interests and slices of our lives. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the great people that I follow in person. 

We met at a charming little restaurant called 'Treize - A Baker's Dozen', which is tucked away in a little courtyard just off Rue Saint-Pere in Saint-Germain. It was a lovely, cozy place to hang out while staying out of the rain as a group of six of us. We spent the morning chatting about travel, Paris, our experiences living abroad, and blogging, followed by a stroll around Saint-Germain. It was great to be able to connect with these inspiring women who I share common experiences with. Check out their beautiful stories when you get a chance:

Grace - besottedgrace.com

Silia - The Viennese Girl

Christine - 8 Rue Caffarelli

Kate - @domestikate (Instagram)

Irma - Refashion Gallery

Clothes for Good

I love it when one of my favourite companies (J Crew) teams up with an incredible organization (David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust) to creatively raise money for a great cause. 

Called 'Garments for Good', J Crew has created the cutest t-shirts and sweaters to support the great work of the DSWT, which is dedicated to rescuing and protecting elephants and rhinos who have been orphaned in East Africa from ivory poaching and from extinction. The Trust has worked hard, successfully rescuing, raising and rehabilitating over 160 orphaned elephants to then reintegrate back into the wild. J Crew commissioned Hugo Guinness to create these t-shirts and sweaters, with 100% of the net proceeds being donated to the DSWT. The elephant featured on the clothing is Edie, who was a rescued elephant by the DSWT when she was just four months old. There are lots of different styles and colours for women, men and kids so go check it out!