Apologies in advance for the influx of travel photos. I just still can’t get over the charm of this town! This was our second day in Quebec City and we rented a car and got out of the city a bit. We went to the most incredible waterfall I think I’ve ever seen called Montmorency Falls! We also went over to the island to the most amazing chocolate shop called Chocolaterie de l’Ile d’Orleans. They also make chocolate dripped ice cream which was so big it was like a mean in itself.
The last part of the day we took a long walk into the city which is where I took most of these photos. Can you see what I mean? Charming! I love the cobblestone streets and stone buildings. It’s also right on the water so there are gorgeous views everywhere! I wore this cold shoulder embroidered dress because I thought it was so fitting. This town makes you feel like you are walking the streets in Germany except that they speak french. If you are planning on visiting, make sure you visit my Quebec City Travel Guide.
If you are planning a tip to Quebec City, here are some recommendations for hotels, restaurants & things to do! After being there for a few days, I’ve fallen in love with the city, but especially can’t get over how nice people are. After every city and country I’ve been to, I can honestly say that the people in Quebec are the nicest. The city is French speaking (even the menus and signs are in French), but almost everyone speaks a little English too. I took Spanish in college so the one phase I picked up in Paris which was SUPER helpful and used again here was parlez-vous anglais (pronounced: parlay vue en-glay), which means do you speak English? When I walk the streets, I honestly feel like I’m in Europe! One of my favorite streets was Rue du Petit-Champlain, which had many cute shops and cobblestone streets.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: This is probably the most well-known hotel in Quebec City, located right in the middle of Old Quebec. The location is amazing, and it looks like a giant castle from the outside! My dad stayed here 20 years ago and loved it so we went back.
Le Manoir d’Auteuil: Built in the 1850’s so it has a ton of charm and character, the beds are really comfortable, and the hotel staff is very nice (and they all speak English). And the best part? It’s less than $100 per night and the location is within walking distance from everything in the heart of the city.
COFFEE AND DESSERTS
La Maison Smith: These are all over the city and I love them! We stopped by a couple times for their hot chocolate or maple syrup latte – both are amazing. They also have mini desserts like macarons.
Paillard: Someone recommended the chocolate almond croissant from this place. They have a ton of desserts, but they also serve soup and sandwiches as well.
Au Petit Coin Breton: It’s an authentic French creperie out of Brittany, France. The crepes were amazing (I ordered the chocolate crepe).
Sapristi: An Italian restaurant with great local beers and the food is incredible. The French onion soup is ah-mazing – they bake cheesy bread right on top of the soup!
Chez Ashton: We wanted to try authentic poutine while we were here and this restaurant kept coming up as the best poutine in Quebec.
Chez Boulay: This restaurant is a four-star restaurant owned by Jean-Luc Boulay, featuring Nordic cuisine. We wanted to go to a nicer dinner one night, and this was the perfect romantic dining atmosphere!
My first day in Quebec City was so exciting. I love the fact that most of the city speaks French and that feeling of being in a foreign city. I was so excited to explore because I saw online how charming this city was. And I have to say it was even CUTER in person. I hope these photos do it justice for you. There are so many adorable cafes, cobblestone streets and fun little shops. We also looked out with the weather as it was in the 80’s all week!
We stayed at the Fairmont Le Chateau which was the most breathtaking hotel. What I also loved about the hotel is that it’s right in the heart of the city and close to everything. I would definitely recommend it. Stay tuned this week as I post more about our trip on my travel page.
I wore this pink scalloped top because I wanted something super comfy. And I know I wear these wedges a lot but they are so comfortable for doing a lot of walking and exploring.
I am in looooove with pom poms right now! This one shoulder pom pom dress is only $13 (such a good deal) and is really high quality. I love the embroidered detail on the hem. These white heels are new and I love them for summer (also wore in this post). I think this look is so super fun for summer – perfect for outdoor parties or brunch your girlfriends. I love it paired with this sunflower colored clutch. And as if I didn’t already have enough color, I add my yellow tassel earrings! They are a little hard to see, but I absolutely love them!
I wore this outfit yesterday to take my friend out for her birthday dinner! We went to L’Artusi in the West Village – one of my favorites! I’m sure you already know this, but Nordstrom has some really cute transitional pieces right now that will help you glide right into fall. I’ll be sharing some of my favorites this week so stay tuned! I’m actually really excited to start wearing Fall clothes again! What is your favorite season to dress for?