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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Paris Is Always A Good Idea

Sunset on the Eurostar to Paris
 
Le Meurice Hotel reception in Paris
 
Le Meurice Hotel reception candle and mirror display in Paris
 
Le Meurice Hotel cream roses in Paris
 
View of the Eiffel Tower at night from Monsieur Bleu restaurant in Paris
 
Cartier diamond tiara at the Grand Palais exhibition in Paris
 
Cartier set lighting at the Grand Palais exhibition in Paris
 
Cartier diamond maharaja necklaceat the Grand Palais exhibition in Paris
 
Petit Palais in Paris
 
Eiffel Tower from Pont de la Concorde in Paris
 
Decorative cherub lamp on Pont de la Concorde in Paris
 
View of Eiffel Tower and the Seine in Paris
 
Velvet chairs at Hotel Costes in Paris
 
The Terrace at Hotel Costes in Paris
 
Sailing boats by the fountain in Jardin des Tuileries in Paris
 
Sailing boats by the fountain in Jardin des Tuileries in Paris
 
Quai des Tuileries sign in Paris
 
View of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine in Paris
 
Love locks attached to Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor in Paris
 
Flaming bar at Titty Twister nightclub in Paris
 
What the fuck sign at Titty Twister nightclub in Paris
 
Le Cafe Marly arches at the Louvre in Paris
 
Le Cafe Marly red glass chandelier at the Louvre in Paris
 
Croque monsieur and orange juice at Le Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris
 
Black and gold door at Le Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris
 
The Louvre and the French flag in Paris
 
IM Pei Pyramid at the Louvre in Paris
 
 
Location:
Paris

Memo:
Those of you who follow me on Instagram will already know that I think a trip to Paris is always a good idea. Fun, beautiful, romantic, cultural...it has everything you could possibly want in a city. I've spent a lot of time in Paris over the years. Fun long weekends away navigating the narrow back streets, stopping for croque-monsieur and crepes... Fashion Week fuelled work trips running on adrenaline, champagne and Louboutins... I love the place! This weekend I was swept away to the City of Lights. Here's my perfect weekend in photos:

1. Take the Eurostar from London - it's quick, easy and you get a great view of the French countryside
2 - 4. Totally spoilt, we stayed at the stunning Le Meurice - the Dali-inspired, Philippe Starck designed hotel is in my perfect location, with a delicious cocktail bar and the most helpful concierge who will grant your every wish
5. Head to Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo for dinner - this low-lit, beautiful restaurant has great music, delicious cocktails and a window table ensures a date with Monsieur Eiffel Tower
6 - 8. Visit the Cartier exhibition at Grand Palais - stunning jewels and set lighting that I fell in love with
9 - 12. Take a stroll to the Seine - take in the sights, the beautiful bridges and of course, the Eiffel Tower
13 - 14. Head to Hotel Costes for lunch, dinner or even just a drink - this sultry hotel is always on my list... A glass of champagne on the terrace with the most divine foie gras makes for the perfect Parisian lunch, the bar is full of hidden corners for a secret rendezvous and their music compilations are legendary (the fabulous Stephane Pompougnac was a waiter at Café Costes before being asked to mix for the hotel)
15 - 18. After a long, lazy lunch, take a stroll through the Jardin des Tuileries, stopping by one of the fountains to see the cutest colourful boats, until you reach the Seine
19. Leave your heart in Paris - romance isn't dead on the Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor
20 - 21. Party in Paris at newest hotspot Titty Twister - neon signs cover the walls of this decadent underground club where a gorgeous crowd hangs out whilst the crazy barmen set light to the super long bar
22 - 25. The morning after the night before, head to Café Marly for my favourite croque-monsieur and freshly squeezed orange juice, set in the cloisters of the Louvre overlooking the IM Pei designed pyramid
26 - 27. Wander around the Musée du Louvre marvelling in the vast size of the place - it gets me every time - before planning your next trip...

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