I love Paris! Champagne, shopping, fashion & culture – what more do you what from a city break that is only a 2-hour train away?!
Paris in the winter is magical! I love people watching and everyone is so fabulous with such wonderful and chic outfits – Parisian woman are so glam!
I stayed here – http://www.castille.com/en/ & it was beautiful!
Hotel Castille Paris
33-37 Rue Cambon
Hotel Castille is a 5-star hotel in central Paris and is a perfect starting point to explore the romantic capital! Plus, the location is amazing:
– Next to 31 Rue Cambon, Castille stands alongside the Chanel Maison, in the heart of the 1st Arrondissement
– Located near the legendary Champs-Elysees, right in the fashionable heart of Paris
– Place Vendome, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum, Galeries Lafayette are a pleasant walk away
This iconic boutique hotel has 108 rooms & suites that combine Parisian haute couture and a touch of Italian chic. Every detail at Castille has been lovingly restored to exude the opulence of its 18th century glory days, yet still retain a Parisian flair. It really is heavenly!
Although, with Chanel next door & Jimmy Choo close by, you will have to work on your shopping temptation control before you arrive 🙊
I went to Paris in December and I have to say, one of the best things about going to Paris around Christmas time is there huge 500+ stall Christmas Market. My favourite lunch was from one of the stalls with was an amazing fresh French stick with ham & truffle cheese washed down with a mulled wine. I then followed it up by a glass of champagne from the champagne stall for only €6!! (The cheapest glass of champers you will find in Paris! Trust me!)
My Dress – Lucys Boutique
If you are heading to Paris to go shopping, there is only two places I would recommend:
I spent a lot of my time in Paris testing out the bar scene… it was December after all! Here are my top bars that you MUST visit if go.
COSY | INTIMATE | EXCLUSIVE
This lovely bar is one of the most talked about celeb hot spots in Paris – the perfect to go if you are hoping to catch sight of movie stars!
Bar 8 Mandarin Oriental
MODERN | SERENE | SOPHISTICATED
I loved it here – the bar was beautifully designed with a dramatic marble bar as its centrepiece. This was my favourite place to sip cocktails & indulgent red wine – plus their courtyard was decorated really festive. The ideal place for a sophisticated evening!
La Galerie George V Four Seasons
ELEGANT | EXQUISITE DECOR
This place is pure elegance & exquisite art – the perfect place to start your evening for a quiet drink, listening to the pianist while people watching.
Le George at the Four Seasons George V
MEDITERRANEAN | INDULGENT
As you can imagine at the Four Seasons the décor was Immaculate & grand, mixing luxurious Parisian style with a modern twist. The food is absolutely delicious! The menu is light Mediterranean cuisine, perfect for sharing. I definitely recommend the truffle pasta – it is one of the tastiest & most indulgent meals I’ve ever had! The service is attentive & efficient but not over bearing.
The decor, food & service is 5 star which is quite rightly reflected in the price. Definitely the perfect place for a real treat or celebration.
TRENDY | LIVELY | COOL
You definitely need to start your evening with an insane creative & original cocktail from the Les Bains Bar! That is all I will say, just try one for yourself!! The interior design is exceptional!
The atmosphere is fun & buzzy – I really enjoyed my meal here!
When I’m on holiday clean eating goes out the window! All my usual rules don’t apply!! Plus, when in Paris you need to experience an authentic ‘Le Patisserie’ right?!
ELEGANCE | CHARM | INDULGENCE
Established in 1903, the tea room is bursting with French elegance & charm.
For over a century Angelina’s has built a reputation as a place of sophistication & indulgence with customers including Parisian aristocracy & Coco Chanel (!!!) So if it’s good enough for Parisian princesses & Chanel it’s good enough for us!! 😂🙊
Angelina’s is renowned for its iconic hot chocolate & wide variety pastry collection, but also offers a lighter savory brunch options.
TRADITIONAL | MACAROON HEAVEN
French luxury bakery & sweets maker, Ladurée is half way between a Parisian cafe & cakeshop. Laduree is famously known for its pastry innovation, but is best known for its premium double decker macaroons. If you visit Paris, you have to pop in & try them. They are also perfect presents to take home!