72 Hours in Perfect Paris🇫🇷: Buying Trip SS20
While on the flight back to Ireland I thought I would take the time to write a blog about my trip in Paris, as there has been so many enquiries.
I think Paris comes very close to topping my list of most visited cities.🇫🇷
To me, Paris is a city full of beautiful architecture, incredibly indulgent food and the most wonderfully stylish people (and brands) on the planet but just like all cities when you often visit, you worry that you may have seen it all - spoiler alert, I certainly have not!
If like me you've taken numerous photos in front of the Eiffel tower, eaten macarons at Ladurée more times than you can remember, stared longingly into the stores on Rue Cambon and feel like you can't step foot in the city without a hot chocolate from Angelina calling your name; then this post is for you!
Here's what 72 hours in Paris recently looked like for me, complete with some amazing views, out of this world food and of course, as always, the outfits I styled!
WHERE TO STAY
I've been lucky enough to stay in some of the most beautiful hotels in Paris on my many trips and I can honestly say I have never once stayed at a hotel in the city and not thought it worth another visit. On this occasion we stayed at the absolutely beautiful Saint James Albany hotel in front of the Tuileries Garden and just a few steps away from the Louvre Museum . The rooms are a beautiful mix, super comfortable furnishings and balconies to flood the contemporary rooms with natural light and unforgettable Parisian morning views- so gorgeous.
WHAT TO DO
Quite often when I go to Paris now I really treasure having days with not too much planned. I realise when working that's a huge rarity, but occasionally we do get afternoons to ourselves and when we do I love to take the chance to explore and get a little lost in the side streets viewing all the small Parisian boutiques picking up unique pieces for the store. I of course am still very much an excited tourist when it comes to discovering Paris, but to a certain extent I do have my bearings a little more than when I first started to visit.
On this buying trip, I was accompanied by the store managers, Cathy and Therese and of-course my mum Anne! We had a jammed packed schedule with all the buying appointments so our free time was strictly to evenings where we were able to enjoy the beautiful Parisian restaurants.
Our senior stylist Therese wore WIW of-course, the Jasmine Leopard Ruffle Dress, which she styled with a pair of trainers and her Marc Jacobs cross body bag. She is celebrating her 50th Birthday (3 months early- as I don't know when baby Kearney will make an appearance in December), How fab does she look??
Here is a throwback to one of our first ever buying trips in Paris:
WHERE TO EAT
In the interest of honesty and being completely open here, I don't have too many food pictures from the restaurants we visited. The reason being that I ate my food before there was even time to take or remember to take pictures (pregnancy feels).
First I want to mention Le Petit Marché- The food was out of this world, the fish and seafood here was unbelievably fresh.
Secondly Angelina, a picture perfect patisserie - Not only is the food just wonderful the setting is idyllic. 🇫🇷🥐🥖
Try not to drool on your keyboard when you scroll down, you've been warned!
WHAT I WORE
And perhaps most importantly - what did I wear? Yes this was only a short, passing visit but as always there was so much to do, see and eat that hand luggage is just never an option!
Travelling over I wore our gorgeous new Savannah Striped Shirt Dress as its so comfortable and loose with the bump while still stylish.
On the second day in Paris I wore the Sophia Navy Knit Dress- simple but beautiful, the Parisian way!
On the third day in Paris I wore the Alice fine knit midi dress with our Darcey Cream Thick Knit Jacket- Chanel as Hell.
You girls have went crazzzzy for the coat and has now completely sold out in record time of 20 minutes ladies, however I have managed to get a few more ordered so they are now available online as pre-order so grab it quick!!
I styled both outfits with my nude Louboutins in the style So Kate- these shoes are super comfy but not comfy enough to be walking all day at buying appointments so don't be fooled these were soon swapped for my nude Zara slingbacks and also my newest bag purchase my nude Louis Vuitton which goes with everything.