As part of our first anniversary we headed over to Paris for the weekend.
Gold net bag, Topshop, £20
Peach/pink faux fur scarf, sold out, Miss Selfridge
Probably the coldest weekend of my life. It snowed too which was fun but not when you left your brolley in the restaurant the night before after a few too many French wines (oops). But, even with a sopping beret and wet eyelashes, we still had lots of fun!
Striped dress, Newlook, £15.99
Beret, similar here
We need to go back as it went too quickly and we didn’t make it to Jim Morrison‘s supposed grave due to the snow.
I booked us flights from Gatwick and Richard, being a hotel architect, immediately wanted to stay at ‘The Hoxton‘. It was so pretty. A perfect interior of curling staircases, tiles, plants, pink chairs and modern art work, and an old fashion radio playing as walked in to our cute room.
The first night, after a quick drink at ‘The Hoxton’, we took the metro to see Moulin rouge lit up and found what seemed like the most popular restaurant ever. There was an hour wait, just enough time to buy a cocktail down the street and it was worth the wait. A tapas selection of Coq au vin, cauliflower cheese, chorizo and a creamy potato side, epic!
On Sunday after out Hoxton ‘ le petit dejeuner’ of granola, yogurt and a banana, the colossal Notre Damn was first to be checked out. It is amazing!
Then there was a search for vintage shops and a Parisian, Swedish and LA brand ‘And other stories‘. We went on to the hilltop area of Sacre-Coeur and stopped for lunch and coffee. The french onion soup which was delish! with amazing bread of course.
Then the snow really came down which gave us an excuse to go and warm up, with cheese and wine, oops.
A quick change back at the hotel and England were playing rugby so we landed ourselves watching that game before dinner.
Red dress, H&M, similar here
We then got an uber to Canal Saint-Martin and found ‘Le comptoire general’ off the beaten track. It’s an old barn, dimly lit with a great decor of plants, cool furniture, stylish chandeliers, red carpets and African souvenirs. There is even a boat bar!
Our dinner at Hotel du Nord on this, our final night was also beaut. Snails for Richard to start (I couldn’t do it!) and a steak each. A bottle of perfect rose wine and a creme brulee for dessert, yummy!
The last day was moseying around, staring at the Eiffel tower and eating almond croissants and burger at ‘The Hoxton’. Home time!
Mon amour Pareri
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