paris, j'adore

In Paris for Fall 2012 fashion week!  If you ever go to Paris, on the first day you arrive, it's always best to plan as little as possible.  Go for long strolls around your hotel neighborhood, stuff yourself with tasty pastries, and, well, inevitably shop.  A lot.  Paris is a truly beautiful city and its beauty is amplified each fashion season with the hundreds of models that you see around the city.  Fashion week here officially kicked off on Tuesday, but many haven't arrived in from Milan yet, so the streets aren't quite as crazy yet as they will be in the next coming days.  So, for now, let us take you through our stroll through the city, picture-by-picture.  Don't forget to follow us on Twitter & Facebook for more current updates on how we're going here in Paris!

Going to Paris is an excuse to pig out on pastries.  Nowhere else are they more delicious than here in Paris.  A pain suisse is a delicious but horrifyingly fattening pastry stuffed with chocolate chips and custard; but when you're in Paris, the calories don't count, right?

Most shops in Paris open between 10-10.30 am, but Prtintemps opens at 9.45.  Printemps is separated into several different buildings, each containing: beauty products, menswear, womenswear and home furnishings.  We love this Tom Dixon window which was created in partnership with the Printemps team.

If you only have time to go shopping in one area, without a doubt, you should head to Boulevard Haussman.  This is where you will find Printemps and Galleries Lafayette, which stock all the major and cult brand.  There are also high street shops such as Zara and H&M nearby.  Head to Sephora for your beauty fix.

Lunch at the Paco Rabanne cafe in Galleries Lafayette.  Everything there is black, white and red.  The food?  Delicious.

The gorgeous Place Vendome just after midday.  It was quiet there yesterday, but it will soon be teeming with street-style photographers, models and style mavens.

Look what we found opposite the flagship Chanel store on Rue Cambom?  It's Jamin Puech!  Everything inside the store was magnificently whimsical and artisnal.

You can't go to Paris without trying La Duree macaroons.  They are baked with classic techniques and delightful flavours.  And their packaging is divine.

Inside our macaroon box: citron, cassis, caramel, framboise, pistache, chocolat, foret noir and grapefruit.

The Eiffel Tower is a Parisian icon.  Many people like to go up to the top, but it's really best viewed from afar.  From the right vantage point, the tower looks downright regal.  Here, the view from Avenue Montaigne at dusk.


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1 comment:

Philippa said...

Thank you for the advice! I will be heading there in March, I can't wait to eat copious amounts of pastries!


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