Bonsoir Mes Amis,
I have not long returned from a fleeting trip to Paris (my first time visiting) with one of my best girlfriends and favourite humans Jaimie. As with any trip I take to Europe, I made the most of my 6am jet-lag driven wake ups while over there, taking the opportunity to get out early and enjoy the city without needing to share it with all the other tourists.
**Hot tip: Do this, it is the most magical way to see a city.
Staying on Avenue George V, near the corner of Avenue Montaigne, on morning number one Jaimie and I needed to visit The Iron Lady, so I put my walking boots on (Stuart Weitzman Hi-Lines), and we got to strolling.
We had no idea really where we were going, but with a pretty clear view of the tower from our Air BnB, we wandered down Avenue George V, across the Seine, then we just kept meandering in that general direction through the most beautiful little streets until we turned a corner and there she was, ‘Le Tour Eiffel’ glowing in the early morning light. I can’t lie, seeing her in the golden glow of the morning sun made my heart skip a beat.
On the way back we strolled all the way up Avenue George V to the Four Seasons Paris, to see the beautiful Floral installation by my absolute favorite florist in the world Jeff Leatham, whose work I have admired for seven or so years now, and it did not disappoint. His work is so modern, dramatic and beautiful, and seeing it in person was such a delight.
Staying at a five star hotel in Paris was a touch out of the budget for us so we opted instead to visit a few that we really wanted to see for Brunches etc. Not the same I know, but a nice way to check out different hotels.
Breakfast at Le Cinq at The Four Seasons Paris is a very luxe experience. We were treated like princesses, referred to as Mademoiselles (always a good start!), given the best table, sitting on what can only be described as a perfect love seat, with a view of the whole room and out to the gorgeous light filled courtyard. The waiter recommended we try their signature dish – French Toast – I was hesitant at first, however he explained that this one was special and promised to be different to other French Toast, and oh he was so right. The only downside to that epically delicious, excessively caramelised brioche French Toast is that, it is likely that even in Melbourne, no French Toast will ever compare.
Dress: Zara Sweater Dress (A/W17)
Boots: Stuart Weitzman Black Suede Hi-Line
Bag: Chanel Medium Classic Flap
Opaque tights: Metalicus (these are a wardrobe essential)
Lipstick: Nars Heatwave