My Paris week getaway went by too fast, boohoo! this time was a bit different than others, it wasn’t our typical sightseeing with no direction or schedule; for instance it was the first time I attended a couture fashion show, so it involved a little bit of work too, I must thank Totem Fashion for that. I also enjoyed the company of my in laws who traveled from Portugal to meet me and the hubs for a little birthday celebration, we also did some shopping and stuffed ourselves with lots and lots of good food too. I enjoyed my first coffee in Paris at the Splendid Etoile, I stayed here for only one night, it’s a Lovely hotel right by the Arc de Triomphe and within walking distance from top designer stores on Champs Elysées, rooms are spacious decorated in a contemporary style. The hotel staff is kind and will help you with anything you need. I must say that room service ends early at night but there’re a diversity of eateries nearby. Also, in case that your cicardian clock gets stuck in western time, there are plenty of restaurants open 24hrs that will deliver via uber eats. I visited the Bijorhca at the Paris Parc des Expositions, is where top jewelry designers showcase their work; here I met with Daniel Espinosa who was presenting his newest creations, right on time for Valentine’s day, visit his website to browse the new collections and take a look to the winter sale.
There’s nothing more cliché than enjoying lunch and drinks at Restaurant L’avenue, the perfect place to watch all kind of interesting people (this is the only restaurant that I make reservations weeks in advance) food is delish, tuna tartar and escargots are my fave. Thanks that tables are too close together you can easily end up making new friends. As for my OOTD the metallic pleat skirt sold out; the military coat is something you gotta have in your closet, the cute off shoulder sweater and my super comfy Marc Jacobs x Dr Martens were show stealers. I love when random people complement my choices, don’t you?
La Comtess is a hotel boutique with a charming cafe and amazing service, all the rooms have a view to the Eiffel Tower, browse their website to see rates, I recommend that you reserve ahead of time if you want front view to the tower. Suites are more spacious than regular rooms, I highly recommend them. I chose this OOTD for my actual birthday, I think the AMIRI shirt says it all.
The Cold days in Pais called for the Silver lady Fox from Alyssa the Haute Brunette is warm and cozy, a little bulky but not heavy at all , I can’t wait to wear it with a graphic tee and ripped jeans.
On this snowy day my touristy soul took me to the Château des Vesalles, it’s only a short drive from Paris. My coat is soft and yells for attention curiously drawn to my feet, These falcon Adidas are a total hit, chuncky style but not ugly at all.
There’s always time for the Louvre, I haven’t finished exploring it yet. It was a rainy and cold day, good thing I packed this Moncler, it kept me dry and warm while my boots kept me from gliding and falling on the icy streets.
After a day well spent admiring all the wonders inside the Louvre including the Printemps shops, a must to wrap up the day with a good meal it’s the LOULOU right at the Musée des Arts décoratifs, my favorite dish here is the pesto – pistachio linguine and for dessert the Paris Brest, I’m obsessed with this sweet! The last full day in Paris was very productive, we had a marvelous time at the Four Seasons, L’orangerie is one of the 3 Michelin restaurants that this hotel proudly owns, our lunch was superb. Right after, I headed to the famous Lightbox temporally set in the courtyard; it was an official stop during Couture Week.
I walked the streets of Paris and its shopping centers on these eyelet Alaïa boots, gosh they are so comfortable and chic, a combination hard to find, I got them on super sale at Net-A-Porter (click in the photo for details) I actually saw them in black at the boutique in Paris but they were full price so, Au Revoir! There you have my Birthday week in Paris, it was fun doing a little bit of everything, thank you so much for the birthday wishes! you can read my reflections on turning a decade older here!.