Well, you must know that I have forgotten to post the finale of my Paris trip on the blog. You haven’t even seen the other half of my trip! Since it is Paris Fashion Week right now, and I’m utterly jealous of everyone who is there right now, here is the remainder, and most amazing second half of my trip to Paris ❤ the city of perfection…
Day 6 – Sacre Coeur + Montmartre
The views, church and old city setting of Montmarche were beautiful. I felt as if I’d gone on a small vacation outside of Paris for a few hours. After, we stopped into Printemps for some shopping, where I did a quick shoe-change into these funky tropical Marc Jacobs sandals (below) 🙂
We went back to St. Honore, Madeleine area for dinner, in attempt to eat at Ferdi (Kim Kardashian’s fav cheeseburger joint). However, it was obviously fully booked till 10pm, so we ate at a super cute and delicious Spanish Tapas spot across the street called da Rosa. I recommend it to anyone wanting to try something not-so-French when in the area!
Day 7 – The last day of shopping on Rue St. Honore
We started out with breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, positioned right in the middle of the area. On the first day, I had peeked in to see this absolutely serene and beautiful garden setting, which was half restaurant/half cafe. So naturally, my mom and I decided we must go back and have brunch! I ordered a poached egg, and it was literally 1 poached egg…good thing I wasn’t starving. It was so delicious though!
Posing at Goyard with the notorious Goyardine-printed St. Louis tote…
And you’re now probably wondering why I have this shopping bag and an upset face, right? Well, I wandered into Chloé and they released some new charms, which I obvi had to try on my bag…which ripped the strap!!!!! I freaked, and went back to Goyard, and with their amazing customer service, they took it for repair within 1 hour. I was so pleased. Now back to shopping… 😉
I finally stopped in the original Hermès boutique on Faubourg St. Honore, after the whole trip, and spotted this gorgeous masterpiece. This Birkin was DECKED OUT. In the Himalayan croco colourway, dripping in diamonds; I think this was worth $300,000 in Canadian dollars. No lie. I almost puked.
And here I am posing on the couch at Saint Laurent, where I returned to buy the bag I’d been dreaming of, the one that looks just like a black croc Birkin that I wish I could afford, but this does the job 😉
My sales associate and I had an amazing conversation, and the manager loved the fact that I was really into fashion, so he invited my up to Hedi Slimane’s private apartment, only shown to special guests. It was pretty cool, not gonna lie. Kinda looked like an atelier, or a VIP party room, complete with beautiful furnishings and more YSL goodies that I wanted to buy, but couldn’t afford after this indulgence 😦
Finally, dinner at Le Sud with a friend of my mom’s, for an outstanding French fish stew. It was soooooooooooooo goooooooooooddddddd.
Day 8 – Exploring the 16th Arr. and Museums
I had the opportunity to check out the Jeanne Lanvin exhibition, curated by the archives at Musée Galliera (the fashion museum) in Paris, and by Lanvin’s current creative director Alber Elbaz. It was utterly brilliant. The couture was so intricate and beautiful; it was so special to be able to see some of Lanvin’s original creations. Talk about a special trip!
We then checked out Palais de Tokyo, which I had read about and knew fashion shows had taken place there. Oh my god…it was probably the COOLEST museum I have EVER BEEN TO #NEXTLEVEL. The art, the concepts, the exhibits, the ideas, the innovation…the list goes on…were outstanding. You must visit if you are in Paris.
Day 9 – Versailles
I felt so royal exploring the chateau, and then walking through the gardens afterward. I would’ve spent all day, but the weather was horrible; it was raining, gloomy, and depressing 😦 …but I still managed to look #CHIC!
The day ended with dinner at Le Dôme, one of the original restaurants frequented by some of the most famous writers in history. We started with a little bit of cheese, and then I cleverly ordered a classic shellfish platter…all to myself. Fresh, yes, but I regretted it 😛
And that, in a nutshell, was my trip to Paris. Pictures cannot describe how amazing and memorable this trip was, and seeing all the pictures on Instagram at Paris Fashion Week right now makes me yearn to go back again. What an amazing city… I can’t wait to return.