Monday, 17 March 2014

A Weekend in Paris


At the beginning of this month, I was lucky enough to go on a weekend trip to Paris with some friends.  It was a shame to only be there for a very short period of time, but I did still manage to fit in a lot of exploring, shopping and eating of course. Here are a selection of some of my favourite photographs that I took during my stay. 

It is completely essential when going to Paris to eat as many macarons as possible. We went to Ladurée on Avenue des Champs-Élysées to get a taste of the very best. 

No stay in Paris could be complete without a trip to Sephora. We must have spent almost two hours in the shop, completely in awe of everything. Since we were still looking rough from our coach journey, we got our make-up done by some of the counter girls which was good fun (although I wasn't really a fan of how the lady did smokey eyes up to my eyebrows and ended up taking most of it off later on)

We made sure to fit in seeing the iconic features of Paris: Notre Dam, Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Although the weather wasn't fantastic, the sun did start to come out as we were at the Eiffel Tower, meaning a beautiful rainbow appeared!

Company Magazine's recent "Paris" edition came in SO handy and we made it our mission to track down some of the "go-to" spots that it had recommended. One of these was Angelina's tearoom, which is well-known in Paris for its bottled hot chocolate. We picked up some as well as some more macarons (shock horror).

Browsing around the legandary Galeries Lafayette was a unique experience. Who knew a department store could be so beautiful? We also went to "the first department store", Le Bon Marche. Unsurprisingly, both left me wishing I had all the money in the world.


When exploring different stops on the Metro to try and find somewhere nice to go out for dinner, we stumbled across a large crowd of people gathering around, taking photos and shouting peoples names. An English speaking reporter explained to us that the event was a French film awards ceremony, or as she described it "the French Oscars". Although it proved quite difficult for my short friends and I to get a good view, it was exciting to be there.

With the goal of finding somewhere French to eat, we ended up going to Flam's restaurant. Flams (I think the proper name is Tarte flambée) is a French cuisine that has a slight resemblance to pizza. 

We also made a trip down to get a sight of the Moulin Rouge. I have to say it was definitely a lot smaller than I imagined!

I hope you enjoyed this snippit of my trip! If you've been to Paris, let me know your favourite places and whether you have any recommendations! I definitely want to go back again soon. 


  1. WOW, this looks amazing!! looks like you had a lovely time, I hope to go to Paris one day!

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    1. Aww thank you! Yes you definitely should, it's an amazing city :) xx