Paris In A Day

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Travelling can be so tiresome but not when done in true style! I took a lovely day trip over to Paris last week to view the new AW16 collection for La Redoute. I am such a lucky girl as we travelled in business class on the Eurostar which was complete luxury! This was the first time I have been on the Eurostar and my second time in Paris. I have to say I would totally pick Eurostar over a flight anyday. Hardly any waiting time at all for check in and with the amount of food served on the train, upgrading is definitely worth it! Did I mention the free magazines?

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The lovely ladies over at La Redoute gave me such a cute gift when I arrived at St Pancras including the cutest Parisian notebook! The journey was only 2.5 hours which is not bad at all. So glad the weather was also on our side as it was supposed to rain but not a drop fell and the air was really warm, such a change from the UK!

Our first stop was the press viewing and interviews with the young designers of the new seasons collection. I spoke with  Coralie Marabelle and Delphine Manivet, two of the womenswear designers. They were both really sweet girls who talked me through their favourite pieces, colours and inspirations for this season. Khaki, navy, red and white are heavily used in these pieces. Nautical and feminine Parisian themes have influenced the styles in this collection. I’m now actually really excited for next season so that I can order some of these really cute bits!

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Next up we took a car over to the W hotel in Opera for the most beautiful lunch I have had in a long while. The food was so well prepared and tasted delicious. I wasn’t a big fan of french food before but I am now definitely looking forward to my next meal in Paris! The hotel was gorgeously decorated, the atmosphere and company were also great so it was such a nice treat.

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Over in France La Redoute have interiors stores so it was nice to be able to go in and see the products that you can only get on line in the UK. Lots of colour and Parisian style on show here, it gave me plenty of inspo for designing my new living room in a few months. After a bit of light shopping it was time to go home and say ‘Au Revoir’ to Paris.

There was certainly lots of walking around and I was so glad to travel back in business. I arrived home quite late but travelling in style makes a huge difference. Paris is somewhere I am excited to go back to, it’s such a big city and there is lots to see. Next time I think it will have to be an overnight stay or two at least!

Have you been to Paris? Tips for next time?

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  • Anna A.

    I dream of seeing Paris for myself! Thank you for sharing your lovely, lively, and luxurious experience. So chic and sassy!

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  • Recien L

    You are indeed one lucky girl! Nice to experience all that elegance and sample the sumptuous treats. I also like your style and it is cool that you included links on how to get those pieces.

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  • Wow! I wish I could visit Paris like that. Everything looks amazing: the food, the clothing, the furniture. Did I mention the food?

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  • Nicole

    Omg I love that you have so many photos on your blog. The food on the Eurostar looks divine! My sister has taken the Eurostar a couple times and she loved it as well. Wish I can make time to go soon! I will defo bookmark your page.

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  • Inja Fajatin

    The AW16 collection looks fab! I especially liked the black and white pieces you posted. Very chic and classy!

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  • Seraphim

    Paris is a very beautiful city, but the true beauty of the city is when the sun goes down. A tip for your next trip to Paris is to make some friends that work at the eiffel tower, so you can get access to the top in the late hours – like 11-12pm. The view once you’re up there will be worth all your trouble for getting access to it. Forge some unforgettable memories!

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  • Fatima Punzalan

    First of all, I would like to say I love Paris and everything on it! And also, the colour palette of AW16 are my colours so I am really loving the collection. I will go for that La Redoute Suede & Leather Backpack and New Look Leather Espadrille Sandles, awesome pieces!

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  • You Are So Pretty

    How could anyone go wrong in Paris? These collections of AW16 are fabulous and inspiring. Every pieces (as seen in the photos) are thrilling because they look very classy.

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  • Daruma-san

    Many of us loves Paris.But some of us didn’t exactly know the true beauty of paris.Once you’ve been there, it feels like you want to live there forever! Especially the food. I love foods in paris

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  • Tadhana Gagwis

    Oh man, I’ve always wanted to go to Paris! Reading this article makes me feel like I’ve already gone on a short tour around the City of Love! Great article!

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  • Such a gorgeous post – lovely photos! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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