I spent today daydreaming about the idyllic Château de Chantilly, of all the castles in Paris, this one is by far the dreamiest I’ve been to. One of the wonderful things about living in this city is having so many beautiful day trip locations just a hop, skip and train ride away. If you’re ever feeling worn out by urban life, you can rest assured you’re never far from peace and tranquility.
Looking at these photos below you wouldn’t believe that its already October in Paris. Hopping off the airplane, even at dusk the temperature seemed miles warmer than in England. This threw all of my packing askew forcing me to forego my original outfit plans of oversized knits and ankle boots. The temperature didn’t once get cold enough for me to unpack my trench coat which I’d recently purchased especially for the trip. But who am I to complain about sunshine and warmth when the gardens in Paris look as dreamy as this.
Just a little note from Paris. I’ve landed back in my favourite place on earth for a couple of projects which I’m really excited to share with you all. But first coffee… Straight off the plane to the charming Café de Flore for coffee and a much needed catch-up with friends. Happy weekend everyone.
Rumour has it that Hôtel Costes sells the best roses in Paris, and if the window display is anything to go by then I can believe it. Right next door to the heavenly florist lies the entrance to one of the grandest hotels in Paris, one which I’d heard much about yet never had the pleasure of entering. One of my best friends had told me of its plush interior and superb cocktails so I was more than a little excited to finally make it there, albeit at a different time of day. One sunny summer’s day I snuck into the beautifully ornate and ivy-grown terrace to meet the lovely Teekay for a lunch date where I had the best club sandwich I’ve ever eaten which only makes me more eager to return at nightfall for one of those aforementioned cocktails.
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Oh Paris why do you have to steal all of our hearts? Wouldn’t one person’s heart do just fine? Paris is a city which seems to ignite something inside each of it’s roamer’s, and a lot of the time I don’t understand why but then a magical moment happens reminding me why I fell so deeply in love with this achingly beautiful place. I opened my cast iron blinds to a dark sky but minutes later as I rolled out of bed and onto my bike the sky rapidly turned to a fiery red, the shade of red which intensifies as the minutes pass. I cycled down to the Seine to catch the last flickers of orange over the river before meandering along the empty streets and capturing this shot of an entirely empty bridge. Just one of the many ways that Paris stole my heart.
A little postcard from Paris of the most adorable choux pastry shop in town. When I’m in the area I always make sure to pass by because walking past this facade always cheers me up, I hope it makes you as happy as it does me.