Paris My Love

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The place where fashion is celebrated, love is debated and the sweets are appreciated.
Where vintage is king and streetstyle is j’adored while you walk the streets in a tutu, heels and a
biker jacket and people applaud.

You haven’t lived until you’ve experience Paris and i’m not talking about the five day stop over,
take a selfie in front of the eiffel tower, eat a croissant, buy a postcard nailed it kind of trip.
I’m talking about getting lost in the streets, shop at the local fruit market with aromas so fragrant
just the smell makes you taste the strawberries and walk the museum halls where many famous
artist’s have walked before you sat and drank coffee whilst discussing their new revelations. As i
discovered no agenda is the Parisian agenda.

After taking an inspiration trip to Paris for a month to work and spend time with one of my best
friends Maja who lives in Paris it’s something i recommend any creative do though be prepare to
have a part of you remain behind forever.

Below is a list and photos of some of my personal favourite places and experiences that i want
to share with you in a city full of contrast of the Old framed by the new.

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St Quen market.

By far one of my favourite places and Paris’s best kept secrets is the St Quen market.
An aladdin's cave of antiques, vintage fashion/jewellery and art.

Upon arrival your descent into the market is a scary one masked by what looks like a cheap
wranglers market you eventually discover with a few wrong turns boutiques full of collectors
items. Fashion school and famous designers alike (Karl Lagerfeld and Olivier Rousteing) often
stroll these markets to buy the priceless items that are then funneled into today’s current
fashions and trends. I recommend you dress casual on your day trip to St Quen and be
prepared to return with treasures as the Parisian’s are quick to say no to a photo.

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99 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Paris, France

Palace of Versailles

Where every girl who dreamed to be a Princess should roam. Housing some of the most
decadent interiors you will ever see and be inspired by the Palace of versailles is somewhere
you need to take your time so you can forever etch the surroundings into your memory.

Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Montmartre

Known as the art district and famous for its artistic history and the the white-domed Basilica of
the Sacré-Cœur situated at the top of the summit looking down onto all of the rich culture and
vibrant flare. Also well known for beautiful fabric district. The perfect place

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The Louvre

You haven't lived until you’ve taken a bicycle ride to the Cour Napoléon of the Louvre where the
modern like Famous glass and metal pyramid by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, frames one of the most historic collections of Art. Prepare to take your time as you gaze at some of the most brilliant past minds of artistic inspiration.

After trying my best to etch all of this wonders into my memory one in particular was my
favourite by far my favourite for its beauty and romantic nature and that was Psyche Revived by
Cupid's Kiss by Antonio Canova regarded as a masterpiece of Neoclassical sculpture capturing
a moment of pure emotion, characteristic of the emerging movement of Romanticism

Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Retail Shopping

Champs-Elysees

All of your high end hotels and shopping all in one famous Arc de Triomphe framed street. Enjoy a leisurely stroll down the designer brick road.

Av. des Champs-Elysees, 75008 Paris, France

Gallery Lafayette

A glass house sheltering some of Paris' most luxurious brands. Make sure to visit the Top level after your shopping expeditions for phenomenal desserts.

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40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France

Place Vendome

A Piazza surrounded by luxury boutiques and hotels alike.

Chanel

The first boutique and iconic mirrored staircase viewed privately now by invited guests
represents more than a memory though a change in Fashion itself by a young courageous
Gabrielle.

31 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris, France

Ferdi

The Parisian take on a fast food burger previously housing some of the most famous guests.
A must after long exploration or late evenings out. Address 32 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France

L’eclair de genie

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Eclairs with a twist. Modernized take on a classic french dessert. 14 Rue Pavée, 75004 Paris, France

Cafe Kitsune

As a fellow coffee lover this is your one stop shop for your perfect instagramable coffee fix.
51 Galerie de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France

Laduree

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The famous home to the french macaron on none other than the renowned shopping street
Champs-Elysees. Coffee and sweets with a view. 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France

Hotel costes

Dedicated to detail and intimacy is one of the most talked about spots in Paris. Perfect for that
afternoon cocktail and drink or dedicant dinner.
Address 239-241 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Cafe de flore

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One of the oldest coffee houses in Paris celebrated for its famous clientele, which in the past
included high-profile writers and philosophers and now one of the it places to be seen during Paris fashion week. 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France

Hôtel Ritz Paris

Ranked as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world and the perfect setting for a delicious
cocktail. I highly recommend a pit stop dressed divinely for an evening drink. 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France

Hôtel de Crillon

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In a landmark neoclassical building dating from 1758, this hotel embodies refined luxury.
Stop here for a bite to eat or an afternoon drink. 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

Le Royal Monceau Hotel

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Hailed as a French masterpiece this classic hotel given an opulent face lift by Philippe Starck is
a pricey must see though almost impossible to book.

Chez Raspoutine Paris

This red velvet byzantine-style interior is the perfect place for that late night cocktail and dance.
The seductive russian cabaret style bar is home to caviar and vodka alike.
58 Rue de Bassano, 75008 Paris, France

Silencio

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Cult filmmaker David Lynch opened a semi-private club for artists and performers in Paris. A
members only club is one place you want to be in for artistic networking. The 2,100-square-foot
space consists of a series of intimate rooms, each dedicated to a certain purpose or
atmosphere. A secret must see. 142 Rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris, France

Much love.
Jessica

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