A Wednesday in Paris

A few weeks back, Farfetch invited me and five other lovely blogging gals to spend a day in Paris. A Wednesday, which somehow added to the magic. So here we were, sleepy and equally excited waiting to get our coffee fix before boarding the train. The two and a half hour ride was spent eating macaroons and talking all things fashion and before we even realized, Paris was revealing itself before our eyes.

I started snapping away as soon as I set foot outside Gare du Nord, trying to capture as much as possible from the architecture and general prettiness of the city.

Paris 2016 Paris 2016Paris 2016The first destination was the Eiffel Tower where after the compulsory wooows and aaaahs we went straight to the restaurant and had lunch, wine and lots of giggles. In all fairness, I wouldn’t recommend the food there – it’s good if you’re hungry but you probably won’t ask the chef for the recipe. The wine is good, though. And so are the desserts, we all enjoyed those.

After lunch we went up the tower, one level at the time, till the highest point. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you probably know I’ve been to Paris a couple of times before but never actually visited the Eiffel Tower. It was something I always wanted to do and I couldn’t be more grateful to Kristy and Dani from Farfetch to make that happen. The view is spectacular, to say the least.

view from the Eiffel Tower Paris with Farfetchview from the Eiffel Towerview from the Eiffel TowerAn hour later, feet firmly on the ground and camera roll full of Parisian stories, we met Camille – a talented French photographer and all around lovely gal – for a quick photo shoot. So here we were, oblivious to the core of the people constantly poking in our shots, beaming at the camera and forgetting about all those #bloggerposes it took us years to practice.

street style Paris 2016street style Paris 2016street style Paris 2016street style Paris 2016street style Paris 2016Following the photo shoot, Camille joined our #girlsquad and we swiftly made our way to Avenue Montaigne to visit a Joseph store, one of the 400 visionary fashion boutiques carefully selected by Farfetch for its forward-thinking attitude when it comes to diversity and avant-garde brands.

The place looked like a huge closet – beautifully lit and packed with handpicked pieces from designer houses like Balmain, Marni, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Chloé and Maison Margiela, to name a few. I felt like a kid in a candy store. All I wanted was to try everything on.

While waiting for our taxi to take us back to Gare du Nord I realized the boutique sits across the famous and rather pretty Plaza Athenee Hotel which on that particular day looked precisely as a movie scene.

Hotel Plaza Athenee ParisJoseph boutique ParisJoseph boutique ParisJoseph boutique ParisJoseph boutique ParisJoseph boutique ParisHotel Plaza Athenee ParisAll in all, it was one of the most exciting trips I ever took. A big thank you to Farfetch for the invite, to Kristy and Dani for organizing everything and taking such good care of us, to Camille for capturing me all smiles and to Lauren, Jordan, Jess, Gemma and Ella for making the trip even more memorable.

 

Love,
Denisia