La Petite Anglaise in Paris… Le lundi

As anyone who follows me on twitter, facebook, instagram or tumblr will already know (and probably be thoroughly sick of hearing about), I spent most of last week in Paris. Why this sudden excursion to the city of love, shopping and excellent wine I hear you ask? Officially: to see Florence and The Machine for my Mother’s birthday (Papa La Petite was of course not informed that she also played in London). Unofficially however, the trip was more a case of us pouncing on any excuse to spend a few days in the French style capital eating, drinking, mincing and most importantly, shopping. Given that it was an internship in Paris that prompted me to launch La Petite Anglaise in the first place, I’ve felt duty bound to blog every trip ever since. So naturally I decided to turn our petite vacance into an outfit changing, photo taking style-athon and document our antics in yet another series of Parisian posts.

I wore… Blazer: Whistles, Top: French Connection, Shorts: BDG, Bag: Mulberry
Pumps: French Sole, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery


She wore… Top & Cardigan: Zara, Jeans: Whistles, Scarf: Dune, Bag: Mulberry,
Loafers: Boutique in Paris

We arrived in Paris on Monday afternoon armed with more clothes than anyone could hope to wear in 3 days, but God knows we gave it our best shot. Arriving at our hotel was something of a surprise as what appeared, not to mention claimed, to be chic, simple and modern on the web turned out to be small and scruffy with world’s slowest internet connection (a major disaster for a blogger). But given that said hotel was located in the heart of St Germain des Pres, mere seconds away from Louis Vuitton and Prada, we decided to let it go. After a high speed outfit change we spent the afternoon strolling by the Seine, stopping at Laduree for macaroons and Café au Lait. We also stumbled upon a truly AMAZING boutique that I can’t believe I never found before. Once owned by Elizabeth Taylor, The Space is every bit as elegant as it’s stunning surroundings suggest. Nowadays the shop stocks an eclectic selection of international designers ranging from Zimmerman to Alice Mcall and also boasts an impressive vintage selection.

Le Seine, Paris
Seine-side strolling…
Laduree Cafe, St Germain des Pres, Paris
Laduree Cafe
The Space, Paris, boutiques
The Space, 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006, Paris
inside The Space…

Several hours and many, many shops later we headed back to the hotel to change into outfit number two before heading out for dinner at my one of my all time favourite restaurants. Now I know that I blogged about La Locanda in my last Paris travel diaries but it’s so damn good I just have to mention it again. Exquisite décor, snappy service, great food and delicious wine, what’s not to love? That question was swiftly answered when the bill arrived and lovely though La Locanda may be, its prices are a little extortionate so I probably wouldn’t go sans parents.

I wore… Blouse, Jacket & Bag: Whistles, Shoes & Shorts: Topshop
Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery
She wore… Dress: Whistles, Boots: Paul Costelloe,
Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery
La Locanda, 8 Rue du Dragon, 75006, Paris

Love Ella. X

7 Thoughts on La Petite Anglaise in Paris… Le lundi

  1. TypicallyLulabella_ says:

    I'm so jealous, It all looks amazing. Just makes me think of idealistic holidays where everything feels so surreal. I love Paris, a very inspirational post! Hope you're loving Paris, keep blogging xxxx

    • Ella Catliff says:

      It felt very surreal, especially as it was so sunny, bit of a reality shock being back here in the rain! Xx

  2. Joana says:

    I love how stylish your mom is (too)! I miss Paris…Oh well, someday I'll be back.

    • Ella Catliff says:

      She was very pleased to read this comment! And yes, my mum's one stylish lady, I'm always raiding her wardrobe, generally without her knowing xx

  3. Andrea says:

    very lovely pics and outfits 😉

  4. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic shop! Went by the other day for the first time can't wait to go back! Bravo girls!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The girls on the shop….are so so impolite and they never try to help you….
    Just….really better to go to Colette!!!!

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