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.
|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