After our short trip to Barcelona, Ben and I took a flight to Paris for a 6-day stay. The last time I visited Paris, I was with my mom for 3 jam-packed days full of the obvious tourist spots. This time it was nice to really explore the "city of love" rather than following a strict itinerary.
WEDDING AT THE SHANGRI-LA
A friend's wedding at the stunning Shangri-La Hotel in Paris was the main reason for our trip. The festivities started with a welcome party on a boat that floated on the Seine River. The next evening, all of the guests got together at an intimate Moroccan restaurant, Le 404. The wedding celebrations then ended with the most beautiful and intimate ceremony and dinner at the Shangri-La, where we enjoyed the luxe interiors, a view of the Eiffel Tower, live music and a delicious 4-course meal. Special shoutout to my friend, Nico, who lent me this gorgeous vintage Yves Saint Laurent dress for the occasion!
Places to eat in Paris:
Angelina - Famous for their thick & decadent hot chocolate and delicious desserts
Ladurée - Super cliché, upscale bakery known best for their selection of macarons
Le Hibou - Cool and vibey, great for people watching
Amorino - You can get this in Beverly Hills... but do it for the 'gram
Not pictured but totally worth it:
Hero - Three words: Korean Fried Chicken. Really cool and fun atmosphere with good wings
Holybelly - Do not come here if you're on a diet. Melbourne-style diner that's super relaxed and casual
31 RUE CAMBON
I should be embarrassed to say that I spent a total of 4 hours here, but I'm not. Purse-picking is serious business, especially when it comes to Chanel. If you're into fashion, this particular store is a must-see. 31 Rue Cambon is the first ever Chanel shop and where Coco Chanel herself actually lived.