Tuesday, 1 December 2015

One Day in Paris

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Paris is stealing my heart more and more. I know it's a cliche to say it's the most romantic city in the world, but looking out of the rooftops, early in the morning on a glorious day, truly is romantic. Call me old fashioned, but I love a happy soppy story.


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Waking up in the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal was utter bliss and the suite had the best view I could have asked for.

I honestly felt like I was a Grace Kelly like woman is some romantic Parisian film... Oh a girl can dream.
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After a strong cup of coffee, breakfast arrived. A feast of french toast, pastries and champagne. 

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I might actually be dreaming.

Whilst Paris isn't exactly warm right now, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to dine on the terrace. It would be treason. 

Forgetting the cold for a few moments, it was utter bliss, siting out watching the world go by.



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Now because of the devastating events of the weekend, we spent most of the time in the hotel as advised by officials. 

So I thought I'd use the time to check out the hotel's spa. 

The Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal has its own exclusive spa, that has a large Turkish bath, a fitness centre and a beauty spa by Carita, which is one of France's most luxurious beauty brands.

I never go to spas actually, so everything is still a little new for me. But feeling adventurous, I thought I would try the hot stone massage, as the thought if being warmed up was very appealing after sitting outside. 

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Excuse the wild hair look!

The massage was utter bliss, and very relaxing indeed... maybe too much as the woman thought it'd gone to sleep at one point. I swear I hadn't but I was in heaven.

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Skirt/ Top/ Shoes- Zara

Feeling very relaxed and calm, we made the decision that we couldn't not see some of Paris whilst we were here. Even if it was just to go for a quick wander, as everything was closed. 

So we set off towards the Louve.

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It's strange to see it so quiet. If you haven't been before, you might not think this is quiet, but on a weekend, early afternoon, this is normally heaving. 

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Last time I came, every inch of where I'm stood was covered with people. 

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I tried my best to dress with some Parisian chic, so went for the classic shirt and wide skirt. Turn's out a lot of people loved it on Instagram. All Zara. SkirtTopShoes
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Although doesn't this one scrub up nicely? Well every romantic tale needs a partner. 

We carried on our leisurely stroll down towards the river, which is one of my favourite areas, just as it's so peaceful to walk along. 
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Soon nightfall feel on my Parisian adventure and it was off quickly to head back to normal life, which isn't nearly as romantic and whimsical. 

Next time I'll make sure I get to comb over this beautiful city properly, as trust me there will be a next time. It's just got that attraction that keeps pulling me back. 
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2 comments

  1. Such beautiful pictures! What a great way to enjoy Paris with some relaxing before site seeing!

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  2. Paris is just so magical; I loved visiting in December last year. Your photographs are stunning! L X

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