With the Easter holidays on the horizon, we’re in Paris, the second stop on our global adventure. Don’t forget, we’re also giving you the chance to win a romantic trip for two to the city of love. One lucky winner will receive two Eurostar tickets and a two night stay at the luxury 5-star Mandarin Oriental, Paris. We’ve also thrown in £500 to spend with us to ensure you have the perfect weekend wardrobe to match! The competition closes at midnight on the 26th March 2013… hurry, hurry, before its too late!
So whether it’s a spot of culture at the Louvre, a casual stroll in the trendy backstreets of the Marais or a sophisticated dinner date; here are our Parisian hotspots and the city break staples that we just can’t leave home without!
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel du Petit Moulin
29 Rue de Poitou, Paris
In the heart of the artistic Marais, Hotel du Petit Moulin was once Paris’s oldest bakery. French Poet, Victor Hugo used to pop in every morning to buy freshly baked baguettes! The building is now one of Paris’s chicest hotels with Designer Christian Lacroix’s bright, daring designs in each individual bedroom.
AN UNBEATABLE BREAKFAST
226 Rue de Rivoli, Paris
On one of Paris’s most famous streets, Angelina has become a Parisian institution for delicious food and possibly the best hot chocolate you will ever taste! Established in 1903, we went for the Angelina Breakfast with Eggs Benedict – delicious!
Whether your taking in the city sights or stopping for a spot of breakfast, inject glamour into your everyday look in true Parisian style. Navy, white and blue, team a classic flattering breton with our vibrant red suit trouser and comfortable yet stylish Nell Suede Platform. Throw your city essentials into our timeless Thelma Tote bag et voila, you’re ready to go!
WHAT TO SEE
Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris
Established in 1793, the Musée du Louvre is a historic monument and one of the world’s largest museums. Spend the day admiring ancient Egyptian artefacts, the fascinating Nike of Samothrace and squeeze your way through to crowds to see da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
WHERE TO EAT
La Tour d’Argent
15-17 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris
A romantic hub with exquisite views, La Tour d’Argent will set you back a bit, but it’s well worth the expense. Cooking exquisite French food since 1582, put your best dress on and treat yourself to a touch of luxury in the city of love.
The perfect place to get dressed up to the nines, you can’t go wrong with an LBD. Our Fine Wool Square Neck Dress is a lesson in ladylike glamour, team with classic courts and vamp it up with a splash of vibrant red. Our must-have item this season is the Contemporary Tailoring Blazer!
THE BEST VIEW
Monmartre & The Sacré-Cœur
The highest point in Paris and well worth what feels like hundreds of stairs. Admire the art, take in the breathtaking views of the city and stop for a crepe at one of Monmartre’s adorable pavement cafes.
One thing thats certain in Paris is walking… and plenty of it! Comfortable and cool, we’re rocking blue – the season’s coolest hue. Combine our best-selling chinos with a cosy knit and add the all important finishing touch with our sleek Satin Trainer. They really were made for walking!