PARIS DIARIES

PARIS DIARIES

– THE HEART OF PARIS – Nestled away in the heart of Paris Hôtel Thérèse is simply beautiful. Next door to Palais Royal and moments from the Louvre it was perfect to catch all the top tourist attractions at sunrise before the streets of Paris became busy. The room felt like an apartment of my own with a walk in wardrobe, lounge area, desk space, bathroom and of course a luxurious bed that I could have stayed in forever. With all the hotels I’ve stayed in these past few weeks I’ve become quite the bed connoisseur and I can safely…

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CITY VIEWS

CITY VIEWS

– HOTEL TRIANON RIVE GAUCHE – “There are only two places in the world where we can live happy – at home and in Paris.” ~ Ernest Hemingway I suppose Ernest was on to something here as heading to Paris twice in one month definitely blew away the cobwebs of any past woes. They say time is a healer but actually so is Paris and a few cocktails. I usually think travelling is stressful but in actual fact it’s quicker and cheaper for me to get to Paris than to London. So who wants to join me for cocktails in Paris next…

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OH SO CHANEL

OH SO CHANEL

– MULTI-COLOURED TWEED – A couple of years ago the word tweed would have made me run a mile in the opposite direction. Now, I hear tweed and think Chanel, classic and oh so designer-esque. Tweed made a comeback in a big way and obviously I started to pick up tweed in every single form and colour in true shopaholic style. Let’s face it an ‘oversized sparkly tweed dress’ doesn’t sound too great on paper. However bring those words to life and somehow this dress has me feeling all gooey inside, it’s literally my idea of fashion candy. AS ALWAYS…

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LITTLE GREY DRESS

LITTLE GREY DRESS

– TASSELS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND – We all know the LBD is a fail safe – that little dress at the back of your wardrobe, approximately five years old, clinging on to the hanger for safety reasons only. When in doubt go LBD right? It’s time to introduce the LGD – the little grey dress – tassels and all. Perfect not only for it’s shimmying reasons but the two in one multi-tasking combo acts as a jumper and a dress alone – how talented. We all talk about investment pieces but surely a multitasking dress is the true…

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UNCLOSET

UNCLOSET

– AFFORDABLE LUXURY – I have an unconditional kind of love for designer handbags, I continuously stalk their Instagram pages like most girls do boys. I know all of them by their first names – Kelly, Drew, Lady Dior and I hope one day to have a closet full of them in every shape and size. However with the UK housing market through the roof my designer handbag collection has been postponed as I save for my first house. Not willing to give up on my designer dream I’ve found new ways of dappling in luxury without splashing out on…

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LE THÉÂTRE

LE THÉÂTRE

– THE THEATRE DISTRICT – Once upon a time there was a girl with a slight obsession with shoes. They were shoes of all varieties, some small, some tall, but the highest and those that glittered the most were always secretly her favourite. She dreamt that one day she would walk the world in glorious footwear, wearing a different pair to dance around each city. Her fascination of beautiful clothes in beautiful places led her to this exact spot – the city of love, c’est Paris! Which brings me to my next hotspot ‘Hotel Sacha’ a boutique hotel in the…

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HÔTEL ADÈLE & JULES

HÔTEL ADÈLE & JULES

– POST CARDS FROM PARIS – I’ve always been a traveller, since a young age I’ve lived in Baltimore, Chicago, Beirut and Cannes. There’s something about stepping outside of your bubble, your comfort zone, that allows you to gain a whole new perspective on this thing we call life. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in minuscule, meaningless things that when we untie ourselves and escape a million miles away from home it somehow aligns what’s important in life – and more importantly who. Packing my life up into a suitcase became the norm in my early twenties but…

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C’EST PARIS

C’EST PARIS

– DAPPLING IN DESIGNER – When off to France I get so inspired by the Parisian style that dappling in designer is almost a must. Keeping it simple with a designer scarf wafted over your shoulder or a pair of shades that you know speak volumes all on their own. For many waltzing along New Bond Street with an overflow of spare cash is out of the question, it definitely is for me anyway. However I still long for those high end designs that just look stunning with any outfit. That said I pick my designer items and where I…

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LFW DAY 3

LFW DAY 3

 – LONDON FASHION WEEK – The houndstooth print coat – a staple for me this month. The masculine print combined with a ultra sexy mini dress and thigh highs is the perfect combination to mix up styles with, an oversized white shirt to blur the lines. This was my Day 3 LFW look and a sercet favourite, if you’ve ever been to London Fashion Week before you will know that layers are key – queuing in the cold to squashed on the frow leaves you feeling a rollarcoaster of temperatures throughout the day. So this look definitely nailed it in…

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