A LOVELY TRIP TO PARIS

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I have just returned with the Eurostar back to London from an amazing five days in Paris. Oh, how I love that city! This time around it was part of my studies at London College of Fashion, but that didn’t make the trip any worse. We were lucky enough to experience some good weather the first days, which meant one thing: coffee & croissants on a sidewalk café! I also discovered the brand Oxyde after visiting their store on Rue de Charonne and I was pleasantly surprised about their selection of clothing items. How can I never have heard about this brand before??! Of course, I didn’t walk out of there empty handed.

Besides some really good shopping and food experiences I also visited a couple of exhibitions that are worth mentioning. The first one was Claude Monet’s water lilies at the Musée de l’Orangerie. I love the simplicity of the paintings and the way they are exhibited in these light, oval shaped rooms. The second exhibition we visited was the Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. It is by far the most grandiose exhibition I have ever seen and truly an amazing experience (despite the many people).

Blazer Sandro

Shirt Uniqlo

Jeans Vintage Levi’s

Bag A.P.C.

MY FAVORITE SPOTS IN PARIS

Best sightseeing spots

No Paris trip without a bit of sightseeing. Honestly I couldn’t imagine a trip to Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower. There is just something magical about it that I will never get tired of.

Another beautiful building I visited on this trip was Palais Royal with the iconic striped piles. I ran past the building at 8 a.m. in the morning which means no tourists in sight. The associated garden is also worth a visit.

Best places to shop

I think Merci must be my number one shopping experience in Paris. The store is so unique and stylish and has the best to offer from both fashion, kitchen ware, home ware and (not to forget) souvenirs. You can easily spend an hour here and if you feel like you need a break luckily they also have a nice little café. I have to try that one out next time I’m visiting Paris.

In general the Marais area is one of my favorites for shopping. The shops are smaller compared to larger shopping areas like Champs Elysées and Rue Saint Honoré but I adore them. I find it much easier to find what you are looking for and the service is often better as well (as the stores are quieter than the larger ones). When you are in Marais anyway you should definitely take a look inside some of the small art galleries. Some of them truly has some amazing art installations and paintings. Other than Marais I would highly recommend you to visit Rue de Charonne in the 11th Arrondissement. Here you will find brands like Isabel Marant, Cos, Sèssun etc. If you are looking for high end shopping the 6th Arrondissement around the Boulevard Saint-German is a great place to go. But bare in mind that everything is very expensive in this areas (that also includes most of the cafés around there).

Best views of the city

…and no these aren’t from the top of the Eiffel Tower as heights can be a bit scary to me. But if you don’t fear heights the view should be amazing from the top. If you haven’t been there before then visit the Montmartre area. Go up all the stairs to the Sacré-Couer Basilica. The view from there is spectacular and one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. You actually get surprised how far you can see.

Another great way to see the city is from one of the many bridges. We watched the sunset from the Pont Neuf. Such a gorgeous view and the atmosphere was so nice.

Best spots to brunch

Paris has really upped their brunching game and more and more healthy cafés are popping up all over the city. Season was a really nice café located in the Marais area with a modern interior and a laid-back atmosphere. The avocado toasts were amazing but I have to admit that croissants aren’t their specialty.

Wild & the Moon is another great small café located in the Marais. It can be really crowded at times but the food was definitely worth it. I highly recommend you to try their banana bread.

Best spots for lunch and dinner 

 Our best dinner experience was at Brasserie Barbès located in the Montmartre area. Perfect place for dinner and a drink after visiting the Sacré-Couer Basilica. They have some really yummy and filling salads served with delicious tasting bread. Be sure to be seated on the 1st floor as you can see everything from up there. Great place for people watching indeed.

If you are looking for a great place for a casual lunch or dinner I would highly recommend you to visit Da Graziella in the 10th Arrondissement. They serve some great pizzas for a great price. It is a very small and more intimate place and the decor with beautiful tiles on the walls and green marble tables were right up my street.

HOT DAYS IN PARIS

As you probably have seen on Instagram (or red in my latest post) I took a girls trip to Paris last week. We had a wonderful time eating good food, taking long walks through the parks, seeing the sun set over the Seine, looking at art galleries in the Marais district and hitting all the beautiful French fashion stores (yes – I did definitely not go out empty handed). I’m planning on doing a full guide for Paris so stay tuned for that one!

Dress Sessùn

I bought this dress on sale in the small Sessùn store in the 6th Arrondissement. I haven’t actually heard much about the brand, but – oh boy – it surprised me. It has a bohemian vibe to it and lots of the clothes made me think about a urban country girl. The details and the quality is beautiful – which were the exact reason why I fell in love with this dress. Yes it’s ‘just’ black but the belt around the waist makes all the difference. It’s light and flowy (and you can wear it without a bra) and therefore perfect for some hot days in the city.

T-shirt Cos// Skirt Maje// Sneakers Superga// Bag Céline

Another buy I’ve made in Paris was this blue striped skirt from Maje. Again a new brand to me (not all French brands is that easy to get hold of in Denmark). It ticks all the right boxes. Blue, striped and ruffled. What more is there to say?

Dress Ganni

Floral prints have not always been something I fancied but this summer it’s different. In general I think my style has evolved in a more feminine direction which I only see as a positive thing. Why shouldn’t I? Change can be good sometimes.

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PACKING FOR PARIS

Top Uterqüe// Sunglasses Kaibosh// Scarf Tôteme// Sandals Isabel Marant

Tomorrow I will take off for Paris… and that means I’m about to stuff all of my things into my suitcase (reminder to self: make room for shopping). I’m going on a mini Europe city adventure with one of my closest friends Sascha and Paris is first stop. Paris is one of those cities that you can re-visit a million times without ever getting bored or getting the feeling that “you have already seen it all”. There are always new neighborhoods to explore, new stores opening and delicious restaurants to eat in. A guidebook is always great to have on hand and my personal travel series favorite is “Turen går til…” by Politiken. There are plenty of information about sights, museums, restaurants, the cutest little phrasebook etc.

Next (and final) stop is Amsterdam and I simply can’t wait. I have heard so many amazing things about this city, but neither of us have been there. If you have any recommendations for Amsterdam (or Paris for that matter) feel free to message me or drop a comment.

SOON IT'S SWEATER WEATHER

IMG_7351Sweaters from J.Crew & H&M Trend

Now the fall has arrived and I’m more than ready to jump in the comfiest sweaters. I bought the rusty red cashmere knit on sale in Paris, and I have been wanting to wear it ever since. The white one from H&M Trend has the finest style and it brings out the waist in a very beautiful way. I can’t wait to show you them both in outfits (hopefully very soon)!

BACK FROM PARIS

 

 

T-shirt// Wood Wood, Trousers// H&M, Sandals// Isabel Marant Étoile, Sunglasses// Asos, Bag// Balenciaga
I got back from Paris two days ago, but I haven’t been up to so much. You actually get really tired after traveling! So I’m first posting my last outfit from Paris tonight. I’m sorry.
The outfit was really casual and comfortable, which was perfect for the flight home. I hate tight clothes for flying, because I get really hot and sweaty (maybe because of nervousness). I have really been enjoying Paris and I hope to get back as soon as I can!

PARIS, JE T'AIME

Dress// Cos, Bag// Céline, Sunglasses// Asos, Sandals// Isabel Marant Étoile
Today has been the second-last day in Paris. Sadly we are leaving tomorrow, but hey it’s not a final goodbye. I’m sure I will be back as soon as I get the time and the money to go back. Everything has surpassed my expectations and I will miss it a lot. One thing good about going back to Copenhagen is to sleep in my own bed! Though the bed at the hotel is brilliant, nothing beats your own bed (as you can read, I’m just trying to find good reasons to go home, sniff).
The outfit is yet again very simple (that is simply how my style is). As I have told you many times before I have a big obsession with stripes, so this dress is sort of made for me, haha! I’m wearing my new sandals again. They are already well-loved and I have been wearing them the whole week. One down-side to them though, is that they are not made for walking 10 kilometers a day. I have a few blisters on my heels now, but what you don’t do for fashion!