Why is Paris always a good idea? Despite having visited a few times the city continues to surprise me. There is always more to see and do. Every corner you turn there is something beautiful to stumble on from the architecture to the people. The whole city embodies chic and style with hidden raw beauty that gives it an edgy aesthetic. Below is a photo diary of my first few days in Paris.
Rather than visit particular tourist attractions we chose to walk endlessly and see as much as possible. As a result we came across the exquisite Colonnes de Buren. An art installation created by French artist, Daniel Buren in 1985. Located in the inner courtyard of the Palais Royale the striped pillars of different heights contrast the surrounding ornamental building.
Brandy Melville Shorts, Nike sneakers, Coach Handbag, Fendi keychain, Creamerr Sunglasses
Something Paris is never short of, cafes and shops. If we weren’t walking we were drinking coffee or looking in shops. And by 5pm happy hour kicked in and the wine came out. Another reason to love Paris, you can get decent wine for 3 Euros.
Even the lesser known monuments are still picturesque in Paris.
First night we went to Season, not typically French but definitely my kind of menu. From all-day Acai bowls to avocado on toast, it felt like a bit of home with a french twist. Not only did it accommodate my preferences, everyone on our table was happy. The veggie burger was a big hit along with the burrito.
T-shirt PE Nation, Pants Shakuhachi, Nike Sneakers, Coach Bag
Our second day consisted of just as much walking, this time around Etienne Marcel and more of Le Marais.
Paris has some of the best Vintage shops I’ve ever visited.Whilst you could spend forever roaming the streets finding them, I’ve collected a short list of my favourite
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Paris also has an Island if you didn’t know. By crossing a bridge in the centre on Paris you’ll suddenly be on Ile De La Cité. A small natural island beholding Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Palais de justice and more beautiful architecture.
Finding a good restaurant isn’t hard in Paris with the plentiful choices however Istr oyster bar was a standout. It offers a fresh, unique take on seafood with an extensive range to choose from. Located in the Arts et Metiers region, you’re surrounded by independent galleries and boutiques. An area not quite gentrified by tourism so you can feel the true french atmosphere.
Still to come, some of the Shenanigans we got up to at night, including a once in a lifetime, bucket life experience and the Balenciaga museum we visited.