Paris Je T’aime

March 6 2016

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What’s only a train ride away from London, dotted with beautiful buildings, croissants and as they say “Capital de la mode”?

Paris, duh! 😉

My friend Abi and I took a little trip across the channel to rediscover Paris and its beauty, and ofcourse to exercise our palettes and get a spot of shopping done. 

Although I’m a heavy planner, I do love these spur of the moment trips from time to time, they remind me to make the most of my youth, flexibility and independence, and as Abi and I were saying, a time a will come were it won’t be so easy (not impossible, but not easy either!).

So we took in the sights while enjoying strolling through the city. We had dinner at Hotel Castille, L’assaggio where a live band played music.. it was literally the most romantic thing ever!
My room for the night was at the Hidden Hotel, a hip hotel just off the Champs Elysee. The host turned out to be a lovely subscriber and follower and we had such a good time chatting it up, and she introduced me to the rest of her team who were extremely lovely and hospitable. The room was gorgeous, neutral in tone and serene in feel…just enough zen for a great night sleep!

The following morning, I enjoyed a light breakfast at my hotel and took to the streets once again with Abi. This time we did more touristy stuff and managed a visit to the shops on rue Saint-Honore. My fave was Colette, a department store curated by their expert buyers with pieces from various well-known designers. It was cool to get inspiration from…as I’m not quite ready to part with a couple of grand for a piece, and said piece was a jacket by Alexander Wang. Maybe soon though, watch this space!
They also had a beauty section dotted with brands I’d never heard of, but it was nice to have a swatch marathon! 

Had such a lovely time, and can’t wait to be back!
I hope you like the photos! X


  • Reply Janelle C March 7 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I love following your travels Shirley. I’m hoping to visit Paris soon!

  • Reply millennielle March 7 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Love the travel diary, I so wanna go back to Paris soon!!!
    xo, coco |

  • Reply Fatou March 7 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Hello Shirley,

    I wish I could see you. Hope you have a very good time in Paris. Take care love you <3


  • Reply Dee March 8 2016 at 4:24 am

    Loved all of the photos…one day I will go to Paris…one day lol

  • Reply Jenny Cole March 8 2016 at 8:29 am

    Paris for a day… Sounds amazing!

  • Reply Nira March 8 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Ohh love this, Looks like alot of fun & lovely photos

  • Reply Danielle March 8 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Seeing all of your gorgeous pictures makes me want to go back to Paris! There’s so much history located there and, of course the lovely shops and the clothes! That jacket (jumper?) that you were looking at looked AMAZING! Sigh! I love your travel pics!!


  • Reply Lady J March 9 2016 at 12:58 am

    I too hope to visit Paris and the U.K before it’s not so easy. But,never impossible!!

  • Reply Lady J March 9 2016 at 1:01 am

    Oh! The red lipstick and all black so chic and classic Parisian! I will add or purchase a beret on my trip.

  • Reply Esther March 9 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Lovely photography and seems like you had an amazing time over there.x

  • Reply Rena Ellison March 9 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Really nice photos!! I’m glad you enjoyed your trip.

  • Reply Kay March 11 2016 at 1:09 am

    Hey there Shirley. I’m hoping to go abroad while I’m still young too! I first need to invest in a passport though Loving your content flow!

  • Reply Debzmeetsworld March 12 2016 at 1:24 pm

    It looks so lovely! And the food looks scrumptious. I can’t wait to visit it! 🙂

  • Reply Emile Oharroll March 12 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Paris je t’aime is truly a breath of fresh air. Many modern American movies are thick with plot, drama and action just for sake of having a

  • Reply EYEK March 15 2016 at 5:20 am

    I definitely agree with you about make the most of your youth. It looks like you had such a great time. I’m hoping I can visit London and Paris in the next few months. God bless! <3 <3

  • Reply Lulu March 15 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Hope to meet You next Time 😉

  • Reply Sasha Shantel March 27 2016 at 11:42 am

    The imagery is gorgeous, I must visit Paris this year 🙂

  • Reply Marie Michelle Kegne Sika March 28 2016 at 9:32 am

    Paris for a day sounds like the dream 🙂 also, the pasta looks amazing.

  • Reply Nathalie March 28 2016 at 6:28 pm

    T’es photos sont très jolie Shirley !
    Et ce rouge à lèvre te va à ravir!
    Merci de partager ton amour de Paris avec nous
    À bientôt !

  • Reply Stephanie E September 18 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I loved this! You’re such an inspiration to me. THANK YOU FOR always being your self and nothing short of amazing!

    -Stephanie E

  • Reply Eunice August 9 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Shirley, your photos are great! I would love to go to Paris one day.

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