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When I'm travelling I keep a little Smythson leather notebook full of places to visit, cafes to dine at and vintage boutiques to peruse. I thought I'd share a little bit of my dreamy Parisian weekend with you via a list of 'Paris Must-Do's'. Enjoy x
1| Spend an afternoon sitting street-side at the art deco Cafe De Flore, sipping french wine and watching the world go by. Paris is one of the best cities in the world for people-watching, and as one of Paris's oldest and most prestigious coffee houses, this cafe has no shortage of beautiful and interesting diners.
2| Peruse the antique furniture and vintage fashion boutiques in St Germain. Deyrolle Taxidermy is a must-see; this place has been around since 1831 and is a mecca for exotic animal taxidermy and antique curios.
3| A visit to my favourite Parisian patisserie 'Gerard Mulot' in St Germain is a must. We were recommended this patisserie by a local and it truly lived up to every expectation (after traipsing the streets of St Germain for what seemed like hours just to find this little gem). You can't go past the hot chocolate and deliciously decadent strawberry tart.
4| Go for an early morning stroll around the Louvre and the Jardin de Tuileries. This is the best time of day to sight see in Paris; no crowds and the lighting on the buildings is incredible.
5| When in Paris I always make sure that I pay a visit to Colette on Rue St Honore. This incredibly cool mini department store houses all of my favourite brands; Celine, Proenza Schouler, Alaia and more. It truly is difficult to leave this building without a little 'souvenir' to take home.
6| Stroll across the Pont De l'Archeveche where you'll find hundreds of 'love locks' padlocked to the bridge, and make your way along the Siene river to the little island called Ile St Louis for a 'Chocolat Noir' ice-cream from the renowned Glacier Berthillon.