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Paris, FR

Where To Eat In Paris

Many of you know, I almost moved to Paris 4 years ago.  I like so many people, immediately fell in love with the magic of Paris, and was convinced I should start a new chapter there.  While it didn’t work out for a whole myriad of reasons (let’s not even get into how much tax they take out from your income!), I am SO happy I get to visit regularly and soak up all of the goodness the city has to offer.  I visited several amazing new restaurants last time in Paris, and I wanted to share them with you!  I’ll update this list, as well as the spots on my Travel App regularly after each visit for you! Where To Eat in Paris ZoThis is a relatively new-t0-me restaurant that I hadn’t read about, or seen on any “it” lists.  I simply stumbled upon it walking down the street one day. It smelled so incredible, and there were so many chic people in the window that I knew I had to come back and try it!  I’m so glad I did because it ended up being one of my favorite meals.  It’s a Japanese French fusion restaurant where stylish locals go.  You must get the chicken dumplings – they won’t disappoint! L’AvenueRalph Lauren’s favorite restaurant in Paris and one that inspired many of his collections…need I say more?  You must dress to impress at this absolutely fabulous spot on Avenue Montaigne with a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower!  Order the frites and a cocktail and sit out on the patio for hours! Hotel CostesThis dreamy, dark, romantic hotel is an absolute must if you’re in Paris.  The crowd is divine – everyone is dressed to the nines, and the pasta is out of this world.  Hole up in a corner in one of the plush velvet chairs and sip on a yummy martini! Fish La BoissonnerieThis is another one of my favorite hole in the wall, not an “it” or sceney restaurant to go to in Paris.  Go early and grab a seat at the bar.  They have a small, seasonal menu full of delectable, homemade dishes.  Order a few and share with a girlfriend over candlelight. Frenchie and Frenchie To GoEveryone talks about Frenchie for good reason.  We only had time to go to French To Go – the funky takeout, casual restaurant next door, but I can’t wait to go back and enjoy Frenchie one evening.  It’s gourmet comfort food and totally worth the hype! La Terrasse KleberHead to the Peninsula hotel for one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower and the perfect spot for a ladies lunch.  This is the largest terrace restaurant in Paris and it has an extensive menu of things to choose from. Cafe de FloreThis iconic cafe located in the heart of Saint Germain is a must for lunch or a low key dinner.  Sit outside with a glass of wine, a good book and a heaping plate of frites! CaretteHead to Carette’s Trocadero location for coffee, tea, croissants and macarons in the morning!  Then walk to the Eiffel Tower just a few feet away.  It’s such a nice spot to relax and get your bearings for the day. Le NemoursThis cafe near the Palais Royal serves the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had.  Cozy up under one of their heaters in the winter and people watch all afternoon! Ob-La-DiTake a moment from a full day of walking and sightseeing to pop into this darling coffee shop in the Marais.  Enjoy their avocado toast and a latte.  If you’re craving something sweet – head around the corner to Le Moulin de Rosa Bakery which has one of the best almond croissants I’ve ever tasted. For even more restaurant recommendations as well as my favorite healthy spots and bakeries – be sure to download my Travel App!  You can also read my 10 Things to Do In Paris post from a few years ago (that’s still relevant!) here.
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10 Things To Do in Paris

Fashion month is ending in one of my absolute favorite cities; Paris!  It’s been so lovely being here – the weather has been gorgeous and I’ve been able to see collections from designers like Aquazzura, Talbot Runhof, Iro, and Jennifer Fisher. I’ve received several blog and Instagram comments asking me for Paris recommendations so I thought I’d share 10 things to do in the City of Light. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); 1. Enjoy tea in the garden at the Le Bristol hotel.It’s such a relaxing setting and the pastry stands are to die for. 2. Stay at Hotel Particulier;a romantic, boutique 5 room hotel nestled in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris.  It’s also a wonderful dinner spot.  In the summer you can sit in the garden and enjoy cocktails. 3.  Spend the afternoon in Luxembourg Gardenwith a picnic of champagne, pastries and gourmet sandwiches from Dalloyau. 4.  Treat yourself to a colorful box of Laduree macaronsthen wander around Saint Germain.  Have you seen Laduree’s latest collaboration with Emilio Pucci?! 5.  Savour the view of the Eiffel Tower from the rooftop of Hotel Raphael.It’s a hidden gem with a great champagne bar. 6.  Shop along Avenue Montaigne then have lunch outside at L’Avenue.I also love Saint Germain for shopping.  Get a perfume at Diptyque, chic staple piece at Maje, flowy dress at Isabel Marant and shoes at Bon Marche. 7.  Wander the museums. Musee Jacquemart-Andre is a favorite.Musee de l’Orangerie and Marmottan are also incredible – both are smaller and intimate. 8. Make dinner reservations at Hotel Costes;the most romantic restaurant in the world.  It’s also ideal for lunch and cocktails. 9. Pop in and out of the charming shops in the Marais.It’s filled with unique stores, flower shops, and cafes.  Hotel Sully is a must see while you’re in the area. 10.  Head down to the Seine in the eveningwith a bottle of wine and baguette to enjoy one of Paris’ breathtaking sunsets.
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