A Parisian love affair: Part one
The city of love and fashion never disappoints. My heart explodes when I arrive in Paris-every building is historically breath-taking, everyone immaculately dressed, the streets are buzzing, the air fresh with a romantic-like visual tone. I always feels as though i'm in a movie and I get totally lost in its beauty.
When we decided that a trip to Paris would do wonders for our fashion obsession and inspire us personally & for our blog, we locked in dates and made sure our hubbies had the day off to look after our children. Planning in advanced is the story of our lives. As Mothers, we rarely do anything for ourselves and become extremely selfless. Our families come first, but we've also realised that we are equally as important and need to tend to our needs & desires.
Nat left by train on the Tuesday afternoon and stayed at Le Roch Hotel & Spa-an interior designers dream filled with beauty & inspiration. Designed by Parisian Interior Designer Sarah Lavoine, this 5 star boutique hotel is the perfect blend between luxury & laid back comfort. Serving as an oasis in the hustle & bustle of Paris, a definite visit on your next Parisian adventure.
Steph caught the red eye flight from Toulouse the following morning. My uber driver was a delight. He was a tour guide throughout my 45 minute trip informing me of every landmark we drove past and each 'arrondissement' we drove through.
I met Nat at her hotel which was situated in the heart of Paris-close to and in walking distance of many of the well-known landmarks. It is also the place to be during the annual Paris Fashion week, buzzing with fashionistas, photographers and journalists.
We headed to Le Louvre and Le Jardin des Tuileries snapping photos & admiring the people and beautiful architecture.
The Dior exhibition was adjacent Le Louvre in the museum of 'Arts decoratifs'. A display of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present as well as artwork & jewels filled the museum. Each piece explained its history with snippets of videos throughout the exhibition for us to watch. The history of Christian Dior was so informative and made us appreciate his designs even more.
'When he was fourteen, Christian Dior went to see a palm reader who predicted his fortune. "You will be penniless, but women will be good to you and it is thanks to them that you will succeed". This mysterious prediction came true in 1947 when Christian Dior was catapulted to fame and became the world's best-known couturier'.