Flowers at George V, Paris | The Style Scribe
Apicius, Paris | The Style Scribe

Flowers at Four Seasons – George V, Amuse-bouche at Apicius

Laduree Salad, Paris | The Style Scribe
Laduree Decor, Paris | The Style Scribe

Salad at Ladurée, Decor at Ladurée

Laduree Cappucino, Paris | The Style Scribe
Apicius, Paris | The Style Scribe

Pretty cappucino/decor at Ladurée, Gorgeous landscaping and sculpture at Apicius

Apicius, Paris | The Style Scribe
Palais Royal, Paris | The Style Scribe

Lunch at Apicius, Palais Royal

Tour Eiffel, Paris | The Style Scribe

View of la Tour Eiffel from lover’s bridge

Today I head back to the states after a lovely week-long vacation in Paris (not nearly long enough, if you ask me). There will be a few more pictures from my trip over the next week, but I wanted to share some of my favorite spots here!

Shopping: Along with the vintage shops at Palais Royal and in Le Marais, a few recommendations for outdoor shopping include Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne – you’ll find all the high-end designer boutiques along these streets as well as a few amazing concept stores like Collette. On one of the rainy days we visited Le Bon Marché to shop and avoid the rain – they have all of the same big designers all under one roof! I hit it big at  Le Bon Marché – it was much less crowded here and I felt like the product was less picked over and better curated than over on the various shopping avenues.

Dining:  Ladurée is obviously a must-do for tea and macaroons. One of the best meals we had was at D’Chez Eux, a lovely little place on the left bank. For fine dining, we went to Apicius for lunch and Lasserre for dinner – both were superb! L’Restaurant at L’hotel was amazing for lunch as well – the decor and ambiance is divine. Drinks at the George V and Plaza Athénée are a must while in Paris. Both are great for people-watching (and celeb spotting), but the George V has the most gorgeous flower displays – they never disappoint!

Exploring: Since this was my third trip to Paris, we didn’t hit up the typical tourist locations like la Tour Eiffel or any of the big museums. We did however visit Musee Jacquemart-Andre and the Chagall exhibit at the Luxembourg museum, and both were worth it. My favorite this trip was visiting the Jacquemart-Andre residence. There’s something so interesting about seeing how people lived such a long time ago – their lives were so fascinating!

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