Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe

Blue Doors of Paris | The Style Scribe
Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe

Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe

Blue Doors of Paris | The Style Scribe
Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe
Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe
Blue Doors of Paris | The Style Scribe
Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe
Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe
Blue Doors of Paris | The Style Scribe
Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe
Blue Doors of Paris | The Style Scribe
Fall in Paris | The Style Scribe

You may remember this mini guide I posted a couple years ago (if you’ve been following along since then), but my latest trip to Paris was a bit different from the one before. Less fine dining, more neighborhood bistros. Less tourist destinations, more winding our way through several arrondissements. I’m not saying one way is better than the other, but they are certainly very different ways of seeing a city. With that in mind I have a few updates to add to your next Paris itinerary.

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I must have forgotten to add this one last time, but Le Souffle is probably my favorite restaurant in all of Paris. I’ve been going there for YEARS. And I mean years… Ever since my first trip to Paris in high school, I’ve always managed to make my way back to Le Souffle each trip back to the city of lights. It’s right off of Rue Saint Honore and serves the most delightful savory and sweet souffles – it also has a regular a la carte menu for those of you not fond of souffles. I love it! So yummy and tres Parisian.

If you’re wandering the Saint Germain des Pres area, schedule a stop at either Cafe de Flore or Les Deux Magots. They are right next door to one another, and both serve a delicious breakfast/brunch. I’d recommend the ham, cheese and herb omelet from Les Deux Magots, and the prosciutto and artichoke salad at Cafe de Flore. Another cute cafe down the street worth checking out is Le Bonaparte. They have an adorable patio for you to people watch and enjoy a cup of coffee!

If you follow a lot of fashion big wigs on Instagram, you may have seen a baked potato (or two) topped with caviar during Paris Fashion Week. Those baked potatoes can be found at Caviar Kaspia. It’s somewhat of a hot spot right now amongst the elite fashion crowd (models, editors, the like), so naturally I wanted to try it out! When you think of a baked potato, you definitely don’t think luxury or fine dining, do you? I didn’t. But that’s exactly what Caviar Kaspia is all about. It’s a pricey spot, but well worth it. All the food is incredibly fresh, inventive and delicious. It was the best damn baked potato I’ve ever eaten! If you love caviar or are looking for a fancy, yet intimate spot for a romantic dinner, Caviar Kaspia is the one!

While Caviar Kaspia was the only “fine dining” we did while in Paris this trip, we did have drinks before dinner at two of my all-time favorite hotels. Stopping in the Four Seasons George V is worth it if only for the magnificent flower displays in the lobby! The entire hotel is stunning, but I always go for the blooms. The other hotel worth a trip is the Hôtel Plaza Athénée. I guarantee you’ve seen the red awnings and matching blooms on it’s famous facade. Either way, the hotel has reopened after a massive remodel. Both hotels are institutions and must-visits!

The last spot I recommend for drinks (and incredible views of the city), is Hotel Raphael. We visited this spot on our trip a couple years ago, but didn’t visit this time due to the gloomy weather. Hotel Raphael’s rooftop is one of Paris’ best kept secrets. The large space features a lovely garden, a life-sized human chess board, and the best views of Paris (specifically of the Arc de Triomphe)! Definitely plan to do this on a sunny afternoon!

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In addition to my favorites (Le Bon Marché and Collette), I have a few new shops and stops to add to your list. The Sonia Rykiel store in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area is one for the books. If you’ve been already, you’d get the pun I just made. The entire store is lined wall-to-wall with books. In addition to her quirky, feminine pieces, the store itself is something to marvel at. Just down the block from Sonia Rykiel are Celine, IRO, Isabel Marant, and a bunch of other highly-sought after French fashion houses. Definitely an area to check out! It’s much less touristy than rue Saint-Honoré, and has the additional charm of gorgeous Parisian doors like the ones pictured above.

In addition to the Louvre and the museums mentioned here, The Musee d’Orsay is another you won’t want to miss. In addition to the art, head up to the top floor for stellar views of the city!

I’m attempting to edit this post on my phone this morning (as my computer is having a meltdown), because of last night’s unthinkable terrorist acts in Paris. This post was scheduled for today, obviously without knowledge of what would happen last night. I hope you will join me in praying for Paris today. It’s time to put an end to all the hatred in this world.

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