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Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris

Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris

Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris

Every time I visit Paris, I try to treat myself to an experience that makes every trip to the city a little bit more special and memorable. An experience that I will anticipate before the departure and hold in my memory forever after the return.

Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris
Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris
 

Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris was this time’s special experience that I’d been looking for.

Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris
Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris
 

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The last Paris fashion week came along with quite a few difficulties to handle… so, stepping into Le Bristol Paris on a Friday morning and having breakfast at the 3-Michelin star restaurant Epicure was exactly what I truly needed.

three Michelin star restaurant Epicure

We sat on a round table, right next to the window that overlook Le Bristol’s pretty garden, and forgot all the rest.

We both opted for their signature breakfast that was served in a delicate china along with silver cutlery by Christofle, plus there was a small bouquet of red roses on the table that I couldn’t stop taking pictures of.

Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris
Breakfast at Le Bristol Paris
 
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three Michelin star restaurant Epicure
three Michelin star restaurant Epicure
 

While we were enjoying our breakfast and thinking how wonderful life can be, the maître d’ and his assistants were attentive enough to make sure we had the best time possible and that nothing was missing from our table from the beginning till the end of our meal.

Our breakfast at Le Bristol Paris lasted a little longer than it actually should have and we are completely aware of this. But we loved the food, calm atmosphere, and immaculate service so much that it was hard for us to leave.

Tip: if you go to Le Bristol Paris, look for the lucky kitty who happens to reside in the property for free! 

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Lunch at L’Orangerie

lunch at L'Orangerie

Lunch at L’Orangerie

If you follow me along on Instagram, you know for sure that I spent the entire month of July in Paris. During that month, many great things happened. Now that I am back, those good moments turn into good memories.

In an effort not to forget anything, I made two lists: one consisted of the highlights of the month, and the other one consisted of the things that I achieved.

Lunch at L'Orangerie

On the top of the list with the great experiences in Paris:
Lunch at L’Orangerie restaurant at Four Seasons George V Hotel.
Lunch at L'Orangerie
Lunch at L'Orangerie
 

When I stepped inside Four season George V, exactly two weeks ago, it felt like I was crossing the threshold of some magic place.

Right at the entrance, I encountered a young lady who asked me kindly how she can help me. I was happy to meet her but honestly I couldn’t take my eyes off of the Jeff Leatham designed floral arrangement that was all over the lobby area.

Lunch at L'Orangerie
Lunch at L'Orangerie
 

I managed to make a few steps further into the Hotel’s famous Marble Courtyard. While I was waiting for my friend Brandie to arrive, I felt excited about what was about to happen.

I took some pictures of the fuchsia orchideas and of the Art Deco style of the hotel.

Lunch at L'Orangerie

I know I am quite fortunate to have dined in many different Michelin starred restaurants in France, and I have always found it hard to describe with words such exclusive gastronomic experiences. This time, it was from Chef David Bizet’s artistic compositions.

Lunch at L'Orangerie
Lunch at L'Orangerie
 

Lunch at L'Orangerie

Lunch at L'Orangerie
Lunch at L'Orangerie
 

Lunch at L'Orangerie

 Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris

 Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris
 Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris
 
 Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris
 Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris
 

 Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris

 Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris
Lunch at L'Orangerie
 

As you can see from the photos, Brandie and I went for fish as our main dish. And for dessert, we opted for the Meringue Flower and Chocolate leaves and Soufflé. All the dishes, apart from being a great treat for our palate, were also interesting for me to photograph.

Lunch at L'Orangerie

Each plate was created with meticulous attention to detail. The natural light coming from the glass-and-steel structure made my work easy.

Lunch at L'Orangerie
Lunch at L'Orangerie
 

I am grateful to be able to have another memorable experience in Paris that I can share with you all. After all, the purpose of this blog is exactly that: to have a space where I can share my photographs with the hope that through this sharing, I will be able to enrich your lives.

Lunch at L'Orangerie
Lunch at L'Orangerie
 

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Rue Saint-Dominique

Paris hotel recommendation
Paris hotel recommendation
 

Rue Saint-Dominique

After visiting Paris again and again, one thing I can say with absolute certainty. The 7th district is my favourite. I have stayed in each and every arrondissement in this city and I am glad to be in the position to share my opinion as to which area I liked more and which less.

Paris hotel recommendation
Paris hotel recommendation
 

Rue Saint-Dominique and the surroundings is the winner of my heart. This street has everything you want: flower shops, bakery shops, the cutest french cafes, bars and restaurants, and the cutest hotels in Paris: the Green Spirit Hotels.

In addition to that, if you walk to the end of Rue Saint-Dominique, you will reach another one of my favourite boulevard, L’avenue de La Bourdonnais, which leads to the Eiffel tour.

Rue Saint-Dominique
Rue Saint-Dominique
 

The day I checked in at the Le Pavillon, I left the luggage in my room and went out to take some photos on Rue Saint-Dominique. A while later, it started pouring and I decided to retire to the hotel room to wait for Polina to come and have dinner with me at the Monjul

Rue Saint-Dominique

Paris restaurant tip

Monjul restaurant was on the other side of the city, and since it was raining we decided to take a taxi. Monjul was exactly what we needed for that night, a cozy place and great atmosphere to enjoy dinner with my friend and toast our Parisian adventure.

For all of you who follow along on Instagramyou might already have seen the live stories from that night.

Rue Saint-Dominique
Rue Saint-Dominique
 
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Rue Saint-Dominique
Rue Saint-Dominique
 
Paris hotel recommendation

The Green Spirit hotels consists of 3 small colourful hotels in the 7th arrondisement: Le Pavillon, Amelie and Malar. We checked them all, except the fourth one which is located in Monmartre. They are not like the usual luxury properties that I often get to feature on The Viennese Girl blog.

BUT they are an affordable solution for those who want to visit Paris, and maybe stay a little bit longer than a weekend, but don’t want to spend a fortune in accomodations…everybody knows how expensive this city is, and after all, you don’t go to Paris to stay in the hotel. You go to Paris to see the city, walk around and explore.

You might also want to save some bucks from accomodation to invest on shopping in the french boutiques or on culinary experiences. At Le Pavillon we had a maisonette with a winding staircase that led from the living room to the bedroom. I recommend that you check out the white maisonette, and if you have children, look for a colourful room. I also recommend that you check the vision of the hotel which I personally found very interesting.

Every night on the way back to the hotel, we had the best view that anyone can have in Paris. Again thanks to the amazing location of the Green Spirit Hotels.

Paris Fashion week

This Paris Fashion week from last March was filled with memories that brought a smile to my face as I am writing this. We met so many people who work in the 7th arrondisement and it felt more like we were home. If we forget that my French cell phone got lost (probably stolen) somewhere in Monmartre, everything else went just fine.

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Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris

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Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris

The first thing that was making me super excited about Paris Fashion Week last March was the Cartier Press Event, and the second thing was the Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris.

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Oh yes, here on The Viennese Girl blog, we die for little glitter and glamour. Why should we hide it anyway? And Paris has a lot of them to offer, that’s why we also go. Why should we hide it anyway?

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And all those things together always remind me the reason why I started this blog: to escape the routine, get access to dreamy places, and do things I’ve never done before.

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris
 

It was raining cats and dogs the moment we stepped in at The Peninsula for our afternoon tea. Perfect timing to be somewhere indoors. Polina and I hunkered down in the armchair and indulged in delicious finger sandwiches and pastries.

While sipping tea and savouring scones served with cream and jams, we took those photos. At the same time, we tried to be as discreet as possible not to disturb other people in Le Lobby, although it was quite difficult to hide our enthusiasm.

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris
 

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Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris
 

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris

The luxurious setting at Le Lobby, impeccable service, live music of the chamber orchestra, delicious pastries and two glasses of champagne. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Paris.

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon tea at The Peninsula Paris
 

If you happent to be in the city, I would highly recommend you to treat yourself an Afternoon tea at the Peninsula Paris. 

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Rendezvous avec Cartier

Rendezvous avec Cartier

Rendezvous avec Cartier

At the beginning of this year, I asked myself whether I wanted to go to the upcoming season’s Paris Fashion Week or not.

To be completely honest with you, I wanted to (of course I did) but the thing is that I didn’t really want to go through all this process of organizing everything all over again.

Rendezvous avec Cartier
International Press Event with French luxury brand
 

Believe it or not, the organizational part before the PFW is a big production. Flight tickets, hotel arrangements, presentations and shows, plus emails, emails, emails…

I was kind of skeptical and couldn’t make up my mind. I called my friend Polina in Athens to see what her intentions were. We spent the previous fashion week in Paris together, and we could make a decision this time together again. Together, it’s always better.

International Press Event with French luxury brand

MAISON CARTIER Press Event 

All this lasted until the moment an email from MAISON CARTIER hit my inbox. It made me change my mind immediately! Wouldn’t you change yours as well? I was kind of flattered, to say the least, that I was invited by such a huge renowned French Jeweler and Watchmaker to attend the Press Event.

So I felt it was meant to be and hopped on a flight to Paris on the first of March. I had a Rendezvous avec Cartier. How cool! But I didn’t stay for just one day. I stayed the whole week, but more of that on next photo blog posts.

International Press Event with French luxury brand
Rendezvous avec Cartier
 

The event took place at Hotel Pourtales. During the Rendezvous avec Cartier, I didn’t take many photos, nor had someone with me to take photos of me or for me (which could have been an option as I noticed from watching the others).

Rendezvous avec Cartier

My focus was rather on the collections, to see and try out some of my favourite pieces (of which you can see here), the Cactus de Cartier for instance, which reminds me of my days in Morocco, and meeting new people.

Rendezvous avec Cartier

Rendezvous avec Cartier
Rendezvous avec Cartier
 

Rendezvous avec Cartier

Before you say anything…I should have published my photos from the event much earlier, but don’t be harsh with me : ) The last months I’ve been traveling non stop. I finally found some time right now to deal with all the editorial content from Paris before I leave for the next travel adventure. I hope I will finish my work before Sunday night. The next departure is scheduled for Monday morning.

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