An English girl in Paris, part trois: cocktails, shopping and everything in between…

Last weekend I took my first trip to Paris and had a wonderful time. I loved seeing the street art, visited the Palace of Versailles that I have always wanted to do, and generally took the time to soak up the Parisian atmosphere. Here’s the story of my adventures in France according to the lens of my Instagram

What I ate…

Eating out is one of my favourite things to do and so I was really excited to sample some French cuisine. My favourite meal was at the Chartier restaurant. I had a rare steak that was drenched in peppercorn sauce – my favourite! In between sight seeing I made time for a refreshing cocktail and was sure to indulge in some French cheese with a gorgeous goat’s cheese salad.

Where I shopped…

My main aim was to visit some of the flea markets in Paris, so I went to Les Puces de Saint-Ouen at Porte de Clignancourt for some bargain hunting. For 40 Euros I picked up seven pairs of earrings (I am such a jewellery magpie!) and an exquisite peacock scarf. I was really pleased with some of the larger earrings I purchased as I’m a huge fan of Edie Sedgwick and these seemed to channel her 60′s style.

What I will remember…

There were so many amazing things to see in Paris, I know I’ll never forget it. The best thing I saw was probably this cat themed scratch card, I wish we had those in England! Visiting the Eiffel Tower was a really strange experience; I’d seen it so many times in films that it was really overwhelming to see it in the flesh. Our trip to Notre Dame was incredible, the stained glass windows in there were beautiful.

Best of all, however, was the company that I kept; wherever you visit with good friends, you’re sure to have a brilliant time! Paris couldn’t have been better because of the lovely group I was with.