Friday, July 27, 2012

Shopping In Paris

Our last day in Paris was spent shopping on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré . The Hermès boutique was so crowded with tourists that it was impossible to browse around. I went in, got what I wanted and left. After shopping, I was contemplating whether I should check out the exhibition of Helmut Newton's works or wander around Paris, just to take in the view. I chose the latter. We wandered from Grand Palais to Trocadéro on foot. It was great watching a crew filming near Bateaux Mouches and eating ice-cream next to the Eiffel Tower. 

If you notice that I have not been carrying a purse or bag in all my previous posts, it was because I almost got mugged on our first day in Paris, near the l'Opéra. A lady (an illegal immigrant, I believe) had one hand in my purse and the other hand around my shoulder. Luckily, Alvin reacted quickly, yanked her hand out of my purse and pushed her away. I'm just glad that nobody got hurt. Passers-by were very kind to stop and asked if I was alright. So, yeah, no purse or bag for me throughout the trip. :( 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ladurée In The Park

The highlight of the trip is probably the day spent wandering around Avenue Montaigne and striking crazy photograph poses in l'Atelier Renault, Champ Élysées before dropping in Sephora and Guerlain flagship store to pick up some beauty products. The sales assistant in Guerlain was very helpful and made my shopping experience with Guerlain a wonderful one. I finally got my hand on the latest Guerlain perfume, La Petite Robe Noir. If you want one yourself, it'll be available worldwide in September. I hope I'll be able to shoot some photos of these new beauty products soon. 

We also had Ladurée on the park of Champ de Mars while watching the little French kids play. They are so adorable. In the evening, we had dinner at Le 7ème Vin. We sampled foie gras, escargots, scallops and duck confit all at once. The staffs were friendly and food was fantastic. Pure decadence! Alvin had a glass of French wine while I had orange juice because I had to stay up and study for my mid-term exam. :( 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Café Angelina

As promised, here are some photos of my visit to the famous Café Angelina. If you like hot chocolate, you should really try the Chocolat l'Africain. It's their specialty. The hot chocolate is so thick and pure it looks like a melted chocolate bar in a cup. Also, Montblanc is something not to be missed if you have a sweet tooth. Give it a try.  :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

From Paris With Louvre

Some of you probably know that I just came back from a short trip to Amsterdam and Paris. It was raining the whole time I was there, so I didn't get to take good outfit photos, especially when in Amsterdam. I will post some touristy photos of Amsterdam though. 

In the mean time, here are some photos taken from a day spent gaping at the breathtaking view from Pont Des Arts before visiting Louvre and taking a stroll in Jardin des Tuileries. The view from Pont Des Arts is so romantic, which is why many couples had left their hearts there. When I said they left their hearts there, I meant those personalized love padlocks that lined the grate of the bridge, which makes the bridge even more romantic. And yes, I went to the famous Café Angelina. More of that soon. 

Back to my outfit, I love how the studs on my tights when paired with these shoes add a little extra edge to the prim and proper blazer.

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