After hearing one of my favourite London hotels was coming to Paris, it was only a matter of time before I made it my mission to head to The Hoxton’s latest addition in the French capital on Rue du Sentier. With the interior and furnishings being nothing short of ridiculously photogenic- the mix of rich gem velvets, contemporary lighting, floral wallpaper and mid-century rattan make for a space that is every bit as Instagram as it is relaxing. But it’s not simply style over substance here ladies and gents- with the restaurant Rivié boasting a delicious menu and the rooms being the perfect balance of cosy and comfortable- it’s quickly shot up to my ‘when-in-Paris-MUST-stay-here’ list and with the excellent location, communal working reception area and affordable room rates, I’d be daft not to.
30-32 Rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris, France
If like me you’re partial to small gifts, beautiful greetings cards and perfectly curated lifestyle pieces then this little boutique a stone’s throw away from Boulevard Saint-Martin will be worth a note. Doubling up as a patisserie as well as a store, you’ll also find fresh cakes, coffee and seating, in case all of those lovely serving bowls just get a little too much for you.
27 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris, France
Is there anything better than a combination of a delicious homemade breakfast and fresh flowers? Peonies in Saint-Denis combines the two treats, with an intimate pastel-hued dining setting combined with coffee (as well as matcha pancakes, granola and fresh salads)- picking up your favourite bunch has never been so pleasurable. On top of that, they’re also beginning workshops soon too- so stay tuned!
81 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris, 75010 Paris, France
Admittedly, I’m guilty of always seeking out a good Italian wherever I travel, so when Alice told us she’d booked Popolare for a bit of a lunch time feast I was very interested. Oozing similar vibes to spots like Pizza East, with a menu packed with everything from sourdough pizza, family style pasta and more plates to share then you could shake a baguette at. We opted for ragu, truffle pasta, melanzane and burrata which couldn’t have been more delicious. Partnered with it’s vast space, coloured bottles lining the walls and communal style tables- it makes for the perfect lunch to dinner time dining spot.
111 Rue Réaumur, 75002 Paris, France
This little spot has been on my list for as long as I can remember, and having only been able to shop their collections online- was so excited to pop into the infamous Sezane Apartment– conveniently perched a street away from our hotel. With rows of their pieces beautifully curated, and shelves colour coordinated and stacked with accessories- it’s no wonder it was packed on a late Wednesday afternoon. With the addition of books, home ware and stationary (as well as bowls of madeleines) it took a lot of self control to not do a supermarket sweep in here- but know it’ll stay on my radar for my next visit.
1 Rue Saint Fiacre, 75002 Paris, France
Having followed The Frankie Shop online for a good year now (and accidentally missed it every time I visit the Big Apple)- I was very excited to stumble across their Paris location earlier on this year. With the store priding themselves on unfussy minimal styling and ‘affordable luxury looking basics’, you’ll find everything from classic staples to international designer favourites including Paloma Wool and Ganni- making it well worth a visit.
14 Rue Saint-Claude, 75003 Paris, France
I feel like every time I visit Paris, I’m constantly surprised by the new pops and restaurants opening up- and discovering Le Yacht Club was another discovery on my most recent visit. With a menu built upon sharing plates and everything from traditional French to middle-Eastern inspired dishes, it’s the perfect spot for informal dining with friends- plus the deserts and cafe gourmand were pretty bloody delicious too.
8 Rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris, France
Another new addition to my Parisian little black book comes in the shape of Slowey’s– a lifestyle concept store stocking cabinets of candles, ceramics, independent magazines and glassware- A.K.A the perfect place to pick up a gift to bring back for a friend at home. Situated next door to O/HP/E, you can make a little shopping trip of the street as there’s plenty of little hidden gems tucked around this block too!
25 Bis Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris, France
Although we didn’t actually head into L’Institut, walking past a pretty spot to get your nails done is always one to note down (and constantly something I like to keep an eye out for when I have a spare hour and need some tlc in a new place). Close to an array of cute cafes and nice shops- it’s always nice to have somewhere like this in the address book!