A Boutique Hotel in Paris


After reminiscing about Paris, again recently, I remembered I haven’t told you about the most delightful boutique hotel that we stayed in.  Our criteria for our stay, in Paris, was a central hotel that was either modern or had Parisian chic.  After a little online searching I came across the perfect independent boutique Parisian hotel, […]

Ten Things To Do in Paris


On my first visit to Paris we chose to make this trip all about the tourist sights. In Paris you are spoilt for choice with museums in abundance, amazing architecture everywhere, wonderful gardens and historic structures.  Not to mention the most amazing views.  Here were ten of my favourite places and spaces as a first time tourist […]

Views from the Eiffel Tower


When we first came upon the Eiffel Tower I was a little under whelmed.  It seemed small but then Pippa reminded me that I’m used to the big sky scrappers and buildings in America.  In comparison, yes, the Eiffel Tower is smaller, but over the four days it grew on me, and by the end […]

Paris City Bus Tour


Everybody I spoke to had recommended taking a city bus tour in order to familarise ourselves with the geography of Paris.  I’m so glad that we did this as it showed me just how easy Paris is to get around.  If you are visiting on the tourist trial, which I was, then you’ll be able […]

First trip to Paris


The anticipation had been building, for many months, and finally I made my first trip to Paris last weekend. Having talked to friends and read lots of blogs I felt fully informed about what to expect and what I should do. Pippa and I had an early start from London which saw us at St Pancreas […]

Dreaming of Paris


I mentioned that one of my new experiences, this summer, will be visiting Paris for the first time. Since I saw those last two episodes of Sex and the City, with Carrie in Paris, I have wanted to visit. Up until then Paris had not come across my radar, sure friends and family had visited coming […]