So, I fell a little behind on posting the rest of these pictures, huh? Well, I got a little swept up in a) the Jubilee (on which, more later) and b) travelling! I'm now in (sort of) sunny Charlotte, and ready to visit an Anthro for the first time in months. Crazy.
I've been trying to refamiliarise myself with reading for pleasure, rather than study - easier now that I've escaped my room, still piled high with Ronald Reagan biographies - and started high-brow by reading This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night (somewhat controversially, the latter is my favourite) all by F. Scott Fitzgerald. He and Hemingway and others of the so-called 'lost generation' lived in Paris and I made sure that we swung by one of their favourites: Le Deux Magots.
Then it was on to Le Relais L'Entrecote - the incredible steak restaurant that I first went to last year. The waitress only asks if you want wine and how red you would like your meat - no menu is available and vegetarians should run for the hills. They're particularly famous for their secret sauce and generous portions (it comes out in two waves):
I got to break out my slightly underused Bayan Dress, even if it did give me an odd tail effect...
Then in true Brit fashion, we set out to find a pub.
In this case, though, we instead went to weird and wonderful bars. This one, Conduite Zero, was a cartoon themed bar, where all the cocktails were named for cartoon characters. To order your drink, you had to draw the character...
I ordered a Blance Neige which was a fab cocktail of apple juice, caramel, vodka and peach schapps. But the weirdness didn't end there, the drinks were served in baby bottles. There were three bars, we found, that did this! Tres, tres strange.
I'm afraid that's the last photo you're seeing of that night as the others were such terrible quality, after five drinks!
The next morning we set off to go and find some breakfast pastries (can't beat a pain au chocolat except possibly with a chocolat roule) which took a lot longer than we anticipated thanks to most of the shops being closed for the bank holiday. It did give us a chance to wonder down the banks of the Seine before heading back towards the Marais.
Once we were all checked out of our lovely hotel, Hotel Britannique, we set off for one last adventure. We headed to Montmartre, the highest point of the city. This meant a great view and steps. Lots, and lots of steps.
The outcome is that I looked like this when I got to the top:
When we began the downwards descent, we couldn't resist stopping for yet another round of presses at an adorable cafe near the top.
At the bottom we plunged into the red light district of Paris, the famous Pigalle (what one of the most famous Louboutin shoes is named after!) where we picked up a snack from the creperie right besides the Moulin Rouge! Seedy and delicious.
And that, I'm afraid, concludes my latest trip to Paris. Now, I need to organise myself for the first Anthro trip in ages!
Outfit One: Bayan Dress, Rocket Dog Oak Sandals.
Outfit Two: Verdant Slip Dress, Kimchi Blue coral slingbacks and later the Get Outta Town Seychelles sandals.
Accessories: Ralph Lauren sunglasses and Mulberry Oversized Alexa in watermelon.