We arrived in Paris on a glorious Friday lunch time for a weekend of wedding anniversary celebrations . It was the perfect late summer afternoon, that you couldn't plan if you tried.
While we waited to check into our hotel, we headed for a lunch at Cafe de L'epoque, just next to my favourite shoe shop on Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
We stopped by the cutest flower markets on the way to pick up some flowers for the weekend... you see I must have flowers, always and always. Plus my husband hinted that the hotel he had booked deserved to have flowers...
Cafe de L'epoque is the sweetest spot for lunch. The weather was lovely enough to take a table outside but the interior is so cute we couldn't resist taking a cosy table indoors to take in the perfect parisienne vibes the restaurant has going on.
I sat there surrounded by flowers and shoes and couldn't have felt happier.
I ordered my favourite french onion soup which I totally recommend, and we shared the most amazing homemade lemon meringue pie. So amazing I totally regretted agreeing to share it!
For the longest time there had always been two hotels in Paris that id been desperate to stay at, The Plaza Athenee (which my fiance proposed at, and which is a forever favourite) and the Ritz, Paris. To me Parisian hotels do it like no other. They are in my experience, always the most fabulous, elegant and beautiful in the world.
After visiting in January for a Birthday afternoon tea, its position on my bucket list was firmly cemented. So I was delighted when my husband surprised me with a weekend THE most beautiful suite for our 5th wedding anniversary. After all, have you ever really experienced Paris if you haven't stayed at The Ritz?
There is something about those majestic blue corridors that make Ritz Paris unlike any other hotel iv been to. Its traditional, grand style certainly set it apart. And how about those Dahlias!
We were shown to our suite and my jaw may have hit the floor. To say it was fabulous might be the understatement of the century. My husband know's my taste exactly and really outdid himself here. To me, totally worth the small fortune it cost him to stay in such a decadent suite.
And there were more surprises. Roses, Champagne, Petit fours and cake from my favourite patisserie in Paris. And not to mention the most amazing surprise from handbag brand of choice... Chanel
As I mentioned earlier, my husband took me shopping at my favourite shoe shop... Louboutin. Id been looking for a pair of nude strappy sandals for a while now so when I saw the most gorgeous pair they had to be mine.
All of the interior details were impeccable. The bedroom was literally fit for a princess, and I fully lived my best princess life and indulged all of my parisienne fantasy's.
The gold detailing, the sparkling chandeliers and the sumptuous brocade fabrics were just to die for.
I don't think that a weekend could be any more perfectly planned for me. But then again, its not every day you celebrate your 5th Wedding anniversary is it?
If you've enjoyed a peak into my weekend in Paris, check back for part 2 later this week
A Travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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