Bloggers go mad in Paris

After a 4am wake-up call, I found myself aboard the Paris-bound Eurostar on Saturday morning to sample their Big Break Little Difference fashion bloggers day trip. It was a long, action-packed day, so here are my highlights although not many photos (guess who forgot to charge her camera?):

*The business class treatment on the Eurostar – smoked salmon brekkie, hot towels and leather head-cushions, yes please!

*Putting faces and personalities to bloggers’ names (surreal but fun) and discovering some new blogs along the way (Vanessa Jackman, Bitchbuzz, Disconap)
*Finally committing myself to a bottle of Fifi Chachnil fragrance. It’s only taken me five years

*Perfect weather – sunny, warm with a light breeze
*The Madeleine Vionnet exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. Beautiful and educational. Alas, ran out of time to take the entire tour. I had to choose between the exhibition and the museum shop and… the shop won
*New charity-focussed luxury concept boutique, Merci (111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003, Paris, 01 42 77 00 33). Fantastic setting, inspirational merchandising and a beautifully curated mix of clothes, furniture, books, flowers, haberdashery and knick knacks

*A lunchtime talk with Concours de Style award-winner, designer Marion Cointot and a chance to study her collection. Finely-detailed trend-free dresses with a typically girlish French aesthetic. Impressed.

*Riding the weirdly retro double-decker train. Spooky!

*Keeping a lid on my spending. Didn’t I do well, I didn’t even spend £100! Other than my fragrance and some museum postcards, I bought German magazine I Love You for a mere five euros at Colette. Cheap n chic, just like me…

Although our bloggers trip was all-expenses paid, Eurostar have some good deals at the moment, including London-Paris return journeys for only £59. Get more info here.

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13 Responses to Bloggers go mad in Paris

  1. pretty face says:

    My current jealousy is IMMEASUREABLE xx

  2. WendyB says:

    I feel like I missed this by such a short period of time!

  3. young-shields says:

    Was great to meet you on Saturday, the double decker was indeed spooky..

    I have to do my post soon!

    claire @ y-s x

  4. selinaoolala says:

    woop! lovely to meet you, hopefully there will be a next time in an equally cool place!

  5. Hapsical Blog says:

    Aaaah, lucky you! Why is it the PR approaches I get for my blog never amount to anything more than a few trial bottles of budget shampoo?!

    I love Eurostar First Class too, with its free copies of Vogue Paris and Numero – if you're booking yourself if you go for Leisure Select instead of Business Premier you get exactly the same onboard service, at a much lower price – all you miss out on is special check in area and lounge access.

  6. Ondo Lady says:

    Wow, what an amazing experience!! I am feeling and looking very green right now!!

  7. style slicker says:

    I was very excited to go on the double decker train, I agree it was quite spooky….a ghost train perhaps?

    I've posted about the trip on my other blog:

    Kit x

  8. Make Do Style says:

    Well I have my day tripped booked in September first class of course! Can't wait. Mind you I won't be shopping :-(

  9. Meream says:

    Oh lucky you! Must have been a grad time.

  10. Couture Millinery Atelier. says:

    What a great experience! You are one lucky girl!:-)))

  11. perfectionishuman says:

    I'm not jealous.
    at all. Honest. haha
    but seriously, is it just me or are these photos kinda amazing in an understated way?

  12. * Fashion Dreamer * says:

    It was such a fabulous day! I hope the London reunion is just as fab.

  13. Inspire the Starling says:

    Seems like you checked out some really cool shops! Sadly I didn't buy anything no, although this can only be a good thing (I've just started my new job, and don't get paid until the end of August).

    Can't wait until the reunion drinkies to have a catch up. Take care my dear Cx

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