I LOVE Paris. In fact, I think I could actually live there... Which is a big statement to make, coming from a dedicated London girl like myself.
Maybe it's the language or the architecture, the food or the wine, the abundance of history or the Parisian style - Even on a Monday, Paris is just so completely charming.
If you are daydreaming of booking a trip to Paris or need some ideas for a European city break. Here is my visual guide to give you a little inspiration of where to shop, eat & drink in the city of Love... Enjoy!
Paris: A Visual Guide
A Visual Guide to Paris - Shopping
You can spend an entire afternoon in this wonderfully curated store, they sell everything from cashmere to paperclips at Merci.
Wondering why Parisians always seem to look so effortlessly chic? It's because they shop at stores like The Broken Arm.
Sezane is an Instagram paradise - colour, humour, merch and a vintage photo booth to capture those precious moments with your mates, plus they have a pretty insane shoe collection.
Regardless of whether stationary is your thing, I dare you to try and leave Papier Tigre without buying a notebook.
Ceramic heaven at Les Grands Voisins, once a hospital that has now been transformed into a cultural centre with independent shops and craft beers.
Experience a real-life Narnia at Mama Petula. Only open on weekends from 2 pm - 7 pm, an absolute must on your next trip.
A Visual Guide to Paris - Dining & Drinking
What do you get when you mix a little Paris and Melbourne? Brunch heaven at Holybelly
(photo credit Nico Alary / Holybelly)
One part homewares boutique, one part cafe (with cookies so delicious, I had one of each flavour)! The peaceful environment is the perfect place to unwind (and take some goodies home to style up your kitchen) O/HP/E.
You cannot go to Paris without stopping for a coffee at The Boot Cafe - it's tiny, it's quaint, it's made with love (and it'll look great on your Instagram feed).
Gothic decor, low lighting, a courtyard to die for, excellent Thai food and a life-size ostrich, I present to you, Bambou.
Tucked away on a cute little street is Frenchie - choose between the wine shop, the day restaurant (Frenchie To go) or one of their 2 evening restaurants (one a la carte, the other a 7-course tasting menu). The service is impeccable and the food on point.
The perfect date night - soft lighting, Etta James on the playlist, an extensive wine list AND a vegetarian of the day option - I love you Restaurant 52.
Definitely, the chicest pizza restaurant I have ever been too, you will not be disappointed at Daroco.
Off on a City break? Shop our Travel Packs section on A LITTLE FIND for your beauty treasures, all 100ml and under. Or curate your own as A LITTLE FIND offers a fantastic range of cosmetics for the whole family!
Every place and product recommended in this post has been lovingly tested in person by @lovelylauralemon (and her boyfriend), so rest assured - they are all ace :)
all photos (unless otherwise credited) are by @loveylauralemon.