*Tour the City of Light like a Frenchy*

July 22, 2021

photo credits: @avenuedesreveries

@hotelcostes: First stop when in Paris? The legendary Hôtel Costes, located a heartbeat away from the Place Vendôme in the center of Paris, is an emblem of elegance, style, luxury, and glamour. Stop by for a drink amongst decor that mixes together elements of minimalism and baroque for an opulent yet sophisticated atmosphere.

@lecafedeflore: You can’t miss out on a morning breakfast at one of Paris’ oldest cafés—the legendary Café de Flore—which has been frequented during the post‑war years by many famous writers, philosophers, and artists of the caliber of Picasso, Hemingway, and Bataille, to name a few. Still today, it remains both a French landmark and popular hang‑out spot for many celebs and tourists alike.

@lepigalleparis: A dinner reservation at the sexy Hotel Le Pigalle is a must. Situated in the bustling and artistic neighborhood of Montmartre, which has always attracted the coolest crowds of outliers and rule breakers, Le Pigalle is not just your average Parisian hotel, it’s something “radically different” that you have to try out for yourself...

@officine_universelle_buly: For some local shopping time, stop by L’Officine Universelle Buly. Since 1803, this modern‑day apothecary has been producing perfumes and atmospheric odors that blend 19th century beauty secrets with contemporary innovations. Discover its water‑based perfumes, unique diffusers, natural toothpastes and opulent accessories in truly ornate packaging.

@hotelsamourparis: Come to Paris and stay at one of the sensual Amour Hotels conceived by graffiti artist André Saraiva. A blend of art and fashion in eclectic, colorful rooms, the Hôtel Amour and Grand Hôtel Amour are sexy‑chic meets rock’n’roll vibes, where disco balls, pink neon lights and a wee bit of erotica on the walls immediately transport you to another world.

@merciparis: The most Parisian shop there is, Merci is the local concept shopping sensation housed in an elaborately reconfigured 19th century fabric factory. Divided in three loft‑like floors, you’ll find clothing, accessories, stationery, and a selection of design furniture—plus a literary café and a basement canteen should you work up an appetite after all the roaming around.

@restaurantmarcel: Either for brunch, lunch, or dinner, Marcel offers an extensive menu for everyone’s palate, with three locations in different districts of the city, the 7th, the 18th, and the 16th.

@trudon: Another French manufacturer of scents, Trudon is the undisputed leader of Royal home fragrances and perfumes since 1643, as it was the biggest wax‑producing factory in the French Kingdom during the 17th and 18th centuries as well as the direct provider of the royal court of Louis XIV and most of the great churches of France. You can’t leave the store without a candle!