One night in Paris....


He-Shi Face + Body Tanning Gel

Chanel Perfection Lumiere - (Beige Rose 32)

Illamasqua cream blush - (Sob)

Mac Blush - (Well Dressed)

Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect (Tweed Pink)

Beautiful Brows Palette (Dark)

Two pairs of Ardell Lashes (Glamour & Demi Wispies)

Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner

YSL Rouge Volupte Perle (114)

MAC dazzleglass (smile)

Mac Prep+Prime Finishing Powder (Transparent)

Lush Hair Extensions


Dress: Jones&Jones (similar dresses here and here)

Bracelet: Thomas Sabo

Shoes: Florida Outlet

We stayed:

We ate:

Following a month-or-so of cryptic clues and secret email exchanges avec mon père my boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Paris for Valentines day.

'The city of lovers…The most romantic place on earth'

We arrived late on Tuesday evening and ordered room service and champagne before falling asleep (I wont go into the nightmare of the boy leaving his wallet on the flight and five minutes after we reported it 'couldn't be found'...). On Valentines day morning the boy bought me breakfast in bed which was followed by a fabulous bus-tour around the sights of the city (during which we passed a huge crowd of girls swarming outside the Virgin Megastore on the Champs-Elysées and I pondered 'I wonder which celebrity is doing a signing? Probably some random French celeb' - I found out just now that it was only bloody One Direction wasn't it!) which ended outside the Eiffel Tower where we then took the lift up to the second platform and admired the awe-inspiring view.

Back to the hotel we went, after each consuming a giant chocolate and cream covered waffle, as it was bloody freezing and we napped in the gorgeous hotel room and the enormous double bed until awakening mid-evening to get ready for our night on the town. Tottering down into the lobby in my heels and fur coat, cringing at the idea of walking down the cobbled streets and freezing wind to the restaurant, we were surprisingly and ever so kindly offered a lift by a member of staffs friend who then also parked up in order to take photos for us of us in front of the Eiffel Tower (which, incidentally, looks even more incredible all lit up at night).

We arrived at the restaurant and were greeted with plush, velvet seats and a rose petal strewn table. We opted for champagne and 'le vin rouge'. I opted for Lobster Ravioli, Prawn Risotto and a chocolate cake from the set menu. The boy had the same to start followed by steak and 'french fries' and cheeses to finish. Neither of us actually managed to finish our dessert - probably because of the amount of bread rolls they kept putting on our table! - but we certainly managed to polish off our drinks...

 We were the final two left in the restaurant and, eventually, after the staff turned the lights on and the music off and handed us our coats, we meandered back to gaze at the Eiffel Tower and then began the short walk back to the hotel (sensible girl that I am - I bought flats in the handbag). My boyfriend could literally make friends with a lamppost - he's that charming - so we were greeted by our new-found-hotel-friends from earlier who opened up the bar for us and we enjoyed some white wine (me) and Corona (him) whilst listening to a variation of English (the boy) and French (hotel friends) rap.

The obligatory-stupid-picture-taking resulted in some rather drunken but amusing snaps and at about 3am our Valentines evening was over and off we went to bed.

I really could not have asked for a more perfect Valentines Day.

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