October 27, 2017

Playing Tourist in Le Marais

Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais

When you think of Paris, does it get any more classic than a red beret and a black and white striped shirt? I didn't think so either. I'm all about not being a tourist and experiencing a city like a local. So tell me does this look make me fit in completely or completely stand out as a tourist?! Lol. Either way, it was fun to prance around the city snapping shots in my Parisian best.Today's post is all about the best of the best in Paris. Since we had just got engaged we were flying high on life and love. Not a care in the world. And our visa bills are definitely reflecting this now! If you are looking to live large in Paris I'm sharing my favourite restaurants and bars that we indulged in on our trip. We love the low-key classic Parisian vibes. Think "Midnight in Paris"-- dark rooms, red velvet, and extremely overpriced coupes of Champagne. Don't worry our breakfasts and lunches were basically all purchased at the Monoprix, or little bistros so it made up for it (almost...). 

1. Ralph's--This place will always have a special place in our hearts! It was just down the street from our AirBnB so it was always the home of our nightcap. And yes, we're talking Ralph as in the Ralph Lauren. They have a gorgeous courtyard, a stunning rustic interior, they play awesome tunes and will serve you the most addicting caramel popcorn with your drink or coffee. We may have gone here for once or twice just for the popcorn! It's THAT good. Bonus-- the staff were the sweetest and remembered us every time we came in! 

 2. Bar Hemmingway-- Okay. You have to go to the Ritz while you are in Paris. I'm still conjuring up a scheme to get into Coco Chanel's apartment! I loved the vibes of Bar Hemmingway. It's so hidden, and not pretentious at all! It's at the back of the hotel and is so small you'll be lucky enough to get a table! The drinks are served with the most stunning roses and the assortment of pre-dinner snacks is basically good enough to count as dinner. Sometimes all you need is an expensive glass of champagne with an assortment of olives, crackers, and nuts. Tip-- head to the restrooms where the faucets are gold swans. Yes, actually. 

3. Le George -- You guys... I didn't think a more gorgeous place existed. When you walk into the Four Seasons you will understand why. They literally have thousands of flowers brought in daily and on display. This restaurant is swanky and fabulous, but absolutely delicious. Book reservations and save it for your splurge meal. It will be worth it! Also the bar is so cozy for a pre-dinner drink! 

4. Hotel Costes--Can you tell we love little hideout bars? The courtyard restaurant will probably be packed, and I can't speak to the food but the bar at Hotel Costes will make all your Parisian dreams come true. Think red velvet curtains, piano, and more. They even have a flower shop beside the hotel. We loved stopping in here for a pre-dinner glass of champ. 

Other fancy places to consider-- The rooftop bar at The Peninsula Hotel (stunning view of the city!), Plaza Athenee, Le Moulin de la Galette


Looking for some cheaper eats: Try La Palette, Pizza Populaire or any restaurant by the Big Mamma Group, Hotel Grand Amour (pink courtyard dreams!), Aloha Cafe, Rose Bakery. Otherwise, picnic with the food at Monoprix! A baguette, some veg, and some sides are all you need!

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try the chou at Popelini, the waffles at Meert, the hot chocolate at Angelina, and anywhere else that smells divine!

Sidenote-- all restaurants serve a little snack with your drinks! And make reservations! 

These photos were taken by Olga of Flytographer. Read my review of Flytographer here.
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Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais
Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais

Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais
Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais

Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais


Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais

Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais



Paris Flytographer, red beret, strip shirt, engagement, couple in Paris, le marais

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2 comments

  1. Love these photos, how romantic! I like the sounds of Bar Hemingway, I've been to Paris a lot before but havent ever visited there!

    Abigail Alice x

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  2. You look gorgeous and so chic! Beautiful pics of you two ❤️

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