I’m always ready to pack my bags and leave to Paris for the weekend. Which is usually the case every two months. No touristy trips though. I’ve literally walked every street in Paris so when I go, I go to catch up with friends, go out for coffee, dinner and drinks. I’ve noticed I even have build a few habits which are hard to resist when in Paris. Not sure if that’s a bad thing though? My favorite time to go is in autumn. When it’s chilly outside and you’re having your café creme outside on the heated terrace. My last visit was just last month. Contrary to my old habits, I stayed for the first time in Hotel Chavanel. A 4 star, small boutique hotel aligning Place Madeleine. Couldn’t be any more in the heart of Paris than this. Close to Tuileries and Le Louvre so perfect for an autumn stroll. Also walking distance from La Fayette and Saint Germain des Près on rive gauche which is one of my favorite districts. And just a 5 min ride from L’arc de Triomphe where most clubs are located. Apart from being the perfect base for shopping, strolls, dinner and drinks in walking distance, Chavanel is just a real treat to stay. Pretty interior (I need lace curtains in my life), cosy, super friendly staff and a delicious, royal organic breakfast (so much better than the traditional ‘french breakfast’). During the day I traded the usual shopping for a visit inside Balenciaga’s HQ with a glimpse in the archives mainly dating back from the 50’s and 60’s. Here’s what my 24h stay in Paris looked like. Already checking out Go Chic for my next trip…

Inside BALENCIAGA HQProcessed with VSCO with p5 presetAny office with a giant birdcage must be an awesome place to work!Processed with VSCO with p5 presetA Balenciaga wedding dress from the fifties. So impressed by the groundbreaking designs, silhouettes and materials that Balenciaga was using at that time already.

Staying at Hotel ChavanelProcessed with VSCO with p5 presetIMG_9726Processed with VSCO with p5 presetProcessed with VSCO with p5 presetIMG_3298

Dinner and drinks – Miss KO & Yeeels

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