From Paris with love part 1

Have you ever been to Paris? It’s the city of love, fashion and light. Me and my boyfriend celebrated New Year’s Eve in the beautiful city of Paris this year and it was definetely worth it! The story is split in two parts, because we have seen / done so much during our trip. But let me start at the beginning…

We went by car on Wednesday the 30th of December. We drove for 4 hours and 20 minutes, luckily we both have our driving license. During our trip we stopped two times, because non-stop riding can be very exhausting PFFFFF. But in the end of the afternoon we finally arrived at the hotel Residence Europe YIHAAAA. In the beginning I didn’t like the neighbourhood, cuz it looked like a ghetto. After exploring the neighborhood carefully, it wasn’t that bad at all. But still I would never walk there alone.

I can’t say nothing bad about the hotel, because it is a really good one. The room looked good, the staff was very kind and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. They also had a pool, sauna and jacuzzi, but we forgot our swimsuits OUGHT. So my boyfriend told me to go in my lingerie and I said ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Even if it is in another country, I would not dare, prude huh?

Anyway, the next day we shopped a lot. We went to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées by metro. Near the metro station there was a long street with Christmas markets and at the end a big wheel, so you can sit and watch the view from above. You really could feel a cosy vibe. I only bought a delicious hot dog at the market, because I was so hungry. The other side of the metro station is the Champs-Élysées, it’s about a 10 minute walk. You can find all kinds of stores and restaurants on both sides. After a few stores we lunched at Café George. The price was high, the food was delicious and the service was very low. What do you think is most important?

When you visit this shopping street the Arc the Triomphe is indispensable. It’s definitely a photo Instagram worthy. Click click with no selfie stick, luckily we did eventually get a nice photo. We had less than two hours to shop, so we went to Galeries Lafayette on the Boulevard Haussmann. It’s an expensive warehouse, just like Bijenkorf in the Netherlands. I saw so many beautiful things that I had to restrain myself. Do you recognize this feeling? We eventually bought a lot of new stuff. In the evening we celebrated New Year’s Eve and the day after we went to the Eiffel Tower.

Are you curious about how we celebrated our New Year’s Eve and visiting the Eiffel Tower? Stay tuned for part II next week.

For now A bientôt.


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  1. 01/02/2016 / 4:22 PM

    Sounds like fun. Love it.

    • Essere Moda
      01/02/2016 / 6:59 PM

      Thank you 🙂 It was a lovely trip.


  2. 01/02/2016 / 6:49 PM

    Great post! Just recently I asked my partner: “What is the City of Lights?” He said” New York. I think, when you live in New York, it is everything for you. LOL. Never been to Paris. But I’m sure it’s worth this name 🙂

    • Essere Moda
      01/02/2016 / 7:06 PM

      Thank you somuch 🙂 OMG I love New York, I’ve been there in May 2015. I didn’t know about New York haha. I only know that it’s the city that never sleeps. But they call Paris the city of lights, because it was one of the first European cities to adopt gas street lighting.


  3. 01/02/2016 / 11:29 PM


    • Essere Moda
      01/07/2016 / 10:17 PM

      That’s sweet of you. Thank you somuch. A happy New Year to you too 🙂

    • Essere Moda
      01/07/2016 / 10:16 PM

      Thank you somuch. You should go. You won’t regret it 🙂

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