Travel: Paris Postcards
Apart from eating, there’s nothing I love more than travelling. And immensely grateful for the privileged life to enjoy all the amazing things the world has to offer.
Arts et Métiers museum
I remember arriving in Paris for the first time in the summer of 2001 with wide eyed wonder. In the past 16 years, I’ve since been back to Paris dozen of times, including at least an annual stop over for a weekend in the city of lights before heading back to my in-laws.
Still, there’s so much to see and do – both old and new, I don’t think I’ll ever cover all grounds. I wrote about our favourite spots to eat for Hong Kong Tatler dining this year, and did the usual checking out new and old favourites on our recent trip back. Stay tuned for more recommendations.
escargots at L’Assiette
I haven’t given up the dream of some day living in Paris, and somedays still in disbelief that we have a pied-à-terre in the 16eme.
- Arts et Métiers Museum, first time here and just overwhelmed by the fascinating collection – from mathematical tools to distillery equipment, the evolution of cars and trains, Foucault’s Pendulum and the original Statue of Liberty by Auguste Batholdi. Definitely worth the visit if you have kids, and it’s way less crowded than Pompidou.
- Louis Vuitton at Place Vendome. The space just reopened this October 2017. The original space in this Hotel Particulier where Monsieur Louis Vuitton first set up his trunk shop 160 years ago. You can read all about it and the stunning glorious art piece on the façade on Wallpaper.
- Never been to a live football match, but went to Parc des Prince with the husband. Grace à the fabulous Omar.
- Taillevent 110 is a super lovely spot for lunch, and it’s best selling point is 110 amazing wines by the glass at prices that don’t break the bank. Oneophiles should add this to their Paris eat & drink list! The food too is well worth the calories; generous brasserie style portions and perfectly well executed.
- Drinks at Le Forvm overlooking the crowd at du Louvre. An old shot from Summer of 2015 #instagramhusbandfail Perspective off.I have so many photos of the Eiffel tower over the years, but I continue to take photos of it at different spots in the city. At sunset. Long walks. beautiful festive decor at Dior on Avenue Montaigne. Hot air balloons always remind me of Jules Verne’s “Around the world in 80 days.” :)