Instagrammable in Paris
At the Pierre Herme x L'Occitaine collaboration concept store on Champs Elysees. A master of dessert meets a master in skincare. Stock up on beautiful macarons and exclusive fragrances only available in that store. Pierre Herme trained at the iconic macaron maker, Laduree (there's one directly across the road).
At Cafe Antonia (Le Bristol Hotel) and definitely sit out on the terrace if the weather permits. Le Bristol hotel has no less than four Michelin Stars across two restaurants...Cafe Antonia isn't one of them but the lunch menu does have some crossover with 114 Fauburg (which has one Michelin star). The food is exceptional, the service is impeccable. After food, turn left on Rue du Faubourg St Honore for super high-end shopping (or window shopping) or turn right to admire all the modern art galleries (if only through the windows).
At Biologique Recherche...if you're very, very serious about skincare. If like us, Caroline Hirons is your skincare spirit guide, you'd have heard of the holy grail product P50 (named so because it gently Peels your skin in 50 days...see here, here and here). For the purposes of this post, all you need to know is that it's amazing...as is the spa. Get detailed insights into your epidermis with a Skin Analysis and let the knowledgeable ladies recommend products and treatments ideal for your specific concerns. We stocked up on the original P50 formula as well as the P50 PIGM 400 which is specifically formulated for hyperpigmentation (and got no less than 12 samples)...good times! In the UK, you can buy Biologique Recherche products online at the Embassy of Beauty
Photo courtesy of Biologique Recherche
What are your Paris faves?