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My First Impressions of Paris

September 22, 2016

For some reason, everyone I speak to is shocked I’ve never been to Paris before. I’ve been to Disneyland a few times yes and I’ve done a number of day trips and holidays to France but have never actually made it to Paris. So a few months ago when one of our team members suggested we did a blogger trip to Paris I jumped at the chance to go.

From what I’d heard from other people, Paris is a very ‘marmite’ city. You either love it or you hate it. It’s never really been a place I’ve been desperate to visit but with it being so close it’s always been on my list of must-see European cities.

After months of planning the day arrived and last week I finally visited Paris! We had a loveliest group of bloggers with us, a jam packed itinerary and the sun was scorching. What more could you want for your first trip to Paris?!

first impressions of paris





first impressions of paris

first impressions of paris

first impressions of paris

first impressions of paris





Now anyone that works in events will know when you’re in-charge of 6 people, transport and an itinerary in a foreign country, it’s not the most relaxing of days out! So unfortunately I didn’t actually get to see or take in much of the city we were lucky enough to visit. However from our time at the Eiffel Tower, trip to the boutique and a number of taxi journeys I did have the chance to create a few first impressions of Paris. Here’s a little list of what I loved in Paris…

The Architecture

Literally every building in Paris is gorgeous. From the renaissance style houses to the magnificent bridges to the gothic churches, it’s one of the most Instagrammable cities I’ve ever been to.

The Fashion

We’ve all heard of Parisian style, but I’ve never actually full on experienced it. I can officially say however, it’s my new fave! When it comes to fashion, I love classic the elegant look associated with Parisian style. They make looking good so effortless. Another thing I notices was their jewellery is very minimal which is right up my street. Less is more!

The Weather

For September, we were extremely lucky with the weather. Most of the people who say they don’t like Paris went in the winter so I can imagine if they went in the summer they’d have a completely different opinion. I’d love to spend some time here just relaxing in the parks and sipping coffee outside the cafes. One of the plus sides of seeing Paris in the summer was that all the flowers were still out. This makes it even more beautiful!

The History

Although we have a lot of history here in London, Paris has a history just a rich. With various different cultural and art movements, revolutions and monarchies, there have been so many interesting things happen in Paris. I want to learn about them all by going from one grand landmark to the next!

The Food

Although the restaurant we ate at in Paris wasn’t really Parisian cuisine I’m sure I could easily fall in love with it. I would spend all my time here eating baguettes, croissants, macaroons and Crème brûlée’s. Also, I’ve never been somewhere with so many street stands selling crepes! Man I need to spend more time in France…

What were your first impressions of Paris?

Photos by Camile Richez

Top: Balmain | Skirt: Asos | Shoes: Kurt Geiger (similar) | Sunglasses: Glassworks

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  • Reply Jodie September 23, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    You look amazing, I loveeee your skirt! I know what you mean about Paris fashion, it is iconic! When I came back I just wanted to dress like a Parisian lady haha. It was my first time visiting this summer and I cannot wait to go back, I feel like we are pretty lucky to have it on our door step! Although I had seen so much of Paris through Instagram, nothing beats seeing the architecture in person x

    Jodie /

    • Reply Kristy Barber September 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Yeah I know what you mean. You see so much of it online, in everyone photos but nothing beats seeing it in real life! Hope you had a lovely time when you went, I can’t wait to go back! 🙂 xx

  • Reply GemsBlogStorey September 24, 2016 at 10:31 am

    LOVE this post. Looks like you had such a lovely time, and I love your outfit too, perfect for paris! Very jealous. Hope you had a lovely time!! xxx

    • Reply Kristy Barber September 24, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks lovely! It was a very quick visit, looking forward to going back again 🙂 xx

  • Reply budgetbelles80 September 27, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Your pictures are stunning! I feel that if I ever go to Paris I would love it because I love their rich history and food!

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