Whats new in Paris

Paris is constantly evolving with new hotels, cafes and stores sprouting up for us to enjoy. Here are a list of the latest finds I’ve come across, worthy of Princess reviews;
Address: 78 Rue Blomet, 75015 Paris, France

The 1931’s boutique hotel, The Eiffel Blomet, located in the 15th arrondissement, has been recently renovated and a brings a little blend of charm and luxe to this not-so–touristy area of Pairs. Designers Vincent Bastie (who transformed Les Bains Hotel Paris) and Bruno Borrione a collaborator with Philippe Stark, have managed to hint at the original art deco style and include some much-needed additions, like the underground pool, hammam and gym beneath the courtyard terrace, which are designed to complement the original bones of the hotel.

 

The rooms in the hotel are light, colorful, and spacious, a total of nine elegant suites and 87 rooms. My suite on the top floor included the perfect sized terrace, big enough for a fantastic typically French breakfast (croissant and coffee) in the morning, and lounging reading the paper in the afternoon. Like most Parisian hotels, there is little space, but the rooms are well designed, to take advantage of every square foot. The interior palette includes warm rosewood, grained leather, and bronze adding warmth the room’s light blue and celadon green color palettes. The carpets add a splash of colour and fun and the black and white tiles in the bathroom add a simple chic quality.

My usually tendency is to stay in the 3rd, 1st or 8th arrondissement, but I was happy to try a different area and enjoyed the less busy side of Paris. The 15th is quiet, but still full of great restaurants and little jazz spots.

A great part of the hotel, is the lounge area on the ground floor, which is a cozy, living room space where guests are encouraged to stay and relax with a good book. Also available is an open bar with honesty policy, so help yourself to a drink and enjoy. In winter, Eiffel Blomet Hotel has a welcoming fire, while in summer guests can take advantage of the internal open terrace. This is a great feature of the hotel, especially if you’re traveling solo and just want to people watch and feel part of the hotel scene.

Another fabulous princess feature is the pool and spa. Bathed in natural light from the glass ceiling above, is a gorgeous Art Deco architectural feature and makes for some indulgent relaxation time. In addition to typical spa services, there is also a hamman, which if you haven’t tried it is so incredibly therapeutic. After a hard days site-seeing, shopping and all that red wine and pastries, a hamman, is probably just what makes Paris that much more enjoyable.

 

Address: 15 Rue Edouard Manet, 75013 Paris, France
 C.O.Q is a gorgeous design-focused hotel in Paris’s 13th arrondissement, the whole concept is based on the idea of community, making rooms small and equipped with everything you could need apart from a minibar, intentional to ensure you make you’re way downstairs for dinner or cocktail hour and chat or just people watch.
 C.O.Q is an acronym for Community of Quality, and the interior design is based on exactly that. The hotel includes a multi-room lounge with a plant-filled conservatory area, a café and a curated shop selling made-in-France souvenirs. This is the heart of the hotel and around breakfast and early evening you definitely get that feeling of community. Smorgasbord French breakfast can be found in the hotel’s ground floor café, which later in the day becomes a cosy lounge and bar serving regional wines, beer and light bites in the afternoon and evening. A stack of boardgames and a pull-down movie screen really takes the idea of community, meeting new people and getting out of your room seriously.
Designed by Agence Favorite, the hotel takes on an eclectic-chic Scandic-Style aesthetic, which mixes contemporary design and vintage accents.
The mood is relaxed and youthful and reflected in its style and staff. There’s no room service or spa, but what it lacks in Princess-style pampering, it makes up for in its chic, simple design and insta-worthy spaces.
Restaurants and Cafes

Wild & The Moon is a lifestyle movement created by a tribe of food lovers, chefs, nutritionists and naturopaths. It is based on the simple belief that food should be good for you, good for the planet, and delicious.

What you will find: wild, local, gluten-free, ethically sourced, seasonal and plant-based ingredients. All food and cold-pressed juices are 100% organic, pure,  fresh, and unpasteurized, leaving their nutritive power intact.

Luckily, every tastes incredible too. I can’t get enough of this place and want a store in London.

Le Bien Venu Hotel Bienvenue, 23 rue Buffault 75009 Paris.
 Beyond obsessed with this gorgeous boutique hotel and its as adorable restaurant

 

 

Les Grands Verres au Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson 75008 Paris

Chic and casual with great views

 

 

Le Camondo : 61 bis, rue de Monceau – 75008

Located just by Parc Monceau, the restaurant has taken up residence in the former garages of a family mansion, and has a cool eclectic vibe, with chic rattan chairs next to Persian rugs and high ceilings.

Stores:
Maison Labiche,  105 Rue Vieille-du-Temple 75003
 Maison Labiche’s signature is an embroidery stitched right above the heart in a handwriting exclusive to the brand with embroidery techniques only found in-house. So that everyone can have their own Maison Labiche, we embroider our products with your words.
Sezane (L’Appartement) 1 rue saint Fiacre 75002 Paris
A super chic store located in the 2nd arrondissement in Paris, this French label has that sweet French, feminine touch we all go to Paris to find.
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