Oh, the pleasures of Paris….dozens of scintillating memories flood back. The frilly lights of Pont Neuf twinkling across the Seine, Rodin’s tour de force sculptures, the view from the steps of Montmartre, crepes on the roof of the Beaubourg, boats on the pond at Jardins de Luxembourg. Not forgetting the ongoing dream of a Valentine’s Day surprise trip.
Makes me want to be there right now, but from the moment I disembark the sleek Eurostar at Gare du Nord, I’d want to fit right in as a temporary Parisienne, not stand out like a tourist, especially at this time of year. So, what to do? Think formal - or at least chic casual.
This would be a good opportunity to wear my nicest clothes, especially a stylish coat and boots, even if they have flat heels for comfort. A trendy bag would complete the look. I’d certainly never insult the city and its people by wearing trainers to walk those stylish streets. Evenings would be another chance to dress up a bit, even if it’s only some nice jewellery on that favourite little black dress.