When the news came that we would be traveling to Paris Fashion Week I wondered just how my reaction would be when I would finally arrive in the city of love for an event of this magnitude. Paris Fashion Week you know is THE top fashion event a fashionista could ever attend.
My anxiety on the front end was trying to get my head around how I was going to sit through a nine hour flight. My patience was tested, along with my faithful and seasoned traveling companion Robin with the chatty, singing, unaccompanied minors in the seat behind us. We gave them “the look” and with Robin’s “hey kids” they quieted down. Two movies, two meals and three naps later, before we knew it we were welcoming the morning in Paris. We were here!!
We grabbed our baggage and waited in line for a taxi who unfortunately for one lucky taxi driver, got to load my 64 pound bag into the car. We were greeted by the landlord of our apartment, Robin completed the paperwork and then we started to unpack. It was quite the fashion show to see Robin’s vintage and designer pieces come out of the suitcase. Ummm, yes you will probably see a few of them on me on camera…gorgeous!!
After a quick freshen up of the makeup, out the door we went to see a few of the sights. She is very familiar the area since this is her seventh trip to the city. We walked a few blocks and she took me to a beautiful restaurant called Angelina’s. Traditional French decor filled with small tables and then larger ones occupied with families who were enjoying their Sunday brunch. The quiche was amazing and for dessert we sipped white and dark hot chocolate. It was nothing like I have ever had before…I would describe it as sweet liquid gold. I’d do that again!
We continued to do some more sight seeing and I got my first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. Then it was a walk down the Champs Elysees, a trip to see the original Chanel store and the apartment of Coco Chanel and lots of window looking. Walking can make a fashion girl hungry and thirsty so it was a quick stop to the Hotel de Crillon for a glass of champagne. Kinda strange, French bar and Robin and I were bopping to the beat of KC and the Sunshine Band.
Long day and now need to get rid of some serious jet lag. Enjoy our coverage and Melissa will arrive on Monday to make the dynamic duo a terrific trio. More soon! Don’t forget to rsvp for the Paris Fashion Week at Spring Frost on Thursday at 4:30. We’ll be showing a video with some of our trip and also an actual Paris Fashion Week show.