La Vie En Rose
Aside from a stellar fashion shoot for Cosmo Bride – snapped at the abode of très chic designer Delphine Manivet – what else should a style-savvy Cosmo Bride-ite do in the city of love? We ask the team to find out!
J’adore panama notebook in fuchsia, £45, smythson.com
Where it’s at
Smack bang in the middle of Paris’ über-chic central shopping district (the iconic Ritz Carlton hotel and Louvre gallery are a stone’s throw away) sits the Hotel Mayfair. With its beautifully classical rooms and oh-so-comfy beds, it’s the perfect place to relax in style after a romance-filled day strolling the wide avenues and sculpture-filled parks.
We loved it for its proximity to the Rue Saint-Honore; Paris’ most chi-chi shopping street.
Oh so chic!
As part of the Preferred Hotel Group we weren’t about to miss out on the hotel’s signature Oh So Chic package (a quick bit of Cosmo Bride savvy web investigation told us that the package is also available in nine other member hotels – brilliant)!
And what’s not to adore about the three-night stay, one-way airport transfer, daily breakfast, champagne and amuse-bouches (tasty little appetisers), especially with introductory rates starting at just €214 per night based on double occupancy?
Book online at phgoffers.com/paris
Pain Au Chocolat Anyone?
Before embarking upon our model musings with the ever-chic Delphine, we decided upon a hearty breakfast – French-style – and feasted on fresh-baked croissants and pain au chocolat, served in the intimate surrounds of the hotel’s very own breakfast parlour.
The romance line
There’s something so romantic about travelling by train, especially in the comfort and speed of the Eurostar. Operating up to 18 daily services from London St Pancras International to Paris, and with return fares starting from just £69, it really is the only way to channel-hop.
Have you seen our new city guides section, which includes travel editor Amanda Statham’s honeymoon guide to Paris?
See the stunning Cosmo Bride fashion shoot (shot on location in Paris) within the new August/September issue of Cosmopolitan Bride which hits newsstands on 30 June 2011.