In celebration of its latest co-designed collection with Paris Hilton, Boohoo threw a lavish party in Paris last week! Not always do you get a chance to flaunt a full pink outfit in style – this party was the perfect occasion!
The party was everything ‘Paris Hilton’ with an all pink everything deco, pink cocktails – ‘la vie en rose’ & ‘that’s hot’ (the icon’s famous catchphrase from the 2000’s), complete with a pink vintage Cadillac and a gigantic pool flamingo! The party was held at the luxurious Hôtel Le Marois, I loved this ambiance – very girly & posh!
The party was super fun, with great music, free-flowing champagne, cocktails, cotton candy, and yummy finger foods. Great music kept us on the floor, to add to the magical ambiance was the famous American rapper Ja Rule, he even did a little 90’s retrospective which was really cool!
The highlight of the evening was, of course, the arrival of Paris Hilton herself, who entered to the tune of her song ‘stars are blind’! Paris looked amazing in the palm print dress inspired by her hometown of Beverly Hills and huge sunnies, she even did a DJ set herself during the evening.
WHAT I WORE
I wore a hot pink pantsuit from Boohoo with flared pants and a long blazer, I paired it with white sneakers to give it a more laid-back effect! I styled my hair in a top knot and kept my makeup simple with a glazed complexion and red lips! I styled my look further with my fav geometric earrings and a trendy pair of very small framed cat eye sunglasses!
If vacations are good staycations are even better!
What is a STAYCATION?
It’s a vacation in the place you live, so you don’t really travel out just stay – staycation!
It is also a new online service for people living in Paris to book a stay ( Sunday – Monday ) in a variety of exclusive places, at a great discounted price. Check them out here.
I have been living in Paris for 7 years and a chance to rediscover the city is exactly what I need. For our first staycation, we chose the 9th district of Paris. It is one of the most attractive districts of Paris, showcasing some of the most beautiful Hausmannien architectural works of the ‘Belle Époque’ era, from lavish shopping areas to the Palais Garnier. You can enjoy an amazing walk by the river Seine and enjoy the view of the Eiffel tower afar. Scroll down to read all about my stay at a very luxurious hotel in the 9th district of Paris – Hotel de NELL.
So we took the metro to our destination, it is the best part to not have hours of travel before reaching your destination – your destination is just minutes away!
Hotel de Nell is beautifully nestled in the 9th district, the welcome was warm and the check in very efficient. The staff is very professional, they showed us around the hotel, and then took us up to our room. They had some welcome sweets and a special note from ‘staycation’ to welcome us!
Our room was on the 6th floor, with a breathtaking view of a church and the rooftops of Paris city! It had the smallest cutest balcony I have ever seen, everything about the room was cozy and put us immediately on ‘holiday mode’.
The rooms are very contemporarily styled and have a Japanese style tub which is a true masterpiece and was the jewel in the crown of our stay at Hotel de NELL. To add to it are the two tea bath rituals from Bulgari – that smell like heaven and are really relaxing!
After exploring our room, it was time to hit the spa! The very famous Spa Nuxeoffers its services at Hotel de NELL. The spa room is at the -1 level of the hotel, I was super happy to make my way from the room to the spa in my bathrobe! We took the 45-minute massage that was really relaxing, the masseuse was very professional, I highly recommend to visit Spa Nuxe if you are here. They even gave us a few samples of Nuxe products at the end of the service.
Price: 88€ for a 45-minute massage.
At around 6pm, we were bought a bottle of champagne to our room, the perfect way to enjoy your bath!
Dinner at La Régalade
As we were having such a great time at the hotel, we didn’t want to step out, so we decided to have dinner at the restaurant of the hotel – La Régalade.
It is a very popular restaurant, which offers a 3-course (with 5 options each) dinner menu for 39€. The menu has dishes that have been there ever since the place opened, in addition to the ‘plat de jour’! And you guys, I must say everything was super tasty! The dishes are really beautifully crafted, visually very appealing and a total fiesta for the tastebuds!
Our Favorites at La Régalade
Risotto crémeux à l’encre de seiche, gambas et jambon rôtis à l’ail, émulsion vache qui rit.
Poitrine de cochon fermier croustillante de chez Ospital, cocos de Vendée, pesto de riquette
Riz au lait à la vanille Bourbon comme le faisait ma grand-mère, caramel laitier
When we got back to our room we had another surprise gift waiting for us – a box of chocolates from ‘Maison du Chocolat’ and a Spa Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse dry oil! I absolutely love these cute surprises and felt really pampered! Another fun offer is the pillow menu at Hotel de NELL, we loved the pillows that were there so we didn’t change, but if you are in a mood to experiment do choose among their different pillow options. The next day, we had breakfast at ‘La Régalade’ restaurant, they offer a sumptuous continental buffet and fresh products like sausages and eggs etc for a supplement of 10€. After breakfast, we cozied up in the room, had another round in the tub and went off to get some final clicks in our bathrobes before leaving!
We absolutely loved our first staycation in Paris, it was truly romantic, the hotel inculcates the true essence of the city! We will surely be trying out other places. I highly recommend Hotel de NELL, for a chic Parisienne style stay! It’s attention to detail and little sweet surprises made it extra special. It has everything you need to cut out from the ‘metro – boulot – dodo‘ routine.
When we got back from Hotel de NELL, we felt like we got back from a vacation, it was a truly refreshing feeling, I do recommend staycations to break from the routine and explore and reconnect with the city you live in! I hope you enjoyed this article guys, see you soon with some other fun places to visit in Paris. Let me know in comments below if you have ever been on a staycation in your city!
Article by: Mellissa Fernandes | Makeup Artist | 🇫🇷
I just got back from a luxurious event – The VOGUE Fashion Festival 2017 Paris. I attended a masterclass on ‘ Fashion Journalism at Vogue’. Hoping to go back with great tips and fashion inspiration from some visionary leaders at Vogue Paris. Scroll down to read more about my experience.
With the end of the holiday season, we all have tucked away those gorgeous glittery pieces somewhere in the corner of our closets, waiting for the perfect time when we can show them off again.
In today’s post, I’m going to show you how I reinvented my festive piece in a more casual way, so I can show off my beautiful standout pieces even during a non festive period!