Exploring Paris When It’s Not Fashion Week
Seeing Paris in all its beauty without the anxiety that comes with fashion week is a vastly different feeling, and we're in love.| April 22, 2019
Flying up to Paris twice a year for fashion week is mostly accompanied by stress, anxiety and a very tight schedule. It’s still gorgeous and incredibly remarkable, but we never get the time to stop and smell the roses, both literally and figuratively.
Just a little over a month later, we landed back in The City of Lights for a very special project for Cartier, which you would now know as Clash de Cartier. And for the five days we were here, we inhaled Parisian pastries, visited notable tourist haunts, and every Jardin within a three kilometre radius. Our mode of transport this time round? Nope not taxis, not the metro either, but an e-scooter.
Okay, we’ll admit. These things are frightfully dangerous for both the rider and pedestrians, but honestly, it was worth the entire 20 euros we spent for more than an hour around the city. We didn’t have to deal with ubers, cash, or the horrible and infamous traffic jam. Plus, scooting to the doorsteps of our hotel, The Ritz, is très chic.
Other than taking a whirl round town on two wheels, we attended mini seminars, brainstorming sessions, and snapped tons and tons of pictures. We spent our free time in-between schedules people watching while dining al fresco, catching up with friends, and gobbling up chocolates by a carousel.
It’s difficult not to love this gorgeous city. No matter how many times we come back, the Eiffel Tower never ceases to amaze us.
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