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Saturday, February 13, 2016

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i teamed up with Courtyard by Marriott on their #UrbanTips campaign

behind the scenes of the video i shot alongside Courtyard, featuring  my most cherished spots in  paris


we shot all over the city and i did my best to include all the lesser known spots i love


such as Marche des Enfants Rouges in the Marais, home to some of my favourite florists
in the city as well as a quirky collection of food vendors harking from all over the globe

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without a doubt, i had to feature Catherine B’s boutique, which I first fell madly love with at the age of 16. this is a total treasure trove, brimming with an unbelieveable collection of chanel & hermes. catherine herself too is an utter gem of a woman, i adore her!

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Merci is a concept store in the Marais, with a recent enthusiasm for interior design in decorating my own home, I continue to return here to splurge on a something special every so often. their restaurant is wonderful too, fresh juices and huge platters of salad!

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Chez Jeanette reminds me of so many dear friends, we like to come here for affordable wine and cheese, typically enjoyed until way past midnight. it’s shabby but predictably French in a frill-free way, and probably the best place to define my ideal Friday night


you know how passionate i am about clean eating, exactly why I had to include Cafe Pinson,
probably my favourite paris restaurant & the best chia pudding i have ever tasted!

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La Poissonerie is the first ever restaurant i went to with my father when i first visited the city of lights,
their risotto is still probably my all time favourite, trumping even the ones I’ve tasted in Italy

Watch the Video

and FINALLY, don’t miss the video I collaborated on alongside Courtyard by Marriott, featuring all my #UrbanTips in full detail

A few months ago, I worked on one of my biggest campaigns to date, an enormous collaboration with Courtyard by Marriott in Paris. They launched a wonderful social media campaign called #UrbanTips; a hashtag encouraging people across Europe to share their favourite spots in the cities they live in or visit. To kickstart the idea, they enlisted me to show them around my most cherished spots of Paris. I spent two days with the team, during which we filmed a fun video showcasing all these places that make Paris my favourite city. I snapped some photos along the way and thought I’d share them here with you too. So often you girls ask me where I like to hang out in Paris, and I myself love visiting places recommended by locals when I travel, so I adore the concept of #UrbanTips, which was set up to encourage visitors to veer away from the typical tourist track and experience their travels more authentically. I am hugely proud to be an ambassador for this project, as you might recall, last year I parterned with Marriott for the first time, it is a brand I truly adore and what better way to celebrate that than in my beloved Paris? And so here is a snippet of some of my most loved locations, some of which I fell in love with the very first time I saw the city of lights at 16, others were more recent discoveries that quickly became traditions with friends. Paris has played a huge narrative of my life so far, so I hope you go visit some of these places yourself, hopefully they will add to your own Paris story, a tale we should all have, or so I very fiercely believe.

And girls, wherever you live, you too can participate in #UrbanTips simply by using the hashtag and tagging @courtyard_fr whenever you are snapping at your favourite locations in Paris.  Participating and using the hashtag enters you into a very exciting Courtyard giveaway, whereby the winning photo wins a 2 night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin for 2 people. So tag me and get sharing! I can’t wait  to see your favourite spots!


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