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“Blink” Travels: Paris, mon amour- A Stylish Stay

Monday, October 14th, 2013

So, we’re skipping back in time a little bit as the “Blink” blog has been pretty much dedicated to LFW coverage for the past few weeks- and there is more of that to come too! We thought we’d start dropping some other topics in there too, just to make sure we didn’t hold on to it so long that it became ancient history! We’re starting with some posts from our petit séjour à Paris from just before LFW.

It was Paris Design Week, and also Maison et Objet (a huge home products and interiors show) so the city was teeming with design type folks, of a different variety to my usual fashion-fixated crowd. The change of focus didn’t stop me pursuing my usual, well trodden fashion route around town, but it did put a different emphasis on the look and feel of some stores, which was rather nice to see. I hope that you liked the post from Friday featuring those wonderfully inspiring paintings. Well, there’s more of that kinda stuff stashed and ready to be shared.

We’re kicking Monday off with a look at the hotel that very stylishly hosted our stay; the small but perfectly formed ‘Hotel Jules et Jim’. Set in one of small streets of Le Marais, the discrete entrance is subtle and low key, leading you in to the reception hung with cool photographic art, and then on in to the courtyard that the hotel is constructed around. Our room, with its little balcony, faced on to the courtyard so our room was completely, blissfully peaceful.

Actually, the whole place could be described as quite peaceful, with clever yet subtle design features throughout our small but perfectly formed bedroom, soothing scents wafting through the low lit reception area from the Francis Kurkdjian candles and the softly spoken, sweetly helpful staff. The bar serves as a laid back breakfast space in the morning (a delicious but rather pricey spread) but of an evening I think this may turn out to be not such a peaceful element of this set up- as is only appropriate of a cool bar in heart of Paris’ super cool design heart.

Hotel Jules et Jim, Paris

Hotel Jules et Jim, Paris

Hotel Jules et Jim, Paris

Hotel Jules et Jim, Paris

I think we may have found our new Paris home…

For more from our travels, have a look here.