This Mothers Day I skipped Paris Fashion Week and took my Mum away for the weekend to what’s supposed to be the most romantic City in the World.
It may be that, but this being around my tenth time in the City, I’ve never once been with a partner or a male friend.
So if like me you have none of those above, the only thing better than that, is your Mumma.
We arrived early morning by coach after a dramatic run to the coach station and very nearly missing it.
The weather was beautiful, almost as though Spring had sprung early.
We checked into Mon Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel placed right next to the Arc de Triomphe and some great clubs.
I stayed here last year, you can read the post here.
What I love most about Mon Hotel are the rooms with the balconies and a wonderful view.
Mum had a little nap after we got settled into the room,
I got dressed and sat soaking up the sun through the open balcony doors.
I wore this beautiful floral maxi dress from Little Misstress, part of the Chloe Lewis range.
We headed out, with plans to do a little shopping along Champs de Elysées and stay near by the Hotel.
Making it up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe for sunset.
BOY BAG | CHANEL
I love things with back detail and this dress is outstanding for that…
I pretty much had to force my Mum into this photo – she is so camera shy.
In fact getting a photo with my Mum is a rare occasion, so I made sure I got as many as I could out of her.
We walked around the outside of the Arc, crossing over the busy roads to get to the top of Champs to start shopping.
Romance in the City may have been dead for me, but love is all around. You will see several times couples who have just got married in popular spots with their photographer.
Just look in the background of this photo…
After a good two hours, in and out of shops we headed to the Arc de Triomphe, just in time for Sunset.
I always suggest doing these things on a clear day, when the sky is at its best and the sun is either setting or rising.
We walked up all 284 steps. This being my second time, I knew what to expect.
My Mum however had no idea.
The sun was glistening, don’t be fooled though it was cold!
With a few cotton candy clouds in the sky, it made for beautiful photos and an even better viewing.
One side of the Arc, the sunsets, leaving the sky burning in colour.
That golden sky just makes me feel so nostalgic
The other side, leaves bright blue with a few floating clouds around the Eiffel.
We stayed up for about 20 minuets.
The cold got the best of us, my nose was red and my fingers were numb.
We were both looking forward to getting back to the Hotel.
And there she was a short 5 minuet walk back to warmth and comfort.
After travelling and walking, the day ended early. But I still have two more days to share with you.
You can book your stay at Mon Hotel here.