It was almost surreal that I was given an opportunity to travel to Paris and London for a media trip alongside with with two fashion editors from Malaysia and another social media influencer from Singapore.
Although it was only a short three days, I had the most incredible time there.
My hotel room in Paris where I spent my first night in ordering room service (Who doesn't love room service!). With its peaceful and quaint location, Pavillion De La Reine is a perfect bolthole. It just felt like I'm in a total different world whenever I'm back at the hotel. It was the perfect place for some me time. And they have the most romantic terrace ever!
The courtyard view looking down from my room balcony. Flowers were starting to bloom as Spring approaches.
The hotel serves really good breakfast. Those fluffy scrambled eggs and croissants with caramel sauce were my favorite. What I miss the most would be the pastries in Paris. Gosh I wish I could have some of it right at this moment!
No trip will ever be completed without spending a day or two, purely enjoying the shopping experience in Paris. Many would describe Paris as the heaven of luxury goods. But if you'd love to stretch a little more, enjoy greater savings but getting the same quality goods, chic outlet shopping villages are always the best choice.
Outlet malls are literally the best place to enjoy greater savings, and La Vallee offers a range of shopping services such as special packages, VIP chic lounge, handsfree shopping, tax free shopping and more.
It was my first time visiting La Vallee Village and I was of course very excited to be there especially after I found out that they carry some of my favorite brands such as Givenchy, Maje, Valentino and etc.
Getting to La Vallee isn't difficult, it takes about 20-30mins drive from Paris City Center. The easiest way is to book a shopping express luxury coach or personal chauffeur via Chic Outlet Shopping's directory app. You can download it via this link.
Or even better, you can pay a fee small fee of 85Euros to gain an exclusive package that includes :
- Shopping Express®: return tickets on the luxury coach service from central Paris to the Village.
- 10% saving: VIP Card providing a further savings on purchases in six boutiques of your choice in the Village.
- One-course lunch: at Pret A Manger.
- €50 Gift Card: can be used in the boutiques and restaurants of your choice in La Vallée Village. (Gift Card available for Adult packages only).
Since La Vallee is situated near Euro Disneyland, shopper mums can always grant themselves a little retail therapy while sending their kids to their very own hideaway.
Upon arrival, we were taken to the chic lounge for some coffee and snacks to fuel ourselves before exploring the village. The chic lounge basically is a place for shoppers who wants to enjoy some privacy and comfort after a long day spent browsing every store in the village!
They can also keep themselves entertained with some magazines, tv shows and light refreshments as they wait for their friends or family members to be done with their shopping.
It was a weekday so the village isn't as packed, weather was great too! It was the only day I could wear a skirt out for a stroll.
There are so many brands that I love in La Vallee!
My travel partner for the entire week. Meet Christabel from Singapore! She is such a sweetheart, I really enjoyed her company throughout my trip. The things that we shared and experience we've gone through were so similar it made us feel like we've known each other for ages. And we had so much fun together! All those girly moments trying on different outfit at different stores, sharing our fashion opinions and make up tips!
Stopped by Givenchy and I couldn't help myself but bought a pair of white sneakers on a low price with an additional 10% off with the VIP card that comes in the exclusive package.Which is a pretty good steal I must say! I'm really happy and satisfied with my purchase. Furthermore I can get my VAT back!
Aside of the tempting discounts and sale, I was offered a handsfree shopping service which means I didn't have to carry my own purchases. Every items that I bought was delivered to the chic lounge and I just needed to collect them by end of the day before I leave.
Shopping can never be more pleasurable and hassle free!
For more customer service and travelers information, you can visit www.ChicOutletShopping.com
Just posing in front of one of my favorite store and admiring my own shots lol
I was caught by surprise when we were brought to such a picturesque spot for lunch. Chateau De Ferrieres is simply breathtaking;with the magnificent big trees and glorious wooded grounds. And there is a restaurant situated right in the middle of this beautiful surrounding.
It does feel like I'm in one of those fairy tale scene. We could all use some magical moment like this in our lives.
Le Chai, a modern French restaurant we dined in was initially an old kitchen of the Chateau, but it has been renovated and turned into a restaurant with a mix of old exterior and modern interior with a rather cozy ambiance. I can't think of a place that is anymore perfect for social gatherings like this.
We went back to the village for more shopping afterwards, and it seems like some of us did some impulsive shopping after a few glasses of wine! As long it makes us happy, it is worth it. Agree?
Everybody knows that escargot is a French delicacy and its highly popular among the locals. That's why we were brought L'escargot for dinner! Champagne and escargots, it was truly an authentic meal. I felt like a true Parisian.
Don't know how I feel about the escargots though. I think I enjoyed the champagne more than anything else. But I did finish my onion soup! It was delicious. It was kind of a comfort food for me. I drink a lot of soup back in Malaysia. Its just one of the things we have almost everyday.
Spent our last day sight seeing and had a very relaxing tour around the city before we took the Eurostar and continued our journey in London!
When Christabel and I found out that we are going to be touring Paris in a vintage Citroen convertible, we were literally squealing in excitement like little girls and didn't care about the people around us.
Mandatory Eiffel tower shot. Christabel takes great pictures!
Lunch at Chez Ralph's at Ralph Lauren. The pillowcases were very American inspired!
There are plenty of sights in this French capital that you can explore, hopefully I'll be back in the future to visit the museums and historic sites!
London post will be coming up real soon so stay tuned!