France

Eiffel Tower at sunset
Eiffel Tower at sunset

There's nothing I love more than being swept off to a far away city...

Errr, I say that from my sofa where I've spent the last four days sitting on my tush nibbling on random bits of chocolate bunnies and staring at a TV. Did anyone else fall for the wonderfulness that is where me keys? Please, tell me I'm not alone. The most exciting thing I'd planned for this long holiday weekend was painting my nails and I haven't even managed to get that done. I promise, I'm not always quite this useless. The weather went all wintery a couple of day ago and I had no choice but to throw myself head-first into hibernation mode as soon as snow starting falling.

A couple of weeks ago I went to Paris to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris. As a total Disney nut I naturally jumped at the opportunity. Vienna International Hotels were the most wonderful hosts and I was super excited to go because my husband got to come along for the ride and Shini also came from London. We all stayed at the Dream Castle Hotel and, when we weren't spinning around on the teacups, saw a cabaret show, watched the Eiffel Tower glitter at midnight and spent a morning at Chateau Fontainebleau jumping on Marie Antoinette's bed (just kidding.. it was roped off). We got in earlier than anyone else and before lunch I managed to sneak in a run, a swim and spent half an hour in the sauna.

Dream Castle Hotel
Dream Castle Hotel
Yummm... breakfast.
Yummm... breakfast.
Just walking along...
Just walking along...
Palace of Fontainebleau
Palace of Fontainebleau

At Chateau Fontainebleau I just about keeled over - incredible beauty burst out of every bit of the building. The rooms were the epitome of anti-minimalism. Decadence and lavish embellishment were in mighty abundance... my white walls look grossly inadequate now.

Chateau Fontainebleau
Chateau Fontainebleau
Tag team
Tag team
Chillen at the chateau in a leather hat...
Chillen at the chateau in a leather hat...
Peering in...
Peering in...
Pretty pretty
Pretty pretty
Overwhelming details...
Overwhelming details...
Angel with a hammer...
Angel with a hammer...
Hazy garden.
Hazy garden.
Kiss kiss
Kiss kiss
What you looking at?
What you looking at?

This outfit is basically what I've been wearing non-stop recently. It has all my favorite things: Patouf jumper, 7 for all Mankind jeans, Mykita sunglasses, white Converse, Muriee cashmere scarf and Shini's leather hat (that I snuck out of her suitcase). Although leather baseball hats are currently all the rage, I'd just like to say that are actually really stupid. If it's hot the last thing you want to wear is a black freaking leather hat... when I stood in the sun my head was boiling. England, this trend was made for you.

I've never been that drawn to France but after this trip I'm aching to go back, even if it's just to visit L'ATMO again for lunch...

L'ATMO restaurant
L'ATMO restaurant
A very fishy lunch...
A very fishy lunch...
Pink glasses and espresso
Pink glasses and espresso
L'ATMO
L'ATMO

Massive thank you to Sabine and Vienna International Hotels for inviting me on the best press trip ever.

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