The perfect weekend destination and just 2 hours via the Eurostar from London, Paris is a firm favourite for couples, hipsters and those wanting a city break within easy reach.
Like London, Paris is consistently evolving, and my recent trip introduced me to some new hotspots in the capital.
Here are my top travel tips while visiting the city.
Where To Eat
You are spolit for choice in Paris for food. The city boasts many healthier eateries then my last visit 5 years back. Perfect for balancing out the indulgent meals and croissants.
Leading the way on the ‘indulgent’ eateries currently is Balagan. Paris’s answer to London’s nopi. Located just off Rue Saint-Honoré, its Jerusalem-style clash with Moroccan-Isreli style cooking washed down with vibrant cocktails is a must visit.
For those working on the go, Hardware Société is unashamedibly cool and perfect for brunch. The wild mushrooms, with hazelnut crumb, poached eggs on sourdough and roast cauliflower foam is THE best brunch dish I’ve ever had.
If you can’t afford a break abroad this year, how about a staycation in London?
Here are my top hotspots in the capital that will bring the med to your doorstep.
For an authentic tapas experience in the heart of Tooting, The Little Taperia feels like you’ve just walked into a Spanish restaurant. The perfect upbeat vibe for cocktails and small Spanish plates. You can even get your Spanish evening delivered by The Little Taperia with Deliveroo.
Central London-based? The Port House, on The Strand takes a very close second to the Spanish tapas experience with the addition of very large and perfectly formed gin and tonics!
Balanced Being’ recently experienced an exclusive workshop with the team behind The Yoga Wellness Company. Their approach? A holistic, all-round practice with a scientific angle; perfect for those wanting to bring about changes physically, mental, and emotionally.
With an array of Yoga styles out there, you are often spoilt for choice in London. However, many self-proclaimed yogis use the practice without thinking about the deeper meaning, and how it can draw upon our emotions. We often forget what yoga can do for us internally, and mentally, and solely focus on the physical aspects.
The Yoga Wellness Company take a much softer approach.