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.
Upgrade Your Routine
When life moves on to a new chapter, the first thing that goes out the window will often be any element of routine. The excitement of change, the socialising with new colleagues and the exhaustion of a new focus and task that lies ahead often mean that a balanced diet and exercise routine are switched out for coffee and canapés.
After studying for 19 years of my life, having chosen a four-year degree before deciding to convert to law, I have finally entered the real world of work. I have an office to be present at every day, extensive training to attend and a minefield of information to digest! One thing I have found key, however, has been to try – even in the smallest ways – to maintain some level of normality and stability in my everyday life.
While I am still in the very early days, here are a couple of tips relating to how to try and adjust which will help in order not to be overwhelmed by change!
Getting a good night’s sleep can often be more difficult than you think. There are many factors that can affect the amount of shut eye you get, from being too hot and sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress to snoring partners and even noisy neighbours.
This Sleeptember, luxury bed makers, Harrison Spinks, have pulled together a definitive list of hints and tips that will help you switch off and drift into a restful slumber.
One of the main factors that can affect your sleep is the support you get from your mattress. The general rule is that the more springs a mattress has, the better the comfort and support it offers – correct support while sleeping is essential in keeping your spine in perfect alignment.