Monday, 17 August 2015

Cocktails at The Mandarin Oriental, Paris.


After our lunch at La Gare, Phoebe and I went to the Eiffel Tower before going for cocktails at the stunning Mandarin Oriental.



We were staying at Fraser Suites Le Claridge on the Champs Elysees, however the Mandarin Oriental very kindly gave us a tour of the hotel, which included a tour of the presidential suite! I'm such a nosy person (if you are too, take a look at my Luxury Room Tour Videos on Youtube), so it was a great opportunity to see a suite (the Presidential one, no less) which starts at 20,000 Euros per night!

The hotel is stunning. It's so glamorous and feels very special. It would definitely be the perfect place to stay for a birthday or anniversary. The hotel is very feminine and has gorgeous little touches of pink and butterflies everywhere you go. There's also artwork everywhere. It's so beautiful.





The Presidential Suite was spectacular, spread over two levels it has a huge living room, a kitchen with a marble counter-top that's lit from the inside, and a view of the Eiffel Tower from the bath.






Apparently the longest period of time anyone has ever spent there is one month. They do give special rates for those staying there for a long length of time though. The thing is though that even the smallest of rooms at the hotel are huge and contain a brilliant Japanese bathroom (which is a separate sink area and wet room with a bath).



After our tour we went to the outside bar area of Mandarin Oriental's Bar 8 and had a cocktail each. It was like a little oasis amongst the sprawling and hectic Paris streets. Plush sofas and chairs nestled amongst the lush green trees and calming trickle of water features.







I chose a Dress Code Red, whilst Phoebe went for the J'aime Paris 2.0.




Apparently Dress Code Red is one of their most popular ones, and I can see why, it was very strong, but delicious and very refreshing! Phoebe's was definitely the prettiest though!




After cocktails we wandered back through the stunning bar to Pierre Herme just round the corned, where we picked up a few macarons!


I'm wearing: Hat by Cotton On, Handbag by H&M, Jumpsuit by Forever21, Jawbone UP3 fitness tracker. You'll never guess where my wedges are from. It's funny, but whenever I go to Paris I never take any of my designer clothing/handbags, I always take high street stuff!

This outfit took a fair amount of confidence from me. I love jumpsuits but have always been too scared to buy/wear one because of my huge hips, but I saw it in the window on my way to work one morning and just had to try it on. I completely fell in love with the print and style, so knew I had to get it. It just made me realise that if I feel comfortable and happy wearing something, why shouldn't I?! And if it makes my hips and thighs look big, who cares? I like them that way!

We had such a lovely afternoon at the Mandarin Oriental, and I'm now desperate to stay in one of their hotels! It was just so beautiful, and very much reminded me of the Shangri-La hotels, but with more feminine girly touches.


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*We were guests of the Mandarin Oriental and we were very kindly treated to the cocktails.

My flight to Paris was kindly given to me complimentary in return for posts about my time in the city. Air France offers over 50 weekly flights from London Heathrow to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Return fares in economy start from £76, including all taxes and fees. For more information and to book, visit their website
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26 comments

  1. More red lipstick please, Luxy! It looks so vampish on you - good girl gone bad! ;) x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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    1. I wear red lipstick all the time in evenings and on weekends! It's my confidence booster ;)

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  2. The Mandarin Oriental is such a beautiful chain, and that presidential suite is off the charts (just wish I could afford to stay there, haha)! That playsuit is beaut on you btw, and you need to stop being so hard on yourself! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

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    1. It really is gorgeous! Thank you :) yeh, I need to start realising that I can wear what I want, screw the fashion rules!

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  3. The photos capture the beauty of the place perfectly! You both look very pretty!

    www.spring2spring.com

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  4. I'd happily move into that Presidential Suite and never leave - looks fabulous! As for the red cocktail, it matches your lipstick to perfection

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Hehe same! It was huuuuge! Well, I do like to match my cocktails to my lipstick ;)

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  5. I have been to a few of the other Mandarin hotels, but this one looks stunning. As do you!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Thank you Annabel! And yep, the hotel was gorgeous!

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  6. Breath taking shots!!! I'm so jealous, Paris is one of my favorite places in the world. That shot of the eiffel tower in the back is so perfect and the cocktails look super yummy!

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  7. Looks like such a beautiful hotel! As Suze said I'd happily move into that suite and never leave! PS the jumpsuit looks fabulous on you!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

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    1. It was absolutely stunning! I loved how feminine it was! Thanks :)

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  8. Such pretty cocktails and as for that presidential suite, that's where I'll book into next time I'm in Paris - NOT!! But a girl can dream eh?!

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    1. They're so gorgeous aren't they!! Ugh I know, it's so pretty!

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  9. Great photos! I always wanted to go to Paris sometime! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  10. Paris, cocktails, Mandarin Oriental and pretty jumpsuits! How perfect!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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    1. So perfect, it was such a good afternoon!

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  11. Love bright red, glowing cocktails, they're just magical. Also, the jumpsuit looks lovely on you. Huge hips are totally in right now so you go right ahead and rock that look! x

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    1. They really are! Well I figured if the Kardashians could wear that kinda thing and look good, why can't I!? :D so happy I went for it!

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  12. It seems like you've had quite a good Paris trip. The hotel is absolutely stunning, especially that view of the Eiffel tower in the presidential! Love that jumpsuit on you by the way:) X

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    1. It was a fabulous weekend! The view was incredible! Thank you :)

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  13. You look rather beautiful, love the red lipsticks, love the outfit, love the cocktails and the mandarin oriental. xx

    Zoe |

    Love and Limoncello

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