Destination / Wish You Were Here

Hotel des Grands Boulevards, Paris

Stay …
Down a pretty laneway off Boulevard Poissonnière in the second arrondissement of Paris is the newest hotel from the owners of Grand Pigalle and Le Pigalle: Hotel des Grands Boulevards. Beautiful rooms in terracotta red, salmon pink and duck egg blue with satin-sheeted canopy beds, ornate bathrooms in white and red marble, and Juliet balconies you want to wake up to. This is a hotel you really want to stay at.

Take …
You’re in Paris so go all out. Breton stripe from Saint James, Chloé indigo flares and simple Birkin-esque flats from The Row for days wandering the Tuileries. Amp it up for cocktail hour with a shimmery dress like one from Miu Miu.

Taste …
No need to leave the hotel. Post up at the Shell for a cocktail mixed by Experimental Cocktail Club, followed by dinner at Grand restaurant – a beautiful setting with tables arranged around a central bar in a garden courtyard with retractable glass ceiling for dining under the stars in the summer.

Shop …
Le Bon Marché for just about everything, Pretty Box for the best vintage in town, Mariage Frères in the Marais for luxurious tea every time and Cire Trudon.

Insider tip … 
Don’t be shy – the cotton pouch filled with organic products by Codage, Ren, Evolve and Sachajuan in the Hotel des Grands Boulevards bathrooms is a gift for guests.