I’ve always known I needed an anklet (and what I mean by that is, I’ve always known I needed to replace that awesome collection of anklets I acquired at sleep away camp in 3rd grade). But it wasn’t until I found Catbird’s Wicket Game Anklet that I felt like I could actually rock one without looking like I was stuck in the 90’s. The little diamond adds the right amount of sparkle and the delicate chain keeps it from looking like it’s from Claire’s.
London is one of the places that I didn’t get, until recently that is. Everyone talks about how is such a great town but my experiences there has been limited and uninformed. I was able to go for work this past spring and feel in love (mainly because I had a great guide), and couldn’t have been more excited to go back again this month. To top it off, I ended this recent trip with a couple days in Paris. Below are all the spots I visited this trip. They are not to be missed if you find yourself in London or Paris.
Eat: Grab tea at sketch, get green juice and smoothies at The Juice Well, munch on a super fresh salads and raw chocolate at Raw Press, eat dinner at 76 Dean Street, The Colony Grill Room, or The Arts Club.
Shop: I don’t shop a ton in London because things are quite expensive, but I do love the selection at Fenwicks in Mayfair and Joseph in Notting Hill. And it’s a must to to pick up a notebook at Smythson, of course.
Stay: I found Hôtel Tamise, a new hotel near the Tulleries, which I think is absolute perfection. Tiny rooms, but sweetly decorated and brand new.
Eat: Steal a moment in Hôtel Costes‘ courtyard for coffee or breakfast, get a modern and utterly delicious falafel sandwich at Miznon, have a Parisian dinner at Chez Julien, get ice cream at Berthillon on Ile Saint-Louis.
Shop: My favorite places to shop in Paris change every time I go. This time I loved walking on Rue Saint Honoré and admiring the fancy things, ducking into Isabel Marant on the left bank (and then getting a Ladurée macaroon after), and discovering Merci, a big 3 level townhouse filled with treasures.