It's pretty special to be writing this post from Paris, my second favorite city after my home of NYC. I'm wrapping up a weeklong trip to France - with a Parisian fashion story. This is all about a trip to my favorite European shop, Berenice fashion in Paris.
Last year on my annual trip to Paris I discovered the brand. I found so many things to love at this boutique, from the helpful sales staff to the boho chic clothes, to the relatively friendly pricing (this girl can drool over Dior, but cannot afford it). This year on a visit sponsored by Open Skies, I made sure to pop in to see what was new. IMHO a trip to Paris isn't complete without a little shopping.
Shopping Berenice Paris
The new fall line was in store - with loads of this leafy green color. I'm wearing the Camila dress - you can see it online, but I don't believe they ship to the US yet. I'm ready to petition to get a store in Brooklyn, this shop is totally my vibe. Apparently, the stores are all over France and Europe, but sadly haven't made their way across the pond yet.
I adore the length and the sheer sleeves and the botanic print (can you spot the birds in there?). It was just the perfect thing to wear on a date with Mr.Momtrends. We saved our fanciest meal for last.
Berenice Fashion in Paris
We're staying at the exquisite Hotel Saint James in the 16th arrondissement. This area is very posh and residential and borders the lush Bois de Boulogne. From our hotel it's easy to get just about everywhere.
Berenice outposts are all over Paris, but on Sunday the only shop that is open is the one in the Marais (the Marais was a Jewish district in Paris, though now it is much more diverse). I popped on the metro to shop. I really wanted a new dress to wear to dinner!
The sales staff was lovely. I tried on a dozen things and came home with five new pieces and a little damage to our credit card! But I believe in the power of fashion, so I feel no guilt. We had someplace special to go.
Mr. Momtrends always is on the hunt for new restaurants for us to visit. He did a stellar job in Bordeaux (more on that later), and spoke to a French business acquaintance to get an idea for out last night in Paris.
The Peninsula Paris is a 20-minute walk from the Saint James. The Peninsula is known for being an international gastronomical destination. We made a reservation for 7:30 at L'Oiseau Blanc. Parisians usually eat a bit later, but it's the best these two tourists could do!
We started the night on the panoramic terrace with BIllecart rosé champagne. Divine! The night was perfect. 75 and not a hint of humidity. Here's the view from our seats at the bar.
The shot also shows you my Bauble Bar earrings. I am loving the tassel trend. And these are lighter than you'd think. I always bring too much jewelry on my trips, but a girl needs her accessories!
Yes, there was champagne and a lovely view of the Eiffel Tower. I cannot wait to plan my next trip! Which I suppose is ok, sometimes it's nice to have something special that you won't see on anyone else back home. I love fashion souvenirs don't you?
This is not a sponsored post.