Paris, Je T’aime

A couple of weeks ago, I received some return Eurostar tickets from the lovely folk at WeAreSocial. It literally made my year, I love love love Paris! I grabbed one of my best girlfriends, hopped on the Eurostar and started planning a fabulous weekend! We stayed in the Opera Diamond hotel which was just beautiful. It is definitely ‘my’ hotel whenever I’m in Paris. Every corner is beautifully decorated, the location is amazing and the staff are beyond wonderful. We actually had to tear ourselves away from the comfy bed with a padded headboard, black bathroom and champagne bottle.

We met up with the absolutely fabulous Mireille Nagourney, founder and fashion director of online boutique Je Ne Sais Quoi. I had been talking to her for a while on Twitter and when she read that I was coming to Paris she invited me to the studio to meet her. She is so, so lovely! They were in the middle of shooting some new clothing and accessories for the site, and she kindly took time out to talk to me about selecting brands for her site, style vs. fashion and fashion week.

Mireille is an advocate of timeless, classic style over fashion. She’s not one to jump on the bandwagon of the latest IT bag or killer heel by the designer du jour. Instead, you will find niche,  luxe brands which are hard to find on Je Ne Sais Quoi. She is one of only two stockists which sell Catherine Michiels in Paris, and one of a handful of stockists of Heimstone worldwide. I spotted this amazing Heimstone belt on the shoot and instantly fell in love! It was really heavy but the quality and workmanship was beautiful. 

Dress – Miss Selfridge, Belt – Heimstone @ JNSQ

After leaving the studio, we took a walk along Rue du Fabourg Saint-Honore, one of my favourite streets for obvious reasons. I absolutely love window displays, they are so inspiring. 

That evening, we headed to VIP club, Mireille described it as one of the best clubs in Paris and very jet-set. We had an absolutely amazing time so thank you for the recommendation! 

Dress – Miss Selfridge. I shop there a lot!

One of the highlights was finally climbing the Eiffel Tower. Like any tourist, I absolutely love it but I have never gone right up to the top. The weather was horrible but the views were still impressive. 

Although this trip is only just over and still fresh in my mind, I’m absolutely dying to go back. I think Paris has stolen my heart. 

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Winnie
    March 10, 2010 / 11:36 pm

    Oh I really love that outfit with the Miss Selfridge dress! That bed looks amaaazing. I love Paris!

  2. Style Slicker
    March 10, 2010 / 11:38 pm

    You're soo lucky you get to go to Paris again!! You went in middle of LFW right?

  3. Devon
    March 11, 2010 / 1:01 am

    Great post! It looks like you had a fabulous time – I wish I can go to Paris soon. x

  4. Sherin
    March 11, 2010 / 3:45 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time. We recently went to Paris as well and it was great! I love your first dress! Gorgeous.

  5. Kristin
    March 12, 2010 / 6:21 am

    That belt is SO amazing!

  6. beckyxoxo
    March 13, 2010 / 11:05 am

    Oh I want to go to Paris ! Seems you had so much fun 😀 And I love your pink Miss Selfridge dress !

  7. Charlie ♥
    March 13, 2010 / 6:32 pm

    thanks for the comment sweet, thats really nice of you to offer 🙂 and i adore that pink dress your wearing, been looking for one like that for ages!VAMPIRES-AND-CARDIGANS.BLOGSPOT.COMxx

  8. Marie-Antoinette
    March 20, 2010 / 10:42 am

    LOVE the hot pink dress on you – it's really your colour. Making me want to go back to Paris soo bad!! x

  9. imane
    March 23, 2010 / 10:15 pm

    thks for you comment !you look so great on this post !xxcheeky girl

  10. Leia
    March 28, 2010 / 4:33 pm

    You are so gorgeous!

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