Ok and how ADORABLE is this Park Hyatt Paris stuffed hedgehog? His real name is Leon but Jules has christened him “porcupine” and it’s our new favorite baby hotel gift ever. ❤️
One perk of traveling to Paris during shoulder season: your toddler will be stoked about getting to use an umbrella. ☔️ #ilpleut ✨ If you visit in October, it *will* probably rain, but it will also be sunny and gorgeous at times. But crowds are thinner than during high season, so its easier to do basically everything from getting a table to shopping and going to museums, etc. 🌤 📍: our Parisian residence @parkhyattparis #parisvendome ☂️: @flossandrock color changing umbrellas from @nordstrom 🧥: @uniqlousa 👖: @happyhannas 🥿: @minimelissaoficial 🧣: @zarakids
Paris is just so pretty. 😍
How pretty is this passage? Paris has about 20 of these 200-year old arcades, which are home to various shops and restaurants. In fall and winter the passages offer a nice respite from the cold while still allowing natural light to flow in — so lovely! We’re still discovering new passages on each trip to Paris: this one is called the Passage du Grand-Cerf and is home to a lovely yarn shop called @lil_weasel — I couldn’t resist making a purchase even though I don’t knit or crochet... YET! 😉 and some fun home accessories stores with beautiful painted knobs and such that would give Anthro a run for its money. Do you have a favorite Parisian passage? 💕
Finally made it to @holybellycafe after literally years of wanting to try it! We’re totally creatures of habit when we travel so whenever we’re in Paris breakfast usually means going to the Park Hyatt’s buffet or my husband going to Eric Kayser a block away and coming back with yogurt and pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant) for me. But this year on our first day in the city Jules was up super early (time difference to Hawaii is 12 hours 🤪) so we took a cab to the 10th arrondissement to check out Holybelly! It opens at 9 and was already almost full at 9:20 but we were able to score a table and the food was so dang good. Pancakes with fruit and fresh cream + eggs with homemade chorizo, hash browns, and crispy bacon. 😋 Yay for breakfast! P.S. Holybelly is so popular they opened a bigger restaurant down the road for breakfast and lunch (Holybelly 19)- but it’s closed on Wednesdays.
Even on a drizzly, cold day in October, Paris is a dream. 💕
5 Reasons YVR (Vancouver International Airport) is a great place for a stopover/connecting flight: (1) it’s a nice, modern airport with indoor waterfalls 😍 and a speedy electronic customs system; (2) there’s an upscale, clean hotel literally inside the airport- perfect for catching up on sleep between flights @fairmontvancouverairport; (3) it’s just a short train or cab ride away from Richmond, home to dozens of yummy Chinese restaurants! (4) everything is just slightly cheaper in Canada (it’s like everything is on sale 😂); and (5) people really are quite nice and laid back here! 🇨🇦
Up on the blog today: all the details of our 6-night stay at the St. Regis New York! We didn’t book a designer suite, but our room was fab nonetheless. 😄 12-foot ceilings, 300 threadcount sheets, and every detail you can think of. Plus- every room at the @stregisnewyork comes with Bentley car service to take you anywhere within 10 blocks of the hotel and a butler on call to get you whatever, whenever. (We just had ours make French press coffee daily and take our laundry 😅). More in stories and on the blog, link in bio! ✨