Thank you to The Westin Paris for the surreal feeling of sweeping views over the Louvre and across to the flittering Eiffel Tower from my very own balcony. I could visit Paris a thousand times, and always have a completely different experience with this magical city. I stay somewhere new every time, and explore (get lost) down streets I’ve somehow never found before. I have some obvious favourite spots in Paris like Place Vendome, Le Marais and any rooftop I can possibly find.
But I also have found places that make me feel at home in Paris when I visit each time which I do not know what street they are on or their name. A park bench I share with elderly couples near a metro stop perfect for people watching, a cafe with good tea, great wifi and cute boys stopping in, a bakery with my favourite sweets selection, and a florist where I walk past fantasising about buying a bunch for my sun drenched Parisian apartment. I don’t mind that I can’t recite where these spots are without retracing my steps as it feels that these little part of Paris are all mine.