14 October 2010

Dream Day

I'm at home recovering from pneumonia.  The last few days have been spent on making a speedy recovery. I'm patient to a certain degree but complete rest is fun for the first 24 hours but anything beyond that is insane.  I can only imagine what these Chilean miners went through after spending so much time in the dark.  I cant compare my situation to theirs but in the meantime I've been coping by dreaming up "Dream Days".  Below is one such example of my hallucinations:  loads of cash on hand and a figure to die for.  Here is how I would plan my dream day in Paris for example:

First thing's first, I would check into a fabulous hotel.  It's always nice to know you have somewhere decadent to have a quick power nap before heading out again. Paris has plenty of super luxe hotels to choose from, but for me there is only one; the Plaza Athénée
better known as 'Carrie's hotel in Paris'. Ever since I saw it in the last couple of episodes of SITC, it's stuck in my mind as one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen and somewhere that I must visit, one day.
I would hang around Avenue Montaigne and Rue de Faubourg St. Honore, watching elegant Parisian woman indulge in some retail therapy. They are renowned for being impossibly chic, so I'm sure I could pick up a tip or two about being a bit more polished! I would definitely head over to Ladurée to indulge on a macaroon or 10, while doing some more people watching.

My inevitable sugar rush will almost certainly put me in the mood for window shopping. Paris is home to some ridiculously cool, iconic boutiques: Colette and L'Éclaireur.

Of course, no fashion trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to Chanel on Rue Cambon. The almost legendary building houses a Chanel store, haute couture dressing room, a workshop and Coco Chanel's apartment. It's such a beautiful building!

I'm sure a fair amount of time would be spent looking out for Karl Lagerfeld's yellow hummer, if I saw it I would probably throw myself at him!

 I would visit some of the markets and rummage around for some antiques. Marche aux Puces de Clignancourt is one of the largest markets in Europe, it's actually made up of 15-20 smaller markets and has over 2,000 stalls! For something a little more less crowded, I would head to Marche aux Puces de Vanves for some vintage clothes and costume jewellery.

 My ideal evening would be spent at The Crazy Horse or the Moulin Rouge. I'm sure the Dior Institut spa, situated in the hotel, will be put to good use after that action packed day!!

Of course, if I went during Paris Fashion Week it would be a different story. I would beg/borrow/barter my way into Balenciaga/Galliano/Dior/Chanel/McQueen shows...or at least hang out in the Jardin des Tuileries!

I dont know about you but I feel better already.  Hope you enjoyed my Dream Day in Paris. 

Today I joined Jenny at 
Jenny Matlock


  1. Hi. I stopped in from Jennys. Your dream day sounds devine. I would love to own those two dresses and spend the day in the same places. Enjoy your day of dreaming!

  2. Oh my gosh... what an awesome day!! This is amazing..

  3. I would love to live this dream day. What a great day it would be!

  4. Besides the fact that today's women in Paris are as chic as everywhere else that means nothing special, the hotel is nice, lol !

  5. Fun dreaming with you! GREAT D post!

  6. I hope you are feeling better! I enjoyed your day dream in Paris!! It is a city to get lost in for sure!

  7. I want to come with you on your Dream Day in Paris! I'd love all of those things..

  8. What a wonderful day that would be. Who knows maybe your dream will come true some day. Hope so ;-)

  9. Oh I love your dream day ... especially the stop at Chanel ... and Karl ... yes Karl ... I would be throwing myself under his hummer to get him to stop ... what a perfect day you have planned!

  10. fancy dream to live by,
    love the imagery in your post.
    Happy Thursday!

  11. What fun- felt like I was right along with you. I'd have to look in the Plus size section though only being 4'11" and a true apple....lol....

    I still had a lovely time, can you spell macaroon.....

    Got carried away to Paris forgot to say I hope you're feeling better too.

  12. You've just taken us on a fabulous tour of Paris! How gracious of you, and THANKS!!

  13. That was such a great dream - a day in Paris - I would love that. I hope you are feeling better.


  14. Hope your feeling better. Take me to Paris with you! Oh, to dream.....

  15. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon.

    I love this idea. Instead of moping over feeling ill, you make a dream day to swoon over.

    You are so creative.

    I hope your dream day comes true soon...and that you are on the mend as you read this.

    Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday.