February is always short but sweet. Whilst not everyone may get to share Valentine’s Day with another, we all could use a bit of self-love and indulgence. As Lucile Ball famously said “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” These places in Paris are just the right thing.
The first Parisian café that is also a florist. Try their signature Matcha Pink and pair it with a beautifully made pastry, whilst surrounded by fresh flowers. Fancy taking them home? You can either purchase them individually or in bouquets. They also offer bouquet workshops in their in-house atelier, a perfect way to indulge in yourself and your love for flowers. As the star of Crazy Rich Asians, Michelle Yeoh, once said, “If I want flowers, I’m going to send them to me.” Girls, head over to Peonies and gift yourselves the perfect gift! www.peonies-paris.com
Self-entitled wellness café, Café Berry not only offers a selection of food and beverage to relax and recharge yourself, it also has an instore beauty and nail bar. The café is located in the trendy neighbourhood of Le Marais. www.cafeberryparis.fr
Couple goals at Cafe Berry
What the Flower
Located in the 11th arrondissement, What the Flower is a one of a kind hair salon that is also a plant shop. Here, you could take part in various plant-themed workshops, take home or admire a selection of house plants as well as relaxing into the barber chair where only plant based products are used. www.whattheflower.com
Jungle hair at What the Flower
At Chez Simon, you can find everything you need. It is not only a gym, but also an organic restaurant and a co-working space. From daily Yoga sessions to weekly Arty Talk with experts of the chosen topics, Chez Simone is the perfect place to find your zen and recharge. www.chezsimone.fr
Le Pavillon au Canaux
It is hard not to fall in love with Le Pavillon au Canaux at first sight as you enter its spacious terrace. Calmly situated next to the canel, you will find yourself feeling literally at home here. The restaurant has a unique design, with areas resembling different areas of the house. You can dine in a bathtub or sip coffee in the bedroom next door. Events, workshops and networking sessions are held in-house almost every day. www.pavillondescanaux.com
Lost in Frenchlation
Bored of Netflix and chill and want to go to the cinema but worried about not being able to understand the language (since all films in France are dubbed)? Lost in Frenchlation seeks to bridge the gap between the language barrier and facilitate the international community of Paris with weekly movie nights. Their events are held at different locations around Paris, the perfect way to wind down to the latest film, meet new people and enjoy the French cinematic experience. www.lostinfrenchlation.com
Hope these tips inspire you to take time and do something nice for yourself. Let make this a habit and not just a February thing!
*Chantelle is one of our guest editor from Hong Kong. She has lived in three different countries and have travelled across many continents. Having been in England for the past nine years and graduated with a Law degree, she is now taking a break in Paris for the year as she figures out her next step in life. Always passport ready, she is an expert at traveling light and on a budget, although she still enjoys the occasional indulgence in a luxurious holiday. You can follow her on Instagram.