Photo Diary – LILLE

We stayed in beautiful Lille, France for 3 days, hoping to get a little bit of sun but the weather seriously was not that different than it was is Holland :))

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But we did have one good shiny day. And we’re grateful for that.

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We stayed in Grand Hotel Bellevue. It was such a pretty old-style hotel (which I love!!) and the staffs are friendly and helpful.

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I enjoy the colour palette of this hotel interior. Royal blue and gold, combined with marble surfaces here and there. Plus this old elevator was like the icing of the cake 🙂

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When in France, gotta check the vast option of beauty products at the pharmacy.

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This red dress is vintage, got it from Episode vintage shop in Amsterdam.

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Is it wine o’clock already?

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The next day…

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Dress from Mango.

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We had the best quiche ever!!

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At the citadel.

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If you happen to visit Lille and enjoy vintage shopping, you need to go here!! (picture below) The lady owner was super lovely and stylish! Although her English was not so good, she helped me a lot. I could feel her sincerity and her love for the stuffs she sells. I got myself a couple of super chic and lovely trousers here.

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And get yourself some sweets from Meert. Because you deserve it 😉

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This jacket I got from a vintage shop in Antwerp. Yes, I love vintage clothing! (and furniture too..)

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Dinner at the infamous local restaurant Les Compagnons de la Grappe. Come here a bit earlier because this place gets full really quickly! My advice, when you’re here, try their Carbonnade flamande. It is a specialty dish in Lille, beef stew cooked in beer. You’re welcome.

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Here comes the last day. Time to go home..

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Dress is also vintage, I bought it in Den Haag.

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Train ride, nice scenery, a good book, and some sweets.. Perfection.

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See you on next post!

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Winter in Paris| Part. 3: The End

Here we arrive at the last part of my Winter in Paris series! I apologise that it took me awhile, but here it is!

On that day we went to The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, or known as Sacré-Coeur. It was located up the hill with an amazing view of the city.

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On that day I wore the baby blue coat from River Island, Skirt from H&M, Rebecca Minkoff bag, and of course, my babushka scarf 😀

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And since I was craving so much for snails, aka escargot, we ended that day with having dinner at a specialty restaurant which has been well-known as the best place to eat escargot: L’Escargot Montorgueil.

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You are welcome.

I stuffed my tummy in that night with 24 big snails. Soooooooo gooooooodddd…….. The truffle sauce and classic sauce……were on point. Speechless. If you are going to Paris and looking for an excellent place to eat escargot, there you go.

 

Anyway!

That is a wrap! Thank you so much for following my Winter in Paris series, I hope you enjoy it even though I know I might not have given you any super useful information other than flooding you screen with my vain photos :)))  Shortly I want to express how I enjoyed Paris so much. The atmosphere, the people, the streets, the buildings, the food.. so good. We’ll come visit you again at some other time, Paris!

 

xxx

Hegia