With that in mind I decided that I would write the occasional Throwback Thursday, starting with a trip to Paris myself and Mr Silver took a couple of years ago.It was Mr S’s birthday and I decided to treat him a day and night to remember! After a champagne fuelled journey on the Eurostar we arrived in The City of Light!!! I had chosen to stay at the Plaza Athenee pretty much based on the fact that Carrie stayed there in Sex in the City. It has also been featured in The Smurfs 2….
Mr Silver loves boats and as the hotel has its own boat, I thought that a private sail down the River Seine would be the perfect treat for his birthday.
But I didn’t want to go there.
Earlier in the year Mr Silver and I had had the most amazing night at the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel in Vegas. I wanted to recapture that night with dinner at the real Eiffel Tower!!!
I love the fact that you look out of the window and see all the girders that make up the glittering beacon and beyond that the bright city lights of Paris. Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, the tower was only intended to stand for 20 years. However, thankfully, it was saved as it became vital for scientific experiments and is now one of the top attractions in Paris with seven million visitors a year!
After dinner we headed out on to the terrace.
Now I really felt the magic of Paris beneath my feet as we admired the panoramic view that surrounded us; the beautiful city of light.
The next day after a gorgeous breakfast of French patisseries, Mr Silver and I took a stroll along the Champs Elysees and stopped for a drink in the beautiful gardens of the George V Hotel, managed by The Four Seasons.
All too quickly our time in the French capital was over and we headed back to the Eurostar.
We were only there a very brief amount of time but I loved my time in Paris. Perhaps this was the most romantic date I’d ever had!