I was in Paris for work this past week and with the time difference and excitement, I didn’t get much sleep. For some reason, I anxiously awaited our delicious breakfast each morning at our hotel, the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, and stayed up late into the night catching up on emails, as everyone I work with in NYC was wide awake. Though the city was cold and wet, it still felt more romantic than ever. When I think of romance, I think of Les Marais. I like to say it’s similar to what the West Village is in NYC. Chic, quaint, and just gorgeous. I spent hours with a friend and my boyfriend at Mariage Frères, the iconic tea house, ordering a delicious white herbal pot and munching on the most delicious strawberry cake. I could stay there forever. On a rainy day in the city, there’s really nothing better to do than cuddle up in a gorgeous tea house with zero on your agenda. I had my day off, so I was ready to stroll the glistening streets and get lost in it’s beauty. As for what I packed, I made sure everything was versatile. Like these over-the-knee boots by Tamara Mellon and stunning mini belt bag by Givenchy. I layered these key pieces with just about everything, like this very French-girl-cool dress and blazer by it Parisian label of the moment, Rouje. I surprisingly packed only a 35 lb suitcase, when normally, I’m this close to paying an overweight baggage fee. I did do a little designer shopping while I was away, so I’m happy I left a little extra room in my packed bag. This trip was a beautiful one and I feel lucky that work always brings me to Paris each year. It’s a city everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Looks like I’ll be back in a few more weeks for just about the best fashion week yet.