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Spring Street Style in Paris: Five Tips to Take Away from Paris Fashion Week

Fabulous street-style tips from this spring's Paris Fashion Week

They say the show outside is better than the show inside during Paris Fashion Week, and I’d have to agree. While designers unveiled their Fall/Winter 2015 collections (designs you won’t be able to get your hands on for months) inside venues like the Grand Palais and the Palais de Tokyo, fashion bloggers, models, and starlets showed what’s fashionable right now outside. I spotted some definite spring fashion trends and investing in these five pieces will certainly help reboot your wardrobe for a stylish springtime in the City of Light, or wherever you may be.

Fabulous street-style tips from this spring's Paris Fashion Week

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Provence villa rental and Cotes-du- Rhone wine

Holiday Villa and Vineyard in Cairanne

Settled amongst the vines of the Rhone Valley, where the fresh air is perfumed with the scent of the surrounding fruit orchards and olive groves, you’ll find Nick and Sabine’s lovely villa. Visit the friendly couple for a wine tasting during the week or rent their home for a holiday.

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Caroline de Marchi luxury handbags and a hidden courtayard in the heart of Paris

Caroline de Marchi Handbags

Luxury handbag designer Caroline de Marchi’s showroom is located in a courtyard off the fashionable rue Saint-Honoré. A haven from the crowded, boutique-lined street, the space offers a respite for the weary shopper as well as a welcome change from the typical Paris shopping experience.

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The Best Wine Classes and Wine Tastings in Paris

Wine Tastings and Tours in Paris

One of the best things about being in Paris is that going local means partaking in some particularly good French wine. My travel M.O. is “arrive and imbibe.” While wine courses and tastings can be found all over Paris, here are a few of my favorites for education without intimidation.

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Ellsworth Restaurant and Wine Bar: Revisiting American comfort food in Paris

Ellsworth Restaurant and Wine Bar

Three years after opening Verjus Restaurant and Verjus Wine Bar, charming American couple Laura Adrian and Braden Perkins unveil a sister restaurant that serves up wine bar favorites (including Verjus’ in-demand fried chicken) and other inventive variations on American comfort food.

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April Events in Paris: Banlieues Bleues, Jean Paul Gaultier at the Grand Palais, Céline Pham at Table Ronde, Amuse Gueule, Super Barquette, Les Plans d'Avril Festival, and Le Fooding's Priceless Souper at Il Brigante.

April Events in Paris

Banlieues Bleues, Jean Paul Gaultier at the Grand Palais, Céline Pham at Table Ronde, Amuse Gueule, Super Barquette, Les Plans d’Avril Festival, and Le Fooding’s Priceless Souper at Il Brigante.

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Le Servan: Beautiful and inventive cuisine prepared by Tatiana Levha in Paris' 11th arrondissement

Le Servan

Despite its unassuming exterior and simple table settings, Le Servan is where serious dinners go to both talk passionately about food as well as enjoy eating it. Located in the 11th arrondissement, the restaurant mixes classic and modern French cuisine, delivering the best of both.

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Community Gardens in Paris: Fresh, Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables and Neighborhood Parties

Paris Community Gardens

Though you might not expect it, Paris is home to over 150 independent community gardens. From transformed abandoned lots to reclaimed city property, these urban gardens of all sizes can be found throughout Paris, welcoming wildlife and creating biodiversity within the city.

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Erin Dahl Podcast on Breakthru Radio

24 hrs in Paris with HiP Editor Erin Dahl

Our Editor Erin Dahl joined DJ Jess of Breakthru Radio for a podcast, chatting some of our favorite addresses for food, drink, and fun in Paris. From her favorite neighborhoods to stay in to an ideal 24-hour itinerary for a 20-something visitor, take a listen and hear some familiar names!

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