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The Tourist

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Paris Brooke Saward 1 Paris black co uk Paris Brooke Paris Brooke 1 Paris Brooke Saward 4 Paris Brooke Saward Wearing: Cape & Gloves, Prada bag, Phase 3 hat, Zara jeans, Chinese Laundry Boots, H&M Scarf.

Playing the Tourist

I’m not entirely sure what it is about cities like Paris, but they seem to bring out the tourist in me. As I was invited to enjoy a stay in Paris by the Hotel Napoleon just a few steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, I decided to make the most of this short visit by darting around from one Parisian icon to the next. 

I made my way from the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower, all the way through St Germain des Pres until visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral and Hotel de Ville, before finally making my way back to the hotel via the Louvre, Jardin des Tuilleries and the Champs Elysees – before I knew it in under a couple of hours I had visited many of the cities’ biggest tourist attractions.

Sure, its nice to travel at a slow pace sometimes to really get a ‘feel’ for a city or country, but this trip was all about enjoying Paris in a whirlwind getaway, for a quick few days away from office work and the grey skies of Berlin (where I currently reside).

Perhaps the best part of visiting Paris in late November was to finally see the Champs Elysees lit up for the festive season with Christmas markets to add to the magic. Pure bliss!

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    Clipping Path Outsource
    October 29, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Love your image & you are so beautiful really!!!

    December 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Love the hat and the bag! Suits you very well!

    December 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Extremely beautiful and stylish – love the look, it deserves to be on a runaway or on the cover of Vogue! :)xx

    December 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    This is such a great look! Makes me want to go out and buy more hats! 😀 Wishing I was in Paris…

    December 2, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I love that cape!

    Best holiday destinations
    December 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    This is a aspiring . Nice blog. Thanks for sharing.

    Alana and Kyra
    December 2, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Oh… we’ll always have Paris <3

    December 2, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Can’t wait to buy a hat from your collection!

    December 1, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Nice look. Seems like you fit right in Paris.

    December 1, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Your photos are, as always, flawless!

    Kelly @ Endlessly Exploring
    November 30, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Absolutely LOVE your outfit! You have such great travel style – the cape is so gorgeous! x

    November 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    You look like a very fab tourist!

    Maggie A

    Rae Morgan
    November 30, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I love the photos in this! Very good tourist humor. I think there’s nothing wrong with being a tourist. Of course we want to get a feel for every country too eventually, but if there’s something to see, I say see it!

    Jessica Valentine
    November 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    These photos are stunning Brooke.

    November 30, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Sounds like a busy invitation has been completed. I don’t want to finished with a short journey in Paris 🙂 🙂

    November 30, 2014 at 6:05 am

    The perfect outfit for a city like Paris! Love it – so classy and chic!

    Raza from

    james milligan
    November 30, 2014 at 4:24 am

    I love Paris. There is always magic in the air!

  • awanderlustblog@OUTLOOK.COM'
    November 30, 2014 at 3:29 am

    tres stylish, I’ve just bought a load of new xmas clothes!
    hope you enjoyed paris, id love to go back

    Christina -
    November 30, 2014 at 1:04 am

    You look so chic, Brooke! Love the outfit!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 30, 2014 at 3:17 am

      Thank you so much Christina! 🙂

    November 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    This sounds amazing and love the photos.
    Reading this all I can think about is going to Paris.
    Your outfit looks so classy Parisian by the way 🙂

    xx Cheyenne

    November 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Oh my God! You look amazing! Like some actress or model! And Paris makes a good couple to you!!!!!


    • Brooke Saward
      November 30, 2014 at 3:17 am

      Aww thank you so much Olga!! 🙂

    Christie of The Butterfly Editions
    November 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Gorgeous outfit – that cape is simply wonderful!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 30, 2014 at 3:18 am

      Thank you Christie and I totally agree – I’m never taking it off!!! x

    November 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Love love love! Please do more fashion posts 🙂
    XO Janina

    Kate @ NonstopfromJFK
    November 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Your style is awesome!

    You had a busy couple of hours in Paris, sounds nice 🙂

    November 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I always love your post and the beautiful pictures of you and the cities. I always wonder who takes all these wonderful pictures of you? Do you bring a photographer with you, or find one in the cities you visit?

    Just curious!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 30, 2014 at 3:19 am

      My friend was with me in Paris and he was taking the photos 🙂

    Leah of The Mochilera Diaries
    November 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Seeing the Champs Elysees lit up for Christmas must have been absolute magic! Jealous!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 30, 2014 at 3:20 am

      I know I have been wanting to see it like that for ages!!! SO pretty 🙂

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    November 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Love your outfit here, that cape is gorgeous! Paris looks gorgeous at this time of year, wish I was there!

    Sharni Clavarino
    November 29, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I have to admit I am quite jealous!

    November 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I love just doing all the tourist sites sometimes especially when you only have a few days in a city as beautiful as Paris. I’m actually in Amsterdam for under 48 hours next week so will try to cram in as much as possible!

    I love your outfit it really suits you 🙂

    Samantha Elisabeth
    November 29, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Ah! You went to Paris around the same time I went when I studied abroad in 2012. I remember reading and seeing pictures of Champs Elysees lit up for Christmas for years beforehand, and the moment I finally got to see it in person, it was basically magic. And sometimes a whirlwind trip can be just perfect for a city like Paris!

    • Brooke Saward
      November 30, 2014 at 3:20 am

      Its so magical this time of year – seriously could stay here forever!!

    November 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Love those gorgeous gloves! I’ve always wanted to visit the Chrostmas markets in Paris – any cute finds?

    November 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Beautiful travel style! THAT is how it is done!

    November 29, 2014 at 11:42 am

    how inspiring! you make me want to travel MORE!