Paris is the perfect place for an unforgettable Girls Trip

written by Tonya Evans July 26, 2017

Once you’ve set foot in Paris, you are forever changed. At least that’s been my experience since visiting Paris for the first time on my 30th birthday. Every since that visit, Paris continues to beckon me back to her time and time again and this time it was for a girls trip.

It’s hard to explain what is so special about the City of Lights. Some people can’t get over the food. While others love the rich history and even more rich personalities that you’ll meet walking or people watching along the Champs Elysees. Other people can’t get enough of the rich history or resist a boat ride down the scenic Seine.

I was thrilled when my girlfriend selected Paris for her destination birthday soiree.

So how do I pack for the girls’ trip of a lifetime?

While I save plenty of room in my luggage to bring back some Paris fashion, the first thing I do is review my itinerary. A trip to Paris requires chic looks that look effortless. I begin by packing any special occasion attire and then create a packing list that maps out the looks I’ll need for day and night on each day.

Next I tackle my shoes. In this area, I encourage you to do as I say not as I do by sticking with one or two pairs of great black heels, a more casual shoe and walking shoes for the steps you’ll get in – we walked 10,000 steps almost every day. Walking in Paris is serious so pack a comfortable {cute} shoe. You’ve been warned.

My packing Achilles heel is a great heel – pardon the pun. Normally I reign in my shoes when I travel but for Paris, I gave myself a little more leeway. No matter how many shoes you bring, pack each pair in a shoe bag. {Tip: if you don’t have dedicated shoe bags – while not as chic – simple plastic shopping bags will do.}

Next, make sure your carryon bag is full of the essentials you’ll need to make your trip as comfortable as possible. For me that means packing my iPad, a few magazines, a great book and facial oil to fight the moisture-sucking monster on airplanes. As soon as I board the plane, I slather on Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil. You’ll land with glowing skin and look refreshed even after a long flight and fully prepared to get your girls trip on.

And last but not least pack an open heart and plenty of time to sit and talk to a stranger at a café. And let the sights and sounds carry you to streets off the beaten path where you’ll get lost in the beauty, mystery and history of one of the world’s most iconic cities.

 

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