Hotel L’amour – Paris

My boyfriend took me to Paris to celebrate our 5 years together last year. This romantic boutique hotel made the celebration even better. The hotel is owned by a graffiti artist and nightclub entrepreneur and was originally a brothel…No TV’s or telephone’s in the rooms because this distracts from love-making.
The hotel is located in a super nice area in Paris (Montmartre) Anyway, the hotel is Parisian perfect. All 20 rooms have their own character / design. It has a buzzing cozy restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner and a fabulous garden in the back. What else can you ask for in Paris? (ps: please don’t tell EVERYone…)
8 rue Navarin, 75009 Paris | +33148783180 | €€ | Metro; between Pigalle and Saint-Georges |Website

Chez Julien – Paris

Exactly what we were looking for during a weekend in Paris: a charming, stylish and authentic restaurant, serving all the right typical French food, no tourist trap (I know this sounds like a lot to ask for, but Chez Julien had it all!). Apparently this place has been renovated by the Costes family, from the Hotel Costes, which explains the stylish interior (and crowd). The location is great too. It’s situated on an idyllic corner ‘overlooking’ the Seine, close to the Le Marais area. Very romantic. 1 Rue du Pont-Louis-Philippe, Paris | +33 0142 783164 | €€€