Although the title of this post is ‘Paris’, it would arguably be better named ‘The Proposal’.

Paris Paris Paris

Back in November 2013, my partner Rachel and I headed to the French capital to celebrate us both becoming one year older.

Pierre Herme macarons The View From This Tower

One of the perks of there only being four days between our birthdays is that it provides us with an annual excuse for a late November/early December travel treat… not that we need any excuses.

Moulin Rouge Eiffel Tower Montmartre

We had an amazing weekend being absolute tourists. We visited: The Eiffel Tower (if the queues for the lifts are long and you think it’s a good idea to walk up – think again!); The Louvre (not quite sure why so many people want to take photos of the Mona Lisa – it’s actually better to look at with your eyes than through a camera lens!); Sacre Coeur & Montmartre (retracing Amelie’s footsteps…); Notre Dame and well, you get the idea!

Eiffel Tower Louvre Notre Dame

We also bought absolutely loads of macarons from Pierre Herme:

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Massive bag of macarons.

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When we were meandering back to our hotel, the beautiful La Maison Favart, Rachel was joking that somebody might try and mug her for her macarons! Little did she know, I’d been walking around with something far more muggable in my pocket for the previous three days:

Engagement Ring

In a quiet (aka empty), beautiful square right outside our hotel and the Opéra Comique, I got down on one knee and said: “Ere Rachel, can I ask you a question?” Thankfully she answered with a resounding yes.

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Lift selfie lol

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If you’re heading to Paris (whether it’s to propose or just see the sights!), I’d definitely recommend staying at La Maison Favart. It’s perfectly placed for exploring the city and is also a delightful little hotel with bags of personality, character and Parisian charm.

Book now with Expedia UK.

Check out my Paris album on Flickr for more photos.


  1. Well this is blooming marvellous. You are totally moving in the right direction here as you have some fab places under your belt and I feel people do need to see how much fun you have in there wild and wonderful places.

    I love the Instagram inserts it makes it feel really personal. And by being personal I mean I am just a nosy little thing 🙂

    Keep up the good work Henners and can’t wait to read more.

    x <— That's a kiss right there

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