Check-in done, luggage stowed, it was time for me to lay back and relax with a water, movie and some delicious food aboard Emirates new A380, their pretty impressive double decker plane.

IMG_0225The fruit platter

There’s nothing better than indulging in a three course a la carte menu when you’re 40,000 feet in the air.

I treated myself to the melt in the mouth smoked salmon, King Prawn Goan curry, finishing with a fruit platter and Godiva chocolate treats. Yum.

Landing in a snowy Paris, we checked into Le Maurice (one of Paris’s top 10 hotels) had a quick bite to eat at Le Dali and then it was beauty sleep time for all.

IMG_0231Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

After a 6 hour+ flight it was time to slather my parched skin with my pocket-sized skincare favourites. I applied Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase, then Nuxe Nourishing Deep Wrinkle cream and The Sanctuary’s Brightening Eye Gel. Any product with the words deep, nourishing and brightening in their title are my travel buddies.

With a little jet-lag I was up bright and early, dressed and ready for Le Petit Dejeuner.

With the weather hitting lows of below minus and snow on the ground. I’ve opted for a chunky mohair jumper from Reiss, leather trousers, trusty leather boots and of course, my accessory du jour, the Canon ISO.

IMG_0242Eggs infused with tomatos, wild mushrooms and a side of spinach – my taste buds are alive!

IMG_0245My office this morning – no complaints whatsoever!

Last sip of coffee and I’m off to explore Paris, with a jam-packed schedule of interviewing CHANEL’s International Watcher Director Nicholas Beau at Place Vendome, a much needed CHANEL skin care experience, a visit to Coco Madomoiselle Chanel’s apartment above the the CHANEL boutique (most excited about this) and  dining at Hotel Costes. Watch this space for more…


All of my photographs have been snapped with Canon’s EOS M.