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C.O.Q. Hotel

C.O.Q Hotel Paris

C.O.Q. Hotel, abbreviation of Community of Quality, is a modern 50-room boutique hotel in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The hotel’s name reflects their idea of hospitality.

Quality is in the ingredients they serve for breakfast, which offers everything you dream of when thinking of French delights – freshly baked mini croissants, a selection or local charcuterie and cheeses and a crunchy homemade granola.

As mentioned on the website, you should ask for the soft-boiled egg à la C.O.Q. It will be served on a small wooden tray with golden spoon and baguette strips. A simple dish served in such a classy way.

Quality time is what guests get when relaxing in the lounge where they can easily pour themselves a glass of French red wine while watching a movie or reading a book, like if they were in their own living room.

A creative space in a laid-back atmosphere, that’s how interiors are devised by Pauline d’Hoop and Delphine Sauvaget, designers of Agence Favorite. They turned the hotel into an intimate place of sober elegance. The walls are painted in a dark blue colour with mustard, rust and pink details. Every room has a contemporary design with hint of vintage, given by 19th-century portraits and arty books.

C.O.Q Hotel Paris
C.O.Q Hotel Paris

C.O.Q Hotel Paris

C.O.Q Hotel Paris
C.O.Q Hotel Paris

C.O.Q Hotel Paris

C.O.Q Hotel Paris
C.O.Q Hotel Paris

week end à Paris

There is always a good reason for a weekend in Paris. This is the second year we went in August, which is such a good timing. The weather is amazing, the streets are quiet and you are able to get a spot on the terrace. We arrived late on Friday evening, after a three hour trip with Thalys. The night we spend in boutique hotel C.O.Q., a 50-room boutique hotel in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. A laid-back, guesthouse atmosphere where we could pour ourselves a glass of French red wine. Great start of the weekend.

Waking up here as lovely as the sun came through our window. As I always say, breakfast is the best moment of the day. The hotel’s buffet made me extremely happy. Homemade granola, cheeses, croissants. Everything I wished for. Unfortunately we only spend here one night, since we had to attend the opening weekend of The Hoxton as well. But, we will be back!

After the breathtaking introduction at The Hoxton, we left our luggage and went to the area of Saint Martin. Although we were stuffed with the breakfast earlier, we had to try the chocolate bread of Liberte. It was so worth it. The neighborhood is really nice with the canal and many small coffee bars like Ten Belles and Craft.

From Saint Martin we walked down the canal to La Marais. Perfect area if you are up for some shopping as it has many concept and fashion stores. We sat down for a coffee at The Broken Arm, which is in front of a small park where people were enjoying the sun. As you can see in the pictures, it was so quiet!

We spend the rest of the day strolling around and hanging around the hotel since there was so much to see! Since Italian food is always a winner, we went to OberMamma for dinner. White pizza and burrata as a starters, truffle pasta as a main dish. It was delicious!

Next morning we had un petit breakfast in our room with The Hoxton’s breakfast bags. Around ten we went out again to visit Montmartre. We walked up via Rue des Martyrs which is apparently a really street with many bakeries, coffee bars and take-away!

So, after the pistachio rolls of Pain Pain and a coffee at KB Cafeshop it was time for lunch. We walked down the hill again and passed by a super homely, in my eyes, typical French lunch spot called Buvette. Since it was 28 degrees that day, we went to Jardin des Tuileries. Like every other Parisian.

The Hoxton Paris

Sleep, eat, work and play at The Hoxton Paris.

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As you might have noticed, we walk in and out The Hoxton in Amsterdam on a regular basis. To have a work session, coffee, lunch or just some Friday drinks. One month ago we spent, once again, a night in the hotel. It felt so good. Being guest at The Hoxton feels like a warm bath. You understand, when we heard about the opening in Paris, we couldn’t be more enthusiastic.

And indeed, the experience has been better than we imagined. The Hoxton Paris, built in a 18th century residence located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, is the largest of the Hoxton family and its outstanding size is obvious from the moment you step in. One of the joyful Hoxton girls welcomed us in front of the entrance and walked us to the reception after crossing the enormous and lightful lobby. Room 310, one of the 172 guestrooms, was going to be ours for the following 24 hours!

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the hoxton paris
the hoxton paris

The public areas are designed by the Soho House. The lobby has one of the two 300-year-old spiral staircases. Velvet fauteuils and dark oak side tables are spread all over the dining areas in order to offer a little corner of privacy to both guests and visitors. The floor is made of light-colored bricks which create great harmony with the brightful light passing through the glass ceiling.

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the hoxton paris

The rooms are perfectly designed by local Parisian design studio Humbert & Poyet, with red walls, an oak chevron timber flooring, woven metal partitions in a dark blue frame, a contemporary tiled bathroom and of course a breathtaking view.

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the hoxton paris

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the hoxton paris

the hoxton paris
the hoxton paris

the hoxton paris

Rivié, named after Etienne Rivié for whom the building was constructed, is the hotel’s restaurant which offers all day long French inspired dishes. It has the style of a French brasserie with a modern twist. The bar is accompanied by blue velvet stools and marble dining tables, which add a timeless touch of class.

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the hoxton paris

the hoxton paris

Via the second spiral staircase you enter the Jacques’ Bar, an intimate space in the oldest part of the building. Inspired by Jacques Majorelle and the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, the bar looks both exotic and cosy. The space, filled with velvet couches and fauteuils, will put you at ease. All you will need to do is to relax and let an experienced barman walk you through a charming cocktail experience. The decorative floral wallpaper finishes off the room.

The Hoxton Paris
30-32 Rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris
www.thehoxton.com/paris

the hoxton paris
the hoxton paris

Buvette

When in Paris, you gotta eat croissants, baguettes, crèpes and croque-monsieur. It might sound stereotypical but it’s just a good excuse to order carbs with no regrets. After visiting Montmartre we had lunch in this cozy lunchroom called Buvette. A rustic-chic café with French dishes. My suggestion is to seat at one of the tables at the window so that, while enjoying your meal, you can also observe the locals passing by and animating this lovely neighborhood.

28 Rue Henry Monnier / www.ilovebuvette.com

Liberté

Liberté – Patisserie Boulangerie

Libertè is a Saint Martin which you will immediately recognize for its industrial look and the smell of their delicious pastries. This place took my heart. Concrete walls, marble counter and white-tiled floor. Make sure you try the traditional chocolate bread. If it’s sunny, take your order with you and enjoy it at the canal around the corner for a little picknick.

Liberté
39 Rue des Vinaigriers
www.libertepatisserieboulangerie.com

La Crème de Paris

La Crème de Paris

La Crème de Paris

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The best crêpes in Paris. That’s it. Davide was making fun of my cravings for crêpes with Nutella during our three days in Paris. But it’s something you have to take reaally serious. He figured that out. I always say that you should eat a crêpe from a paper package while walking through the pretty streets of the city. But not everyone agrees with me *ahum*. So when we saw La Crème de Paris around the corner of our hotel, we had best of both worlds.

La Crème de Paris
4 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre

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De beste crêpes in Parijs. That’s it. Davide maakte mijn verlangens naar crêpes met Nutella belachelijk tijdens onze drie dagen in Parijs. Maar het is iets wat je heeel serieus moet nemen. Daar kwam hij ook achter. Ahah. Ik vind altijd dat je crêpes uit een papieren zakje moet eten terwijl je door de prachtige straten van de stad loopt. Niet iedereen is het daarmee eens *ahum*. Dus toen we erachter kwamen dat La Crème de Paris om de hoek van ons hotel zat, hadden we het beste van twee idealen.

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La Crème de Paris
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Paris x Weekday

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Paris has never been this good. Sun was shining, we discovered the most beautiful areas, the cutest coffee places and I ate crepes till I was about to explode. Perfect weekend to show you some of my favorite items of Weekday’s Summer collection.

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WEEKDAY LONG SLEEVES / WEEKDAY SKIRT / WEEKDAY SHIRT

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WEEKDAY TANKTOPWEEKDAY DENIM SHORT / WEEKDAY CAP / TEVA SANDALS

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WEEKDAY DELTA SHIRT

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WEEKDAY DOVER DRESS

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WEEKDAY DENIM WHITE BLOUSE // TEVA SANDALS

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Hotel Adèle & Jules

Hôtel Adèle & Jules

Hôtel Adèle & Jules

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Hotel Adèle & Jules is a boutique hotel close to theatres, metro station Grands Boulevards and the artists area MontMartre. After Hotel Thérèse, in the middle of the Palais Royal area, and Hotel Récamier in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Adele & Jules took up residence in a quiet passageway in the Grands Boulevards district. Sheltered from the buzzing hub.

The hotel is created by interior designer Stéphane Poux, who made the decor truly Parisian taste. He designed it as a pied-à-terre for dear friends. The rooms and suites are the home of intimate elegance. It has a subtle combination of classic schemes; raspberry, celadon green, purple and turquoise. The furniture is sleek. Fine materials were used with a great attention for detail. They want us to experience the beauty of Paris in every sense of the word.

Hotel Adèle & Jules
2 et 4bis Cité Rougemont 75009 Paris France
+33 (0)1 48 24 60 70
www.hoteladelejules.com

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Hotel Adèle & Jules is een boutique hotel in de buurt van theaters, het metrostation Grands Boulevards en het kunstenaars gebied Montmartre. Na Hotel Thérèse, in het midden van het Palais Royal gebied, en Hotel Récamier in het hart van Saint-Germain-des-Prés, nam Adèle & Jules haar intrek in een rustige doorgang in de wijk Grands Boulevards.

Het hotel is ontworpen door binnenhuisarchitect Stéphane Poux, die het decor naar echte Parijse smaak maakte. Ze ontwierp het als een pied-à-terre voor goede vrienden. De kamers en suites zijn erg elegant en welkomend. Het heeft een subtiele combinatie van klassieke kleuren; framboos, celadon groen, paars en turkoois. Het meubilair is strak. Fijne materialen werden gebruikt met een grote aandacht voor detail. Ze willen dat we de schoonheid van Parijs ontdekken in elke zin van het woord. Gelukt!

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Hôtel Adèle & Jules

For next time: Paris

Tofuya
• 59 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris

The Tofuya coffee is the first concept store in France dedicated to tofu. Using premium soy called Fukuyutaka imported from Japan.

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Kodama
• 30 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris

Not a coffee fan? Kodama is the place for you. Kodama is one of the newest tea cafés in Paris, and it will be sure to turn you into a tea-oholic.

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Boot café
19 Rue du pont aux choux, 75003 Paris

Shoe-boxed sized café in Le Marais serving exceptional coffee and baked goods. There’s limited seating but as it’s written on the window ‘this coffee is made for walking,’ making it the perfect caffeine pit stop whilst exploring Paris.

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Malibu
44 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris

Perfect moment to try African food. At Malibu there are only three main courses, chicken, gamba’s or steak. All prepared following the traditional African way.

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Kunitoraya
5 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris

Japanese canteen style restaurant specializing in authentic udon noodles and tapas. It’s minimalistic decor mirrors traditional noodle bars found in Japan with white tiles, exposed brick walls and large floor-to-ceiling windows that opens up during the warmer seasons.

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Creperie Le Tire Bouchon
9 Rue Norvins, 75018 Paris

When you reach the top to the Sacré-Cœur you definitely deserve something with a lot of Nutella. Besides the fact that this creperie is the most popular one on Instagram, it serves crepes in the beautiful area of Montmartre.

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O’scià Pizzeria Napoletana
42 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris

The pizza’s are typical Neapolitan. A friend told us he ate the best pizza ever at O’scià. Make sure you make a reservation so you can skip the line.

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