Paris: Our 5 Year Anniversary Trip!

For those who stay tuned to my Facebook and Twitter pages, you may have seen that I’ve just come back from the most wonderful weekend in Paris! Saturday was mine and Tiz’s 5 year anniversary, and a week or so ago he surprised me by booking a trip to the beautiful ‘City of Love’!

Lots of you have asked to see a few more photos from our trip, so I’ll be sharing them here! We took hundreds of awesome photos but I’ve picked out some of the key ones, and will explain a little more about each one as we go.

Hotel Splendid Etoile Paris

This was the view from our hotel room balcony – yes, that is the Arc de Triomphe! We stayed at the Hotel Splendid Etoile, which is a moment’s walk from the Arc and towards the Champs-Elysees. It was truly beautiful, and I felt so lucky every second I was there.

Arc de Triomphe View

On the first night, we walked to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and were greeted with this spectacular view! It was so sunny even towards the evening, and I was thrilled to get my first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. There were many more to come!

Eiffel Tower Paris 2013

This is my favourite photo of the trip, if not of all time! A lovely couple were passing by as we were stood in this amazing spot and offered to snap a picture for us. It turned out wonderfully – the sky was really that blue! We had awesome weather for the entire trip, and this was the perfect first activity on our actual anniversary day.

Pont des arts paris lock bridge

Before we went to Paris, one of my lovely viewers told me about the Pont des Arts – a bridge in Paris covered in love locks! Couples write their names and a message on a padlock, fasten it to the bridge and throw the key into the river Seine. It seemed so beautifully fitting to do this on our anniversary, and there is me holding our attached lock!

Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise

After visiting Notre Dame, we got ready for our evening dinner cruise with Bateaux Mouches! I was so excited, and it exceeded every single one of our expectations. This was us earlier on in the evening on the top deck of the boat, and as the sun went down we only got more incredible views…

Bateaux-Mouches Dinner Cruise

I’m so thrilled that we managed to get this photo! The Eiffel Tower was lit up just as we passed it, which was breathtaking. The whole night was perfect, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Paris breakfast

After a hearty breakfast on Sunday, we went to the Louvre museum which was fantastic – seeing the Mona Lisa in person is quite something, and the Napoleon rooms were beyond stunning! We spent a lot of the day exploring different corners of the city and soaked up the atmosphere – it was very romantic, and the memories will stay with me for a long time!

tour de France finale 2013

To round off our trip, it just so happened that the Tour De France finale was taking place right outside our hotel! The 100 Year celebrations were spectacular, and the light projections onto the Arc were a sight to behold. We saw all of the cyclists go past at lightening speed, before the sun went down and the light show started.

And, because I love y’all, I made sure to take some beauty and fashion-related snaps! They are all pretty fun, and need no introduction – enjoy!

Louvre clothes statue

Louis Vuitton Champs Elysees Dinosaur

MAC Champs Elysees

 Sephora Champs Elysees

I have to admit – I didn’t actually buy a single thing whilst in Paris!! I had more than enough memories to need souvenirs and wanted to spend my time with Tiz enjoying the city rather than shopping 🙂

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my photos, and taking a glimpse into our amazing Paris trip!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Giulia
    July 23, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    So happy for you chyaz!! this is beautiful! And Paris is indeed sooo amazing!That was lovely surprise Tiz did to you <3 you two are so cute together!

    • July 24, 2013 / 11:09 am

      Awww thank you!! We had the most amazing time 🙂 xo

  2. Angelique
    July 23, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    wow the pictures are beautiful! I’m so glad you two had fun 🙂

    lots of love xoxo

    • July 24, 2013 / 11:09 am

      Thank you Angelique! It was an awesome weekend 🙂 xo

  3. Shannon
    July 23, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    Ugh you’re so lucky! I’ve wanted to France for YEARS! I’m going next April with my school. I’m so excited 🙂

    • July 24, 2013 / 11:10 am

      Aww I hope you LOVE it 😀 it was fantastic xox

  4. Lindsey
    July 24, 2013 / 12:11 am

    Well done for reaching 5 years 🙂 My sister and her boyfriend will celebrate their 6 year anniversary this year 🙂 (Me? I’m nearly 19 and still forever alone XD)

    Did you visit the Pont Neuf bridge? 🙂

    • July 24, 2013 / 11:11 am

      Aw thank you, and I’m sure you’ll find someone! There’s no rush anyway, things happen when they’re meant to 🙂 xo And I think we travelled under it on the boat! xo

  5. Natalie
    July 26, 2013 / 1:45 am

    Where did you get the dress you were wearing on the boat?? It’s beautfull!! *-*

  6. July 26, 2013 / 7:38 am

    Congrats Chyaz and Tiz!!! You guys are an absolutely ADORABLE couple!! I always love when Tiz guest stars in a video, I wish you many more happy years together!!! All my love to the two of you!!

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