Instead of the tree at Galeries Lafayette ...

Let’s face it, no one has time to decorate a Pinterest-like Christmas tree. Thankfully, Plantes pour tous is having another exclusive plant sale. Cactus & Monstera are the new Christmas tree. Plus, you don’t have to tidy it all away in January (we recommend being an early bird, these sales are so exclusive, there are often queues around the block!). Of course, if you’ve left your Christmas shopping until the last minute, you can always book one of our personal shoppers for an afternoon

Instead of chocolat chaud and Mulled wine... French festive foods include infamous foie gras and copious amounts of oysters. As soon as the temperatures drop, you’ll also find parisians sipping rich hot chocolates and mulled wine. Whilst all these things might be delicious, they’re also terribly cliché. We suggest creating a new tradition of Christmas cocktails. Walk through the doors of Da Vito pizzeria in the 11th and make your way through to Moonshiner. You’ll forget it’s 2017 in this secret speakeasy, let alone Christmas !

Instead of ice skating…

The most Christmas like of activities may sound fun on paper, but it’s only once you’re on the ice you remember you haven’t really been skating since you were a child. One of our personal trainers can help you make a head start on your New Year’s resolutions. An evening jog down the Quais de Seine will shake anyway any guilt from all that advent calendar chocolate too !

Instead of spending all of December planning...

Gifts for your loved ones, the office Christmas party,cooking for too many people, December has a way of making us end the year in a panicked haze. Gift yourself some relaxation and end the year looking and feeling your best self. Be it a new hairdo or a perfect mani-pedi, we’ve got you covered. You’re welcome ;)

Instead of seeing the Christmas lights...

This year, we’ll be trading out all the streetlights for neon lights at Hotel Bourbon. Self titled ‘home of insomniacs’ will have you partying into the early hours. New Year’s eve isn’t the only party night of the year after all.