Lucie Loves… Beauty // A few travel essentials for my trip to Paris from The Body Shop


In a couple of days time JMG and I will be packing our bags and running off to Paris. The city of love is going to be our bolt-hole for a whole 5-days and we plan to cram a lot in whilst we’re there.

When the guys at iDBUS got in touch and asked whether I would accept their challenge of creating an alternative guide to Paris, I practically bit their hand off at the offer!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been asking friends, family, followers and anyone else who reads my blog. for suggestions for the best places to eat, see, watch live music, grab a coffee, embrace art in Paris, etc for our #altercities trip.

I’ve pinned all of the ‘where to go/see/eat in Paris’ suggestions to a specially created google map.

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We’re travelling with iDBUS, late on Friday evening, departing from Victoria Coach Station and will arrive in Paris at around 9:30am on Saturday morning - just in time for fresh coffee, and a trip to the pâtisserie after a long sleep on the coach.

We’ll are staying in a hotel in Montmartre for the first couple of nights and then with our friends Paul and Adeline for the second two nights.

Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I’m a sucker for a scented candle. Whenever JMG and I go on holiday I pack a scented candle in my suitcase to make the room smell nice and who doesn’t like to chill out by candlelight?

This aloe and soft linen candle, £10 from The Body Shop, is said to “revitalise your spirit with a scent reminiscent of crisp spring mornings.” Its delicate fragrance hints at orange and coriander and smells divine! 

I’ll also be packing my favourite of all of The Body Shop moisturisers: Mango body sorbet, £8. It smells good enough to eat - but obviously clearly states 'unfit for consumption.’ The fruity fragrance reminds me of holidays and happy times.

One of the main priorities for our city break to Paris is to R.E.L.A.X and spend some quality time with each other. It’s also my birthday whilst we’re there so I’ll be requesting a bit of pampering, and dropping major 'I-need-a-massage’ shaped hints with this little bottle of Sensual massage oil, £10. It’s a blend of essential oils including Tahitian vanilla and ylang ylang. And it smells heavenly. I’d even be tempted to add a few drops to a deep, hot bath to help me completely unwind.

If you’re looking to treat yourself it’s good to bear in mind that it’s free delivery if you spend over £25 with The Body Shop online.

What are your beauty essentials when it comes to travel? Do you have any suggestions for where we should go in Paris? Tweet me @LucieKerley, I’d love to hear from you!

Disclaimer: Travel essentials c/o the lovely people at The Body Shop - thank you!

Photography © Lucie Kerley