​No doubt you have all seen the terrible and devastating flooding that had affect Paris in the past few weeks - to say that the weather was horrible, is a huge understatement. I can’t remember the last time I have seen rain that heavy - and it’s such a relief to everyone here that it’s finally stopped.

You may have seen on Instagram that I recently went to Marseille for a few days - we (yes the Frenchman that I’m seeing) decided to go late Sunday night and left first thing on Monday. We went to visit friends, but also to escape the rain and enjoy the warmth of the South of France for a few days. And thankfully the weather didn’t disappoint - it was so warm, sunny and absolutely perfect. This was my first time to Marseille and I really enjoyed it, the classic old architecture is beautiful next to the multi coloured pastel homes and street art covers streets, the food is so delicious and of course the port and beaches are so beautiful, plus it was so lovely to enjoy my first swim of the European summer. Oh, a small note, to anyone wanting to visit the Calanques - they really are worth the effort - but please note that they’re not as close to the city as it appears. You will need to walk for at least half and hour to an hour (after driving for the same amount of time) to reach these magical places, but once you’re there and are sitting on the beach sipping rose with friends you’ll quickly thank the effort it took to reach this special part of the world.

This is just one of the many, many reasons that I love Europe - the option to have these last minute holidays is just so accessible. It was of course so lovely to return to Paris, and yes a city that is very much starting to feel like home and one I’m really looking forward to sharing more of with you. I hope you’re all really well and have a truly lovely weekend planned.