Indeed, travel restrictions are making it hard to plan an exciting trip to France at the moment. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience a slice of Paris in Singapore.
Emmy-nominated Netflix series, Emily In Paris, stars Lily Collins as Emily Cooper. An American girl navigating her 20s and working for a Marketing company in Paris. From fashion to travel, feminism, romance, foodie adventures and instagrammable obsessions…it has all the ingredients to make us pine for an escape to Paris.
Consequently, we’ve made a guide on how you can spend a day like Emily Cooper in Singapore. Who needs Paris eh? Get dressed up as if you’ve got a million dollars, a million followers and a high salary and do these six exciting things in Singapore.
1. Dress like Emily
Obviously, Paris is one of the most fashionable and chic cities on the planet. So, you’ll need a Parisian look for the occasion. Pull out your best attire, or head shopping at ION Orchard, from Dior to Burberry, these are all the ingredients that make up Emily’s looks. Be sure to select a mix of bold colours, statement pieces like coats, patterns like monochrome, and add a cute red beret hat.
Of course, we know this luxurious shopping is above many of our paygrades. So you could always find some stunning copycat pieces from shops like H&M, Zara, to name a few.
2. Bon Appetit
Indeed, while watching Emily In Paris, our mouths water at the sight of all the delicious French food. From the sweet smelling bakery near Emily’s apartment, to Gabriel’s restaurant and more. Therefore, acting like Emily will require eating like Emily.
For breakfast, indulge on traditional crepes in places like The French Fold on Telok Ayer, and head over to Tiong Bahru Bakery for their authentic signature pain au chocolat croissant paired with a coffee, before copying Emily and snapping a shot with a croissant outside.
For lunch, dive into glorious French cuisine at places like hot new French eatery, Claudine Restaurant, or one of the most instagrammable eateries in Singapore, Merci Marcel. Certainly, you’ll feel as if you’re dining in France.
A week in Emily’s life wouldn’t be complete without visiting a picturesque museum. Consequently, you must visit the ArtScience Museum, which hosts regular Van Gogh exhibitions and other interactive art installations. Alternatively, immerse yourself in art from across the globe at the National Gallery Singapore.
4. Instagrammable Places
Indeed, Emily In Paris is also a world where the gang are obsessed with getting the perfect Instagram photo. Lucky for you, Singapore boasts a marvellous array of insta-worthy places for you to act just like Emily. For instance, Jewel Changi Gardens echoes the stunning Jardin du Luxembourg while Armenian Street resembles La Maison Rose. Check out the most instagrammable places in Singapore here.
5. Wining & Dining
Recreating Emily In Paris involves indulging on plenty of wine, cheese and authentic French dishes, while juggling love, friendship and Parisian adventures. For example, you could grab a friend or a lover and head to the magical CHIJMES lawn, for an Emily In Paris experience. The alfresco dining area is charming, romantic and best mimics France. Especially now it’s transformed into a Christmas Wonderland for the festive season.
6. French Staycation
With a little extra cash, why not complete your day as Emily Cooper by staying in a French-style hotel in Singapore. Our favourite that mostly resembles the series is Sofitel SO Hotel, located in a heritage building in CBD. With luxurious rooms, and the European exterior of the hotel, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to Paris.
📍35 Robinson Rd, Singapore 068876
Definitely, if you haven’t jumped on the Emily In Paris hype, time to binge-watch both seasons because you are missing out.