Emmy-nominated Netflix series, Emily In Paris, returns to our screens on December 21. Starring 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.
So, 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
Paris is one of the most fashionable cities on the planet. So, you’ll need a Parisian look for the occasion. Pull out your best chic 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 and bright colours, statement pieces like coats, patterns like monochrome, and add cute beret or headpiece.
Of course, we know luxurious shopping like this is above many of our paygrades. So, you could always find some beautiful copycat pieces from high street stores such as 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 all the coffees. 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 or dinner, dive into glorious French cuisine at places such as 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.
3. Explore museums
A week in Emily’s life wouldn’t be complete without visiting a picturesque museum. Consequently, you must check out the ArtScience Museum, which hosts regular international exhibitions and other interactive art installations. Alternatively, immerse yourself in art from across the globe at the National Gallery Singapore.
4. Snap instagrammable moments
Emily In Paris is also a world where the gang are obsessed with getting the perfect Instagram photo. Lucky for you, Singapore was crowned the most instagrammable city on earth and there’s plenty of places to pose just like Emily. For instance, pretend you’re at La Maison Rose on Singapore’s Armenian Street while some of our gardens resemble the stunning Jardin Du Luxembourg. Discover the most instagrammable places in Singapore here.
5. Enjoy wining and dining
Recreating Emily In Paris involves indulging on plenty of wine, cheese and authentic French dishes, while juggling love, friendship and Parisian adventures. And there’s no short of luxurious restaurants in Singapore. Although, you could grab a friend or date and head to the charming CHIJMES lawn, which boasts a romantic ambience, to drink wine under the stars. Certainly, it mimics France. Especially now it’s transformed with Christmas decorations for the season.
6. Go on a 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 Netflix seasons because you’re missing out. Read further about the return of Emily In Paris season three and watch the trailer here.