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I travel a lot, so I’ve been in my fair share of hotels. They’re gorgeous and glamorous, sure. But what do you want to do after a long crazy and exhausting day? You want to go home! And trust me, fashion week is definitely one of those times. I’m so excited to have partnered up with HomeAway during my time in Paris for Haute Couture. My team and I were able to call this absolutely gorgeous flat home while we were in town. I felt right at home with my pink Solid & Striped dress and cup of coffee! In addition to staying in this HomeAway, we were also able to visit the HomeAway Eiffel Tower apartment, which was absolutely insane. HomeAway built an apartment IN the Eiffel Tower. It had an unparalleled view of the city, and my team and I felt so honored to visit it. 

So whether you’re traveling one city away, one state away, or even a whole world away, here are my top three reasons you should go home on vacation! 


Some hotels have little kitchenettes, but what can you really do with a mini-fridge and a microwave? Staying in an apartment with an actual kitchen gave my team and I the freedom to go to the market and buy groceries for the week. We didn’t have to worry about hotel breakfast times or spending money on every single meal. While there are definitely some cafes that you have to visit while you’re in Paris, it was great to have the option to cook! Especially when you’re trying to eat healthier. 


I wouldn’t say I’m an over-packer- I just like my options! And when traveling for Haute Couture Week, plus 24 hours in Rome and a quick trip to Morocco– I needed a lot of options! Staying in an apartment gave me and my team so much more space as opposed to cramming ourselves and all of our stuff in a tiny hotel room. Being able to hang everything and organize it all in a closet was a lifesaver. 


Another great thing about staying in an apartment rather than a hotel is that you have more bedrooms. So if you’re traveling in a big group, you can all stay together in one place, plus you can all split the cost! It makes it so much more affordable in the long run. 

For a full tour of my Parisian HomeAway from home, check out my video here! And remember, if you’re going on vacation- go home! 



  • HomeAway looks so beautiful and classic, I like place like that the most ^_^

  • Natalie says:

    I also always try to stay in self catering (not so glamorous name!) or apartments when traveling! I also don’t mind staying in apartment hotels. They’re generally not as nice with decor as apartments. You get a kitchenette, a dining area but have the security of a hotel. From experience living in Barcelona, tourist apartments can be more vulnerable to thieves. If you’re travelling on your own, yet want to cook, apartment hotels can be a great option!

    Love the gold mantelpiece mirror!

  • Joy says:

    I’d love to be able to go home away from home someday. Everything about the apartment from the pictures look divine, I’m glad you had a wonderful experience

  • Marylane says:

    Perfect picture. Lovely place too.


  • Jack Sem says:

    Thank you! It is realy nice!

  • This place looks stunning, and love the idea of an apartment for Fashion Week

    Mel x

  • Lovey says:

    Such a great post! I’m going crazy over your gorgeous photos, and incredible escape!

    Check out what’s New on #TheIndieGirl!

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    The place that you stayed in is so pretty <3 🙂 I love how elegant and regal it looks! Haha I've always wanted to stay in a home or an apartment when I traveled because I like how it feels so much more personal and comfortable. Thank you so much for sharing this post about HomeAway! Will definitely check them out the next time I travel!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Margaret says:

    Such a lovely room and interior! How nice to stay in such room while traveling!

    xo Margaret |

  • Lisa says:

    Ok how can I travel with you!!!!!

  • Karen says:

    OMG these photos are stunning! This apartment is literally interior goals and i love the images you shot there.

  • Jennifer says:

    Love the post! The pictures are gorgeous!

  • Jo says:

    So dreamy! That apartment is gorgeous!

    Jo x

  • sahara says:

    Yeah I prefer apartments as well! it is more cozy and private!
    love your off the shoulder top as well!


  • Carolyn says:

    what an idyllic Parisian apartment!

  • Ashley says:

    Amazing!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Sharon Wu says:

    Wow, these photos all look so magical! Have a great week, Chriselle! xo, sharon

  • Jada Nicola says:

    Home Away seems like it is a great way to feel at home on vacation or work!

  • Amy says:

    What a GORGEOUS apartment!! Paris is such a beautiful city. When traveling, sometimes it’s so much more fun to stay in an apartment than a hotel! Definitely gives more of that home away from home vibe. You look stunning in that pink color!

    xx, Amy

  • We are renovating a beautiful apartment like this in Carcassonne, in the south of France. As we go about it, we are learning the good and bad of vacation apartment rentals. Too many people post places where they don’t have the right to rent short-term. They aren’t paying taxes. They haven’t had the place inspected. They might not meet code. When you look for an apartment rental, be sure you’re getting a professional one. It’s safer for you and, well, I don’t have much patience for tax cheats.

  • Alyssa says:

    These photos are absolutely stunning! And all of your outfits are perfection. xx

  • Love this, I’d opt for a flat any day over a hotel.

    Wishing you a great week,


  • Thuy says:

    All the reasons you stated are basically why I love Airbnb or anything that resembles a home versus a hotel. I don’t mind hotels but I do have stricter standards for them 🙂

  • diana says:

    These photos are stunning!
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  • Monika says:

    This place is amazing! Parisian style is so inspiring!

  • Freya says:

    Amazing images, it looks perfect!

    Freya |

  • Sophie says:

    What a gorgeous house! Love these photos 🙂
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you checked out my blog!

  • Manuela says:

    Hi chriselle these photos are beautiful!!
    Thank you for these advices
    I love the hotels, each of them have their own feature and when I am in one of them I feel like I were at home
    Xoxo M.

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  • Marianne says:

    Sounds lovely and those homes are absolutely gorgeous!

  • Mireia says:

    Gorgeous places and beautiful outfits. I really like them !

    Mireia from TGL

  • Natali says:

    Oh my, oh wow!! Now, that is a truly magical, royalty like place!!! So impressive!!! You look stunning in every single photo. 🙂

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Paris is always beautiful . . . Paris is always a good idea. We hardly have bright sunny days, as it is always sun with a gloom overcast feel to the city. Paris has never been so bright and shiny in one of the bird’s eye view city rooftops photo. You just made me miss my country 10 times even more! Such a beautiful post! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

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