In case you didn’t know, Nantes is home to an elephant. Not Nelly, not Elmer but The Great Elephant. It’s also home to two fabulous fashion bloggers who model our current Autumn / Winter collection, Nolwenn & L’Autruche. From kicking their Méduse soles in our Nantes photoshoot, today they share their favourite fashion pieces to wear in the hotspots of the city!
Where to Eat!
Looking for some fab food to munch on this weekend? For tastes that are out of this world, L’Autruche recommends Afghan restaurant L’Ariana and Indian foodie place Inde et Vous for some fantastic flavours! If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, why not make a visit to 180g? In L’Autruche’s words it’s the ‘perfect pizza’ place!
Feeling adventurous? Nolwenn suggests having a surprise 3 course meal at Les Chants d’Avril! That’s right – notice the word ‘surprise’; it’s a mystery restaurant where no one knows what they’re going to be dining on! Or, if you’re after something with a little extra, Don Peppe’s pizza house is the place to try – the chef’s uber-coolness is happy to let you try some of his tastes – for free!
What to Wear!
When visiting Nantes, you’re free to work your own style! This season, L’Autruche has an eye on an oversized cardigan from Topshop, teamed with a bright hmong bag from Ethnic Lanna and spectacular specs by DKNY! We think these trendy pieces will go perfectly with our JUMPER boots!
Contrarily, Nolwenn thinks simplicity is the way to style up, in Nantes this autumn! Wearing tones of black, grey and white matches the chic atmosphere – all that’s needed is a swipe of red lipstick! We think a trip to downtown Nantes calls for a black embellished skirt by Reiss, paired with a simple white blouse from H&M and a grey backpack by ZARA! All that’s left are our sparkly JUMPAIL boots, to help you trot around the city!
What to do!
From now till Tuesday 29th September, the Wave exhibition is in town with a range of fun free events! In an open air garage, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the craziest mopeds, live gigs, t-shirt printing, market stalls and plenty more! serigraphy, free market and micro-shops… you don’t want to miss all that !
And another thing! Today, all the locals will light up one of the Nantes machines – Kadi, the wicker giant! From 6:30pm in the heart of the Savèze Park, come down to enjoy live music and all kinds of activities! Plus – stay late to watch an explosion of fireworks, to end the night with a bang!
And there you have it! Whether you’re down for shopping, dining or simply strolling the streets showing off your autumn fashion, Nantes is the place to hit this season! Now you have the tips from the experts, what are you waiting for? Hit the town!
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