In preparation for my holidays spent in Paris, I did my best to gather as much intel as possible. With a 10-day trip approaching, I collected recommendations from Parisian friends, extensive dining guides, and of course my go-to travel companion, goop. I assembled the itinerary from afar and seriously enjoyed the process. There was a strong group focus on food, so I felt the pressure to seek tried and true dining experiences with a few 'hot spots' in between. Ultimately, our week-long excursion was one for the books and I’d love to pass along the recommendations I’ve gathered along the way.

Please note this guide exclusively focuses on dining, drinks, and hotels; I felt the sights were pretty self explanatory… Eiffel Tower, Louvre, you get it.

[Photo via @journeyintolavillelumiere]