As soon as we learned that Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was moving to Paris this year, we went wild speculating. What would the world's most beautiful lingerie models do in the world's most beautiful city? (Okay, that's arguable. But we're still on a fashion show high.)
The VS team kept the details of the stay private while the Angels were still in Paris. (You know, because security.) But, we just got exclusive word confirming that the models stayed at The Mandarin-Oriental Paris. You didn't think they'd slum it, did you?
Some background on the chic property: The five-star hotel is just a stone's throw from the Louvre, and has plenty of other famous fans (Christian Louboutin has been known to, ahem, kick up his heels there.) It has 138 rooms, 39 suites, a lavish spa, a fine-dining restaurant, and an adorable cake shop. It's also flanked with fancy designer shops.
While there, the models couldn't help snapping some of the hotel's sweetest amenities. The night they arrived, they all found a perfectly photogenic welcome gift of pink-chocolate Eiffel Tower statues from pastry chef David Landriot. And, fear not: It's not only Angels who get special treatment from David.
He recently whipped up this adorable, panda-theme birthday cake for a wee guest. And, even if you don't stay at the MO, you can swing by its cake shop to grab goodies to go. Its version of the classic Le Saint-Honoré pastry is filled with vanilla cream and drizzled with salted caramel. (That's in every lingerie model's diet, right?)
The models also honed their knowledge of French cuisine at a cooking class with Thierry Marx, the executive chef at Sur Mesure. The Michilen-starred restaurant has all-white decor — think of it as a blank canvas that contrasts the richly decadent eats. The menu here is all shellfish mousse with caviar; risotto made with soy, oysters, and white truffle; and slow-cooked candied apples with vanilla ice cream. And, yes, there's wine.
Luckily, the Angels had plenty of time to work off any French delicacies in the on-site fitness center. The place is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, and also has a pool and personal trainers at the ready.
The models also tended to their wellness at the hotel's lavish spa. Reps shared that each model got a different treatment, and Taylor Hill went for the oxygen facial. Jealous? That's a surefire sign it's time to start planning your next trip. Learn more about the Angel-approved spot, here.
Oh, and if you want to party like the Hadid sisters in Paris, be sure to stop by the chic Hotel Costes for a drink (Bella was spotted there!) and grab breakfast at the legendary Cafe de Flore.
Gigi had coffee there with her buddy Elsa Hosk.
Now who's getting the tingle for a luxe Paris trip?
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