Guide to your perfect mini break!

A guide for a perfect weekend mini break….

Now that Valentines day is coming up, a city break to Paris shouldn’t be a miss.

Everyone knows Paris as “the romantic capital” so it is a Paris necessity to close a padlock and throw away the key with your valentine on the lovers bridge “where love gets locked forever”.

The tradition started when young lovers began to write love messages onto lockets and lock them on the Pont Des Arts chain link fence and would throw away the key as a sign of there love is eternal , as time went on more and more people joined this tradition.

To shake off some of that love, why not take a stroll around the famous shopping precinct, Marais.

With there beautifully selected group of boutiques you will be sure to find some one off vintages pieces, It is sometimes compared as Soho to Londoners and Washington square to New Yorkers.

If your struggling to find the perfect place to dine after a long day of being a tourist, look no further.

Terminus Nord, one of the ubiquitous Flo Group brasseries in Paris. The Terminus is definitely one of the brighter places on the the block. If you enjoy eating seafood this restaurant is definitely the place for you.

If your not quite ready for bed, head to Paris showcase, which is often described as “the best nightclub ever been too”.  With its unprecedented architecture and unique location, it does not come to a surprise that it attracts a vast variety of people from Paris’s most exclusive socialites to Frances political leaders.

If your looking to stay for the night, why not stay at the Four Seasons Hotel, perfect for both Business and pleasure trips. As an 8 story landmark with an exquisite art collection it would be a shame to miss.

AND FINALLY…….

The most important part!… WHAT TO WEAR?! look no further:

From day to night we have it covered!

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, Accommodating some of the best designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan features some of the most interesting architecture in the world which is why this city attracts such glamor.

With Milan being one of the fashion capitals, the designer shops are just around the corner at what they like to call the rectangle of gold, which consists on 4 streets of couture clothing stores all to form a shape of a rectangle. This is definitely worth a trip to see whether its to just glare at the beautifully designed window displays or to purchase a new pair of Louboutin’s on your plastic money bank.

Happy hour at its best!,

With happy hour fixed prices at €6 and €8 take a trip down to some of Milan’s hippest bars to meet the locals and experience a live DJ to get you in the mood for the evening ahead. Many of the bars will serve food and include garden areas to enjoy a bit of fresh air.

If you live by the saying “work hard, play hard” then you’ll fit in fine. Stop by the club “Hollywood” where you will find, the artsy, hip and gay communities merged together in the combined space which was once a weekend demand for the champagne socialites of Milan. If you fancy something different then head to Loolapaloosa, where you can have a little dance on the bar while drinking some of Milan’s finest cocktails. 

 If your looking for a 5 star pad to crash at after a long day………

Carlton Hotel Baglioni is one of Milan’s most luxurious hotels rating at a 5 star. It is situated in the heart of Milan’s city center so it is perfect location for getting to and from your tourist hot spots.

Light packing is essential for mini city breaks…………

When in Rome……

Why not take a stroll to the Trevi Fountain, test your luck by making a wish. This piggy bank, full of loose change is one of the most famous fountains in the world which has also starred in a few known movies such as La Dolce Vita.

Want to meet the Pope?, every Wednesday morning you can join the audience with him in St Peters Square if the weather is nice. Expect to be surrounded by passionate Catholics regulars and desperate snap happy tourists. It will definitely be an experience.

Or you can take a trip up the Vittoriano using the lift which takes you to a birds eye view of the city in minutes. The white monument was built in the honor of a Victor Emmanuel which was the first king of Unified Italy.

Indulge in some Italian sweets….

Rome is known for owning some of the most exquisite chocolate shops and cafe’s in Europe. Cioccolata e Vino is a popular choice, with such temptations, it is extremely hard to say no due to half chocolate shop half bar, it is full of treats to satisfy everyone.

Here’s your day to night outfits perfect for your mini break in Rome!

Happy Holidays!

Love

j+j

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Electra Formosa wears jones + jones on Youtube!..

The gorgeous Electra Formosa, Disney Channel’s’ Get the Look‘ Fashion Stylist and presenter, who also hosts her own youtube channel ‘Electra Loves‘ featured three jones + jones dresses in her latest birthday outfit video last week! Electra looked stunning in the Black and Gold Hannah Dress and we can certainly see why she choose to wear it as her birthday Dress! Electra also features the oh-so-pretty Lily Dress in Cream and the Vivienne Dress in Silver in the video.

Check out Electra’s Youtube video here and let us know what you think!..

Unfortunately the Vivienne Dress in Silver is currently sold out but it is available in a number of new colour combinations including Black & Silver sequinBlack & Gold sequin and Black lace!

With love, jones + jones x

 

Spotted: jones + jones in new BT advert!

Some of the more observant jones + jones fans out there may have noticed out gorgeous jones + jones Audrey Dress in Red on the new ‘BT Infinity’ advert this month, where the Dress is featured as a glamorous devil costume at a Halloween party!

The Audrey Dress is available on our website in Red, Black, Lilac, Silver, and Chocolate.

If this has got you feeling inspired for Halloween costumes, then make sure you enter our Halloween competition where you can win a jones + jones dress of your choice!

With Love, jones + jones.

x

jones + jones girls know how to party!

At jones + jones we pride ourselves on our good sense of humour and along with over 330,000 other viewers and counting, we have giggled at Harvey Nichols’s ‘Ever faced the Walk of Shame?’ video, because let’s be honest, we’ve all been there!…

Watch closely and you’ll spot that the stunning jones + jones Metallic Sarah Dress in gold was used in the making of the video!…

The jones + jones Metallic Pleated Sarah Dress in gold

And all we can say is that atleast a jones + jones girl always knows how to have a good time and still looks drop dead gorgeous in the morning!

With love, jones + jones x

 

Images and video courtesy of Harvey Nichols

jones + jones on Models, Misfits and Mayhem!

Anyone with a eagle eye and a passion for jones + jones may have spotted not just one but two gorgeous jones + jones garments worn by Debbie King, the London School of Modelling Principal and Executive Director on ITV2′s Models, Misfits and Mayhem, earlier this week!

Check out clips of Debbie here in the jones + jones Candy Skirt in lemon yellow:

During the first episode we spotted Debbie combining the jones + jones Candy Skirt in lemon yellow with a black lace trimmed vest…

And she also looked very glamorous in the jones + jones Metallic Phoebe Dress in silver with black wedges…

You can steal her style by clicking here for the Candy Skirt in lemon yellow and here for the Metallic Phoebe Dress in silver! Both gorgeous garments are now in sale too!

Joy Williams from The Civil Wars wearing the Laura Dress in black!

The gorgeous Joy Williams, from the amazing band The Civil Wars, wore the jones + jones Border Laura Dress in black in captivating performances on the BBC TV show ‘Later…with Jools Holland’!

Styled with a skinny black patent belt and black Mary Jane shoes, we think Joy looked absolutely stunning!

 

The jones + jones Border Laura Dress in black

Check out The Civil Wars other amazing performances on ‘Later…with Jools Holland’, here and here!

You can find the Border Laura Dress in black on our website here and in our concessions in select Topshop stores now!

Alex Reid proposed to Chantelle Houghton while she was wearing the jones + jones Pleated Lace Vivienne Dress in black!

Reports were coming in thick and fast yesterday that Alex Reid had proposed to Chantelle Houghton on the Saturday Night Show on TV in Ireland and the jones + jones team were very excited to find out that she was wearing the jones + jones Pleated Lace Vivienne Dress in black when he decided to pop the question!

It’s hot news from the pages and websites of OK! Magazine, new! magazine, The Mirror, The Sun, The Daily Star, The Daily Mail…and the list could go on and on!

Unfortunately we have now sold out of the Pleated Lace Vivienne Dress in black but the good news is that we still have a few of our best selling Vivienne dresses in cream available here while stocks last! Even better news is that we also have the new Vicky Dress available in demure black and head-turning gold! The Vicky Dress is the new and updated Vivienne Dress for A/W 2011, which combines the gorgeous deep ‘V’ sheer lace panelled back with a stunning sweetheart neckline covered with delicate floral lace at the front!…

 

The jones + jones Vicky Dress in black

The jones + jones Vicky Dress in gold

The gorgeous Vicky Dress is also available in our concessions in select Topshop stores now! For more proposal-worthy dresses check out our website here!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

With love, the jones + jones team x

 

Images courtesy of YouTube and The Daily Mail

The making of our Parisian fashion shoot…oh là là!

Take four gorgeous models, add in a lashings of mascara and glam make-up, stunning dresses from our new A/W 2011 collection, lots of twirling and swirling and dancing, a fun dose of playful banter, sequins, sparkles and the romance and magic only a Parisian back drop could offer and you can start to imagine what making our A/W 2011 fashion shoot in Paris was like!

To help you further a beautiful video was produced to let you have a peek into the wonderful world of jones + jones…

Oh to be a jones + jones model!

With love, jones + jones xxx