Sophie Habboo has said I do, and we’re still not over the entire wedding. From the Emma Beamount gown, to the personalised name cards or the sparklers during the cake cutting, we could chat about The Laing’s big day forever, but  we’re not going to. 

Instead, we’re talking about her last fling before the ring. 

In true Sophie style, she painted the Parisian town red for her final days as a Miss and we’ve got every last detail of her Paris hen do for you.  Unsurprisingly, Sophie has given us ultimate hen-do inspo, and I don’t think any of us will settle for anything less than the same for all future do’s. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Sophie’s hen do. 


Unconventionally, Sophie Habboo said ‘I do‘ before her hen do. In fairness, this was after the registry office wedding, with the all-out bash in Seville still to follow a few weeks later. 

Organised by her maid-of-honour, aka sister Georgia Habboo, the 12 strong group headed for Paris on the Eurostar. They knew they wanted somewhere abroad, but with it being mid April, they couldn’t guarantee beach weather. City break it was, and there really only was one option for a bride as chic as Sophie. Paris is always a great idea for a hen do. I mean, Sofia Richie done it first — so we’re all going to patiently get in line for our chance at a French suarez.


The girls stayed at the Grand Pigalle Hotel. It’s classically Parisian, at the corner of rues Victor-Massé and Henry Monnier, so a stone’s throw away from bars and restaurants. Notably, for Sophie and co’ it was a short walk to their trusty Soho House.


The rooms are super cute  — arguably the best bed you’ll ever sleep in — and the hotel is pretty small and intimate which means it can feel like you’ve got the run of the place. (You don’t — there’s 37 rooms, so unless you’ve got a 75 person strong hen party there’s plenty of space for the group).

It’s also not the most expensive hen do accommodation option in Paris: average room rates sit at around 300 per night, which when shared between two isn’t too too bad for a boutique luxury hotel in the centre of Paris.


The girls kicked off the festivities with a magnum of champagne on the Eurostar: start as you mean to go. They dropped their bags at the hotel before heading straight to Soho House for lunch, a few too many Aperol and a game of Mr and Mrs.

In the evening, they were picked up by a pink limo for their Cowboy Themed hen night. This was a surprise to everyone apart from Georgia and was a highlight of the trip. A tour round Paris, blaring 00’s music and drinking champagne from the bottle. What in the millennial dreams… 

The girls then headed to Manko for dinner and then headed off to a dive-club to end the night.  Dare we say it, no-one really remembered the club the next morning.

On the Saturday, the girls had a late breakfast at the hotel and decided the planned boat tour was a STRONG NO after the night before festivities. Instead they rested, recuperated then headed straight for lunch at Gigi’s. This lunch looked nothing short of incredible: the girls had a private area with a view of the Eiffel Tower, live music and enough truffle to last a lifetime. If you go, please get the pavlova, it is life changing.

Post lunch and some shopping it was a quick change before heading for rooftop drinks at Grands Boulevards Hotel followed by a meal and plenty of picantes. The filthy martini is rumoured to be the best you’ll ever have, and with an indoor/outdoor vibe and live DJ it’s the perfect setting for a classy GNO.

On the Sunday it was a lazy brunch at Soho house before jumping back on the Eurostar. 

This time, they skipped the magnum of champagne. 


Sophie’s close friend Georgie La Roux is the mastermind behind Gigi & Olive — only the chicest hen do brand you’ll find — so as you can imagine the girls were decked out the entire weekend. 

Sophie and the girls all rocked a  white quarter zip that read ‘On Cloud Nine’ for the Eurostar, easily nabbing the title of the comfiest gals (and probably tipsiest) on the train. Topped off with a baby blue cap with the slogan ‘Paris is always a good idea’, it’s safe to say they nailed it. 

For night one, the girls donned a series of iconic Gigi and Olive cowgirl hats that took Instagram by  storm. We’re talking tassels, diamantes and fringe, perfectly balanced between fun and garish. Sophie wore the Oceanus Sofia’ sequin-embellished dress, while the rest of the party wore black or pink mini dresses that perfectly complemented the pink limo they rocked up in. 

For day two, Sophie ventured out for a leisurely lunch in the romantic city of Paris, in a cute mini dress she exuded a sense of charm and elegance. The dress perfectly captured the essence of Parisian fashion, showcasing Sophie’s impeccable taste. To add a touch of playfulness to her look, she adorned her hair with a Heart Charm Bow, channelling a retro-inspired vibe that was both adorable and fashionable.

On the final night of her hen do celebrations, Sophie Habboo left everyone in awe as she stepped out in a truly glamorous and sparkling outfit from SLA The Label. With her epic fashion choice, Sophie set the stage for an unforgettable evening that would mark the culmination of her pre-wedding festivities. Adorned in a dazzling sequined ensemble, she radiated confidence and elegance with every step she took. 

The perfect embodiment of going out on a high note. It was a testament to her ability to leave a lasting impression and make a statement through her impeccable style. 


Pre-warning, the contents of a single goodie bag is probably equal to a mortgage payment in the North of England, so let’s not use these as a precedent. We’re green with envy at the goods the girls walked away with, but I’m sure this is just one of the many benefits of being friends with the king and queen of reality TV (turned podcast hosts). 

  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand
  • Jane Darcy Luxury Silk Eye Mask
  • Utan Pen (If you know the Made In Chelsea girls well, you’ll know they love this freckle pen that doubles up as a semi-permanent lip liner. It’s so good, Sophie wanted all her hens to have their own.)
  • Skincyles Silk Bio-Cellulose Mask
  • 111Skin Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
  • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

BRB, off to cry at the sad contents of my own overnight bag.  If anyone has any tips on how to manifest a friend with connections like Habbs I’d love to hear them.

Ready to replicate Sophie’s iconic hen weekend? Look no further, we’ve got her entire weekend itinerary — including that boat trip she never made it on — right here. Take the inspo and use it to put on the best Parisian weekend of the bride-to-be’s life. Nothing says main character energy like playing Mr and Mrs in Gigi’s before a pink limo tour of the city of love.