In the heart of the action off the Champs Elysées, Hotel Le Fouquet’s Paris has an energetic vibe that sets the tone for a refined and fun-filled experience in the City of Light. No matter if you are in town for business and crave a much-needed signature cocktail on the terrace in the cool and hip Galerie Joy bar, or if you are playing tourist and dream of an award-winning macaroon in a slice of French heaven at restaurant Le Diane, you will be well taken care of and feel special.
While recent medical reports have proven the health benefits of chocolate, the French do not need validation from scientists. For centuries they have realized the positive effects on mood and how including sweet cocoa treats in festivities adds to the joie de vivre. I had the pleasure of taking Context Travel’s Paris Chocolate and Pastry Tour and experiencing the depth of devotion Parisians have to my favorite food.
One of the coolest things about Paris is that you can be steps away from important landmarks yet be located on a quiet side street. The luxury hip and trendy boutique Hotel Vernet in Paris is a hop, skip and a jump from the Arc de Triomphe but manages to keep a low profile.
Paring wine and cheese is less complicated when broken down by type, region and purpose. Chef Preston Mohr of Cook’n With Class gave me and fellow students an excellent demonstration in a wine and cheese tasting Paris style. We learned the finer art of choosing complimentary products to replicate a palette pleasing experience back home.
There are hundred’s of handbag shops in Paris. When the season’s change and you feel like freshening up your wardrobe, sometimes purchasing a trendy purse is all you need to update your look. Boutique La Bagagerie Paris is one stop shopping for fun and inexpensive items.