Paris Plaza Athénée is quintessentially French, but there is more to this regal hotel than meets the eye. Modern updates coexist with traditional furnishings in the rooms and public spaces while a cool, hip vibe has been added to the once stodgy bar.
(photo above taken by Goncalo of Flytographer) In the wake of the latest terror attack in Europe in Brussels, Belgium I have elicited the advice of a private security firm in Houston, 360 Worldwide Security, to access the potential threat to travelers abroad. What does it mean for travel to Paris, the city that holds my heart?
On a quiet street just a few paces off the Champs Elysées sits Hotel La Reserve. Afternoon tea in Paris at La Reserve is an enjoyable way to rest vôtre pieds (your feet) after a long morning of pounding the pavement in search of all things chic, unique and exclusively Parisian.
Strolling along the streets on a Sunday afternoon on Île Saint-Louis is such a joy. Paris boutique shopping is easily done at 78 ISL (named for the street number 78 and initials of the island name Île Saint-Louis).
Looking to stay in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés? Paris four star Hotel Belloy fulfills the desire to be near the favorite shopping, dining and entertainment section on the Left Bank in a comfortable and hospitable home away from home without breaking the bank.
How many times have you tasted a dish and wished you could go home and replicate it? Generous chefs like three Michelin-star chef Eric Frechon of Le Bristol Hotel, Paris share signature dishes with diners upon request. Here is how to recreate one of my favorite French appetizers served at his restaurant Epicure - Sologne Caviar...
A Taste of Lyon in Paris...The distinctive dishes created in the traditional kitchens of the world’s gastronomy capital Lyon, France have featured prominently in the past eight decades of culinary history. In Paris, restaurant Aux Lyonnais by Alain Ducasse celebrates the best of Lyon cuisine in a lively Art Deco bistro.
It's been a hectic, but wonderful first day in Cannes, France at the International Luxury Travel Market. I am learning so much about the trends in luxury travel. Consumers want experience based vacations. As for the city itself, it's sunny and warm and I had the pleasure of an amazing lunch...
There are many luxury Paris hotels I recommend to upscale, discerning travelers and these are also the same ones that I recommend for people who are on a splurge trip as well. My picks for 2015 include...
For many people the most intimidating part of going to the City of Light is figuring out what to wear and how much to bring. I created a short cheat sheet and video with Paris packing tips to help you save space and your sanity.