Food

My friends and I love nothing more than to sit at outdoor cafés and people watch in Paris so it came as no surprise when Gal Pal Elizabeth suggested we head out for a stroll for some shopping and perhaps a cocktail during Happy Hour France time. We had a few hours to kill before dinner and wandered down the main shopping area enjoying the remnants of the Christmas lights and glitter hanging above our heads down the pedestrian avenue rue de France. A stumble upon the Nice Côté Lounge was proof that some of our best finds happen by accident.

[caption id="attachment_5101" align="alignleft" width="256"] Love the red umbrella in the hands of this bride on the cover of Kim's book![/caption] I've had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Parisian Events, an event and wedding planning agency headed by French wedding expert Kim Petyt. Kim attended...

[gallery ids="4919,4920,4921,4922,4923,4924"]   Please enjoy this guest post from frequent contributor Margo Waite: When I’m in Paris, markets sometimes trump museums, and so it was when we went to the Musee Marmottan in the 16th.  Certainly we enjoyed seeing Monet’s personal art collection, the impressionist paintings, medieval illuminated manuscripts, and...

[caption id="attachment_4912" align="alignleft" width="260"] Elénor, Concierge at the Palais de la Méditerranée[/caption] Where to stay, what to do, where to eat in Nice? These are all great questions! Experienced concierge Elenor at the Hôtel Palais de la Méditerranée gave me the inside scoop. I was in...

IMG_3246The goal for all my travel blogging is to have an authentic local experience that includes great accommodations, delicious food and great shopping. I adore staying at a place with a bit of history and I enjoy feasting on local cuisine from every price-point and window shopping (occasionally braving the sticker shock and purchasing an item or two) at the famous designer's stores from each country. If you are a like-minded traveler  you might enjoy reading about the contrasts and comparisons between my back to back visits to the Four Seasons Paris, France and Four Seasons Milan, Italy last year.