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.
Staying at Le Bristol Hotel Paris is like staying in a country estate on the outskirts of Paris, but with all the modern conveniences in place. Each space has been decorated beautifully in a traditional French style, but there is nothing typical about this charming boutique hotel in the heart of Paris.
The Palais Galliera Paris is also known as the Musée de la Mode de la ville de Paris. It is the City of Light's fashion museum. Today, historic garments by fashion icon Jeanne Lanvin (the oldest French fashion house still in operation) are being exhibited in the beautiful building until August 23, 2015.
The lead up to Easter in Paris was phenomenal. I had a wonderful chocolate tour with Context Travel's docent Alisa Morov and I visited several churches in preparation for Holy Week and the finale of Easter Sunday. I am thankful to be back in the U.S. with Mr. Weekend In Paris and our two sons to celebrate together. What a blessing! After all, you are, "no bunny, until some bunny loves you." Please enjoy my Easter tribute to Paris...
In my post from yesterday, or is it still today? I was headed to bed at 6pm local Paris time when a second wind overcame me. Maybe it was that I finally digested (literally and figuratively) my gourmet lunch complete with wine pairings. Time for a cocktail Le Bristol style...
My first day in Paris on assignment with Upscale Living Magazine is at Paris luxury Hotel Le Bristol. Its location is highly sought after, with its proximity to upmarket fashion houses and a close walk to both the Palais Royal and the famous Champs-Élysées. The 8th arrondissement has so much to offer visitors...
Rum baba: Sponge cake, soaked in rum-flavored syrup with strawberries
Approachable and effervescent two-Michelin star chef Jean-Luc Rocha at Hotel Cordeillan Bages in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region in Pauillac makes staying at this Relais & Chateaux property owned by the Cazes' family, a dream come true for foodies like myself. Delicious eye-candy, plate after plate came my way when I dined there on my last visit to area.
Hotel Saint James Paris is just around the corner from a vibrant city area not much visited by tourists. While staying here, I took a stroll along Avenue Victor Hugo in the Paris 16th arrondissement. The 16th is not as sexy as the Right Bank, or as glitzy as the Place de la Madeleine, nor as trendy as the Marais, but it is definitely a cool neighborhood to hang out and be a global local amongst its wealthy residents.
One of the more difficult tasks when strolling along Avenue Champs Élysées is to find a low-key restaurant with decent food at reasonable prices. Le Victory, Paris is a local brasserie and bar just off the famous retail mecca. While a far reach from Michelin-star cuisine, Le Victory serves comfort food in a traditional French atmosphere.