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Hotel Marignan: Limon Bar and Rooftop Terrace

It was a hot midsummer evening and we were headed to Hotel Marignan to investigate their Limon bar that reopened about a year prior (2017)… At first glance, I thought it would be just some five star hotel bar with leopard print pillows trying to impress me with mediocre cocktails….BOY was I in for a surprise! Nothing against leopard print… Read more →

French Breakfast 

The best kind of breakfast out in Paris, according to me anyway, is not the overpriced, complicated, you-need-to-reserve-a-table brunch kind. Non, it’s the roll-out-of-bed and head to your favorite café kind where you can have a café crème, à fresh croissant and a « tartine » (baguette with butter and jam). Simple. Delicious. What more do you need in the morning (in… Read more →

Société Parisienne de Bière 🍺

Société Parisienne de Bière; Chéri and I are big fans of this charming establishment. It has been in the Batignolles neighborhood that we call home for a couple of years, and we are frequent customers because we like good, local beers. This little shop carries almost all the local beers you could hope for, small batch productions and artisan brews with… Read more →

Hotel Bel Ami, Spa and Soirée with the Monkey Crashers!

Imagine being invited to a spa opening event, thinking you going for a quiet relaxing evening, only to find out that the fabulous surprise they reserved for you was a post spa party complete with a DJ, Monkey Shoulder whisky and the Monkey Crashers: a band of Parisian party animals! (Had I known, I would have made arrangements to stay… Read more →

Paris Cocktails (a book for Paris lovers) by Doni Belau

Doni Belau (founder of Girls Guide to Paris) is also now a published cocktail expert, with her gorgeous book : Paris Cocktails. She offered me a copy which I am absolutely delighted to have, and love to consult it for a cocktail recipe or inspiration for a fabulous place to go get a drink in Paris. (Plus it’s a steal… Read more →

Paris cocktail bar E7

Imagine if Haute Couture was a Cocktail… Bar E7 Paris

Article by Melissa Ladd So you know I love love love the Hôtel Edouard 7. I got an eye popping tour of the rooms and suites topped with a fabulous dinner back in the fall of 2015. Well, Frank and I were back there in March, sipping cocktails off the brand spanking new Bar E7 menu. We were incredibly impressed with… Read more →

Lolabar’s Amazing Gin Cocktails

Article by Melissa Ladd In the depths of January, it is hard to find the courage to head out in the evenings, with all that dreary weather, and cold wind. It’s easier to slip on some pajamas and be cozy on the couch. But, I was so enticed by the beckoning words « GIN COCKTAILS » on the invitation. I’m a sucker for a… Read more →

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