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Luxury Ice Cream Dream in Paris

There is a luxury version of almost everything. You have your typical boulangerie pastries sold for a euro or two and handed to you in a paper bag, and then you have star chef’s incredible creations served in fancy dining rooms on china. You have a box of eclairs sold in the frozen section of the grocery store, and then… Read more →

Rose Pompom and Hotel Vendome Paris

Get your Parisian girly fix quick before it’s over!!! I had the pleasure of testing the tea time inspired by Annick Goutal’s perfume Rose Pompom at l’Hôtel de Vendôme until September 23rd. From 3:30pm to 6:30pm at the dainty 1950’s Dior style decorated restaurant 1 place Vendome (the ultimate in chic neighborhoods), and embellished with pink pompoms, you get to… Read more →

Breakfast at Ladurée

Forget Breakfast at Tiffanys.. We do Breakfast at Ladurée! (And it’s not just devouring a croissant while we gaze in the window). Oh no, we go in, take a seat and order! One of my favorite places to go for a sweet treat is of course the one and only French macaron mecca : Ladurée. My gal pal Paula and… 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 →

Ralph’s : American in Paris

Article by Melissa Ladd Some places, no matter where they are, just remind me of my roots. Ralph’s is one of those places. The Ralph Lauren restaurant at the flagship store on the boulevard Saint Germain is like opening a door in Paris and entering into New England. I felt like I had stepped out of Paris upon stepping over… Read more →

Hotel Westminster’s Signature Cocktail

When a five star luxury hotel in Paris invites you to test their cocktail concept and Michelin starred chef Christophe Moisand’s menu, YOU DO NOT SAY « NON MERCI ». You say OUI OUI OUI and make time in your life for things like that! I brought a friend with me, one whom I knew would appreciate everything we were destined to… Read more →

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