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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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Romantic Weekend in Paris at Hotel Le Parisis

Article by Melissa Ladd Our first weekend without Bébé Chéri, (whom his grand parents were thrilled to take care of overnight) was planned with cozy Paris romance in mind. In order to not be tempted by laundry and housework, we decided to take up on an offer of the Hotel Le Parisis to test out their refined establishment imagined by… Read more →

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Holiday Hues with Serge Lutens Maquillage

Article by Melissa Ladd I was invited to a makeup presentation one recent evening at the stunning Serge Lutens boutique at Palais Royal, Paris to test the newly added items to the maquillage (makeup) collection : « Le Necessaire de beauté« . It’s always such a pleasure to skip over to this jewelbox of a boutique at the end of the day for… Read more →

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Luis Buchinho #PFW SS16

Article by Frank Cierpial   As a contributor to this blog, there are times when I feel nostalgic.  I look back into the archives and dig out articles that Melissa wrote that I really enjoyed, or that other contributors wrote that I really enjoyed, and of course I love to look at the evolution of my work.  Fashion Week is my… Read more →

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Hotel Edouard 7 Puts the Chic in « Boutique Hotel »

Article by Melissa Ladd We were invited to discover one of the most charming hotels on the Right Bank of Paris, the Hôtel Edouard 7, which is the ONLY hotel on the avenue de l’Opéra, and full of history and decoratively inspired by this British prince and king who loved Paris. (He probably loved Paris as much as I do… Read more →

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Galeries Lafayette Gourmand Gourmet & Grocery

Probably the chicest grocery store in Paris aside from La Grande Epicerie over at Le Bon Marché, the Galeries Lafayette saw a need in the very commercialized Grand Magasins quarter : a low count of grocery stores! So much fashion shopping and so little places to get your daily goods. That has all changed now in this beautifully organized grocery… Read more →

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