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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 →

Provence in Paris! 🌴 Restaurant Le Sud

I was a couple months too late for the grand opening that I completely zapped on, but I felt a visit to this darling establishment was a must during my vacation time off work! My friend Paula and I went for dessert with Bébé Chéri on a recent sunny Summer afternoon in Paris. We felt we had found the perfect… Read more →

Morocco in Paris

Chéri and I had a weekend to ourselves recently with Bébé Chéri at my in-laws, and we decided to stay in Paris, but had a desperate need to feel like we were somewhere else. So I came up with a plan for a day of exotic travel that was accessible by the Paris metro. Since we only had the Saturday… 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 →

Bistrot Gabrielle, Paris 17.

Article by Melissa Ladd In my never ending search for the perfect Paris café, I have come accross a corner on rue Jouffroy d’Abbans and avenue Villiers that has the most wonderful exposition to the afternoon and evening sun. Sadly the cafés that succeeded each other here never really inspired me… until now. The latest café is a cozy très industrial-chic meets scandi-style… 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 →

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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