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Roy René Confiseries 

A provincial brand of traditional almond sweets is almost one hundred years old as of 2017! Born in 1920, the confiserie Roy René comes straight out of the heart of Aix-en-Provence.  One of the most charming regions of France, I have been lucky to have visited it several times.  Along with olive oil, artists and lavender, this region is also known for… Read more →

The So Parisian…Hotel Montalembert

Another little luxury moment popped up in my schedule the other evening for a soirée of discovery at the gorgeous Hotel Montalembert. It was recently renovated and redecorated and doted with a new menu. Pascal Allaman is the signature of this Bessé Signature hotel, the small group of boutique luxury hotels owned by Anne Jousse. What pleases me the most… Read more →

Day Trip – Versailles Gardens

I know how attractive the Château de Versailles is, and millions of people visit it every year so far be it from me to  dissuade you from walking the halls of this renowned and historical edifice. But, let me just tell you, if you have already seen the castle, you MUST take advantage of the gardens. These perfectly sculpted and mastered… Read more →

Le Cadeau Français – Gift Boxes for Paris Lovers!

Every day as I arrive to work I pass down a small street in the 8th arrondissement in central Paris and I pass by little restaurants and shops and offices. And it’s also where I discovered a new Parisian product that appeals so much to me I felt it absolutely necessary to share it with my readers on the blog… Read more →

Superflu Batignolles Paris

Superflu is Super fun! : A Batignolles Boutique

Superflu, meaning : extra, not necessary, a splurge… Superflu in the Batignolles, emulates that little urge to splurge with a giant « S ». But when you take the time to really look around, everything seems so absolutely necessary! It is a boutique literally for the WHOLE family. Your chéri will not be bored while you browse jewelry, cute sneakers, home decor and fun… Read more →

Passion France Souvenir Boutique : Made in France

My readers know I love anything and everything « Made in France », but you should know that it is an unofficial movement of sorts that is happening in this country, not just for luxury handbags and fashion, but for small things like perfumes, souvenirs, gifts, soda pop! and more. Fonbelle is the French brand behind much of this movement. They have… Read more →

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Hotel Joke Paris : A Seriously Fun Hotel

Article by Chelsea Kindred “Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness impossible.” – Marcel Proust It is not often that your first step into a new hotel surprises and enchants you. In the lobby of Hotel Joke, toys abound, lighted balloons that change color hang over the reception desk, and a corner filled with games and books… Read more →

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