Paris Fashion Week 2016 : Made in France – The Rivival

Article by Frank Cierpial This is a very political year. We Americans, are going through our presidential face off now and the French are set to start theirs. Politics can be depressing and a touchy subject that most people don’t like to talk about (calmly). But, whether you like it or not does not keep it out of your life… Read more →

Mariage Frères Tea Room on Rue Clerc

It was on a sizzling hot summer day that my friend Lindsey and I stumbled upon an absolute haven of air conditioning and afternoon treats. Mariage Frères had installed a new tea room on the lower end of rue Clerc about a year prior to our recent visit. It was a welcoming wave of cool air that greeted us as… Read more →

Breakfast at Le Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

I do love enjoying a moment of luxury from time to time. It gives life that little spark you need to empty the clouds from your mind and boosts your mood. One of the places I love doing that is Le Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. And even better, I began my day with a little escape into a plush experience… Read more →

My 8 Beauty Secrets from France

I posted some time ago a list of the top most beautiful French women (according to me), and I think it’s time to talk about French beauty again. It’s a subject in haute pursuit (‘scuse the franglais punned phrase) for many of us non-French women for some time now, probably a couple of centuries, I’d say. It’s true though, so many… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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