Étiquette : luxury

VIP Event @ Caroline de Marchi

I was happy to be invited to a small VIP blogger press event at the Caroline de Marchi showroom on rue Saint Honoré (very chic). An French bag designer, Caroline de Marchi has existed for five years. I saw Kasia Dietz there, enjoyed some Italian inspired hors d’oeuvres with champagne, and was put in a drawing to win a handbag… Read more →

High Tea at Le Meurice : Pastries of Opulence

I was so happy to be invited by Le Meurice for a tea time tasting of their pastries, which are renowned, and rightly so given the dedication to French excellence in pastry arts and cuisine that is promoted by this Dorchester Collection hotel. But an article about tea time at Le Meurice will no doubt spark a conversation about the… Read more →

Pampering my skin chez Carita

After an exhausting year, no make that two years, I decided enough was enough. I needed a facial urgently. A few years ago my awesome mother-in-law (at the time Chéri and I were not yet married), gave me a Christmas gift of a facial at her favorite Carita spa in the 6th arrondissement. Since then I have been dreaming of going… Read more →

Vintage ‘it’ bags and more

Since 1995 Monsieur Gérard Avrand and his wife Mme Valérie Michot have held this boutique that brings new life to items that no longer serve their original owners. Chanel bags, Prada, Hermès, Vuitton… I guess in this age of consumerism we can all get tired of even the finest of things and be on the search for something new. Thank… Read more →

Millenium couture baby

French-Lebanese designer Dany Atrache’s couture line was « born » in  2000… He says that his inspiration comes from his Arab heritage with it’s rich tapestry culture, and his style was perfected in prestigious Paris fashion houses by that French savoir-faire. The Spring-Summer couture collection, shown at Le Meurice luxury hotel on January 26th 2011, has a Seventies theme running through it,… Read more →

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