I was contacted recently by a new perfume company and asked if I was interested in writing about their product. After a brief description and a browse of their website I said “Oui!” but that I thought it best if I “discovered” their perfume in person. (I much prefer to blog about things I have tasted or tested or touched. It gives a more authentic perception for my readers. So I set up a meeting with François Marmey who represents the company and is putting together an internet publicity campaign. He said I was one of the first bloggers to respond, which makes me happy to be one of the first bloggers to write about it from a first-hand experience! We met for an after-work glass of wine at the Crillon hotel (I figured that the discovery of a new luxe product called for a luxe setting). We took a table on the indoor courtyard patio as the weather was nice for a change, and the tables are large enough so we had space to spread out the products and test them.
Although you’ll want to check off the major Paris attractions from the old bucket list when in the French capital, be sure to save some time for the less notorious landmarks too, which unlike the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, aren’t packed with trails of tourists. Perhaps one of the city’s most overlooked excursions, The Remnants of the Wall of Philippe Auguste is not your typical Parisian landmark and offers its own history within the heart of the city.
Serkan Cura, after recieving his diploma from l’Académie Royale d’Anvers in 2007, spent four years working in the creative workshops of Jean Paul Gaultier. Fortified
Just a few pics of the shoes I spotted around Paris Couture Fashion week this Summer. Enjoy!
The Georges Hobeika AW1213 couture show in Paris showed a pastel palette and a whimsicle fairytale style of gown. Princesses of the forest, peppered in
There is a small brand that I have always liked, that I often find for sale at some of my local destock stores in the
The Espace Pierre Cardin is holding a FREE exposition on French lingerie. It’s a small space and a limited collection, but a charming and innocent
My friend Frédérique has a wedding website, and I often went there for inspiration durring my year of weddinng planning. One day about a month
Video by Lauren Cashwell There is a continuation this season of a certain cut, line and silouhette from Didit Hediprasetyo that segways nicely from last