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Every time I post for one particular luxury retail partnership, I receive messages requesting less expensive options. For certain partnerships, I am often restricted to new deliveries or certain parameters but for almost all my other posts, I try my hardest to include fashion in all price points and with inclusive sizing. As I’ve mentioned […]

I posted this travel advice post in summer 2023 but I thought it might be good to update it and repost it again as people head off to spring break and start making their summer travel plans for 2024. Most of the questions I’m asked each week inevitably end up being travel related so I […]

I’ve posted the directions on how to buy my Paris Travel Guide for 2024 in Instagram stories and in one of my Bon Weekend posts but it seems to be getting lost. Since people are always messaging me and asking how to buy it, I thought I should create a dedicated blog post so it’s […]

If you’ve walked down Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris in the past few years, you might have noticed a renovation project happening by Chopard. It was actually for their newly polished gem, 1 Place Vendôme, a five-star hotel located in an 18th-century six-story mansion that was originally designed for Louis XIV’s secretary Pierre Perrin. Paris-based architecture […]

It is a bit exciting that so many new hotels are opening in Paris and now you can add Le Grand Mazarin to that list. The 50 rooms and 11 suites that look like they take their color schemes directly from a box of Ladurée macarons. They were designed by London based interior designer Martin […]

As soon as I heard Charlotte Gainsbourg was going to open her father, Serge Gainsbourg’s house at 5 bis rue de Verneuil for tours, I immediately put it on my Paris Guide because I knew it would be incredibly popular. It just opened this week and the combined house and museum tickets are already sold […]

The Saint James and Relais Christine hotels in Paris are beloved by guests and now the group behind them have just opened a new hotel, Hôtel Norman. Billed as “open, vibrant, lively”, the hotel which opened today has a younger and more contemporary look for its 37 rooms and suites located at 9 rue Balzac […]

I reposted this cover from the September 2023 issue of Harper’s Bazaar France in my Instagram Stories Wednesday night and was disappointed that some followers couldn’t identify the signature blonde hair of one of France’s most famous actresses. They must not have been paying attention since I have posted her many times including just recently […]

The French brand Sézane just launched a fabulous new collection of bags and shoes that make me very excited to see their full autumn collection when it’s available. Until then, here’s a few of my favorites. Nothing says fall like a burnt orange sweater. These two tone loafers would be great with white jeans or […]

One of the more special things I did in Paris in April was stay at Le Grand Contrôle Airelles Château de Versailles hotel which included private after hour tours of Versailles. There are two different tours that are possible for the first evening of your stay, the King’s Apartments or the Queen’s Apartments, and depend […]

If you search for Cravan bar in Paris, the first one that will probably come up is the original location in the 16th arrondissement. But recently Franck Audoux, the co-founder of Le Chateaubriand and Cravan owner, has partnered with Moët Hennessy on a second larger Cravan location in the heart of Saint-Germain. The French who […]

The Dries Van Noten store on Quai Malaquais is one of my favorite places in Paris. I always tell people to go inside to look around even if they can’t afford anything since the flowers, fashion, and interior design is infinitely inspiring. Down the way at 9 Quai Malaquais is the equally impressive men’s store […]

I love following actress Melissa George who lives between Paris and Provence to give me my fix of France when I’m back in the US. Her 17th-century hôtel particulier, Callemant d’Autane, was renovated and restored with architectural designer Diego Delgado-Elias who wrote on Instagram, “We have carefully preserved original features such as frescoes and moldings. […]

Nondescript hotel decor that doesn’t reflect the city in which you are staying is anathema to me. Luckily, that definitely does not describe the J.K. Hotel Paris. I’ve been aware of the hotel since before it opened but I’m so glad I stopped by to see my friend Callie Stanton who was staying at the […]

There is nothing more exciting than finding a beautiful chateau in France that is also available to rent. Chateau d’Hebertot is an enchanting place in the heart of Normandy. A property rich in history, the first part of which was built by the family of the Knights of Nollent in the 17th century. This exceptional […]

There are fewer and fewer designers and collectors left with impeccable taste and Jacques Garcia is one of them. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen his work at some well known hotels in Paris, Hôtel Costes, La Reserve, L’Hôtel, and La Mamounia, and his work on historic rooms in the Louvre […]

Hotel Delano Paris

04 . 11 . 23

I’m headed to Paris tonight (I’ll already have arrived by the time those of you with the email subscription read this post) and I can’t wait to get back to my favorite city. I spent a month there last spring to celebrate my birthday but this trip will only be two weeks. I’m extra excited […]