Paris’ Inspirational Cafe De Flore and Les Deux Magots

When in Paris, the quintessentially cliché and very necessary thing to do is to devote a good amount of time sitting at a café.  In Paris, café culture is not just part of everyday life but is a tradition rooted in history as it was a place where the intellectuals or “enlightened”, literary and artistic…

The Bouquinistes Book Stalls Along Paris’ River Banks

Paris’ left bank in particular is known for its bohemian and literary vibe and where Shakespeare and Co and the haunts of great writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald are scattered throughout.  When in Paris you could quite easily fill your days just meandering along the literary trails left behind by the artists and writers of…

La Tour Eiffel – La Grande Dame en Fer.

What does Paris’ most famous Eiffel Tower have in common with the garter belt and the armature that adorns the statue of Liberty?  The answer is an inventive civil engineer and architect of the late 19th century by the name of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel – the man behind the creation of the Eiffel Tower which…

An Homage to Coco Chanel & My Visit to 31 Rue Cambon Paris

My admiration and adoration for Coco Chanel and all things Chanel is so complex and vast that it almost daunts me to write about it.  This tribute to Chanel requires such deep examination and extraction of my mind and emotions that perhaps I may not do this passion of mine justice by writing about it…