The Luxurious Chanel Spa in Paris’ Hotel Ritz

I know that I have said many times before that I want to live and die in Paris and that is without a doubt the truth and my sincerest feeling.  However, after paying a visit to the Hotel Ritz and taking a peek into the glorious Chanel Spa I think I will now adjust my…

A Glamorous Afternoon at the Hotel Ritz Paris

Dear readers, it’s with joy in my heart and my absolute pleasure to share my wonderful and highly memorable experience at the Ritz Hotel in Paris situated in the historic and beautiful Place Vendome in Paris’ 1st arrondissment.  I had always wanted to experience the Ritz Hotel in Paris in one way or another and…

Venture Back In Time At The Palais Royal in Paris

I know it’s predictable for me to say that every corner and place you experience in Paris is like a movie set dream and I’m delighted to say that yet again of the opulent and magnificent 17th century Palais Royal, its arcades and glorious gardens.  Situated in the heart of Paris’ old world 1st arrondissment…

Closerie Des Lilas – A Gem In Paris’ Montparnasse

The allure and vibrant history surrounding Paris’ Montparnasse district always fascinated me.  My enchantment of this area has always been due to the literary and artistic circles, in particular the American literary and bohemian expats, that gravitated to the cafes, watering holes and dance halls of Montparnasse and as a consequence contributed monumentally to its…

Paris’ Historic Rue Mouffetard & Other Highlights

Rue Mouffetard is an ideal place to visit to get a taste of historic Paris and to experience how Parisians live, work and unwind. Rue Mouffetard is in fact the oldest, longest and most picturesque pedestrianised market street in Paris and is adored by Parisians who refer to it as “La Mouffe”.  The name of…

Chez Papa Jazz Club in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Jazz has been synonymous with Paris since the time of World War I when the segregated African American soldiers played their unusual, intruiging and unfamiliar sounds of jazz as they marched throughout the small villages of France and streets of Paris.  The French, but in particular the Parisians, were enraptured and captivated by these rhythmic…

Le Jardin des Tuileries – A Gem in the Heart of Paris

How is the Le Jardin des Tuileries or The Tuileries Garden in Paris associated with the Queen Medici of France and Coco Chanel the queen of fashion? Chanel the legendary queen of fashion, who lived close by at the Ritz Hotel in Place Vendome, enjoyed taking liesurly strolls through the park in her two piece…

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…

Walking In The Footsteps of Coco Chanel in Paris

For anyone who has a passion for Gabrielle Coco Chanel or has simply taken an interest in her life can say that she was a woman cloaked in mystery.  While this is undoubtedly true what isn’t a mystery are the places in Paris that Chanel would frequent and visit regularly – places that connected closely…

Rue Cler Paris

Paris is known for her historic and beautiful market streets which provide the tourist especially with not only a perfect taste of what it is to be Parisian but also a taste of all the best culinary specialities the city has to offer.  Even though Rue Mouffetard and Rue Montorgueil are magnificent and lively places to be…