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Luxury Ice Cream Social at the Magnum Paris Pop Up Shop

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One thing I learned about my Mom on our recent trip is that she eats a lot of ice cream – she’d probably eat it for breakfast if she could. She is not addicted to cookies, cake or pastries like I am – she’s all ice cream.  I first learned of Magnum Ice Cream bars […]

Galeries Lafayette Rooftop Dining Bar

Secret Paris: Free Views from Galleries Lafayette Rooftop, La Terrasse

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If you are going to Paris, I’m likely to give you the following direction “Go to the Chanel counter of Galleries Lafayette, stop and look up!” Your eyes will be richly rewarded.  As for your wallet, well that’s another story depending on your willpower for luxury clothes, accessories and macarons (there is a Pierre Hermes […]

Paris Winter Snow Louvre

A Free Night in Paris this Winter with Starwood Luxury Privileges

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Springtime in Paris conjures up warm sunny days of a romantic city as you walk through the Tuileries to enjoy an evening at the Louvre. It’s easy to love a city at its peak – sunny days, temperature just right and the locals enjoy the cafes and parks.  It’s much harder for many to find the […]

Santa hat, stockings on sale in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris, the Year Mom Boycotted Our Turkey Dinner

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Growing up in my small family, Thanksgiving dinner meant that we pulled out the dining room table to add a leaf to seat six.  The china cabinet was opened and the dishes on display most of the year were carefully removed and set for dinner.  Pulling out the silver drawer as a child allowed me […]

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Champagne in Epernay: The Moet & Chandon Cellar Tour & Tasting

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On my last visit to Paris, I spent the day in the Loire Valley in the midst of wine & castles so this time I wanted to see the Avenue of Champagne in Epernay, more specifically, I wanted to visit for the Moet & Chandon Cellar Tour and experience the champagne.  There are two ways […]

Paris Cafe Croque Madame Ham Cheese Egg Sandwich

Travel Lesson Learned at Cafe de la Paix in Paris at Opera

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We had just arrived in Paris after the long journey from JFK to Heathrow to Charles de Gaulle and we were hungry.  After getting sorted in the charming small luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Therese, we started walking around the area – the 1st arrondissement.  There are a plethora of cafes, restaurants and even the Pierre […]

An Indulgent Parisian Breakfast at Angelina Paris

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On my infamous trip to Paris when I was abandoned at Valentine’s Day, I had visited Angelina Paris because my friend HAD to try the famous hot chocolate as it was on the list of must do Paris activities she had printed from CNN and had to check each box.   At the time, 1994,  I […]

Eiffel Tower Paris

How To Visit the Eiffel Tower with Mom? Patience and a Slushee Required

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      When planning Mom’s trip to Paris, I asked “Do you want to visit the Eiffel Tower” and she said “No, my friends said it wasn’t worth it.”  (who are these friends?). On our first day in Paris we met our Versailles tour at the Eiffel Tower and when we returned Mom said […]

The Paris Opera exterior

Underrated Paris: The Paris Opera Tour No One Told Me About

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It’s really not a secret when it’s right in plain sight but like so many other Paris attractions, how often do you go inside?  Do you only have the top 5 on your list (Tour Eiffel, Mona Lisa at The Louve, Versailles, Seine Cruise and Arc de Triomphe)?  If you are like me, you’ve missed a […]

Hotel Therese Paris lobby lounge design

Hotel Therese Paris Review – Luxury, Chocolate and Style in the 1st Arr.

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Paris boutique hotels continue to impress me with their style, warmth and service levels.  Finding a new luxury gem to add to my Parisian collection has become my new obsession in Paris (it takes hours of research before I commit to try a new hotel).  Hotel Therese in Paris made my radar three years ago […]