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A Cocktail Tour of Paris with Le Bar du Bristol

A Cocktail Tour of Paris with Le Bar du Bristol

Le Bar du Bristol is a favourite haunt among stylish Parisians and clued-up visitors for a chic apéritif or an evening of creative cocktails. Opened at the end of 2012, the bar is an intimate, cosy hideaway within the luxurious five star palace hotel Le Bristol, in Paris’ prestigious eighth [...]

April 13, 2014 × 0 comments
Bistrot Terroir Parisien-Palais Brongniart de Yannick Alléno

Bistrot Terroir Parisien-Palais Brongniart de Yannick Alléno

Celebrated French chef Yannick Alléno brings a modern touch to traditional Parisian cuisine with the second outpost of his Bistrot Terroir Parisien at the stately Palais Brongniart. Opened late last year in the Paris Bourse former stock exchange building, the Right Bank restaurant offers reinterpreted classic dishes with a focus [...]

March 28, 2014 × 1 comment
L’Éclair de Génie, Paris

L’Éclair de Génie, Paris

L’Éclair de Génie is one of Paris’ most exciting addresses where the humble éclair has been elevated into the realms of haute patisserie. Following the macaron phenomenon, éclairs have become the fashionable pastry of the moment in Paris and French pastry chef Christophe Adam’s creations are as innovative as they come. Adam [...]

March 20, 2014 × 0 comments
Sébastien Gaudard Pâtisserie, Paris

Sébastien Gaudard Pâtisserie, Paris

On my recent trip to Paris, my mother and I took a trip up to Sacré-Coeur to check out the breathtaking views over the city.  Of course, a more pressing reason for going north was paying a visit to Sébastien Gaudard on the rue des Martyrs. With a reputation as a [...]

February 26, 2014 × 0 comments
Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg is a contemporary luxury hotel in the heart of the city that epitomises Parisian chic. The five star hotel occupies a prestigious corner on rue Boissy d’Anglas, just a few moments away from Concorde and Madeleine.  It’s ideally positioned for designer shopping on the rue du [...]

February 24, 2014 × 1 comment
Aux Merveilleux de Fred, Paris

Aux Merveilleux de Fred, Paris

My recent trip to Paris with my mum was set to be a real foodie tour with a daily pilgrimage to a leading Paris patisserie scheduled each day.  I briefed her on just how much cake she was expected to eat (hardly a chore) and the first stop on our [...]

February 13, 2014 × 2 comments
Vintage Boat Tour of the Seine, Paris

Vintage Boat Tour of the Seine, Paris

When I stayed at Shangri-La Paris, we spent the first afternoon on a fabulous private cruise along the Seine in a vintage Venetian water taxi, operated by Seine Avenue. We embarked just a short stroll away from the hotel, close to the Eiffel Tower and got settled in the seats at [...]

January 27, 2014 × 0 comments
Dining at Shangri-La Paris

Dining at Shangri-La Paris

Shangri-La Paris is one of the city’s most exciting luxury hotels for dining and the Michelin Guide has been quick to acknowledge the high standard of its restaurants. During my stay, I was lucky enough to dine at all three restaurants and enjoy a glass of Champagne at the pop [...]

January 23, 2014 × 0 comments
Le Chalet des Îles, Paris

Le Chalet des Îles, Paris

Le Chalet des Îles in Paris’ picturesque Bois de Boulogne feels like a little corner of the countryside in the middle of the city and is a real hidden gem.  The postcard pretty Swiss chalet is perched on the edge of an idyllic boating lake and is accessed by taking a [...]

January 7, 2014 × 0 comments
Top Foodie Moments of 2013

Top Foodie Moments of 2013

2013 has been a year of amazing foodie adventures, from low-key, local discoveries to hot Michelin star restaurants on the other side of the world. My biggest highlight of the year has been visiting China twice and being blown away by the incredible, authentic food there, particularly the addictive dim [...]

December 31, 2013 × 0 comments
Le Castiglione, Paris

Le Castiglione, Paris

Le Castiglione is a cosy, family-run brasserie on the rue Saint-Honoré, nestled between the Place Vendôme and the Tuileries. Le Casti, as it’s affectionately know, is a 1st arrondissement institution and a bi-annual Paris Fashion Week haunt. Sofia Coppola declared Le Casti burger the best in Paris and it’s a [...]

December 16, 2013 × 0 comments
A Luxury Stay at Shangri-La Paris

A Luxury Stay at Shangri-La Paris

Shangri-La Paris is one of the city’s most refined new luxury hotels, combining French elegance with warm Asian hospitality. The five star hotel occupies the former home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte, and was previously known as Palais Iéna. Nestled discreetly in the prestigious, leafy 16th arrondissement, Shangri-La Paris [...]

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December 9, 2013 × 1 comment