Le Crillon, Jardin d’Hiver in the Summer

As Summer draws to a close I thought it would be nice to show you my favorite place to relax in Paris this season. The Crillon has one of the most tranquil, pretty and soothing places to sit quietly and enjoy a beverage with a friend or two. Le Jardin d’Hiver patio. Jardin d’hiver, means winter garden, but it’s my little escape in the Summer time. Continue reading

Bubbly at the Crillon

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I had a lovely afternoon with my friend Milla the other day, garnished with champagne at the Crillon hotel lounge, one of Paris’ luxury palace hotels. I love going there for a treat, since I’m certainly not going to be booking a room there! But I can’t see how those gorgeous salons full of plush décor should be used by tourists and hotel guests only!
So off we went to enjoy a taste of the finer things in life, in an effort to balance the contrast of the dirty metro rides and the pile of ironing that glares at me from the corner. Let’s play luxury for an afternoon! Continue reading

Didit couture FW1112

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Set in the sumptuous hotel Palace, le Crillon, Didit served Champagne at the entrance and handed out black boxes with a single red rose in it at the exit. The show also took it’s sweet time before starting. Hey this is luxury people, no one wants to rush you!

Soft classical music floated throughout the two gilded rooms where buyers, journalists, bloggers, friends of the designer and other ticket holders were seated. Plush square white leather stools were lined around the two rooms. The rooms were big enough to seats guests, a group of photographers in one corner and spectators and allow the models to walk, but small enough to allow for an intimate feel and a detailed look at the garments. Continue reading