Category Archives: Paris, France

Visiting Christian Lacroix Hotel in Paris!

Christian Lacroix Hotel Paris Bellechasse

While in Paris for the Fashion Week the other month, I had a very cool proposition: go visit one of Christian Lacroix hotel!! “Visiting” the hotel means that I was able to sneak inside all the rooms of the hotel (well.. ok those one that were free that morning) together with the director of the hotel. How fun!

What I discovered was a truly unique place. The whole decor is crazy, beautiful, baroque.. completely Christian Lacroix! It is called the “Bellechasse” and is located on the Left Bank of Paris in the middle of what is called the “Latin Quarter“, one of Paris’s most beautiful place (and yes, dear readers, this is central). Continue reading

Food and Shopping in Paris – Part II

le bon marche paris

Today: second part of my little shopping and food extravaganza in Paris last weekend!

First of all, as you can all witness on the picture above, my shopping was extremely minimalistic that day (however, as you ladies all very well know, “the smaller the shopping bag, the more dangerous..“).

On that second day, I headed up straight to Le Bon Marche, an iconic Parisian shop dating back from 1838! (Point to note: department stores are usually closed in Paris on Sundays except before Christmas and this year for the Sales).

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Paris Food and Shopping Guide – Part 1

galleries lafayette paris

I am back from my little shopping and food spree in Paris (sorry but I had no internet connection over there) and so today, without further delay, I want to share with you pics of my weekend.. as well as a little personal guide of my favourite addresses in Paris!

The Galleries Lafayette is one of the most beautiful shops in the world. Going there is like mixing shopping and sightseeing (i.e. your argument to your boyfriend). If you need more points to argue, point out that the Art Nouveau dome and steel staircases actually date back from 1912 and are true masterpieces of this god-so-famous Belle Epoque of Paris and that not seeing it would be like missing the Eiffel Tower (which you can see even better from far!). Just do not mention that there are something like 7 floors (plus a basement full of shoes sales at the moment).

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Hotel Costes, Paris

Hotel Costes, Paris

For all the fashionistas who do not want to miss a thing when in Paris, I recommend paying a visit to the lounge bar (or to the restaurant – preferably lunch time!) of the sumptuous Hotel Costes, one of Paris’ most glamorous hotel and an all times celebrities favourite (Claudia Schiffer and co were indeed spotted there.. among many others). Continue reading