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Becoming a Parisian Beauty: What to Buy in Paris

Countless articles have been written about how women can attain the "Parisian look." Purchase a Breton shirt, a leather moto jacket, and a pair of oversized black sunglasses and you will have captured style à la Francaise. However, Parisian women know that it takes...

No More Hotels: 10 Reasons To Rent A Paris Vacation Apartment Now

I was born into the hotel business. Literally. My mother was the owner’s private secretary, and my father was the Social Director for an huge upstate New York resort. My mom told me (when I was of age) that I was actually conceived in one of the hotel rooms. It’s no...

Haricots Verts with Roasted Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

In my early years of visiting Paris there was one thing that drove me mad. No, it wasn't the language barrier (Je me debrouille, I get by), the less than pristine metro (I like a little "grittiness") or the perceived aloofness of Parisians (on the contrary, I find...

You can have these Hidden Paris Parks All to Yourself

I own this lovely little, if somewhat cheeky, book called Paris Versus New York. In this publication, the two most well-known cities in the world are compared side-by-side, illustrated in a series of paired images. Paris has baguettes, New York has bagels. Paris has...

Scent and The City: An Exclusive Look Paris Parfumerie

Some people remember a destination by what they see, some by what they hear. For me, it's what I smell. From the sweet aroma of ripe mangoes that grow in Thailand to the dank, familiar stench of the New York City subway, I often close my eyes several times a day to...

Skip the Eiffel Tower … Here’s Where to Go for a Real View!

Seeing Paris from the Eiffel Tower is one of those bucket-list musts, but would it be such a faux pas if you took your view of this beloved city from somewhere else? I’m half kidding about missing the Eiffel Tower – what lies beneath the tower ( a fascinating bunker)...