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One of the most underrated arrondissements in Paris is the 2nd but I have a feeling that it won’t be for long now that Céline has moved into their new headquarters. The chic company headed by CEO Marco Gobbetti and creative director Phoebe Philo recently finished restoration on Hôtel Colbert de Torcy a gorgeous 17th-century hôtel particulier that […]

As many of you know, visiting Paris never gets old.  Even though I lived in the City of Light for three months last summer, this most recent trip was still exciting and action packed.  The fact that is was Paris Fashion Week meant there was a palpable electricity in the air and everywhere we went we […]

I first heard of the Haven in Paris apartment rental agency from Jon Maroto and George Nunno of Flair Home who often stay in their properties. I didn’t have the opportunity to rent from them until this past trip but I will definitely be renting from them from now on. For a nine day trip, an apartment […]

LA FRENCH

03 . 14 . 15

One of the great things about flying Air France, besides the delicious meals, is the selection of films. I was finally able to see Birdman and thoroughly enjoyed Reese Witherspoon in Wild but it was the French film, La French, the really impressed me. It stars Jean Dujardin as Pierre Michel, the magistrate of Marseille in the […]

Au Revoir Paris

03 . 13 . 15

I’m getting ready to head to Charles de Gaulle and I don’t don’t want to leave Paris.  This has been such a fun and exciting trip.  The weather could not have been more perfect too. Michelle and I saw and did so much (and bought so much!) that it probably is a good thing we’re […]

Before J.Crew opened their new Paris store last week, they held a spring 2015 preview and soiree in a beautiful Haussmann apartment at 5 rue de Tilsitt. It was filled with chic furniture and art posters from Cy Twombly and Julian Schnabel from Yvon Lambert Galerie. While M. Lambert closed his larger art gallery, there is still a small […]

We stopped by the Cartier jewelry preview yesterday and were blown away by the beautiful jewelry and the setting.  The new collections are inspired by the architecture, city strolls, and the colors of Paris. I not only loved the gorgeous jewelry but the architectural drawings around the displays.  I told them they should use them […]

Bonjour J.Crew

03 . 09 . 15

The new J.Crew store in Paris conveniently opened the day after we arrived so we popped over to Le Marais to check it out. It’s women’s only but it’s full of fun displays and special edition Saint Jacques striped shirts only available at this store. We saw the cute food trucks outside but they were […]

Chic in Paris: Tensira

03 . 08 . 15

Before we came to Paris, Michelle and I each made a list of the places we definitely wanted to visit on this trip.  Since she is currently decorating her house, at the top of her list was the fabric showroom Tensira.  The founders of Tensira, Tuulia Makinen and Hamidou Diallo met in school in Finland, fell in […]

Gone to the Dogs

03 . 07 . 15

We’ve only been in Paris two days but we’ve already seen and done so much.  It’s a great trip already and it’s really only just begun.  Yesterday, we sat outside in the glorious warm sun at La Bonaparte for lunch where I made friends with the chien next to us. Later, I passed another man and […]

A fair amount of outfit planning went into this trip to Paris.  I needed to pack a lot of pieces that would work with different outfits but also be chic for fashion week. While I will be showing you some of my actual outfits tomorrow, these are some of the looks that inspired me. I’m sticking […]

À tout à l’heure

03 . 04 . 15

I’m off to the airport with my fingers crossed that today’s rain doesn’t delay my flight.  I can’t wait to get out of the cold and into the springtime in Paris.  I saw one 60 degree day on the forecast and almost jumped for joy. I don’t want to give away some of the fun […]

Perrin Paris

03 . 04 . 15

While I was in Paris last summer, I had the pleasure of visiting with Sally Perrin and her daughter Chloe in their gorgeous family apartment designed by Chahan Minassian. It was first featured in a magazine in 2010 and it still looks as good today. The apartment faces the Seine river and the Louvre so […]

Pierre Hardy’s Paris

03 . 03 . 15

Today has been one of those days.  I’ve been running around taking care of last minute things for Paris like highlights with Marie Robinson and picking up my tailoring.  I’m also dealing with last minute work projects.  So much for telling people a month in advance of your travel plans. I promise a long post […]

Perfect in Paris

03 . 02 . 15

I’m headed to Paris on Wednesday for fashion week and I’m praying the snow that’s due Tuesday doesn’t delay my flight.  I can’t wait to get out of this arctic tundra.  The 50 degree temperatures will feel like summer compared to the 20’s we’ve had in New York for the last two months. I’m not […]

Farrow & Ball has just launched a collection of wallpapers inspired by 19th and 20th-century French archive fashion fabrics. To celebrate, they asked me t curate a palette of Farrow & Ball paint colors and wallpapers inspired by my favorite city in the world. I chose Hague Blue because it looks like the color of blue doors, […]

Planning for Paris

01 . 22 . 15

Even though it feels like I just got back from my summer sojourn in Paris, I’m already planning for my next trip.  Michelle Adams and I will be in the City of Light for Paris Fashion Week in March with lots of big adventures on the docket. I can’t wait to attend chic fashion shows, […]