Journey to Santiago de Compostela

Joanna Lowry | July 26th, 2014

There’s a distinct lack of hooded monks along the Camino these days, but the stunning scenery remains the same.

France, Miscellaneous

The Fash Pack Checks In To Hotel Louis Vuitton

Joanna Lowry | March 12th, 2013

Louis Vuitton has a long association with luxury travel.

France, Paris

Eateries We Love - Brasserie Terminus Nord in Paris

Marion Hume | April 23rd, 2012

Photo by Peter Hunt
They’ve been shucking oysters and stacking shellfish over ice into platters of “fruits de mer” at Brasserie Terminus Nord since 1925. This Paris brasserie is still superb and the best news, it is bang opposite the Eurostar terminal.
The chic way to travel; arrive at Gare du Nord two hours ahead of departure [...]

Budapest, Chalets We Love, Czech Republic, Eateries We Love, Europe, France, Hotels We Love, How to Judge an Obscure and Odd Museum, Hungary, Miscellaneous, Oceania, Paris, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom, United States

Silencio Nightclub in Paris

Marion Hume | March 12th, 2012

Will Silencio take off as the Paris nightclub and place to be seen? In its favour; it is designed by US film director, David Lynch - and named after the creepy theatre in his 2001 spooky movie, Mulholland Drive. There is plenty of gold leaf on the subterranean walls, there are two very fast [...]

Europe, France, Miscellaneous, Paris

Places To Take Tea We Love - Ladurée in Paris

Marion Hume | March 1st, 2012

Photo by Paris Chérie
It is a myth that fashion people don’t eat. Pop into Ladurée Royale at noon (any later and you have no chance of a table) and you’ll see plenty of fashion types tucking in to an “omelette aux fins herbes” (with green salad, no fries) followed by a sweet and delicious “macaron”.
What’s [...]

Coffee We Love, Europe, France, Paris, Stuff we Love

Hotels We Love - The Westin Vendome in Paris

Marion Hume | February 24th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Martin Grant
There are times when a girl wants to be grand, and it doesn’t get grander than room 5054 (or, to be precise, junior suite 5054) at The Westin Vendome, Paris.
Why? Because room 5054 has two terraces and the most fabulous panoramic view from the Pantheon to the Louvre across the Tuileries [...]

Europe, France, Hotels We Love, Paris, Stuff we Love

Fashionable Paris Eateries - Marcel

Marion Hume | February 20th, 2012

Photo of Canal Saint-Martin Courtesy of Paris Chérie
Canal Saint-Martin, in North-Eastern Paris, may be forever associated with the cute movie Amelie, yet for the independent fashion set, it’s a great place to hang out.
The bar “du jour” is Marcel, right next to one of the famous footbridges over the canal, on Quai Jemmapes. [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, France, Paris, Stuff we Love

Stuff we Love - Goyard Luggage

Marion Hume | February 10th, 2012

Photo by Peter Hunt

To those in the know, Goyard is the anti-brand luggage to treasure; the truly chic “malletier” founded in 1853 (therefore trumping Louis Vuitton by a year). Goyard has stayed resolutely French plus, and we love this, rather than hire a fashion designer to create buzz as Vuitton did with Marc Jacobs in [...]

Europe, France, Miscellaneous, Paris, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - Chez Omar in Paris

Marion Hume | February 9th, 2012

Photos by Paris Chérie
Chez Omar has been in fashion for longer than anyone can remember. Maybe this bustling couscous restaurant is a fashion institution because there are few calories in a steaming vat of Moroccan vegetables, maybe the secret is, however packed it is, there is always such a cheery scene and the waiters are [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, France, Paris, Stuff we Love

Stuff we love - L’eau d’hadrien

Marion Hume | February 4th, 2012

Photo by Peter Hunt
Happy 30th birthday to Eau d’Hadrien, a perfume which, while created of Sicilian lemon and Italian tangerine, somehow always smells like Paris in a Bottle. Annick Goutal, who died at just 53 in 1999, left a wonderful legacy of 19 fragrances, including Eau d’Hadrien. Now the figurehead of the company is her [...]

Europe, France, Miscellaneous, News, Paris, Stuff we Love

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