Paris Travel

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Paris – Always on the Edge

Fashion on Edge


Buddha Bar Hotel (Right Bank) – Asian decor w/gold silk, tassels, red lacquer & lack accents create a hip, sleek vibe. Situated steps away from Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore & Champs-Elysee (shopping epicenter) recharge & mingle in their courtyard. Great way to meet your next door neighbors!
Hotel Sezz (Right Bank) “Discrete, sexy & artsy.” Black floors & muted red accents create a Zen ambiance in 26 rooms. Staying there feels like you jumped the line at an exclusive club.
Hotel Relais St-Germain (Left bank) “Paris on steroids.”Three adjoining 17th-century houses w/exposed oak beams & velvet drapes. Perk – access to Le Comptoir  (6 month waiting list)
Hotel Thoumieux (Left Bank) A 15-room eclectic hotel features leopard throws & flocked wallpaper. Their Brasserie is the place to dine. (Rub shoulders w/ Calvin & Karl) Owned by the Costes brothers.

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The Marais – Stay in the hippest area of Paris. On one of the oldest streets in Paris, stroll the Place des Voges. Hip boutiques & art galleries at your doorstep! Hungry? Dine at Alain Ducasse Benoit or Michelin Star L’Ambroise. Diet when you get home!
Ile St- Louis – Do you want to know a secret? Staying on Ile St- Louise is like staying in  a 17th century village in the center of modern Paris!  Remarkably the same as centuries ago. This luxurious one bedroom looks onto your secret garden! Specialty boutiques, bakeries and cafes make this a truly special stay! You’re friends will be jealous!
St Germain – What could be better than stepping out your door onto the elegant Boulevard St. Germain?  Retire to your 2-bedroom spacious apartment after a day of shopping & a night of cocktails & people watching at Cafe Les Deux Margot. Don’t forget to visit one of the great museums of the world – Musee d’ Orsay! A well rounded experience!
Champs -Elysee – Do you have shopping withdrawal symptoms? Do you want to be in the middle of the action? Stay at this apartment by the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees. Everything right outside your door. Best news – your apartment faces an inner courtyard so you can get your beauty rest!

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                                                       70 Michelin Stars makes Paris the Culinary Capital of the World


Le Voltaire – “Diners Wear Prada.” Never out of fashion in this chic hotspot. Serving French classics in a jewel box of a room.
Café Stern – Stunning new addition. Mingle w/ models & photographers. Walk thru the entrance past stuffed lynx & wolves in diamond necklaces. Design by Phillip Stark, Italian food & French men – a dangerous combo!
Kong – Imagine a glass UFO landing on a Paris rooftop. Every window boasts a different view of Paris complete w/ lucite chairs embedded w/ faces! Lobster hot-dog anyone?
Epicure – Stars have a whole new meaning in Paris. Michelin Stars. Splurge & go for a 3 star lunch – expensive. The dining room is gorgeous & you’re at Le Bristol Hotel. Life is good!

Food Time Perfect Perch

Chez George – Best business lunchSometimes classic is the way to go! The quintessential Parisian restaurant.


Le Montana – Exclusive club in St Germain des Pres, making it past the doormen is your first challenge.
Le Bar 8 Mandarin Oriental – Stunning decor & seductive lighting make this bar perfect for business or hot tete-a-tete. Serving street food by day & gourmet tapas at night.
Dukes Bar  – Elegant men’s club w/over-sized leather chairs & piano bar. Just drink the “James Bond” & “Duke’s Martini.” You’ll be invincible!


Upcoming Events

Fondant Louis Vuitton – Is it a ship, a whale or an explosion? Architect Frank Gehry & CEO of LV Bernard Arnault create this contemporary art museum. Lunch at Le Frank where food becomes art!
Fête des Vendanges à Montmartre In a city of wine & cheese, what’s better than a festival dedicated to just that? October 14
FIAC Art Fair  World’s largest forums for contemporary artists at the  Grand Palais Gallery –  dealers and owners. October 22-25
Haute Couture Show – Plan your trip with VIP Travel Experience. Winter in Paris – How romantic! January 24-29


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Paris Travel

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Take a Peek into Paris


Ooh la la…even the fashion directors are in love with Paris. (Anna Wintour, Glenda Bailey and Carine Roitfeld). Everyone’s favorite romantic getaway its beautiful in any season. The city of love, art and fashion it never fails to amaze.


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Ultimate Kiss in Paris  High Life in Paris


Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two.  (MS)


Hotel Sezz – “Discrete, sexy, arty” is this cool hotel’s calling card. Couples only apply. Glass bathrooms, aqua de parma products, book room # 75. Rock a pair of cobalt stiletto booties that are sure to turn your husband’s head!  (M)

Hotel Keppler – tucked away only minutes from the Champs-Élyseés (and shopping) this modern boutique hotel is glamorous and super chic. Share a room with you girlfriend, and shop till you drop in an eye catching geometric pencil skirt.  (S)

Hotel Brighton – Shh… don’t tell. Best location, best view and won’t entirely break the bank. Situated on the Rue de Rivoli across the street from the Louvre & the Tuilleries. Book the 4th floor corner suite w/ terrace for the best view including the Eiffel Tower.  (MS)

Shangri-La Hotel – Imagine a Palace with a Grand Salon mimicking Versailles. And you are only checking in! Perfect for fashion-forward businessmen who need to seal the deal and perfect for women who want to “seal the deal” as well.  (MS)


Unique Plaza Athenee view_Eiffel_Tower  Snuggle into Paris Hotel-Plaza-Athénée-Paris


Where2Dine – the classic and the new make a complete gastronomic experience.

New to the Scene

Le Bat – tapas with french touch in Montmartre
L’Affable – French comfort food in the 7th, artistic and elite crowd
Le Enfants Rouges – new modern bistro w/Japanese chef cooking fusion french,
Miss KO – insanely designed restaurant from Phillip Stark, (note the floating teapot)
Ciel de Paris – outrageous views & decor
Kong – an elegant & entertaining (face chairs) glass enclosed rooftop bar and dining room.


Miss Ko Paris  Germain Paris

Kong BarO-Hotel-O-Paris

Paris  – Full of humor

Classic Restaurants

Restaurant Thoumieux
George for lunch
Brasserie Le Grand Colbert
Costes La Societe, (always chic)
Bistrot Paul Bert (value pre- fix dinner)
Le Crystal Room Baccarat Restaurant –


Lounges and Bars

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Le Coq – Sexy, dark, east village vibe. Great people watching and music
Club Silenco – Hollywood meets Paris. Owner David Lynch of Twin Peaks has  created a golden underground haven.
Experimental Cocktail Club – Let’s play find the bar. Down a narrow alley, thru a barely marked door exists this speakeasy style lounge.
Ritz Bar Vendome – when only the best will do

Travel Tip – This will not fit in the overhead bin!

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Co- authored Jade Wu




Barcelona Travel

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Casa Mila by Gaudi   Barcelona Hookup    Tapas Barcelona

Anything can happen in Barcelona! With its sizzling, sun drenched beaches w/hot oiled bodies, Spanish tapas, dining at 11, dancing until 5 – no one wants to sleep!  Modernistic Antoi Gaudi architecture, the medieval quarter of the Barri Gotic, exotic fashion and incredible food combines to make Barcelona the hottest city to visit in Europe. Beware …that handsome stranger can be just around the corner.


Dream Guy in Barcelona The real reason to visit Barcelona!


Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))?  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two.    (MS)



W Barcelona   Infiniity Pool at W Barcelona

Drinks Anyone? W Hotel  Swinging at the W Barcelona


W Barcelona–  Perched like a mirage rising up from the sea, the only hotel in Barcelona w/direct beach access to the boardwalk you can show off your hot body in your new Blue Man abstract printed swimsuit. Ideal for romantic couples, singles wanting to party & families. Get glamorous at their rooftop bar Eclipse and wake up to a stunning view of the Mediterranean. Spacious white modern rooms w/floor to ceiling, state of the art business center and WET infinity pool. (Check out the wet deck summer series on Sunday) Drink at The Exclusive Eclipse bar  (separate elevator and reservations) and dine at Michelin star chef Carlos Alelian Bravo 24  Sadly you might never see the rest of Barcelona .  (M/S/MS)



No there is not!

Tickets-What can you say about a restaurant impossible to get into? Owned by the best chef in the world, Ferran Adria you understand why. Reserve 3 months in advance only on line. No phone! Repeat next day (& the next) until you get in. This “wear girl” changed two flights and two hotel rooms in order to eat there. With a “circus like” theme Tickets is a blast.  Casual, fun w/ blow away innovative tapas. Order the surprise tasting menu where nothing is what it seems (a Ferran signature) Liquid olives anyone? Note: Closed Sunday and Monday

41 Degrees – Ferran Adria does it again.  41 courses, molecular style…start emailing now.and the new Patak w/ Asian influences


Bit down at Tickets Barcelona  Get Your "Tickets"  Tapping Your Inner Child

Pasta - Really?  Liquid Olives  "Steak Tartar"

“Cannelloni”                                                                “Liquid Olives”                                                                    “Steak Tartar”


Bar Canete– locals and tourists alike flock here. Buzzy, crowded atmosphere, sit at the bar in a sexy Alexander Mc Queen crop top, to experience  a true Barcelona vibe, also grab a seat at Cal Pep (a Thomas Keller favorite). El Quim in the bustling Bouqueria – have grilled calamari and eggs…trust us! Comerce 24– luxurious, high-end dining. Also owns Tapas 24. Note: Most restaurants closed Sundays and Mondays.



Barcelona Style  Hidden Fashion  Hot color!


Passeig de Gracia– The Madison Avenue of Barcelona; major shops, restaurants & bars be sure to visit the Roberto Verino store.  Parallel street is Rambla Catalunya with more local Spanish designer.  El Born Area – imagine a medieval SOHO, narrow winding streets; fashionable local boutiques next to 13th Century Churchs




Barri Gothic Quarter, Miro and Picasso museums, Rambles, Bouqueria Market. anything Gaudi


Bouqueria Market Barcelona   Gaudi   How to choose?


Upcoming Events –

Sala Montjuic Outdoor Film Festival -Transforms the outdoor grassy moat of the castle into an outdoor cinema in July -August,

La Merce Festival Mid September – annual festival of the city w/ parades, feasts and dancing!


festival_de-la-merce Outdoor Film Festival - Barcelona



Shop: Men’s Travel Gear – For the man in your life


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 Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch– A personal assistant on your wrist! Receive texts, calls & notifications- hands free.  OontZ Angle Ultra Portable Speaker– bring the mood music wherever you go. Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer– Clean up quick, you know we like it smooth. JetBag Bottle Bag-Bring back a taste of your trip.




Co-Authored by: Fiona Tolley