The French notion of a year follows the academic calendar. The year begins in September à la rentrée, not in January. This year is now ending; the mass exodus of Parisians and Paris-dwellers from the French capital has begun. Vacationing in … Continue reading
Australian illustrator and author Kerrie Hess (Kerrie Hess Illustration) is a world-renowned talent. She has collaborated with distinguished brands such as Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, net-a-porter.com, Vogue, Peter Alexander, Sambag, Tatler, and Kate Spade, to name a few. Hess’s … Continue reading
Earlier this summer, I had my first visit to Saint Tropez. The seemingly-mythical city is everything they say it is. I absolutely loved it! The water is beautiful, the yachts are huge, and the excitement is palpable. The Englishman and … Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope your Thursday is full of love and happiness. For me, Valentine’s Day has always been a day where I indulge in sweets, flowers, chocolate, and letting my friends and family know how much I care about them. I love that there is a day of the year devoted to love!
For those that are still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift from Paris, here are a few suggestions. (FYI, these presents are not exclusively Valentine’s Day cadeaux. I assure you that they will be welcomed with open arms and big smiles year-round!)
1. Pierre Hermé macarons
1a. Because I love macarons so much and their gift boxes, Ladurée macarons
2. Veuve Clicquot champagne
3. Patrick Roger chocolates
4. Hermès scarf
6. Diptyque candles
7. Heurtault umbrella
8. A beautiful Varda flower arrangement
9. Angelina hot chocolate
10 . Mariage Frères tea (Pleine Lune is my favorite!)