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The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Paris and it's $26K a Night Presidential Suite

Dec 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

The latest and greatest addition to Paris, France in luxury hotel properties is the Mandarin Oriental, a modern Parisian hotel "that is infused with a subtle air of exoticism and romance." Yes, that grabbed my attention here as well. If not for those words, then a visit to their presidential suite would most certainly lure anyone.... Read More

Premium French Tea for the Holidays from Le Palais des Thés

Dec 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka  |  1 Comment

The French tea company Le Palais des Thés owns the savoir-faire when it comes to tea making. For those who enjoy teas, this incomparable quality is in a class of it’s own. Their discriminating taste only allows for the finest ingredients found in remote plantations around the world. If you are not a tea aficionado, simple education of these will turn you into one.... Read More

9 Top Tours for Cheese-Loving Travelers

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

A restored farm built in 1910, Harley Farms is a down-to-earth, welcoming nine-acre space with more than 200 goats. They produce award-winning chevre, fromage blanc, ricotta, and feta and offer year-round, hands-on tours to curious cheese eaters.... Read More

9 Top Tours for Cheese-Loving Travelers

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Cheese lovers are not quiet or shy about their passions. From salty blue cheeses and runny Camemberts, to a sharp Cheddar or smooth goat cheese, flavors rarely border on bland or boring. And cheese aficionados are rarely anything less than opinionated. But no matter your preference (stinky vs. subtle, runny vs. hard), to witness the process of making cheese is to delve deeper into a lengthy process of curdling, stretching, washing, and ripening. And there are places the world over where this process can be discovered firsthand by curious cheese-loving travelers.... Read More

Pastis | The Soul Drink of the South of France

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

You cannot go to the South of France without lingering at least one midmorning at an outdoor café in the shade of a plane tree, reading Le Figaro or the International Herald Tribune while alternately sipping an espresso and a glass of pastis with a side of water. Pastis, I think, is the “soul drink” of the French Mediterranean, a part of its cultural DNA, even though it was invented only 80 years ago in 1932.... Read More

Crazy Horse's Antoine Kruk Illustrates Intimate Experiences Behind the Scenes

Nov 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

It has officially been sixty crazy years since the original Crazy Horse opened in Paris, France. With decades of delightful dancing dames, this classic cabaret is sti... Read More

XXXX Magazine Soiree at La Villa to Celebrate Paris Fashion Week

Oct 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

As the clock struck midnight in Paris, and as all the Cinderella’s rushed home, I just began my evening at the XXXX Magazine Screening and Party at La Villa restaurant and nightclub. It was a stellar event to celebrate Paris Fashion Week, hosted by XXXX Magazine and Made in NYC’s Karim Amatullah and Dimitri Hyacinthe.... Read More

Marchak Jewelers | A Russian Dynasty

Oct 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

My recent interview with Marchak at their private salon in Paris, France defined for me what sets this jeweler apart from the others. This intimate line adds unique and delicate details to their creations, while the history and legacy of the Marchak name embodies its genesis.... Read More

Fine Farm Dining Around the World

Oct 11, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Blue Hill opened in 2004 at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and has steadily served unforgettable meals to New Yorkers and visitors alike. That the center incorporates a working farm and education center on-site is evident even in the menu, which isnt a menu at all. A server provides a list of seasonal ingredients theyre offering at that time, which will be used to create your meal.... Read More

Fine Farm Dining Around the World

Oct 11, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Agritourism is not a new concept. It’s an old one that makes complete sense — restaurants and inns on farms have much of what they need to accommodate guests right outside the front door. So of course they’re able to give travelers the freshest and most authentic experience, whether it’s working as a temporary farmhand in exchange for room and board or simply making a dinner reservation to sample on-site ingredients. It is safe to say that, while farm stays and restaurants are well-established, there has been a steady increase in ones that rack up prestigious awards and critical acclaim.... Read More

Louis Vuitton Looks Sugary Sweet at Paris Fashion Week 2012

Oct 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Trina Brown

Who wants to ride on a Louis Vuitton Carousel? The models showcasing the Spring 2012 Louis Vuitton Collection did just that at the Spring 2012 Runway Show in Paris.... Read More

Paris Vacation Rental | Stay and Play for Weeks with Airbnb's Sublet Service

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Just this week, airbnb launched their sublet service, allowing travelers to plan extended stays in apartments and homes around the world. One place in which visitors can rarely spend enough time is Paris, so why not spend a month or two in the city of lights? The Lutetia property is one of over 700 properties listed in Paris alone, and provides the perfect mix of luxury and homestyle comfort.... Read More

In Villas Veritas: Three Luxurious French Villas from the Collection

Aug 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Suzanne Aaronson

Renting a villa with family and friends is my all-time favorite holiday. The privacy, mood control and coziness factors make for such a lovely experience. But, renting the right villa in the right location for you is crucial— and so many agents you find on the web or via large companies are misleading and send you photos and details having little to do with reality!

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Michelin Star Chef Gilles Epie is Still Dishing it Up

Jul 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka  |  1 Comment

Gilles Epie. God I love saying his name. Do you know what I like even more about Gilles Epie? Photos of him. This Frenchman's charm and charisma is so bare that he doesn't even know he's got "it." But he's not most commonly known for his "it" factor, non.... Read More

How to Avoid Common Menu Blunders in Europe

Jul 8, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Regardless of how adventurous or curious an eater you are, disembarking in France with little to no knowledge of the language can often mean eating something you really didn’t think you’d ordered.... Read More

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