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Citrus Etoile Shines at the Arc de Triomphe With Deconstructed French Cuisine

May 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Situated on Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris is Citrus Etoile, almost in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. Owner Gilles Epié holds the record of being the youngest chef to receive a Michelin star at the tender age of 22. Having lived in Japan, and the US, running l'Orangerie in Los Angeles, he then returned to his native Paris with his American wife and former model Elizabeth, to create this trendy California-style dining establishment.

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The 115-Year Old Hotel Regina Gets a Much-Needed Facelift & Complete Room Overhauls

May 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In Paris, built on the former grounds of the royal stables in front of The Louvre, sits the Hotel Regina. The property was originally inaugurated for the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900 and has been one of the most luxurious and iconic Parisian hotels for over 100 years.

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Le Royal Monceau – Raffles: Even Beyoncé Stays at This Five-Star Property While in Paris

Apr 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

When a hotel features its own private cinema, seating almost one hundred people, you know you’re somewhere special. Which is true if you’re staying at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. Opened near the end of the Roaring Twenties by Pierre Bermond and André Jugnot, Le Royal almost immediately became a virtual Who's Who of guests with Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Michael Jackson all enjoying a little pampering at its property.

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One of Paris' Oldest Palace Hotels is Still the Pinnacle of Luxury in the City of Light

Apr 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With a marble bust of Louis XVI displayed proudly outside its ground-floor restaurant and home of the French President just up the street, it’s easy to expect great things of Le Bristol Paris. Behind the front desk, crimson-carpeted stairs lead to an impressive array of woven wall tapestries, Louis XIV-style tables adorned with fresh flowers, gilt-framed paintings, gleaming chandeliers, and an old-world elevator. 

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Nazi-Occupied Paris Inspired This 1971 Collection by Yves Saint Laurent

Apr 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The newest exhibit at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, is a controversial one highlighting Yves Saint Laurent’s 1971 “Liberation” or “Forties” haute couture collection, inspired by Nazi-occupied Paris in the 1940s.

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5 Restaurants in Paris Offering Picture-Perfect Views of the Eiffel Tower

Apr 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, the Eiffel Tower turned the ripe old age of 126. On March 31, 1889, Chief Architect and Civil Engineer Gustave Eiffel’s two-year project came to an end. And Paris had its first look at what would become the city’s most recognized attraction in the coming years. 

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Hyatt Enters the Realm of "Modern Traveler" Lifestyle Hotels With 15 New Properties in 2015

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This summer, Hyatt Hotels will debut a new brand in 15 locations geared toward the “modern traveler.” Hyatt Centric will be the hotelier’s sixth brand and is set to open in cities such as Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Paris and New York.

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Alexandre Vauthier Shows Off His New Status With His Couture Collection for Spring 2015

Jan 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In December Alexandre Vauthier was elected a member of the Chambre Syndicate, and is now an officially-recognized haute couture designer. Congratulations are in order as he joins the fashion elite in what is arguably one of the most prestigious positions in the industry.

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Lagerfeld Crafts a Mechnical Blooming Garden for Chanel Couture Spring 2015

Jan 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

To think that anyone attends Chanel shows for the chic duds, celebrity-sightings and opportunity to steal a few Chanel-labeled groceries is simple naïve. For Karl Lagerfeld every runway is a spectacle—a theatrical performance entirely unto itself.

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Raf Simons Takes on Reimagined Retro for Dior's Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection

Jan 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Raf Simons’ did not hold back with Dior’s latest Haute Couture Spring 2015 line. Blending the aesthetics of several decades and curating the best and most architecturally-appealing deigns of each, he managed to spectacularly cumulate a collection of updated mid-century looks in one of his most ambitious shows yet.

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Pump Up Your Bridal Couture Know-How at the Parisian Moda e Arte Workshop

Jan 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to getting wedding inspiration for photographers, designers, and planners, Pinterest is a pretty good source. But when you're ready to step it up and be the source, you should look into Moda e Arte, an all-inclusive luxury destination workshop that brings internationally-recognized talents to teach attendants the tricks of the trade.

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Controversial Artist Jeff Koons Invades Paris With Michael Jackson & Balloon Animals

Dec 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Jeff Koons, the American artist known for his mirrored sculptures of ordinary objects like balloon animals and Lady Gaga's ARTPOP record cover, is the poster boy for consumerist art. Whether you think his work is pioneering or self-merchandising, there's no doubting his success—last year one of his balloon dogs sold for $58.4 million at a Christie's auction—so you may want to check out one of his shows so you can judge for yourself. 

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The Frank Gehry-Designed Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum is Now Open

Dec 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is now open. Original designs for the project began over ten years ago when Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVHM, the conglomerate that owns Louis Vuitton, tapped American architect Frank Gehry for plans to house his personal art collection.

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Nab Artwork from Alice Bandini, Mélissa Wago-Lala & Others at Le White’s Colorless Art Gallery

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

A new art gallery has opened in Saint-Ouen that is sure to be a hit with artists and minimalists alike. The Le White concept store just outside of Paris lives up to its name with an exhibit that is entirely white—from floor to ceiling every display, wall, window, even the light fixtures, are entire devoid of color.

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Scenic Cruises Adds 12-day Bordeaux River Excursion to 2015 Itinerary

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Scenic Cruises is headed to France! Adding a new 12-day Bordeaux River Cruise to its 2015 itineraries, the cruise line will offer seven departures between August and October starting at $5,580 per person. The tour will make stops along Cadillac, Saint-Émilion, Arcachon, Libourne, Médoc, and Cognac, where travelers will have the opportunity to sample brandy at Rémy Martin.

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