Dine with Renowned Authors at Hôtel Le Bristol's Dinner Series Featuring 3-Star Michelin Chef Éric Fréchon

Sep 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Do you love drinking wine and chatting about books over gourmet cuisine prepared by a three-star Michelin chef? Who wouldn’t? Well, Hôtel Le Bristol is celebrating the creative achievements of renowned literary figures by putting on “The Wine, the Books” dinner series. 

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8 Airport Restaurants With Michelin-Starred Chefs Behind Their Fine Dining Menus

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the worst things about flying is having to sit at an airport during a layover or flight delay. Thankfully, over the past few years, airports have been really stepping up their games by making these in-between stops more comfortable and fun for passengers.

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A Luxury Hotel Spa Bucket List: 10 Spas You Simply Have to Experience

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Traveling can be tough on our bodies. Throw in jetlag and a new climate to acclimate yourself to, and it can be pretty tiring. But any smart vacationer knows that finding the perfect hotel for your trip means ensuring that its spa is just as distinguished as its guestrooms. And these days, resort spas are becoming more than just another amenity.

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Good News! The Palace of Versailles May Finally Be Getting its Own Luxury Hotel

Aug 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Palace of Versailles is without a doubt one of the most popular and stunning places to visit in France. Since the 17th century, the King Louis XIV-built château (and to a larger extent, its surrounding city) has been the epicenter of not only political power and royalty, but also of art and culture—this is where you can find the Royal Opera, after all.

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Grand Pigalle Hotel Is a Quintessential Parisian Retreat in the 9th Arrondissement

Aug 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With hotel balconies overlooking the cobble-stoned, tree-lined Avenue Frochot in the south Pigalle district where Toulouse-Lautrec once lived, you almost feel like you’ve been transported into Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Located on a corner at the junction of Rue Victor Masse and Rue Henry Monnier in the 9th arrondissement, the 37-room Grand Pigalle Hotel encapsulates the romance of the belle époque era.

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Last Chance to Buy a Ticket to Secret Brunch & Hobnob With Paris’ Elite Trendsetters

Jul 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

On July 25, Secret Brunch will be holding their annual Champagne rendezvous somewhere within the city of Paris. This ultra-luxe party held at an undisclosed location, will be revealed to ticket holders only on the day of the bash. 

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Champagne & Burgundy Regions Awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status for Contributions to Wine

Jul 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Over the weekend, the World Heritage Committee granted UNESCO World Heritage status to both the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France. The meeting, which took place in Bonn, Germany on Saturday, recognized the two areas for their history, contribution and exceptional cultivation in the industry.

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$2.1M Parisian Apartment Once Home to Famed French Aristocrat, Oozes Historical Relevance

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

To better understand this historical Parisian home for sale, we need to give you some background on its impressive former owner. Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, the Marquis de Lafayette, is often known simply—and thankfully—as Lafayette. Born in 1757, he was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought for the US in the American Revolutionary War. After helping to secure French aid in the form of 6,000 troops, money and ships for the US, George Washington credited Lafayette as one of the major players in America’s overall victor—he was even posthumously made an honorary citizen of the USA in 2002.

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3 Parisian Music Festivals to Catch in June, From Jazz to Electronic Art

Jun 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Anyone who has ever been to France’s capital knows that there is always something to do—whether you check out Mona Lisa’s smile at The Louvre or check in with François Truffaut at the Montmartre Cemetery—but in June, music is where it’s at.

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Coco Chanel Fans Will Love The City of Light's 5-Star Hotel Castille

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

“Classic, Coco-inspired chic” is how the five-star Castille hotel terms itself, and that’s a pretty accurate description, especially considering the Queen of Fashion’s original store, now Maison Chanel, is right next door.

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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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