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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Combines Oriental Serenity with Unmistakable Parisian Elegance

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Gazing out through my sixth floor window at the inner garden courtyard of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris, I was intrigued to see several beehives on a ledge, their flighty inhabitants innocently at play. I later learned that the hotel hosts around 50,000 bees, which thrive in the pesticide-free Parisian environment and help pollinate the sweet-smelling flowers in the garden terrace (where the Camélia restaurant is housed). They also provide more than 30 kilos of delicious honey for chefs’ use in desserts and other dishes.

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Does Your City Rank in Christie's Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Markets?

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In January of last year, news broke that Japan’s second richest man, Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, had paid $117.5 million for a nine-acre estate in Woodside, California. That set the tone for a booming luxury market that lasted through all of 2013, according to a new report from Christie’s International Real Estate called Luxury Defined: An Insight into the Luxury Residential Property Market.

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Paris' Le Bon Marché: A Left Bank Classic for All Things Luxury

Apr 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

If Le Bon Marché doesn’t set your heart aflutter, then it’s debatable whether you really belong in Paris. Staking out a prominent corner in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the department store distills the essence of Parisian elegance and luxury underneath one breathtaking art-deco glass ceiling. Like most things in the French capital, Le Bon Marché carries with it significant cultural history.

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Escape to the French Countryside & Stay in a Quintessential 17th Century Chateau

Apr 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

France is remarkable; a place known for its pastries, luxury shopping and storied past filled with artists such as Picasso, Monet, and Degas; and at one time was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. But there’s something to be said about the traveler who—instead of booking a hotel in the heart of Paris—looks to stay at a chateau hidden in the French countryside to really immerse themselves into the culture.

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Get Box Seats at the Philippe-Chatrier Court for the French Open With Shangri-La Paris

Apr 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The five-star Shangri-La, one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris, is teaming up with the French Open on a new Paris Dream VIP package. Widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world, the event will take place from May 29 to June 8 at the Stade Roland Garros.

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Chanel Couture Spring 2014: A Complimentary Blend of Classic and Modern

Jan 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

One thing we love about Couture Fashion Week is the opportunity to see designers take their creations to the edge of their imaginations and back; that moment of blurring the line between fashion and art has made for some of the most beautiful pieces ever worn. 

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Breathing New Life into Hospitality: Edgar Vaudeville Brings His International Expertise Stateside

Jan 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

A newcomer to the NYC dining scene, Parisian Edgar Vaudeville has worked with some of the most prestigious and luxurious hotels and esteemed restaurants in the world; from Poland, England, Australia, Thailand, Canada and Malaysia to all over the U.S. — including the famed Bristol Hotel in Paris and the W Doha in Qatar. He has built and expanded global acclaim for his unique ability to launch and revamp an establishment’s image, to grow a fresh celebrity clientele, and to set up restaurants and hotels on rejuvenated paths to success. 

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Karl Lagerfeld To Design Two New "Grand Apartments" For Paris' Hôtel de Crillon

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Love him or hate him, Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion expertise always seems to be in demand. This time Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon is enlisting the help of the style icon to design two of its suites as the entire property undergoes an extensive renovation.

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Personal Shopping Goes To New Heights at Galeries Lafayette's Stylish La Suite

Jan 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Shopping at Galeries Lafayette can be quite an overwhelming experience; under the 100-year-old glass dome, the 750,000-square-foot building houses 3,500 brands; 20 restaurants including a rooftop café, wine bar, sushi bar, Champagne bar and French tea room; as well as gourmet stores featuring over 10,000 fine food products. With more than 100,000 people flooding this fashion destination each day, there aren’t many places to escape the masses…except for one special, and extremely exclusive spot tucked away on the top floor.

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laContrie's Luxury Leather Goods are Made Just For You in Paris

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Unable to find the type of leather bags and service she was searching for, Edwina de Charette found herself working for a independent craftsman in Paris, before launching her own workshop of leather goods. Founder and designer, Charette opened laContrie as a workshop for creating a made-to-measure leather working service.

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Thor Equities Acquires $330+ Million Property On Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Real estate developer Thor Equities, in conjunction with Dutch property firm Meyer Bergman and Israel-based Harel Insurance and Finance Group, has purchased the prestigious address 65-67 Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris for over $330M — though the exact price of the purchase was not revealed. 

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Hop Onboard the Helium-Inflated Zeppelin for a Bird's Eye View of Paris

Nov 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s kind of like Disney’s UP, the animated movie about an old man who secures his house to balloons and flies high atop the clouds viewing the beautiful scenery below. Only, this might be a little better and doesn’t come with a white-haired grump in the cockpit (we think). If you thought you’ve seen Paris from every angle possible, then think again, you now have another way to experience it: Airship Paris’ 246-foot helium aircraft.

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An Updated Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe Makes its Comeback With Parisian Flair

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is officially open after full renovations to the flagship Paris hotel and now boasts an even stronger French sophistication. Imagined by the Studio Putman in collaboration with architectural agency IGLOO, new hotel sits a stone's throw from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe monument. The recent inauguration welcomed 800 guests including Robert Gaymer-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Sofitel Worldwide; Olivia Putman, Studio Putman Artistic Director; Béatrice Schopflin, General Manager of Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe; gastronome and restaurateur José Da Rosa from Epicerie Da Rosa; and Rami Mekdachi... Read More

Give Someone a Passport to the Whole World For a Mere $1.5M

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

The holidays aren’t a competition, they’re all about love and giving and those Fa-la-la-la-las.  But say for one second, that they WERE a competition. You’d want to win, right? It just so happens that Flexjet and Abercrombie & Kent really want you to come out on top as well by offering this year’s Ultimate Holiday Gift.

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A Charming Pont Neuf Vacation Rental Where You Can Live Like a Parisian

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the best ways to get to know a destination is by doing what the locals do, eating where they eat and by putting down your Rick Steves travel itinerary. To do this, it's a good idea to rent a home right in the center of residential neighborhoods, instead of opting for a hotel.

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