Paris: Day 6

Day 6-Thu Oct 13th Today was DH’s birthday. We checked out of the Maurice, and checked into Hotel Crillon. They are cleaning up the facade of the hotel and by Christmas time it will be done. This is also another Palace hotel. The lobby has undergone some renovations and it looks fresh, but still very muchContinue reading “Paris: Day 6”

Paris: Day 5

Day 5-Wed Oct 12th We checked into Hotel Maurice http://www.lemeurice.com/ , another Palace hotel and we were going to stay here 2 nights, just to get a break from the moving around!  It was purchased by the Dorchester group in 1998. Very grand hotel, with modern touches, the interiors are by Philippe Starck. There are 160 roomsContinue reading “Paris: Day 5”

Paris: Day 4

Day 4-Tuesday Oct 11th In the morning I did a site inspection of Le Scribe hotel, very close to the Opera. It was a nice hotel, modern, clean, lots of historical references. A botique hotel, built in 1861. It was renovated in 2008.http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-0663-hotel-scribe-paris-managed-by-sofitel/index.shtml Very close to Galleries Lafayatte and the Opera. The tea room isContinue reading “Paris: Day 4”

Paris: Day 3

Day 3-Monday Oct 10th Property inspection of Victoria Palace. The hotel was built in 1913. They have a lot of Jr. Suites- 28 to be exact ! See day 2 for pics. Checked out and into Hotel Le Bristol.  http://www.lebristolparis.com/ From the minute we walked into this door, we felt like royalty. The staff atContinue reading “Paris: Day 3”

Paris: Day 2

     Bunch at Place du marche St Honore, a great sq, on the way (well not if its Sunday, you can stop by the Collette store). Brunch at Cuisine + confidences, good food.       http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Cuisine+et+Confidences&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Cuisine+et+Confidences&cid=837497720425382711 Got a coffee at Cafe Vivienne, which was served with some delicious caramel! Checked into Hotel VictoriaContinue reading “Paris: Day 2”

Paris Returned, 8 nights, stayed at 7 hotels : Day 1

So, the Paris trip was a long trip in the making. I wanted to surprise Rahul ( DH) with a return trip to Paris, where we spent a year in 2007-’08 during his business school. I started planning this in late July and started salivating dreaming of eating at some of the hot spots currently!Continue reading “Paris Returned, 8 nights, stayed at 7 hotels : Day 1”

Red Rooster- harlem, Chef Marcus Samuelsson

This past friday, my dear friend took me out for dinner to celebrate my birthday. Since it was my celebration, I picked Red Rooster– though I realised without a reservation it may turn into a LONG night.. so I called- the young hostess advised, that the wait was very bearable. ( waiting for 1 1/2Continue reading “Red Rooster- harlem, Chef Marcus Samuelsson”

A prosecco and lambrusco tasting party

I love having parties, I love going out, being social. Any excuse to have people over, is good…. so for this party, I though it would be nice to have a party with a theme. Who hasn’t gone to the wine store and been over whelmed with the choices,  suggestions given or just the sheerContinue reading “A prosecco and lambrusco tasting party”

Top of the Rock event hosted by The Dorchester hotel group

I had a chance to attend a lovely event hosted by the Dorchester Hotel group tonight. It was at the ” TOP of the ROCK” and on the way up the elevator, believe it was the 62nd floor, my ears started to pop. The view was just fantastic and the event superb. It was classy,Continue reading “Top of the Rock event hosted by The Dorchester hotel group”

A favorite lunch/ dinner spot- casual and great food!

I have a new fav. neighborhood place- yes, its Mexican, one of my fav kinds of food and its close to home. They don’t bat an eye when my son creates a storm under his high chair either! I had the chance to do lunch here last week and try their amazing drinks. A mustContinue reading “A favorite lunch/ dinner spot- casual and great food!”