Tips and Articles for The Paris Area

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I’m not an early riser. I have a rule against stepping outside my Paris apartment without first indulging in my café au lait. But after close to a... Read More

For me, a trip isn’t complete unless there is afterward something tiny and preferably sparkly in my possession. Of course, buying a new piece of jewelry... Read More

There aren’t many women who can say that they are a national emblem of femininity. Ines de la Fressange is one. She was the face of the Marianne statue... Read More

On a recent jaunt through five of Europe’s eating capitals, I’d decided I would engage zero deconstructed asparagus or rearranged pot-au-feu. Instead I... Read More

On a fashionable stretch of Rue St.-Honoré, between Place Vendôme and the Tuileries, a magic carpet twinkling with fiber-optic lights transports guests... Read More

In the age of the "ephemeral museum," to borrow a phrase from art historian Francis Haskell, masterpieces are as likely to be flying around the world in... Read More

Keren Ann epitomizes the multicultural modern nomad: born to a Javanese-Dutch mother and a Russian-Israeli father, the 31-year-old singer-songwriter... Read More

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If you travel light, a hotel notepad is an ideal memento—slim, utilitarian, free. And even if it doesn’t cost anything (except the price of a room, or a... Read More

Just a few years ago, the comforts that could be found in high-end airport lounges were pretty much the same all over the world. Comfortable chairs ... Read More

When I am in the City of Light, I rarely set foot in a gallery unless it has a gift shop. My favorite place to dine is the department-store café, with... Read More

“Dress up! People wearing impressive clothes are treated better.” —Simon Doonan, Creative Director, Barneys New York ... Read More

There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby,... Read More

Steps from the Champs-Élysées, between the Arc de Triomphe and Parc Monceau, Le Royal Monceau–Raffles Paris embodies a glamorous, artistic sensibility.... Read More

I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in... Read More

In my 22 years as a fashion editor, I’ve logged endless hours packing and preparing for long trips to style capitals. Covering the shows requires a... Read More

celebrating the 20th century ... Read More

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