The RITZ HOTEL: A dowager awakens…from a very long sleep

The Hotel Ritz, closed for the past 3 years for renovations, is now about to awaken from what seems like a long sleep.  When the French rating system failed to nominate the hotel as a “Palace” that is, a 5 star rating, it was time to close. What sort of place is this hotel? Always…

Live like an Adventuress: Paris is My Muse

When I hear bad news about Paris, such as strikes, or other scenes that show France and its underbelly, I just say to myself, this too, shall pass.  What we all know about France, is that it is not a perfect union, but there are certain things in the economy that may seem a bit…

Getting Ready for Spring 2015: Trends and Tips

There is no better place to feel the spring air than Paris.  The frozen ground thaws in the parks and boulevards and the air has a sense of anticipation.  Cafes begin to fill up, the flower shops yield their new blooms and a sense of new beginnings is in the air. Last Fall we looked…

Left Bank Women Writers: Paris Adventuress Book Club

The spirit and lifestyle of the Left Bank in Paris from 1900 to 1940 was populated by many artists and writers. Picasso, Hemingway, and many women writers like Edith Wharton, Gertrude Stein who explored both traditional narratives and a modernist view of language itself. When exploring the streets and avenues of the Left Bank, the…

Travel Like an Adventuress: The ‘Paris Adventuress’ Airport Guide

When you are a Paris Adventuress, there is nothing like a little bit of inspiration to make you book that ticket again for yet another year of adventure and discoveries.  A little touch of French lingerie, for example; Mais Oui!  What French girl would do without it? This is a must for your “at home for…

Relais Christine Hotel: Whispering History and Mystery on the Left Bank

A stay at the Relais Christine Hotel is more than just a night in Paris; its a time travel experience to several centuries of Parisian history. Built on the foundations of an ancient medieval monastery, the 17th century hotel architecture is one of the historic building styles in Paris.  Situated on the Rue Christine in…