Sunday, April 19, 2015

Au Revoir!

Thanks for reading this blog. It was a one-year project that has come to an end for now. Perhaps it will be resurrected the next time I plan to return to Paris.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Puttin' On the Ritz - Celebrity Honeymooners in Paris

Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. No wonder it's a top honeymoon destination. Newlyweds Isla Fischer and Sacha Baron Cohen spent their honeymoon in the Coco Chanel Suite at The Ritz in Paris. Sure, their lavish two-bedroom enclave was once inhabited by the fashion designer, but the lovebirds probably had something else on their minds. Controversial couple, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, also stayed at The Ritz during their honeymoon. In fact, love addicts can bed down in a suite where Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper flirted while shooting Love in the Afternoon.

Feel like cashing in on all the romance? GE is giving away $20,000 in their GE Appliance Cash Sweepstakes. That's enough cash for a trip to Paris. Get ritzy and enter.

- the link to the GE Appliance Cash Sweepstakes:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Woody Allen's Love Letter to Paris

It's isn't even Valentine's Day, and Woody Allen has already finished what's being described as his love letter to Paris, Midnight in Paris. Set in the 1920s, this romantic film was shot all over Paris last summer. It centers around a couple who are transformed by their business trip to the French capital. Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, and Adrien Brody are just a few of the cast members in this romantic comedy, destined to kick off the Cannes Film Festival in May. Mais oui, even first French lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, makes an appearance.

Yearn for your own rendez-vous in Paris? Hallmark is giving away a trip for two to Paris in their Love is a Special Occasion Sweepstakes. Airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation to and from airports and hotels, and a daily allowance are all part of the prize. Don't you just love it? Burn the midnight oil and enter.

Voilà - the link to Hallmark's Love is a Special Occasion Sweepstakes:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The ABCs of Le Pavillon des Lettres Paris

"A" is for Andersen as in Hans Christian. "B" is for Baudelaire. "C" is for Calderón (That's Pedro Calderón de la Barca to you.), and "D" is for Diderot. There's a literary alphabet of 26 unique rooms and suites at the new Le Pavillon des Lettres hotel in Paris, inspired by the beauty and poetry of renown authors. Naturally, Shakespeare is one of them. Bone up on his sonnets for the big engagement. Then, honeymoon here. After all, Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world.

Concerned about splashing out for a big wedding and a honeymoon in this economy? Pottery Barn is giving away a honeymoon trip to Paris. Round-trip air fare for two, 7 nights at Le Pavillon des Lettres (including daily breakfast and champagne upon arrival), and two tickets for the modern art museum at the Centre Pompidou, could be yours, if you're lucky. Potter on over and create your bridal registry online or in a Pottery Barn store to enter.

Voilà - the link to create your registry online and be automatically entered in Pottery Barn's Honeymoon in Paris Sweepstakes:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chanel Captivates in Paris

Coco Chanel may have passed away in 1971, but her spirit survives. Fittingly, Audrey Tatou, who played the fashion designer in Coco Before Chanel, was on hand for Chanel's cocktail party in Paris on January 28th. The soiree honored Kirsten Dunst, who once graced the cover of Lula magazine in a Chanel frock. Hey, any excuse for party, right, especially if it includes Sofia Coppola (She directed Dunst in Marie Antoinette and The Virgin Suicides.), Karl Lagerfeld, Rachel Bilson, and Courtney Love, who were all there to toast this pre-Twilight bloodsucker (Remember Interview with a Vampire?).

Earlier in the week, Chanel dazzled the crowd at the Pavillon Cambon with its stunning Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture show. See for yourself here. Inspired by Coco's affection for Byzantine-type baubles, the Paris-Byzance show glittered with gems, and I'm not just referring to the bejeweled, but wearable, outfits on the runway. Kristen Dunst, Diane Kruger, Jerry Hall, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, and Johnny Depp's gal pal Vanessa Paradis all sparkled in the audience.

Oh, to savor the easy life in Paris. Tyson is giving away $5,000 in their Life Made Easy Sweepstakes, so you can do just that. Ease up and enter.

Voilà - the link to Tyson's Life Made Easy Sweepstakes: