Tag: "paris"

Autumn city breaks: Europe's greatest capitals

Autumn city breaks: Europe’s greatest capitals

It’s that time of year again: uncertainty over whether to pack the umbrella (do it), doubt over whether to cycle in the rain (don’t do it), and the annual household argument over central heating (it’s definitely cold enough). Yep, Autumn is here. The onset of our third season also means that we can start deliberating […]

3 tried and tested accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested accessories from my latest trip

My latest trip was to the Paris Motor Show on behalf of Infiniti, driving the beautiful Q30 from London to Paris, before enjoying the show and a few Parisian highlights, including dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. If you’ve not seen the post from the trip, you’ll find it here. Also on that trip, I got […]

A luxury weekend in Paris with Infiniti

A luxury weekend in Paris with Infiniti

What better way to visit the Paris Motor Show than to drive there. And to drive in the luxury of the Infiniti Q30 is about as comfortable as it gets. This is a car that offers comfort in abundance and is every bit as stylish as it looks. (Some of you may recall that I test […]

5 artist houses (and gardens) to visit around Paris

5 artist houses (and gardens) to visit around Paris

When you visit Paris, why not venture a little further outside the crowded downtown’s museums and explore authentic artists’ headquarters? Here’s a selection of five houses that witnessed the lives and art of famous painters, writers, architects and collectors. Intense creative stories still live behind these walls – discover the spirit of these talents and […]

Top 10 tips for first-timers visiting Paris

Top 10 tips for first-timers visiting Paris

I was going on a Viking River Cruise to Southern France with my best friend, Joan, who mentioned that she had never been to Paris. Mon dieu! I immediately set out to rectify this grave error, and rebooked our flights so we could at least spend the weekend in Paris before heading down to Avignon […]

5 green ways to travel around Paris in style

5 green ways to travel around Paris in style

As you will probably have seen, Paris experienced high air pollution levels last week. To avoid this happening again, have a look at these five ways to travel green in Paris. This is a win-win situation – you will be protecting the city’s environment at the same time as having lots of fun. Twiztour In […]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

If you thought the likes of London were expensive, then think again. The English capital doesn’t even make the top 10 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Worldwide Cost of living survey. It looked at over 130 cities and based its findings on more than 400 different price indicators, only to find that Singapore deserved […]

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

When you visit a city, where do you want to go – a good restaurant, or the best restaurant? The best of course, is going to be subject to opinion and taste, but often locals and travellers alike will reach consensus on a city’s best restaurant. I admit it’s risky, and maybe controversial, but I […]

The top things to see in Paris, not on the usual top 10 lists

The top things to see in Paris, not on the usual top 10 lists

Time to explore Paris is the ultimate luxury.  But deciding how to spend that precious time is always the challenge.   You can visit the iconic monuments,  Mona Lisa at the Louvre,  Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame, wade through the crowds and click them off your list.  Or you can take a slightly different road map and […]

Tailor-made, luxury family trips to Paris with Family Twist

Tailor-made, luxury family trips to Paris with Family Twist

Family Twist is a new travel company that seeks to introduce the wonders of Paris to families looking to enjoy a luxury break with young children. With tailor-made itineraries that are specifically designed to make life easier for parents or grandparents, the City of Lights can be enjoyed as never before by a new generation […]

Photograph of the week: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Photograph of the week: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

This week’s image is of a classic French monument – the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It needs little introduction and is most probably one of the most photographed landmarks in Paris after the Eiffel Tower. Thank you to Martin Soler of Martin Soler Photography for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a […]

12 of the most luxurious spots in Paris

12 of the most luxurious spots in Paris

Everyone who knows Paris associates it with luxury. In fact, the French do luxury better than almost any other culture. While its possible to enjoy Paris as a starving teenager camping out in youth hostels, if you are able to splurge, there is no finer place to do it than in the City of Light. […]

3 new ways to seduce someone in Paris

3 new ways to seduce someone in Paris

Paris is really on top of its game right now and so makes the perfect autumn getaway. Iconic hotels such as the Bristol, George V, Plaza Athenée and Le Meurice have been spending millions to keep themselves preened to perfection and, consequently, are looking better than ever. They need to be as they face some […]

5 of the world's most famous luxury shopping streets

5 of the world’s most famous luxury shopping streets

If you love nothing more than indulging in a little retail therapy, then you’re probably already aware of some of the world’s most famous shopping streets. Here, we look at 5 of the best known shopping streets around the world that are found in some of the most exciting and glamorous cities on the planet!

New boutique hotel in the heart of Paris

Spring is coming and soon its bright days will greet the opening of a new deluxe boutique hotel in the heart of Paris.  Ideally located where the rue Duphot meets the rue Saint-Honoré, Le Burgundy Paris, the new intimate, confidential address brings elegance and delicacy to hotel luxury.  Architects and decorators have crafted a refined, […]