Lately Paris has been on my mind Pt 2

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You may have read what I would do in Paris part 1 but here is what I would do part 2. When I am in Paris, I would want to stay someplace opulent. I really like to stay in nicer hotels even if I am out and about most of the day. Part of the fun in traveling is staying in a place decorated entirely different than anything I see on a regular basis….

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A hotel with a pretty entrance flocked by awnings, boxwoods and flowers boxes….

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I would hope the hotel had a restaurant that I could go to each morning for a quick breakfast bite to eat and I would want the hotel to have some sort of a courtyard area with water fountains and lush landscaping…

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Then again the whole point is sometimes slowing down the normal pace of life when traveling and truly savoring the details, moments, conversations, and bites….and even drinks 🍷. So maybe I wouldn’t have any quick bites in Paris. Maybe I would have a seat and relax a bit and cherish the time I have there and be fully present.

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I would still take selfies and photoshoots and capture all of the surrounding beauty. I see nothing wrong with snapping pictures of things as sometimes I find something new in old images….

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I would probably try to dine outside most of the time…

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Did you know Paris has beaches? Not really but in the summer they do dump tons of sand along the river so Parisians and tourist can enjoy a beach setting. There are sand castles, water sports to rent, and all sorts of fun.

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Lately Paris has been on my mind…

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Been working on finding perfect images to capture my thoughts and find sources since last week. I used to never want to see Paris because I am a true modern girl and have a love of skyscrapers.
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A few years ago I came across an image of the Eiffel Tower with a skyline in the background. I hopped on google and to my surprise, I found that Paris has a lot of modern skyscrapers. You never see them because you always see images of the old historical look of Paris. Ever since then, I realized I want to go there too see both

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The older I get the more I have an appreciation for old design details and I think this city emcompasses the best of both worlds…

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I think ideally, I would want to stay somewhere that had a balcony. It seems very cliche but having coffee and a croissant on a balcony would be simply perfect…

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Then I would want to walk…and walk and walk to explore and not miss the beauty of everything like bridges….

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I might even take public transportation somewhere especially when the metros look like this…

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Sour apple plush restaurant seating…

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I am not a fan of olive green but in a plush material like velvet or microfiber and combined with a luxe color palette of black, gold and white, the color can look so regal.

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Love the details and lattice like design over the bar which is echoed in the pendant lighting. The walls are absolutely pretty. It looks like gold tinted mirrored molding.

{Photo by Gareth Gardner for yatzer & designed by Shh Architects}


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Hotel Indulgences: The Ganesvoort NY

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So I have been meaning to blog about The Gansevoort Hotel in New York ever since watching The Kardashians take NYC. I remember drooling over the ginormous houndstooth chairs and the mix of patterns, textures and the glamorous look of … Continue reading

Hotel Indulgences: Prahran in Melbourne Australia

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The restaurant design in this hotel is amazing. The circular concept is made out of concrete pipes. That’s right….pipes, the kind you see at roadside construction sites ready to be lowered in the ground. Except…these are used for dining pleasures. This industrial look if offset with leather tufted booths and timber wood wall paneling. So much architectural detail is sure to be a conversation starter for all diners.

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