Friday, September 24, 2010

Savoir Faire




Part One of Two.

"I always return to Paris, taking my selves along—past self, customary self, the self I never had." —Helen Bevington, The Journey is Everything. The lovely Helena, of a A Dairy of Lovely, is headed off to Paris today! Off to visit the crown of France, the stylish woman's heaven, the food lover's table, arguably, the most romantic city in the world, the city of lights. Today, we travel along with her... won't you join? Our first stop? To a lovely hotel—time to settle in before exploring the city...
















Hotel Plaza Athénée: true symbol of traditional Parisian style, located in the heart of Paris on the famous avenue Montaigne, just steps from the infamous Champs Élysées. "With its views of the chestnut trees lining the full length of the avenue Montaigne, panoramas of the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and the sweep of Paris rooftops, Hotel Plaza Athénée is the perfect luxury Paris hotel in which to be based."

At the centre of Paris fashion, business and tourism, Hotel Plaza Athénée is surrounded by Paris's most exclusive designer shops on avenue Montaigne, including Christian Dior, MaxMara and of of curse, Chanel. It is also quite close to world–famous theatres, the Eiffel Tower and many, many must–visit spots...






After settling in, it's a quick appointment to the lovely spa: Dior Institut, (shown above) conveniently located within this five star hotel, and then? ...well, you will have to click here to find out part two!

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25 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah,
    C'est parfait......a dreamy place to remember.
    Have a very nice autumn weekend ( here it's still summer time ),
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  2. What a lovely place! And the wine cellar is to die for! Kellie xx

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  3. wow, now to actually make that trip one day would be rather divine.

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  4. omg this hotel would be like being in heaven! hope you have a beautiful and relaxed weekend Sarah! xo

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  5. !!!!!! the dior institute spa looks amazing. love the pink flowers in it!!!! gorgeous!

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  6. je t'aime paris *sigh*

    hope you're having a great weekend Sarah x

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  7. Sarah
    this place is simply stunning! i love the little ice rink in the backyard.
    I think I might have just fond my honeymoon spot. Thank you for posting.

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  8. So beautiful, now you make me want to head there again! Can't wait for part 2

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  9. Ohhh Sarah, the 1st image has taken my breath away. So beautiful. My husband always insisted I stay at the PA when in Paris alone (security), I was always so thankful because of the splendid service & the location. He preferred the larger, more sociable venues, but he was exactly right to send me there. Remembering is making me smile. xx's

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  10. Erika -- it certainly is a beautiful place -- quite perfect for a honeymoon!

    Splenderosa -- that's lovely + very nice to know :)

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  11. What a lovely post! I love how you're posting about Helena's trip! This definitely makes me want to return with my love. It is a romantic city, yet my experience more than a decade ago, now, wasn't the most romantic. I was only there for a few days, with a horrible flu in pouring rain + odd traveling companions to boot!

    Off to see part two!

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  12. Wow! Exactly what I need right now. Oh how I wish I could just dive right into the pictures.

    Thanks so much for your encouraging words darling. it means a lot :) xo

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  13. Just seeing the photos makes me feel reinvigorated. Was that not an ice rink in photo #5, so absolutely fun. The beauty in Paris tops no other place in our world.

    Thank you Sarah & wishing you an equally lovely Sunday ~ Deb

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  14. why thank you :) you're making me all happy with your sweet comments!
    oh gosh, i just looove paris.. went there, like 5 years ago, and i can't wait to go there again.. thinking about taking a trip to that gorgeous city in spring :D

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  15. the hotel are so gorgeus...Paris is certainly one of the best cities in the world....thank you for seeing my blog Sarah..kisses

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  17. oh mon dieu!
    J adore Paris mais j adore plus tes photos!

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  18. heather -- you must go again, and with your darling this time -- such a romantic city, full of beauty.

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  19. Thank you for taking us all on a trip to Paris. It was a perfect little getaway of the mind. :) Oh, I know Helen will have an amazing time and that Dior spa looks amazing - absolutely full of a calming aesthetic. Lovely post. :)

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  20. oh so gorgeous! its been a year since i was last in paris, and i miss it soooo much! jxx

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  21. Oh my goodness these are breathtaking! Would looove to go one day!!

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  22. Gorgeous! But I expect nothing but gorgeous when I come to visit.

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  23. Oh my gosh, this is just too wonderful. Really inspiring.
    xoxo

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  24. Gorgeous! I recently returned from my first trip to Paris and, although my hotel looked nothing like that, Paris really is the most beautiful city I've ever seen :)

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