Paris

There is no city in the world that celebrates beauty, femininity and elegance like Paris. Paris feels like another home away from home. Whenever I don’t have the time to travel all the way to Vietnam I always make sure to stop by Paris. The arrondissements remind me of the districts back in Ho Chi Minh City. Paris is my go to destination for fashion and shopping. My creativity just blooms whenever I am in Paris. Je t’aime Paris! You make my heart sing!

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EXPERIENCES, EXPLORE

PALAIS-ROYAL GARDEN

43 Rue de Valois, 75001 Paris, France
www.domaine-palais-royal.fr
+33 1 47 03 92 16
No phrase can convey the astounding beauty of Palais-Royal. I prefer the Palais-Royal garden over the Luxembourg and Jardin des Tuileries. The garden is not as packed and busy with tourists! I love walking here because there is so much nature and beauty to admire. Palais-Royal Garden is a great destination for photography! You will see a lot of wedding photos and magazine editorials taken here. I love sitting on the park bench and just looking at all the people walking by. After a nice stroll, I like to go to Cafe Kitsune for a hot cappuccino. The shops and boutiques nearby are so much fun to explore! It’s always a perfect day at Palais-Royal. I can’t help but smile and think of all the unforgettable moments spent here.

DINING, EXPERIENCES, EXPLORE

LES DEUX MAGOTS

6 Pl. Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France
www.lesdeuxmagots.fr/restaurant-paris.html
+33 1 45 48 55 25
This iconic brassiere is the epitome of French cafe culture. I don’t even know where to begin about this place! The people, the atmosphere, the location, just perfect! No wonder this place was frequented by many famous artists such as Julia Child, Ernest Hemmingway and more. You must try everything on the menu! It’s magic! My favorite thing to do when I land in Paris is to take a hot bath and then come here the next morning for breakfast. I always order the same thing but perhaps you might recommend something else for me to try! Le classique petit dejeuner is my go-to order. I feel that coming here first thing after I land, always sets the tone for the rest of my stay in Paris. Also, Saint-Germain des Pres is a charming neighborhood to be in! There are plenty of shops and activities nearby for you to explore after you dine. I recommend you walk across the street and check out the Ralph Lauren St. Germain store. They carry a nice selection of blazers there.I purchased my first RL blazer there after having lunch at Les Deux Magot with my sister! It was such a memorable experience! Merci Les Deux Magot!

DINING
Cafe Marly

LE CAFE MARLY

93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
cafe-marly.com/en/
+33 1 49 26 06 60
You must come here for lunch! I love the atmosphere during lunch time. There’s a lot of fashionable people and it’s just so much fun! Relax and sit by the terrace while enjoying the view of the Louvre courtyard and pyramid! It’s breathtaking. I recommend the seared beef tartare as well as the spicy tomato rigatoni. If you’re not in the mood for a full lunch, just come here and order coffee! Make sure you bring a good book to read! This place and ambiance is like no other!

DINING, EXPERIENCES, EXPLORE, SHOP
Le Bon Marche

LE BON MARCHE

24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France
www.lebonmarche.com
+33 1 44 39 80 00
Le Bon Marche has the best selection of women’s shoes. You can find everything here from Manolo Blahnik heels to Chanel ballet flats. My favorite thing to do at Le Bon Marche is to look at the womens shoes then go for a nice lunch at La Table. This department store is one of the most high-end and selective stores in all of Paris. I am always amazed with the quality of products and services Le Bon Marche offers. The atmosphere is elegant and stylish. Even if you don’t enjoy shopping, I still highly encourage you to go inside this exquisite department store and admire the beautiful art installations they have! This place is more than just a department store! Le Bon Marche has a hair salon, personal shoppers and a spa! All at your convenience! I am certain you will enjoy this place as much as I do!

SHOP
Celine

CELINE AVENUE MONTAIGNE

53 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
www.celine.com/en-us/home
+33 1 40 70 07 03
Avenue Montaigne is home to almost every well-known fashion designer brands and high-end boutiques. Celine is a French fashion house and an established staple in womenswear and accessories. The brand is known for its “refined and rigorous” shapes and aesthetic. The store on Avenue Montaigne has two floors with beautiful furniture and an interior! The staff are welcoming and very friendly. I felt at ease and I did not feel rushed. I got my first Celine handbag here in the gorgeous leather tan color. It was the last one in Paris! The manager Robin went to great lengths to find it for me.I felt so lucky! If you go to Paris make sure you add this place to your itinerary and ask for Robin. I am sure you will have a wonderful time.

EXPERIENCES, WELLNESS
Dessange St. Germain Des Pres

DESSANGE ST. GERMAIN DES PRES

15 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
www.coiffeur-saint-germain-des-pres-paris.fr
+33 1 42 61 45 15
There is nothing like going to the salon and getting a blowout! Great hair makes you feel confident and ready for the day! I always feel my best when my hair is done. Even when I am running errands in a foreign country, I still like to be put together. I enjoyed this salon very much because it was close to the hotel I was staying at. Appointments were easy to book and the entire experience was wonderful! I loved coming in first thing in the morning and being greeted with coffee and tea. It’s a nice gesture when salons offer refreshments. It makes the whole experience personalized and luxurious. I recommend you to book with Philippe. He was very sweet and always went above and beyond to make sure my hair would last all day! This place does more than just blowouts! They offer a variety of services from coloring, manicures and massages. It’s a one stop shop for all your pampering needs in the heart of St. Germain Des Pres. It’s literally a couple of footsteps from Les Deux Magots!

SHOP
Ralph Lauren Paris

RALPH LAUREN ST. GERMAIN

173 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
www.ralphlauren.nl/en/global/ralphs-paris/7120
+33 1 89 20 23 30
The perfect mix of classic American style with Parisian elegance can be found at Ralph Lauren St. Germain! The interior is glamorous and romantic! I feel like if Grace Kelly was alive she would definitely be seen here! The entrance, the fitting room and the service is 10/10. I love shopping here because this store offers a wide range of RL products. After a good shopping trip, I like to go downstairs to Ralph’s Cafe and order a light snack. The restaurant is very sophisticated and the people are very hospitable. My trip to Paris is always complete after a visit to Ralph Lauren St. Germain! I love bringing my friends and family here!

DINING, EXPERIENCES
L'Avenue

L’AVENUE

41 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
www.avenue-restaurant.com
+33 1 40 70 14 91
This is the place to be seen. If you’re seated outside, the patio is great for people watching. I love that this restaurant has both Asian and French dishes. The Dover Sole is my favorite lunchtime meal as well as the Shrimp dim sum. L’Avenue is romantic so bring someone with you to enjoy or go alone! It's a wonderful place to connect and meet new people!

ACCOMMODATION, DINING, EXPERIENCES, EXPLORE
Costes

HOTEL COSTES

7 Rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris, France
www.hotelcostes.com/en/restaurant-bar/restaurant
+33 1 42 44 50 00
The dinner was fantastic! I might have gone here a bit too much for lunch and dinner but it is always worth it. Hotel Costes is a luxury hotel and exudes unapologetic glamor. The restaurant and bar always makes me feel like I'm in an Old Hollywood movie. I love it! The scene and ambiance is great. You’ll meet a lot of creative souls here. For dinner I recommend le tigre and the pavlova. The giant pavlova with Italian meringue, whipped cream and berries is truly a sight to be seen! Once you taste the food here, I can assure you that you will start telling all your friends about it!

ACCOMMODATION, EXPERIENCES, WELLNESS

PARK HYATT VENDOME LE SPA

5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France
www.hyatt.com/en-US/spas/Le-Spa/home
+33 1 58 71 10 09
When I travel I always make sure to leave some room for pampering! I enjoy Le Spa because it’s right in the center of Paris! It’s so nice after a long day of walking to step inside a sauna and relax and unwind! My sister and I both love the Haute Couture massages here! It makes all my stress and jet lag melt away! They only use La Mer Spa products for your treatments. I think it’s a wonderful touch and fits the spa’s luxury atmosphere. I recommend you book in advance prior to your trip and make a reservation during the daytime. It does get a little busy during the evening. That way if you book early in the morning you will most likely have the whole place to yourself and not feel so rushed!