Archive for December, 2010

Enjoy a magical Christmas at the RITZ, Paris

Posted in hotels and restaurants, luxury, Paris on December 18, 2010 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

The Ritz is more than a palace hotel, it’s a legend since 1898, it’s well known- with Hemingway and  Chanel spirits haunting the place-  that’s why Christmas at the RITZ is sooo magical !  Just remember “Everyone says I love you” by Woody Allen !

I’m a member of the Ritz Health Club for few years now and I do love it- I will write a post of course about  it soon- so I enjoyed the jacuzzi and swimming pool today during this cold afternoon,  and when I went out I could see the snow flakes falling in the courtyard…

There was a little girl playing in the lobby, singing and turning around so happy among the teddy bears  and deers :

I do recommend the Christmas tea by the fire place, a taste of magical in Paris, on Vendôme square, commisioned by the sun king himself at the end of the 17th century . Then I went out and came back to share with you this magical moment…

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a magical trip to Bath at the Royal Crescent, relais chateau

Posted in art and culture, Bath, hotels and restaurants, luxury, travels on December 9, 2010 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Hi ! I just came back yesterday from a marvellous trip my fiancé offered me for my birthday : we spent 4 days in Bath, near London. We stay in a fantastic place I do recomend for a honeymoon or celebration with a lover : The Royal Crescent, located in the famous crescent built by John Wood-we had John Wood suite by the way,a lovely bedchamber with a fire place and the view on the countryside.The hotel staff was very nice, professional and efficient, ask for Charlotte, she’s perfect !

On the morning of 7th when we woke up, it had snowed a little bit during the night and with the frost, all the countryside was recovered with a fine layer of white, better than a christams set !

You know my taste for spa and the one in the hotel is Georgian style, dark, made of stone and wood, it looks like you’re swimming in a chapel ! I looove it ! Perfect after an afternoon walk where we dicovered the famous roman bath vestiges and the abbey where college boys and girls rehearsed Chritsmas songs for the midnight mass. Magical, I told you !

The restaurant is delicious and the chef deserves one star at Michelin guide, hope he’ll have it soon. I can say we had the best fish and chips !! we ordered room service the last night, we wanted to stay quiet by the fire, looking at “Holidays” movie with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. I enjoyed a glass of Pomerol and a plate of english cheeses, my favorite is the Stilton.

The restaurant has a very good french somelier, don’t hesitate to ask his advice, he’s an expert.

The dinner for my birthday was excellent : quails terrine, creamy scallops as I never tasted, lambs, seabass, and a very special chocolate cake made for me , I’m was so happy ! A fairy tale …