PARIS CITY GUIDE
"Paris is the city in which one loves to live" - Margaret Anderson
Where to Shop:
This Parisinne department store is the mecca for fashion-lovers worldwide. This elegant and innovative store first opened in 1865. To this day, Printemps remains to be one of the most exquisite shopping experiences imaginable. With a multilingual staff that is fluent in ten different languages, a personalized shopping experience is possible no matter where you're from! The shoe department houses over 90,000 pairs of shoes, and with that immense selection it's difficult to not find pair you absolutely love. You can easily spend a whole day there and even try one of the six restaurants within the store. I left Printemps with hands filled with bags and a glowing smile on my face (if you wish they can even deliver your bags to your hotel at your convenience).
64, boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris
Tel : +33(0)1 42 82 57 87
What to Eat:
If you haven't tried a Ladurée Macaroon then you have not fully lived. These scrumptious, crispy petite cakes are a taste of luxury. Perfect for presents, these treats come in a variety of flavors and in gorgeous gift boxes that you definitely would want to keep. They can even be used as a keepsake for small items. Ladurée has created their own beauty line with fine perfumes that belongs in a world traveler's collection of treasures.
Ladurée Champs Elysées
75, avenue des Champs Elysées - 75008 Paris
Tel : 01.40.75.08.75 - Fax : 01.40.75.06.75
Where to Play:
When the glamazons aren't playing in Monaco or relaxing in Cannes, they are partying it up at Kong, one of the most exclusive clubs in Paris. With a Japanese influenced space, the French love to make things interesting. Famous for their "Eyes Wide Shut" party, you would never find yourself bored here. Especially because the most seductive part of the place is the breathtaking view of the Parisian skyline. Sex & the City fanatics would notice that this is where Carrie met Alexander's ex-wife towards the end of the series. Downside? Trying to get in will be highly competitive...
1, rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
Tel. 01 40 390 900 Fax. 01 40 390 910
What to see:
Dinner on top of the Eiffel Tower
58 Tour Eiffel. "During the day it's a picnic in the sky, at night it's a restaurant to look up to." It's one of my favorite restaurants in the world, and it just opened this April. Don't forget to make a reservation the next time you are in Paris. You'll fall in love. I know I did.
1st Floor Tour Eiffel Champs de Mars, Paris 75007, France. Tel: 08 25 56 66 62