Thursday, December 17, 2015

Le Bar 8 at the Mandarin Oriental Paris is Haute!

Le Bar 8 at the Mandarin Oriental in Paris is haute. I met one of my super cool friends for a glass of Champagne and gourmet tapas on the outdoor patio. The soft music, great service and girl talk made this evening in Paris one to remember.

The atmosphere is intimate, exclusive and tres chic! The bar is designed with a little dramatic lighting Lalique crystals inside the wall and an incredible marble bar that literally takes your breath away. It's stunning! 

Soft music in the background and great conversation is what Paris nights are made of for the grown and sophisticated crowd. It's now one of my new favorite haute spots in Paris!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Art Basel in Miami is HAUTE!

This year, I finally made it to Miami for Art Basel. The international art show brings art lovers, galleries and collectors from all over the world including Asia, Africa and Latin America to the USA.

My friends at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami invited me to an invitation-only VIP reception for the distinguished Artist Antonio Dominguez de Haro. The new canvases, inspired by the sea and the artist's scuba diving adventures, were beautiful; the exhibit of 17 underwater paintings was absolutely amazing.

Throughout the evening, glasses of wine were flowing as well as Hors d' oeuvres, including my favorite, the mini lobster rolls. 

The crowd included a mix of Miami socialites, celebrities, businessmen and women. The next Art Basel takes place in Hong Kong in March. 

Haute Cocktails at The Hyatt Regency in Nice!

When in the South of France, you must have a fashionable cocktail. There's no better place than the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee to experience a custom-made cocktail.

On my recent visit, I decided to have a tranquil moment on the terrace to soak up the sun with a lovely specialty drink in hand.

The mixologist at the Hyatt Regency in Nice has created three cocktails that you must try when you spend your holiday on the French Riviera. It's like dessert in a glass!

Tomorrow, I'll reveal the names of the three cocktails... stay tuned! 

Rainy Day in Paris

What happens when you're strolling through Paris in the rain? A photographer comes along and takes your picture. There's something about the City of Light, even in the rain, it's amazing! 

The Creme de la Mer Facial Exclusively at The Park Hyatt Paris

My luxury spa day began at Le Spa tucked inside the exclusive Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome Hotel. I was invited to try the exclusive Crème de la Mer Facial. The two super brands have partnered to offer guests an indulgent but refreshing escape.

Inspired by the healing powers of the sea, Crème de la Mer offers products designed to heal, nurture and transform the skin. My facial included more than half dozen products from the line, including a hydrating moisturizer.

After cleansing, steaming, and hydrating during the 75 minute treatment, my skin became softer and more radiant. The regenerating powers of Crème de la Mer were clearly at work and my skin benefited tremendously.

The signature facial at The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome is worthy of the splurge, after all, you’re in Paris. It’s definitely Haute Travels approved. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

My Coffee Shop Flow is HAUTE!

When I want to just relax and take some time to be still, I go to the coffee shop. It's one of my favorite past-times. It allows me to focus on writing, creating or just sitting still and listen to the music flowing throughout. 

It's my urban oasis, a place to take in what the world is offering in measured dosages. And right now with so much going on, sometimes you have to shut the world off to reclaim your sanity. When you can find a place that offers so much but yet is such a simple place, embrace it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My Paris Street Style!

Paris in the fall is one of my favorite times to visit the City of Light. It can also be a time when the city is cloudy and it's raining. But no matter what, you're in Paris so learn to dance in the rain!

When it's cloudy with a chance of rain, I always break out something black. It's chic, it's haute and it always looks great!

My Paris Street Style Must-Haves:

Leather Coat
Short Leather Jacket
Black Jeans/Cookie Johnson
Black Pants
Chanel Booties
Chanel Sunglasses
Chanel Tote
Cashmere Scarf
BCBG Black Patent Ballerina Flats
Black Top