Sunday, April 29, 2018

Celebrating My Birthday in Paris!

When it's time to celebrate my birthday there's no place like Paris to set the scene. This year, I decided to make my special day a little more fun and cross the pond. 

One of my friends flew in from Chicago and met me in London for a week of celebration. Afterwards, we headed to Paris for sightseeing, shopping and girl talk. It was great fun and full of all things that girls love to do like meeting for lunch at haute spot with the City of Light as our backdrop.

On another night, one of my friends, who happens to be a fashion designer in Paris, and I decided to go to an original champagne bar near the Eiffel Tower. So I put on a black dress and my favorite evening shoes by Pierre Hardy that I bought in Paris a couple of years ago, at a private sale, and headed out the door. Simple and chic is always the best way to go in Paris! Champagne toasts and a few selfies later created new birthday memories in one of my favorite cities. 

Haute Travels Foodie in London

London is one of my favorite HAUTE spots! And I absolutely love the food especially my fish and chips. The best place for this iconic dish is FISH Kitchen Bourough Market. And my favorite breakfast dish is the french toast at the Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square hotel. It is absolutely the best that I have ever tasted. And their afternoon tea service is stunning! 

Ting restaurant at the Shard is also one of my favorites for a bit of Asian flare. It's a perfect place for a date or birthday celebration; the views will take your breath away! And don't forget Red Rooster in Shoreditch, great food, music and fun. One of my favorite dishes is shrimp and grits. 

I love the food scene in London and I can't wait to go back.

Haute Travels in Rome

Rome is the eternal city, offering beauty among its ruins. Here are some photos that I captured as I wondered through the streets of Roma. I just got lost and let my camera find its way.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Haute Travels Foodie in Rome!

Rome is a foodie paradise! I had the most amazing time walking through the streets of Rome and trying pizza, gelato and pasta! Here are a few pictures that highlight my food journey through the city at little cafes and street vendors.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Haute in Paris!

What happens when you take off for Paris for a haute get-a-way? You're thrust into cool cafe conversations, fashionable shopping sprees and chic cocktail hour before dinner. It's Paris after-all and there's no place in the world that inspires girls who love to travel, shop, spa and dine more than the city of lights.

Here's a little sample of what my week in Paris was like connecting with old and new friends, while celebrating my birthday.