my morning pot of tea and obligatory pain au chocolat than at Avenue Montaigne's chicest hotel. I have a weakness for maple syrup so the fluffy pancakes were a must. Served with a fruit platter to make my calorie-laden choice seem somewhat angelic, I relaxed with the morning paper and...

Babar Packs His Trunk for Exclusive Stay at Iconic, Five-Star Hôtel Plaza Athénée in New York City In celebration of Babar's 80th birthday, Nelvana Enterprises and Hôtel Plaza Athénée have teamed up to bring Babar for an extended visit to Manhattan's Upper East Side in the five-star boutique...

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Post-shopping with a friend, we decided to stop off for a spot of lunch at one of Paris' finest hotels, the Mandarin Oriental on Rue Saint-Honoré. Camélia welcomed us with a delectable dessert counter and we almost went skipped the savoury stuff but thank the heavens, we came to our senses....

A short while ago I was invited to participate in 'la journée du patrimoine vivant' at the Plaza Athénée, one of my favourite hotels here in Paris, and what a day it was! From the vast wine cellar (this needs a post of its own!) to la Cour Jardin display, it was great to see just what goes...

I had the pleasure of catching up with lovely Anne here in Paris just after Christmas. We opted for a rather chic afternoon of sharing champagne and a very generous slice of Christophe Michalak's chestnut & coconut dessert at the eternally fabulous Plaza Athénée. Pas mal ! Desserts are...

The fact that my husband, despite being a Parisian, had never been to the Plaza Athénée was somewhat disturbing to me and active measures had to be put in place to change that. So a few weeks ago we spent the night at this amazing hotel, which has rapidly become my favourite endroit in Paris....

, highly advanced spaces, Four Seasons George V Paris redefines luxury service in the City of Light. The Hotel George V is an eight story hotel built by Joel Hillman at a cost of $31 million and opened in 1928. Its next owner was François Dupré who also owned the Plaza Athénée at 25 avenue...

As for prices, we went at lunch time so enjoyed the lunch deal: two courses for 36€ so with a glass of champagne and bottled water, we paid just over 55€ each. For the experience of dining in such beautiful surroundings, the price is fine but I'd like to see some improvements before I return.

I never tire of Hotel Plaza Athénée. Seriously, it's like my home away from home. La Galerie des Gobelins is my usual spot but on a warm summers day, only La Cour Jardin will do. Surrounded by red geraniums, the courtyard feels like a secret garden; somewhere to seek refuge from the heat and...

 

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