I was really surprised that the Jardin d'hiver is so small. Very calm and intimate, and surrounded by Spring: daffodils. I opted for the champagne Afternoon Tea which consisted of the chicest finger sandwiches known to Milla: smoked salmon, chicken and fois gras (evil but oh so delicious),...

Milla in Shropshire? I think not. The last time I was at the Shangri-La was back in October and I thought the décor was nice but they have pulled out all the stops for Christmas. 153 photographs in one afternoon – I'll add some additional images to my Facebook page at some point. I feel...

Bernar Venetis the new contemporary artist invited by Le Château de Versailles near Paris for 2011. Bernar Venet is a 70 years old french minimal artist based in New York but not so famous in Paris. After the controversy with Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami last year, Venet is not creating...

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...

Saint James' hotel in Paris' rather posh 16ème arrondissement has a special place in my heart not only because it's the only château hotel in Paris, but because it's where we held our wedding reception exactly one year ago today. This is where the people we love most gathered together, and...

the things I like most about my life in Paris is that I'm constantly discovering. Of course I have my favourite place for tea, lunch and so on, but I'm keen to discover more about the city I call home. When a friend suggested the Mini Palais for lunch, I have to admit I had to Google it....

13th day in Paris we made the trek to Versailles and it was actually really easy to get there. We were lucky to get gorgeous, sunny weather and blue skies that just wouldn't quit. It was a very magical day! To get to Versailles, you just need to use the public transport system to get to the...

Let's stroll through France's grand Château de Versailles. The autumn colors are here — the leaves are browning and falling — and the palace of Marie-Antoinette is transformed with the changing of the seasons. The vista of the Water Parterre and the great perspective is transformed with...

The Palace of Versailles is Château de Versailles to the French. But to Swarovski and Bouroullec brothers, it is the palace that held celebrations to mark the royal château's first contemporary chandelier. Swarovski held dinner at Château de Versailles to commemorate the unveiling of the...

Jean-Jacques Aillagon at the Chateau de Versailles Getty Images View Gallery (PARIS) Calling Karl! At a press conference yesterday, Jean-Jacques Aillagon, president of the Château de Versailles, announced the 2011 opening of a luxury hotel, a first for the UNESCO World Heritage site run by the...

 

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