Le Bulle du Collectionneur: Champagne in a Parisian Bubble

le Bulle du Collectionneur Hotel du Collectionneur 51 rue de Courcelles 75008 Paris The Bubble is back!  A few years ago, we stopped into the Hilton Hotel Bubble Bar.  Since then, the hotel has gained a star and changed its name, but it has kept the winter tradition of blowing up the courtyard bubble for […]

Park Hyatt Christmas Terrace: Chalet Cocktails in Paris

Park Hyatt 5 Rue de la Paix 75002 Paris I’m all about the holiday spirit this year.  I’ve been going to Christmas markets, gazing at the lights and wrapping pressies with glee. So the Park Hyatt’s temporary terrace chalet seemed like the perfect spot for a seasonal sip. From now until 5 January, this swank […]

Bar du Bristol: Paris’ Best Cocktails in a Luxury Hotel

Bar du Bristol 112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 75008 Paris High end hotel bars are like designer sunglasses.  They give those who can’t splash out on a night at the Ritz or a Chanel suit a taste of the brand at a more palatable price. Even so, a cocktail in a swank Parisian hotel […]

Ritz Hemingway: Best Classic Highend Hotel Cocktail Bar in Paris

Bar Hemingway, the Ritz 15 Place Vendôme 75001 Paris As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, every Easter my good friend, Kate, comes up from Geneva for a long weekend devoted to indulgent drinks and dinners, which always includes a visit to a swank hotel bar. This year we took our tradition to the Ritz for […]

La Vue: Rooftop Paris Cocktail Bar

La Vue 3 Place Gen Koenig 75017 Paris 01 40 68 51 98 The last time I drank at the Hotel Concorde Lafayette I was slurping Smurfs.  So, after the recent overhaul of this lofty lounge, I once again took the elevator up to the 34th floor to see what Italian designer Pier Luigi Copat […]

le Meurice: Upscale Paris Hotel Bar

Le Meurice 228 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001 Tel: +33 1 44 58 10 10 While spontaneity is good, I also have a thing for establishing tradition (most of mine involve food, drink or travel.) For example, for the past several years, Kate comes up from Geneva for our annual Easter weekend visit. The itinerary […]

Shangri La Hotel Bar delivers Cocktails with an Asian touch

Shangri La 10 Avenue d’Iéna 75116 Paris, France 01 53 67 19 98 I know can be demanding.And, I can be especially demanding when it comes to high end hotel bars with their promises of perfection and accompanying pumped up prices.Expensive doesn’t always mean better – but I do like to indulge in a bit […]

Park Hyatt Vendome Hotel Bar Does Great Drinks

Park Hyatt Vendome 5 Rue de la Paix 75002 Paris 01 58 71 12 34 This will be a quickie! A few weeks back, Kate came up from Geneva and we treated ourselves to a fancy, spendy afternoon drink (well, two) at the ParkHyattVendome. Several people have recommended that I visit this ParkHyattand I can […]

Paris Cocktail Adventure: Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Hôtel Plaza Athénée 25 avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris Tel: +33 1 53 67 66 65 The Emperor’s not wearing any clothes! Okay, I’m exaggerating. A bit. Or perhaps I’m just jaded. I’ve said it before: nice hotel bars are nice – indulgently nice. Whether you’ve got the classic, book-lined walls, cozy chairs and “gentlemen will […]

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