City of Lights

The spacious rooms at the Hôtel Du Louvre are a true haven after day of serious walking and sight-seeing. The hôtel is an inviting place to return to so one may relax and contemplate in the very heart of the City of Lights. Our room overlooked the l ’Opera, which is lit up each evening as if by the magic of nightfall. Hôtel Du Louvre Place André Malraux, 75001 Paris, France +33 1 73 11 12 34

The Brasserie du Louvre is typically Parisian in atmosphere and the décor is faithful to vintage French bistros: red seats, black and white checkered floor, and white tablecloths. After a half of day of traveling, then trekking an hour from the airport it was an absolute treat to have this establishment in our hôtel.

The relaxed setting with extremely long menus made it hard to decide what to eat for dinner. But no matter where I am in this city I always enjoy a fragrant bowl of French onion soup with sherry, Gruyère cheese, and fresh thyme.

Our waiter Benoit de-boned our Sole Meunière at the table, which is sole fillets dredged in a bit of flour, pan fried in butter and served with lemon!!!

Doors from a display in the Louvre, can you imagine these lovely items in your home…possibly to partition off a living area?


Walking from the La Porte de l’Enfer or Gates of Hell, that depicts a scene from Dante’s Infereno at the Musée Rodin.

The Musée Rodin
77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

Enjoying a glass of wine after a day at the Musée Rodin and the Louvre.

Kathleen

Style on the Adriatic

Venice is an awe-inspiring, mystical city steeped in beauty and fantasy. Surrounded by water, made up of canals, bridges and churches, and where two of my absolute favorite artists’’ Canaletto and Monet have immortalized the town in oil paint.

The Doge’s Palace is built in Venetian Gothic style and is one of the landmarks of the city and was home of the Doge of Venice. The canals are the ultimate in Venetian street style, and there is nothing like walking to discover local trattoria’s and la panetteria’s {bakeries}.

Travel stylishly,
K