Diptyque: a new space in New York for the Parisian brand

Every time I travel to Paris, I always buy a Diptyque candle at Le Bon Marché. And this past year I've been lucky enough to win a few through the brand’s contests on Twitter. Needless to say my nightstand is invaded by the heavenly-fragranced jars. To my great pleasure, the Diptyque store on Bleecker Street…

NY diary: the Caudalie Spa, a view from Chanel and other delights

After a day of cultural bliss on Museum Mile, I treated Maman Ritournelle to another pleasure: a morning of luxurious pampering at the Caudalie Spa. The perfect Mother’s Day gift! We headed to the Plaza Hotel first thing in the morning, walked through the lavish marble lobby and took the elevator up to “heaven on…

The Caudalie Spa at The Plaza in New York: the grape escape

Do you know Caudalie? I have been using this skincare brand featuring ingredients from the vine for years. A French import in the USA just like me, Caudalie opened a spa in the prestigious Plaza Hotel in 2008. A while ago I recommended their products on Twitter and Caudalie contacted me to thank me back.…

The Guerlain Store and Spa in Paris: perfume and pampering

After months of hard work in New York, it was an absolute pleasure to spend two days in Paris. Although I lived in this city for a long time, I never cease to be amazed by its beauty and refinement. It is precisely this Parisian atmosphere that I enjoy at the Maison Guerlain located on…