The Chaumet salons on place Vendôme

Before visiting the Louis Vuitton workshop, I had the chance to spend time in the Chaumet salons. Located on iconic place Vendôme across from the Ritz, they were exceptionally open to the public for LVMH’s Journées Particulières. The place represents the high-jewlery brand well: it is as exquisite, refined and full of history. Avant de … Continue reading The Chaumet salons on place Vendôme

Moving to Montmartre

I realize I have been MIA from this blog for far too long but I have an unexpected move to blame for my absence and the break in my routine. It all started with an intense search for the perfect apartment (well, at least a decent one which would fall within my budget). As some … Continue reading Moving to Montmartre

Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny

As I told you a few weeks ago, I made a day trip to the charming village of Giverny over Bastille Day weekend. I was looking forward to visiting Claude Monet’s estate again as it impressed me by its beauty and peacefulness on my first visit a few years ago (blog post). I thought the … Continue reading Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny

Paris as seen from the Saint-Jacques Tower

When in Paris, you may have noticed this ancient, lone tower erected in the center of the city. The Saint-Jacques Tower had long been under renovation and it would intrigue me whenever I passed by. Now the monument is {almost} as new and I had the chance to climb up the 300 steps of its … Continue reading Paris as seen from the Saint-Jacques Tower