NY diary: Midtown Manhattan and skyscrapers

Every time I live abroad, Papa and Maman Ritournelle never fail to pay me a visit for a week or so. As they spent time with me here in New York until Friday, I took time off work in favor of my hostess duties and did not write my usual weekly post. Now that my … Continue reading NY diary: Midtown Manhattan and skyscrapers

The Assouline bookstore at the Plaza Hotel in New York

After my divine treatment at the Caudalie Spa in the Plaza, I explored the prestigious New York hotel. As I wandered in the marble lobby under its giant crystal chandeliers, I noticed the Assouline bookstore up in the mezzanine. A warm and welcoming nook packed with the most refined books, it had all the ingredients … Continue reading The Assouline bookstore at the Plaza Hotel in New York

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty windows at Bergdorf Goodman

I bailed on the Met gala celebrating the new Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit. I did not ditch work to watch Daphne Guinness get ready for the big party at Barneys despite your urgings on Twitter. I did however admire Alexander McQueen’s work that very night in front of the magnificent Bergdorf Goodman windows on … Continue reading Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty windows at Bergdorf Goodman

Parisian Chic book signing with Inès de la Fressange in New York

Inès de la Fressange’s Parisian Chic was given to me as a Christmas present by Maman Ritournelle. With its great number of must-see addresses, relevant style advice and sassy writing, the book instantly became my bible and I’ve been recommending it to all my Paris-loving friends. So when I was shopping at Saks 5th Avenue … Continue reading Parisian Chic book signing with Inès de la Fressange in New York