Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Paradis Latin Cabaret

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Paris is known for their cabarets. To most people the famous cabaret was a popular Oscar-nominted movie, but Paradis Latin Cabaret is actually older than the one known in the movies. The cabaret was designed by Gustav Eiffel, the designer behind the Eiffel Tower. Paradis Latin has over 50 dancers and can accommodate over 700 [...]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – French Beauty Shopping at Pharmacie Monge

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After expanding our fragrance wardrobe and lunch it was time to visit a traditional French pharmacy – Pharmacie Monge and the soon to be opened Perfumerie Monge. Pharmacie Monge is one of the largest pharmacies in the city with over 2500 visitors a day. First, let’s discuss Parisian pharmacies. Pharmacies in Paris sell a plethora [...]

Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Lunch at La Taverna with My Paris VIP and the Pharmacie Monge Team

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The group was treated to lunch by Ricardo of My Paris VIP and the Pharmacie Monge Team. La Taverna is located in the heart of the seventh district on the Champ de Mars. The restaurant is owned by Chef Didier who also owns Café Blue Roi at Versailles.. The restaurant is small, quaint, and has [...]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Olfactive Studios + Céline Verleur

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I discovered Olfactive Studios in April while in California. I had just taken an amazing yoga class with my friend Mary Beth and decided to head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard to look around and explore. Abbott Kinney is known as a shopping street, but with small boutique shops that cater to an eclectic crowd. I [...]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Galeries Lafayette

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Galeries Lafayette is considered in Paris one of the grand magasins or department store. It’s massive. It’s a total of 4 separate buildings and the main building over 120 years old with a beautiful glass dome 102 years. Let’s think about that for a minute. The department store encompasses over 3 city blocks. Bigger is [...]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Le Labo Fragrances

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We started our first journey into French beauty at Le Labo Fragrances. Le Labo is short for “the laboratory” and the boutique definitely resembles a lab. Although the fragrances are available in the U.S. learning about the history of the brand, at the original store, is the real reason I wanted to visit. The fragrance company [...]

Travel Diary: My Stay at Paris Hyatt Madeleine

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When you think of boutique hotels you may not think of Hyatt. But, that all needs to change when you consider the Hyatt Paris Madeleine. It truly is a boutique hotel in Paris. The hotel is located in the very popular Madeleine area of Paris and is the oldest hotel in the city. The hotel’s [...]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour 2014 – Welcome Cocktail Reception at Paris Hyatt Madeleine

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  Bonjour, darlings! The Paris Beauty Tour was a big hit. I had ladies from across the U.S. as participants and I was able to spend time in one of my favorite cities. The trip was phenomenal. I have traveled for years to Paris to buy French beauty products, candles, and to soak up their [...]

Travel Diary: Paris Beauty Tour Partners – Atout France, My Paris VIP and Rail Europe

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I created the Paris Beauty Tour because I love Paris. I love sitting a cafe to people, flâneur (walking aimlessly), and the lifestyle component that the French do so well. I like a two-hour lunch where I actually engage with a person, where I can put my phone down and be present with them. I [...]

Introducing Luxe Beauty Journeys

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I have always been enamored with Paris since I studied there in 2001. I was instantly hooked and over ten years later I still can’t get enough. The yearly sojourn to my favorite city to beauty shop has never wavered. I have dragged numerous people along from girlfriends to my husband and when I leave I’m [...]

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