Posts Tagged ‘Beauty/Health’

The key to the French Diet: The Girls’ Tell All

In a culture of rising obesity, we Americans have become fascinated with the concept of the French diet. Books about…

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Sunday Plans: La Promenade Plantée

Don’t let the famous gardens of Paris’s past overshadow its contemporary rivals. The city is home to renowned green design that has been setting trends around the world.

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Breasts in Paris

I have the most beautiful breasts in Paris. This is not just a silly comment or a personal opinion. It is a medical fact. I…

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The light and citrusy Parisienne, by Yves Saint Laurent.

Pretty Pink Perfumes from Paris

On my last trip to Paris, just a few weeks ago, I made my normal stop at duty free coming home from Charles de Gaulle. It seems that all the big houses are doing lovely pink-colored perfumes. I may perhaps be the last to catch on to this trend. These are most likely aimed at a young ingenue audience, but even in my mid-40s I decided to take a sniff.

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Put away your heels, don some sneakers and go running in Paris

Paris Passions: Running

I often suggest that visitors pursue their passions when looking for things to do in Paris. This is a no-brainer for foodies and fashionistas, since those interests are both woven into the very fabric of this city. This is not necessarily the case for those of us in love with other activities, like perhaps… running. But even some of the trendiest, most fashionable Parisiennes put away their 10-centimeter heels to go running in Paris every now and again.

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Eat French—Stay Slim!

That’s what Mireille Guiliano counsels, and I’m beginning to believe it. You remember Mireille: she’s the former CEO of Veuve Clicquot (dream job) and the author of the New York Times best seller French Women Don’t Get Fat.

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The dining room at the Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Plaza Athénée hotel in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris

Luxury Hotels in Paris: Inside the Plaza Athénée

Where better to spend the afternoon than at the fabulous Hôtel Plaza Athénée, where I was lucky enough to be given a tour of the public areas as well as the wine cellar, kitchens and chic accommodations thanks to Travel Onion. Let’s put it this way: this Paris hotel is not too shabby! Julie Hong from Sales and Aude Bourgouin from Press Relations hosted our little tour party and introduced us to the directrice of the hotel, Laurence Bloch, who was just so nice and approachable.

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Nicole Pembrook with models, at the Mondial Spa et Beauté exhibition, at the Palais des Congrès.

Girl Talk with Nicole Pembrook

A few years back, above the Champs Elysées, Nicole Pembrook opened Polished Hair Care. For years, she had run a salon out of her home….

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