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You are Cordially Invited to a Paris Ghost Apartment

From the street at 28 rue Pétrelle in Paris, passersby have little idea what lies hidden inside other than some unusual furniture placed outside with a card attached to the front door which reads; “Please ring the bell, Magdelena Woll receives from 17h to 21h.” Well, let’s go in an meet our mysterious host. Upon entering we find several candles lit and multiple rooms that...

Rendezvous in Paris – Two Chic Boutique Hotels

Check into and discover two stylishly chic boutique hotels located in the enchanting French capital of Paris. Whether you prefer clean lines and designer chairs, or refined details and fabrics with a touch of 18th century charm, Le Général and Caron De Beaumarchais offer their visitors a unique diversity that will have any design lover clapping their hands in delight. For those of you who...

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A Parisian 1940s Apartment Uncovered

In late 2010 this beautiful Parisian apartment saw the first rays on sunshine in over 70 years. Once its window shutters had been opened, a 70-year old, cog-webbed time capsule unveiled a magical place where time literally have stood still. Under a thick layer of dusk lay a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century objects. The owner of the apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris around the same time...

Destination Paris
Written by Oline Eaton in Film

Destination Paris

Sometimes, the city in which a movie is set plays a role more important than that of the main characters and the City of Love, in particular, has long been a favorite of filmmakers. Here are a few films where, even when cast alongside screen legends like Audrey Hepburn and Marlon Brando, Paris was undoubtedly the star. The Earrings of Madame de… (1953) The story...

A Salute to Retro Fashion with Le Colonel

One way to ease into retro fashion is via accessories. You don’t have to commit to a vintage Dior dress (or even a vintage look-alike) to get the look. Don’t worry about making the perfect pin curl or finding the right shade of red lipstick either. If you want a little bit of retro style in your everyday wardrobe, Le Colonel, an accessory design company...

Gentry de Paris Brings Back the Glamour to Burlesque

For some people, the term Burlesque is something that is associated with a exciting, stylish and perhaps also a little more innocent time. But as many things from the past it is being revived and has for the past years made a grand return with lush sets, glamorous costumes, swinging music, cool lighting and of course luscious women moving in rhythm to the crooners’ finger...

Video

It’s the start of another week and to inspire you here is some more fashion from Paris and London set to the tunes of “The Look of Love”. The clip features scenes from the movies The 10th. Victim, Blow-Up and How To Steal A Million. As a bonus here is the theme for 1970s tv-show “The Persuaders”, starring Sir Roger More and Tony Curtis. The...

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