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Posted on May 6, 2015

Wanderlust | Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg

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Paris offers so many wonderful hotels which makes it nearly impossible to choose.  Tony and I mostly rent apartments when in Paris, however, the trip we’re planning next year for our 20th anniversary (time flies when you’re having fun!) will most likely have us staying in a hotel since the majority of our trip we will be in Italy, therefore, not meeting the required amount of days of the apartment rental company we stay with.  This leaves me with the question – luxurious chain or small boutique?  The decision just became more difficult after hearing of the newly renovated Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg.

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Posted on October 22, 2014

Wanderlust | Fera, Claridge Hotel, London

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 Fera, which means “wild” in Latin, is the new signature restaurant in London’s legendary Claridge’s hotel.  At first, it did not seem to be a natural fit for the hotel according to renowned British designer, Guy Oliver; however, he managed to create a chic environment by highlighting the history of the restaurant and mirroring it with chef Simon Rogan’s seasonal farm-to-table cuisine.

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Posted on October 14, 2014

Wanderlust: Château de Pierrefonds

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I’m truly astonished at the beauty of the châteaus of France.  I hope to one day be able to visit many of them. The Château de Pierrefonds is one of France’s most beautiful medeival castles.  The majestic multi-level turrets and white stone facade, most notably being the inspiration for Cinderella’s castle, can be seen for miles.  Originally built as a fortress, the picturesque castle is situated northeast of Paris, along the edge of the Compiègne Forest.

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Posted on September 25, 2014

Wanderlust: Prince de Galles Hotel, Paris

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Whilst on the subject of Paris {when are we not?}, hotel Prince de Galles, in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, recently underwent a $100 million renovation, courtesy of renowned Parisian interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. 

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Posted on July 16, 2014

Wanderlust ~ The Peninsula Paris

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After nearly ten years in the making and decades of searching for the perfect property, the Hong Kong-based luxury brand’s first European property, the stunningly beautiful Peninsula Paris, is scheduled to open on 1 August, 2014.  Perched at 19 Avenue Kléber, in the heart of the 16th Arrondissement, guests are only steps from Avenue des Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe.

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