Last year Romain had a two day conference in Lille. I decided to tag along as I’d never been to Northern France. I didn’t expect to love Lille as much as I did, but it’s absolutely charming and filled with character, especially the Vieux-Lille area. The best part is it’s only an hour from Paris by train!
The Left Bank needed JK Place Paris. From the moment you walk into the hotel it feels different – like you’re truly walking into a private home. And in some ways, you are. There’s so much to love from the immaculate decor and attentive service to the perfect location and well-appointed rooms.
Lapérouse is one of the oldest restaurants in Paris and surely one of the most storied thanks to its private salons – it isn’t called the “Maison de Plaisirs” for nothing. I’d been dying to try Lapérouse for quite some time and its recent renovations finally pushed me over the edge to get there.
I can’t be alone in thinking that this year flew by. It was packed with lots of wonderful and unique experiences, meals, people, and a few curveballs. Like anyone, my year was filled with highs and lows, but this ‘Best of 2019’ list focuses on the highs that happened in France.
For my first Thanksgiving in Paris (without my family), I ate dinner at Ralph’s, the restaurant at the Ralph Lauren store on Boulevard Saint Germain. If you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Paris paired with an absolutely beautiful setting, dinner at Ralph’s is the perfect option.