Nicole Kliest, Style Director at Clique Media Group, stayed with us at Rue Albéric Magnard in Auteuil – Passy, Paris. Tucked between the Seine and the Bois de Boulogne, it’s a particularly scenic part of the city. It’s also a fantastic place for foodies, as Nicole discovered gathering ingredients for her own festive feast.
A little local knowledge goes a long way when you’re discovering a new city – which is where Emily comes in. Emily is one of our Meet & Greeters in Paris – when she’s not welcoming onefinestay guests to stay in our marvellous homes, she’s exploring her adopted city (she’s originally from the US). Take a look at her tips for getting to know the City of Lights this winter.
Love Bloom has a dreamlike quality, evoking romance and intimacy. It’s afternoon tea with delicate cakes, strolls through flower gardens on hazy evenings and impromptu picnics. And it’s easy to bring it into your home too – furniture in muted pastel-pink or lilac is a great way to make a statement, particularly when paired with light walls. Try experimenting with silk fabrics and floral patterns to add a touch of nature and vibrancy, or set out a dish of macaroons for a little added colour.
Perched on the left bank of the Seine, the Latin Quarter is packed with restaurants, cafés and bars, making it one of Paris’ premier spots for nightlife. Nonetheless, the area has a more cerebral, artistic side. The site of the city’s first university and home of the Sorbonne, the area has always been a home to students from across Europe. There’s still a huge student presence, and the bistros buzz with a carefree joie de vivre.