Meriggio: A new option for Italian “Aperitivo” in Paris

Regular readers already know I have a soft spot for both Italy and aperos (aperitivos). So if, like me, you have these inclinations, read on! Meriggio is a shop/food stop/bar that has recently opened with some serious Italians behind the scenes. And by that I mean that everyone doesn’t speak perfect English or French…but don’t […]

Les Bains Bar: A Third Act for a Legendary Paris Location

New York City had Studio 54, but Paris had its own era-defining and decadent club, Les Bains Douches. The location that served as Paris’ first spa in 1885, and counted Marcel Proust amongst its regulars, was converted into a nightclub in 1978. The pool remained from the former bathhouse and over the next two decades […]

Duke’s Bar at Westminster Hotel: A Better Bespoke Cocktail

In any busy city, the occasional escape from the noise of daily life isn’t just a luxury, but a necessity. One of the quickest ways to make that break in Paris is through the oasis of a high-end hotel bar. Around for nearly 200 years, the historical Hotel Westminster has welcomed a royal or two […]

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