December 19th, 2015
On Tablet Hotels

‘French New Wave’

How can we really help Paris? Go there.
This story from Tablet Hotels resonated with me —

Though battered by rough seas, Paris is far from going under. It’s the world’s most visited city for a reason, and its essential appeal remains undimmed. In fact it’s arguably as safe as it’s ever been, thanks to unprecedented efforts to restore a sense of security — and it’s cheaper than ever at the moment, because many would-be travelers are still in a state of shock. Don’t be one of them. The time to go to Paris is now — for all of these reasons, as well as for the fact that the boutique-hotel scene just happens to be blossoming. Here’s our capsule summary of the best and the brightest in the up-and-coming faubourgs and the resurgent central neighborhoods.

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AURÉLIE BIDERMANN

Set of two gold-plated rings

JOSEPH

Cotton-Polio wrap midi skirt

AURÉLIE BIDERMANN

Gold-plated chunky cuff

VANESSA BRUNO

One-shoulder crepe top

DELPOZO

A-line linen mini skirt

LOEWE

Hammock small leather and raffia tote

FRAME

Le Cuffed mid-rise stretch-cotton shorts

MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

Poplin midi dress

BOTTEGA VENETA

The City Knot shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Belted voile midi dress

VALENTINO

Rockstud Spike quilted-suede bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Woven silk trench coat

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  • Wow – such charming wonderful hotels. One year, when our kids were all with their spouse’s families for Christmas, we spontaneously booked a flight to Paris for the next day (which was Christmas) and spent one of the most memorable weeks of our life there. Not crowded, beyond gorgeous, very romantic.
    We always check Tablet now for our hotels by the way.

    KathyDecember 19th, 2015  10:19 AM

     
  • not only we won’t go to Paris but after 3 years also leave France, south of France. Sorry, authorities are doing literally nothing to solve the problem, armed policemen here and there will definitely not solve the problem. Unfortunately, we Europeans, are loosing this war. Speaking that we are not afraid is just ridiculous, we saw the day after Paris attacks moments of panic on the streets, but the show must go on, “we are not afraid”, “you will not make me hate you”, whatever…

    isabelDecember 19th, 2015  5:27 PM

     
  • Everyone loves Paris and everyone I know fears for its future. But the current ‘disinterest’ in visiting such cities/countries with high incidence of radical islamic terrorism is simply not going to subside until the Western world unites to lead and wage a full-on war against this type of terrorism. Unfortunately, Isabel is correct – the Western world is still very much in denial about the nature and depth of the problem. It will take more than good pr and ad campaigns to turn this ship around. Meantime, America must get it’s own house in order.

    PaulaDecember 21st, 2015  12:43 AM

     
  • I am afraid it will not be possible to turn this ship around. Society is too divided, actually you are not allowed to say anything against the”official” way, one is immediately named “nazi”, wherever you are in Europe, that’s sick! Changes went too far. I am shocked that for so many people Merkel is considered a serious leader. Paris victims blood is on her hands…

    isabelDecember 21st, 2015  5:25 PM

     
  • Beautiful hotels, Preston! I too just used Tablet to book a hotel for a weekend getaway; it’s a wonderful site.
    Since I’m also not afraid I’ll try one of these on my next trip to Paris, which I expect will be soon.

    C.MicholDecember 21st, 2015  10:03 PM

     

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