One of the best days I can recall is the subject for todays blog.
The year I decided at the spur of the moment to go to Paris, from my home in country France, for a few days around Christmas.
Without a doubt the view down the Champs Elysees is brilliant. Last year they changed it but not for the better, I hope they go back to this scene again.
I treated myself to a few days at the beautiful and iconcic Hotel Georges V . I invited a few friends over and had a chance to catch up over tea in their gorgeous dining room.
You will be blown away by the magnificent flowers at the George V done by the incredible florist to the stars Jeff Leatham.
Jeff Leatham flowers...click here
Restaurants in Paris are usually very good. If you see a cute little bistro while walking around, the chances are you will get a good meal if you choose to stop. We did just that and had the moules frites, they were perfect.
For dinner we went to Hélène Darroze, it doesn't get better than that. www.helenedarroze.com
I cannot remember the first time I was taken to La Stella but I do remember the last time, it was that Christmas trip. I have to say it hasn't changed in twenty years, still wonderful.
Since most of Paris's storied brasseries are now owned by corporate chains and serve mediocre food, it's a pleasure to head to one of the last remaining independent ones in a quiet corner of the silk-stocking 16th arrondissement for a fine feed of such well-prepared French classics as onion soup, escargots, sole meunière, steak tartare, roast lamb and other Gallic standards. The people-watching here might be subtitled "the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie", service is efficient and this place has what the French call du gueule, or real character. rue Victor Hugo in the 16th.
Wishing that today will be your best day yet.