I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve. In my opinion, it’s a little over-hyped and I’ve always thought that people put a little too much pressure on themselves to have a perfect night. So, when a dear friend suggested that we opt for a late dinner at NOPI in London, I knew this was the right mix of festive and fun without going too crazy!
Opium is one of those “blink and you could miss it” places. Located amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, I actually did miss it on my first few passes. However, once you climb up a few flights of stairs, all the find and seek is well worth it. Here’s why.
Ah, Paris. Always a good idea, especially when it’s the setting for an epic girls weekend. Between the warm weather, incredible food, sightseeing and a few surprise encounters, the magic of Paris made this trip memorable. Here are my tips and recommendations on how to spend a girls weekend in Paris.
Where To Stay
I absolutely adore Hotel Le Bellechasse in St. Germain. Decorated by Christian Lacroix, the hotel is in a fantastic location blocks from Musée d’Orsay. The hotel only has 33 guest rooms, free wi-fi and the service is great.
London is known for its supercars – especially in the summer, when foreigners ship in exotic, incredibly expensive cars. Although I’m pretty sure this one is in London year-round, I recently came up close with one of the more unique luxury cars in Knightsbridge – a velvet wrapped Rolls Royce. It’s quite a sight to see.
And, in case you’re wondering….I did not touch the car. But, I’ll admit it – I was tempted to!
There’s always something interesting happening in London, and this weekend was no exception. When I heard Hermès was hosting an exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, I immediately marked it on my calendar. While I am familiar with Hermès, the Wanderland experience presented me with a different side of the brand. Unexpected and experiential, I really enjoyed it.
Hermès Wanderland entrance