The December Must-Haves
This is my favorite hotel in Paris, and in my favorite neighborhood, the Left Bank.
This is one of the city's most iconic hotels. It's on Avenue Montaigne, which is the best street for French fashion. Plus, the bar here is modern, cool, and has great champagne cocktails.
Whether you stay at this Four Seasons hotel, don't sleep on seeing the stunning flowers and grabbing a drink and a burger at the cozy bar.
A must while in Paris is having a drink at Bar Hemingway, where you'll sip out of beautiful crystal glasses in the same spot Ernest Hemingway often frequented. The bartender Collin is famous, and makes the best cocktails.
A luxury boutique hotel near Avenue Montaigne, I stayed here with my grandmother for its impeccable service and classic design.
This is a more modern luxury option, right near Palais Royal.
A tucked away charming boutique hotel on the Left Bank is very romantic, and the perfect option when you want to feel like a local and not break the bank. It's a quick walk to St. Germain de Pres and Jardin du Luxembourg.
Another lovely, affordable boutique hotel on the Left Bank that will not break the bank. It is family-owned, run with wonderful service, and feels more like a private residence.
“ “Paris has so many amazing restaurants, cafes and brasseries, these are just a few of my favorites.” ”
This gourmet bistro has life-changing roasted chicken and is a wonderful place for a date night or group dinner. Reservations are a must.
This tiny tapas restaurant is romantic and fun for a date night.
There is a different set menu here every night, complete with a wonderful wine selection. This is a perfect spot for a more casual night, not short of excellent food and a charming atmosphere in the Latin Quarter. Make a reservation in advance.
Come here for the best souffles in Paris, both savory and sweet. Reservations suggested.
This Michelin-star restaurant is romantic and has beautiful interiors.
Located on a beautiful terrace with views of the Eiffel Tower, this is a popular and romantic, delicious seafood spot that is lovely for both lunch and dinner. Book reservations through your hotel, or in advance.
This cozy spot is a go-to for steak frites and chocolate mousse. It is close to the Ritz Paris.
A classic Parisian brasserie, this was featured in Nancy Meyers' Something's Gotta Give!
A cafe landmark in St. Germain, this is fun for breakfast or late afternoon drinks and people watching. Definitely sit outside!
Tucked behind Ralph Lauren on St. Germain, the idyllic courtyard here is one of my favorite spots for a long, post-shopping lunch.
Sit on the terrace here for breathtaking views of The Louvre, and a fun, scene-y spot to grab a drink or lunch before touring the museum or the gardens.
A favorite of mine for lunch in the garden!
You can't go wrong at any of the boulangeries in Paris, but if you find yourself in the 7th, this is one of my favorites.
Located at the Trocadero in the 16th, Carette is perfect for a casual brunch or la petit dejeuner.
Experience tea time here with sweet, unique delicacies and, if you’re feeling it, excellent champagne pairings.
Enjoy a special afternoon here full of delicious madeleines, biscuits and marble cakes.
This is the spot for tea lovers, where you’ll find sweet and savory teas carefully steeped behind an old oak bar.
A bit touristy, but it really is the best hot chocolate in the city.
Picasso lived much of his life in Paris, and the museum contains many of his famous, colorful works of art.
The restaurant here, Les Ombres, has one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower and serves excellent contemporary French food. The terrace is lovely, and great for both brunch and dinner.
Located in the private mansion of Monsieur Christian Dior on Avenue Montaigne, this exhibition showcases the brand’s most special creations, worn by everyone from Princess Diana to Rihanna.
This is a must-visit for French art, and the building itself is gorgeous, especially the ground floor entrance.
I lived near here in college, and loved roaming the gardens and looking at the many sculptures.
I love packing a picnic to bring here, or just exploring. It feels less touristy than other gardens and is stunning.
These gardens are always a fun place to stroll, but I especially love waking up early and running through them.
Although a bit of a drive, a visit here is truly worth it if you're already in Paris!
The "it" street to shop in Paris, full of luxury high-fashion brands and special boutiques alike.
Head here for unique stores and charming cafes.
Treat yourself to exclusive and high-fashion shopping along this iconic street.
Come here for the best gifts, from little home treasures to luxurious bath salts. Fun fact: we shot in front of the store for our Parisian Dress Edit!