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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

a room of one's own

as a resident of paris, i rarely see the interiors of many hotel rooms, but i'm always asked for recommendations. here are two that seem worth investigating, full of parisian glamour and charm... the above is one of the rooms in the christian lacroix designed hotel, the hotel du petit moulin, in the up-&-coming haute marais district. the over-the-top decor is signature lacroix, so if you are visiting and can't afford some of his couture, you may just be able to check into his hotel instead. the surrounding area is definitely worth checking out [hip new shops, restos, etc.] as well.
the second place to check out is the marais house, near the centre pompidou. this place is a giant hotel particulier [mansion] that has been redone to the highest standards. the entire place can be rented out if you are having a huge fete, or if you just want to have your own not-so-humble abode in paris for a week or so. recently featured in w magazine and on dailycandy, plan to book way in advance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is such a beautiful hotel! I also love his new one on the rue de Bellechasse.
I think he has a great eye for hotel design. Everything is fun, and you feel completely transported!

xox Girl and the City