It's great to land in Paris Charles de Gaulle on a Sunday early morning. It is actually the only day and time one should arrive in Paris, if you don’t want to be in a 2 hour traffic jam to get from the airport to your hotel. It was a beautiful sunny day. Kim and Jonathan asked me to accompany them to "Les puces"( flea market) Porte de Clignancourt (Kim Robinson the hair stylist to the rich and famous in HK has been a friend for years). I walked from my new home the Park Hyatt to the Meurice Hotel, to pick them up, had a coffee in the pretty lobby designed by Philip Starck, a place to see and to be seen! Especially during Fashion week. If you like vintage jewellery, you must stop by 'Art Deco', you will find great little shops at Les Puces, selling everything from antiques to junk to vintage clothes. Lunch at "Chez Louisette" is always fun, food is good, having lookalikes "Edith Piaf" singing at your table, is a great 'divertissement'. I met ‘Cesar’ at the door of one small clothing store, and fell in love.My new home The Park Hyatt not far from the Ritz, is a beautiful hotel conceived by friend Ed Tuttle, renowned architect and interior designer of many Aman Resorts; We like the lobby area with the fire place, for a quick coffee in the morning, or drinks at night, and especially during the winter months. Since the Ritz will be closed for the next 2 years, fashion week fashionistas have to find a new home, I made the Park Hyatt mine. I met Loree Rodkin, who was also staying at the Park Hyatt, her jewelery is to die for! Fashion week has been over for a while now, photos have been posted right and left of all the fashion shows...I was kindly invited to the Chanel show at the Grand Palais, and I can say one thing for sure.. the show is no longer on the runway! in French we say "le spectacle est dans la salle", the audience is the show! I didn’t think it was appropriate to take photos of the guests, but I should have ! When I landed in CDG airport 2 days before, there were 3 chariots full of Louis Vuitton trunks; I counted 15, and sitting next to them, were an American
couple, in their 60’s. I recognized the lady arriving at the Chanel Show, dressed up in a complete "Chanelish" Indian Maharani outfit, with a turban on her head that was at least 2 feet tall. If anyone knows who this lady is, please tell me. I can picture her in one of my caftan, looking chic and glamorous at her pool house...in Dallas?