Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dilemma: Tastes Exceed Budget

I am currently planning a trip to Europe in which I will be traveling to France, Switzerland, Austria, and England.  I have my sleeping arrangements all planned out for the majority of the trip, however the last two nights I will spend in Paris and I really want to stay in a beautiful, quintessentially Parisian hotel.  Of course, a few fabulous spaces immediately came to mind...

First and foremost, let's just say it...the legendary Ritz Paris.  The hotel exudes elegance and glamour and truly seems to take you back to a time where ladies wore gloves and men wore top hats (if only we could go back).  Coco Chanel called this beautiful place her home for years, plus the hotel has played host to guests such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (if it's good enough for Wallis Simpson it's good enough for me) and Ernest Hemingway (my all-time literary crush).  To me, this is the creme de la creme of luxury hotels.

Another hotel which has always seemed like quite the Parisian dream is the Four Seasons Hotel George V.  With an amazing location off the Champs Elysees, gorgeous decor, and a view that simply cannot be beat, this hotel certainly packs a punch.  And with a price tag on a standard double room of nearly 1,000 Euros a night, I'd classify that punch as a wallop.

The Plaza Athenee Paris is another beautiful hotel that hold special significance to me, as this is the hotel room that my beloved Carrie Bradshaw stayed in during the final two episodes of "Sex and the City" (so aptly titled "An American Girl in Paris").  True, the incredible suite she was filmed in was actually completely redecorated for the show, but I would gladly stay in the pastel-hued masterpiece you see above.  To me, the room exudes the feeling of living in a macaroon, and really, what more can you ask?

Ultimately, as a twenty-something traveler staying in a hotel of this caliber is not in my cards.  But a girl can dream.  C'est la vie.

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