Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Have Been On a Very Long Journey ....... and I would like to share it with you!


"Le Tour de Paris"  .... Hotel Georges V ... from Paris with love....


The foyer of our hotel "King Georges V" .... the flowers were breathtaking in all hues of blue, lavender, lilac and indigo .....  It was with awe I entered this foyer .... such elegance and beauty ... we had been travelling for 42 hours from Australia .....


we were embraced by the calm and elegant
French welcome at 12.00 midnight.... a delay of 18 hours ....
I have always believed that Australians are such intrepid travellers .... we have to be as we are at the end of the earth! 





Alexander joined us in Paris from Cape Town, South Africa after finishing filming "Chronicle" ......





I am so in love with the tented ceiling of the courtyard tents .... Manuel Canovas does it so well!



Andrew and I at dinner in the courtyard .... Georges V ...



Our gorgeous Dominic also joined us after finishing his exams as did his cousin, Brigid .....



Long waits in Changi Airport .... the coffee was good!


beautiful blooms from Paris and of course our gorgeous Laduree confections .... this is just the beginning ....

lots of love
M.A. the 2nd
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17 comments:

The enchanted home said...

This was fabulous!!!!! What a beautiful family....we were at the George V about 2 years ago and its my all time FAVORITE HOTEL!!!! Isnt' it exquisite? The flowers are to die for!!! Looks and sounds like an amazing trip...cannot wait to go back. Thank you for sharing!!

laura said...

Oh Frances, if only i could have hidden away in your suitcase and gone to paris with you!! And I would just love to stay at the GeorgeV hotel... you are one lucky lady! And that tent looks just amazing!!! gosh, I am off to dream now!!! thankyou for sharing!! Laura xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dearest, I have missed you so much, but you have brought us all who adore you the most GORGEOUS BOUQUETS of flowers, beautiful smiling faces and such happy memories! I CANNOT BELIEVE the beauty and essence of refinement not only in the hotel décor, but in your own faces and family. What beautiful people you are! Oh please come and visit me when you can; I have featured my home via a link from Castles....it is humble, but it is my home. Bienvenue ma belle...it is my Petit Trianon....Anita

Richard Cottrell said...

OMG the place is wonderful, I am so jealous, I want to go, soon. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic house

VictoriaArt said...

This is the most delicious post! I see your pleasure at being surrounded by your loves. And the beauty of the city you love so much!
Hmmm, good! We are off Friday, all together in South Carolina!

Jenny said...

Oh lucky you! How gorgeous, can't wait to see more. ;-)

*Chic Provence* said...

HI Franny! what a fabulous trip for you and the glamour just does not stop! including your gorgeous self and those sons of yours! Have a wonderfu, magicall stay in Paris, and keep us posted when you get a chance!

xoxo Kit

Hamptontoes said...

Frances,
I was just reliving my recent trip to Paris. How lucky to be celebrating life with our family while in Paris. Keep the images coming! BTW, I made your risotto again (actually, I make it quite often!) for a friend who was visiting and she loved every single bite. I told her about how I got the recipe...you were thought about at dinner that night.

Hamptontoes said...

Frances,
Ha! I really was reliving being in Paris so much that I meant to write "with your family" not with our family! Although I could travel in Paris with your family!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh beautiful friend!

I LOVE THAT TOWER OF MACAROONS YOU ADDED! LONG LIVE FRENCH STYLE!

Oh dearest, thank you for stepping into my home! It is humble, but fabulous because we took a simple little house and made it OURS. THANK YOU for strolling into my place; it has been a wonderful journey to have my guests come in. I can't wait to see more of your lovely PHOTOS FROM PARIS!
GROSSES BISES MA BELLE! Anita

Erica said...

What a beautiful family! How gorgeous, can't wait to see more.

Silver MLM

Tonya said...

WELCOME BACK Franny,

This post, and You, just beautiful! You all look.........well.......just Beautiful! :)

Looking forward to catching up soon,
Love & Wishes,
Tonya x

Melissah said...

Oh gosh Frances you are so lucky (except for the 42 hours to get there - you will have to fill us in on more detail on that one) I thought you must have been away as there were no new posts every week when I popped by. How lovely to get your whole family there too. I am so jealous - everyone is going to Paris except me! My step kids are there right now. Thank goodness for blogs so I can live it through your eyes. I look forward to the next installment and with lots of details please. You can give us all lots of tips for planning our next trip to Paris.
x
Melissah (scrapbook)

Classic Style Blog said...

Frances My friend !! I became so thrille d when I discovered that blogger has fixed the problem I had before withleaving comments, so I just visti your trip to versaille..lovely chandeliers , anyway...Paris in My heart, what a beautiful city, Your family is lovely :)) I really enjoyed reading this, wish you à lovely day Marie

Karina Gentinetta said...

My goodness, Fran! Everything I want to say has already been said. Everything looks gorgeous, including your family. Any chance of an arranged marriage between our kids? :)

I left you a voice mail while you were in Paris. I hope you got it! Love, Karina

chateaudelille said...

Oh wow. it all looks so AMAZING! Wish I could stay somewhere like that. Cant wait to hear more about your journey. Looks like youll be very busy. Fiona

la Brocanteuse said...

I enjoyed this post before, but even more now- watched a programme last night on the actual flowers in your images...how the design was discussed,the ordering of the flowers, the hanging orchids in the courtyard(that was late for arrival but literally made it in minutes) they went into great detail about how it was hooked up and coincided with the anual evening of the Pompidou. The ballroom was decorated in similar style. The program also showed previous flower arrangements and the one before these were all lime and yello-greens. What amazed me was the extra long stems of all the flowers and specifically of the hydrangeas..such long straight stems...
Have a good day
Xo Colette -Afrique du Sud
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