Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Simply Irresistible ~ "A" ~ Arc de Triomphe!

"A" ~ ARC de TRIOMPHE ~ I am so late with this post for the party but as I always say "better late than never"!  Today we are strolling along the fabulous Champs-Elysees so come with me as there is so much to see.  The Arc de Triomphe dates back to 1806 and is neoclassicism at its finest.  The architect was Jean Chalgrin and it was built in honour of those who fought for France especially during the Napoleonic Wars. It truly is breathtaking to see it in all its grandeur! 

but I also have a little surprise for you..... you know how exhausting it is walking the Champs-Elysees... as fun and wonderful as it is .... you sometimes need a respite!

so as a treat I have booked us into the Hotel George V on Avenue George V.  It is just a stroll off the Champs-Elysees and is just heaven!  Our France party must have a stay at a luxury hotel on the agenda so I have booked for everyone!  Isn't the ceiling in the foyer gorgeous and there are little sweet treats for you when you arrive in your room...

these stunning arrangements fill the centre of the foyer so as we walk in we feel like we have entered a sanctuary!

after you have all freshened up I have ordered drinks to be served here in the courtyard under the most divine purple and white stripe tent I have ever seen!  It is a Manuel Canovas fabric and is just perfect teamed with the black!

chandelier of course and Alex is pouring the drinks ....

Andrew and I are waiting for you and it is just so beautiful ..... dinner will be perfect!

 cheers and bon appetit from my boys!

now get a good night sleep as tomorrow is going to be HUGE but I won't tell because I don't want to spoil the surprise! 

bon nuit

and a little present from me from the florist across the street ~ "au nom de la rose"
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for more wonderful French posts!

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hi-d said...

Those flowers in the entryway - purple, are amazing!

Heidi @ hi-d's place

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD GRACIOUS, you are all so beautiful and HANDSOME! Dearest Frances, the photos, the spaces, the personal photos of you all are breathtakingly beautiful! And thank you for participating in this celebration of one of the world's most gorgeous countries! The elegance that you capture and make YOUR OWN is simply irresistible! LOVE TO YOU ALL! Anita

Splenderosa said...

Yes, all of you are gorgeous! There is a little jazz bar across the side street, it's wonderful, we always ended our evenings there where they will keep bottles of opened beverages for you awaiting your return. A great little place for friends to end the day. I love the George V. It was the 1st hotel I stayed in the 1st time I visited Paris, so it feels like home. Jeff's flowers are totally completely awesome!!

Deana Sidney said...

I was late to the party too... I didn't know it was best to start last week!
Well, you did the event proud with a visit to George V, it is a wonder isn't it?
There is something about striped tents, especially indoors that are so French. They remind me of the Delecroix painting. Lovely to visit your blog, thanks to Anita's generous spirit.

'LUSH' said...

It's unanimous, you are all beautiful!! And,the photos are full of lovely decor, impressive architect, and beautiful color! It all looks exquisite! I've not visited Paris, but love being lured by all that you share!

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Thank-you all for such sweet and generous comments and I most definitely will have to try the little jazz bar cross the side street Marsha ... it sounds wonderful! Shelly you most definitely must go to Paris .... You would love it!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious beauty! THANK YOU for coming by tonight! I will be here for your N, C and E posts! Merci for having added your style and grace to our tour of France. May the joy never, ever end. I WILL BE BACK! Anita

prince snow farm said...

So glad you are late for the party! I am so glad to join you for this fun-filled, amazing day! Thanks for the tour, the fine food, the introductions, and the treats! So glad to have found you!

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