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3 (Almost) Obscure Places to Go While in Paris

14 Jul

Annick Goutal

annick goutal

A glamorous boudoir meets apothecary, Annick Goutal actually started this perfumery in the 80’s. The bottles themselves are beautiful works of art, something I could see Jean Harlow or Marilyn Monroe keeping on their nightstands. Even if you do not find something for yourself (which I think is impossible), you will certainly find a gift worth checking your luggage for.

3 bis, rue des Rosiers, 4th Arrondissement

 

La Musee de La Mode et du Textile

musee de la mode et du textile

We all know that you must visit the Louvre but if you are a true fashion lover, this a must-see. When I visited, there was an amazing Vionnet exhibit that showcased tons of her gowns. There is also a permanent toy exhibit spanning the 20th century. If you love the arts and/or you are a kid at heart, make time to spend a few hours here.

107, rue de Rivoli, 1st Arrondissement

 

Le Pub Saint Germain

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Located in the trendy Left Bank, Le Pub Saint Germain is perfect for a late night cocktail with a date or a group of friends. A discerning person I know even told me it was the best Grasshopper he ever had, which is proof that this place can mix anything, even the rare old-school drinks.

17 Rue de L’Ancienne Comedie, 6th Arrondissement

 

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Fashion Flashback: Chanel Allure Fragrance

30 Aug

Let me take you back to 1996. As I’m flipping through Seventeen  listening to Keith Sweat, I can’t help but notice an ad for the new Chanel fragrance Allure, which smells like the woman that I inspire to be. Confident, sexy and rich, all bottled up with a Chanel logo? Oh, how I wish to be 10 years older at the ripe age of 12.

Although I like practically every fragrance that Chanel has ever made, Allure speaks for itself. It’s the come hither of women’s perfumes. It’s warm, inviting…kind of an aversion to the grungy, cool, pissed off feel of the 90’s era. I guarantee you’ll (almost) feel like Yasmine Bleeth if you wear this.

Allure is available at Sephora.com

The 2011 RGRS Gift Guide: Part 1

3 Dec

It’s that time of the year again and what better way to kick off the season than to have an easy gift guide that will have everyone saying, “Wow, she/he really surprised me with that (fill in fun gift here)?!

This is not just any old guide though. I’ve actually been told that I give the best gifts. I think part of it has to do with that fact that I love shopping vicariously through other people but may I add that being a great listener as well as knowing where to source gifts that have a touch of  personality really helps too!

These guides are not by “Brother”, “Girlfriend”, “Mom”, etc. I did do them by personality but not just any run-of-the-mill type. Chances are if you read this site often, you actually know at least one of these types very well. Tonight features our first personality type, “The Label Whore.”

Yup, no explanation necessary, although I will proceed. She/he only wears the latest and greatest. Yes, even the nail polish is Chanel. Despite what people may think, this is actually a tough type to buy for. Just when you think you have them down, they are all sick of Balenciaga and onto Proenza……

 

For Underneath it All

Soft Pink 7 Day of the Week Panties, $195, Stellamccartney.com

 

Essential Reading

Louise Dahl-Wolf: A Retrospective, from $135, Amazon.com

Home Sweet Home

BG Shopper Ornament, $55, Bergdorfgoodman.com

Stationary

Alber Sketch Pencils, $25, Lanvin.com

For the Gadgets

Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Acetate Ear Buds, $40, Netaporter.com

Makeup

NARS Super Orgasm Illuminator, $29, Sephora.com

For Organization

Miu Miu Keyholder, $210, Miumiu.com

 

Fragrance

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Gift Set, $80, Sephora.com

Can’t Live Without Movie

The Women, $6.49, Amazon.com

Wardrobe Addition

Winter Dolmain Boatneck Sweater, $178.20, Aliceandolivia.com


 

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