Earlier in July, it was named the best European hotel spa by US magazine Travel & Leisure… And the less I could say is that the spa of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, that I tried a few weeks ago, deserves the distinction.

If visiting the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris is already a privilege, words cannot describe how even more privileged you will feel at the spa. Located in the hotel basement, you are transported in yet another world and time the minute you step in: every detail will make you feel like you are inside a boudoir fit for a King – or Queen – and  none other than Marie Antoinette, s’il-vous-plait J.

On my last trip to London, I had the chance to stay at Rosewood London, the city’s most recent luxury hotel.

Hermès unveils a set of 3 new watches inspired by one of the iconic service sets by the Maison Hermès, Arceau Cheval d’Orient, highlighting their mastering of the art of French lacquer. 

All the meticulous care of an experienced lacquer specialist were indeed devoted to taking up the challenge of miniaturization, leading up to the realization of these equestrian scenes from a dream-like Orient.

Last month, I decided the success of my first ever style photoshoot on the blog was significant enough for me to renew the experience. This time, I headed to Venice, Italy, in order to shoot a new look, highlighted by my new Bexley Newton Light derby shoes and Pearl & Spirit snakeskin bracelet.

Less than four years after its opening, the Shangri-La Hotel Paris - that I reviewed a couple of years ago for its afternoon tea, and the Mandarin Oriental - opened 3 years ago, and that I reviewed for the spa, have been awarded today the coveted “Palace status".

Readers of The Parisian Eye have always seemed as excited to discover my travel adventures in destinations as diverse as Los Angeles and Marrakech, as I have been excited to share them – on the blog and my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Triptease accounts.

After introducing their great collaboration with David Lachapelle last year, I was happy to meet with Mikael Söderlindh and Viktor Tell, the very cool founders of Happy Socks recently. Since the beginning in Spring 2008, Happy Socks has become the first and leading brand of design socks throughout the world, selling an amazing 10 million pairs last year only.

Another exclusive jewelry news on The Parisian Eye… What better way to start the week-end ? 

Dior just released the video for the new Dior VIII Montaigne watch, filmed by famous artist Patrick Demarchelier.

Hidden in the 16th arrondissement and known by the refined travellers and the edgy Parisians alike, the Saint James Paris is the only château-hotel in Paris, as well as a member’s only club.

An architectural gem in the purest French tradition, its entire decoration has been revisited a few years ago, combining utter elegance with touches of extravagance.

After introducing Sephora’s Brasil inspired summer line recently, here is a new selection of a few essentials I won’t do without this summer :

« Gommage Amande » almond body scrub by Payot

I can’t think of summer without a glowing, even skin. The key to that is a good body scrub, at least once a week.