It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are just around the corner. As we speak, suitcases are being filled with gifts and last minute vacation essentials as many prepare to take off for a winter getaway. While you may have your warm weather preferences (island hopping in the Caribbean or a sunny escape to Miami), there’s no winter wonderland that enchants more than the city of love – Paris. I love to escape to this romantic city for a night (or two) and there’s no better place to call home than the Peninsula Hotel. This majestic hotel is conveniently located next to the infamous shopping street Champs-Élysées, where you can find the most beautiful views of the Arc de Triomphe and all of the charming Parisian side streets leading you to the city’s best brasseries and cafes.
The rooms at the Peninsula rooms are elegantly decorated with a modern flair, incredibly spacious, and the first class service is impeccable. While I love to relax on vacation, I do always find time to squeeze in a workout. Their gym is equipped with top of the line equipment (…and sometimes an exhausting workout calls for a little R&R in their gorgeous spa). If you’re searching for Christmas-inspired ambiance in Paris, search no further: the hotel lobby showcases a life-size ginger bread house and the entire hotel is adorned holiday light, ribbons, poinsettias and chic ornaments.
Ready for an evening out on the town? Start off with a Nedi Martini at the beautiful rooftop restaurant & bar where you’ll catch a fantastic view of the eiffel tower. Here’s an insider tip: Try dinner at one of my top 3 favorite restaurants – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Lou Lou, L’Avenue and then head to Hotel Costes for a drink and a glimpse of the Parisian it-crowd.