The qualities that make Hilton Hotels a favorite among business travelers should suggest to those vacationing in Paris that such an oasis is just what they need. After all, being a tourist is often harder work than being on the job.
On vacation in my home town, I decide to celebrate the season here as if I were a tourist, seeking the holiday pleasures offered in abundance and letting the city of angels sing its version of Noel to me
The Trianon Palace and Spa in Versailles is a destination in itself. If you go to Paris, even if you want to stay in the center of town for your sightseeing, you should treat yourself to a weekend getaway to this five-star country resort twelve miles outside of the city.
On the Left Bank of Paris in a small shop that has been selling chocolates in the same storefront for over 200 years, the elegant and magical Debaube & Gallais, official chocolate maker to the Kings of France, practices the alchemy that earned them the right to place the Bourbon crest on their boxes
I pass the merry-go-rounds set up at Christmastime all over the city. It is as if the holiday turns the town into one enormous fairground. Practically every square has one with its fairy-tale ornaments and pipe-organ tunes filling the air. I dont know any other place where Christmas celebration is so publicly a part of the daily life of the city.
Last week I was tired and stressed as I drove through Culver City on Washington Boulevard. I passed a row of little shops I have driven by a hundred times. But this time the word Spa in clean-lined letters over one of the doors worked its siren song into my brain.
Cecilia Bartolis vibrant recital of baroque arias last night rocketed the house to its feet with a roar. It took three encores and upwards of ten curtain calls before the packed crowd at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was finished cheering.
The Grand Duchess at the Los Angeles Opera is a fluffy confection with as much icing as cake. Americans love their sweets sweet, and this production shamelessly delivers a veritable Candyland for the eyes and ears.
The Redcat Theater in the Disney Hall Complex opened its fall '05 season with the US premiere of a dance/theater piece by JoJI Inc.Erase-E(X) fuses choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Isabella Soupart and The Wooster Group for a mind-bending dance experience.