Exterior view of the Pantheon in Paris
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When in Paris…

July 16, 2019

"To know Paris is to know a great deal."
– Henry Miller

California dreaming

Hôtel Plaza Athénée’s La Terrasse Montaigne host its Californian alter ego, The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Cabana Café, through November. The two legendary Dorchester Collection properties have recreated the ‘casual chic’ feel of the West Coast’s most glamorous hotel on Paris’s most fashionable avenue – including green and white striped seats, banana leaf print cushions and other elements in spot-on California style.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée
25 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, T. +33 1 53 67 66 65

Cabana Cafe setup at Hotel Plaza Athenee
Brunch table setup at Le Meurice Paris

Sunday feast

There is perhaps nothing more civlised than champagne Sunday brunch in Paris. Le Meurice hosts its own in splendour overlooking the Jardin des Tuileries. Held between 12pm and 2pm, enjoy a selection of crisp, melt-in-the-mouth pastries and a selection of hot dishes for table service, from supreme of devilled chicken to grilled lobster with matchstick fries. Sunday leisure at its finest.

Le Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
T. +33 1 44 58 10 10


The childish mind of Antoon Krings

The work of the French artist-illustrator of children’s literature, Antoon Krings, comes to light in over 500 pieces celebrating the magical and imaginative world of nature, gardens and insects such as Queen Bee, pictured here.

Until 8 September 2019
Les Drôles de Petites Bêtes (Tall Tales from the Magical Garden of Antoon Krings)
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli, 75001
T. +33 1 44 55 57 50

The childish mind painting of Antoon Krings
Inside Hotel Plaza Athenee Bar

Champagne, anyone?

Dom Pérignon brings some of its most exceptional vintages to the elegant bar of Hôtel Plaza Athénée. The rare selection, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world, is to be savoured onsite or added to a fine wine collector’s private cellar: white and rosé champagne, including Vintage, P2 (requiring 16 years of elaboration), P3 (requires 25 years) as well as Magnum, Jeroboam, and Mathusalem bottles.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée
25 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
T. +33 1 53 67 66 65


Les Nabis et le Décor

The pioneers of modern décor known as Les Nabis, Bonnard, Vuillard, Maurice Denis, Sérusier, Ranson defended an art intended to decorate contemporary interiors. Joyous and rhythmic, the exhibition aims to reconstitute as completely as possible some of the major collections they produced.

Les Nabis et le Décor
Until 30 June 2019, Musée du Luxembourg,
19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006, +33 1 46 34 31 19

Woman In A Striped Dress 1895 by Edouard Vuillard
Le Meurice Estelle Niveau has been awarded the 2019 International David Campbell Trophy for “Best Receptionist of the Year”.


Le Meurice’s Estelle Niveau has been awarded the 2019 International David Campbell Trophy for “Best Receptionist of the Year”. The competition, held in London, saw her as the only French person on the podium. Her excellent service and smile have found their just reward.

Le Meurice
228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
T. +33 1 44 58 10 10


A local legend

This year earned Werner Küchler the title “Best Iconic Employee” at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards. His mix of expertise, spontaneity and impeccable manners has been delighting clients at Hôtel Plaza Athénée’s Relais Plaza for over forty years – including legendary actress Marlene Dietrich who once cooked a Boeuf Bourguignon for him. An icon, indeed.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée
25 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
T. +33 1 53 67 66 65

Werner Kuchler Restaurant Manager Relais Plaza at Hotel Plaza Athenee
Hotel Plaza Athenee pyjama for infant with red and white stripe
Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Plaza Pyjamas

Hôtel Plaza Athénée, in collaboration with loungewear brand Piu Lifestyle, has created exclusive pyjamas for stylish sleeping. The red and white striped cotton ensemble comes with a matching small purse, and in sizes for big and small.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée
25 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
T. +33 1 53 67 66 65

Riviera centenary luggage in pink colour
La Bagagerie, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Pretty in pink

Globe-Trotter, “The World’s Most Famous Suitcases”, creates truly beautiful and well-crafted luggage. This season’s ‘Riviera’ collection includes a variety of fresh and breezy colours such as the delightful hue ‘Pink Lemonade’. Available just steps from Le Meurice, in preparation for the next escapade.

La Bagagerie
11 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75001
T. +33 1 47 42 79 13

3 seaters sofa with vibrant wall background in window light
Talva Design

On the wall

Time to go XXL on design ideas for the home with the 2019 wallpaper collection for Wall&Deco by artist and designer Tal Waldman. A definitive conversation-starter, a truly distinctive way to illuminate and define a space.


Richard Mille watch in rose gold colour
Richard Mille, avenue Matignon

A true talisman

Cult watchmaker Richard Mille launches a timepiece for the ladies: the RM 71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman, weaving together the high-performance technicity for which his watches are known and sculptural qualities of fine jewellery with sparkling diamonds, mother-of-pearl, onyx and black sapphires.

Richard Mille
17 avenue Matignon, 75008
T. +33 1 40 15 10 00

Berry Lapis Chrysoprase Pearl Pendant
David Morris, rue Saint-Honoré


London jeweller David Morris has a range of fun and flirty jewels just in time to meet the best of summer fruits: the Berry collection, inspired by the small nutrient-packed delicacies direct from nature’s bounty.

David Morris
364 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
T. +33 1 40 41 18 41

Valentino Rockstud Spike Flap Bag Quilted Printed Leather
Valentino, avenue Montaigne


Just steps from Hôtel Plaza Athénée, the Valentino boutique has the season’s cutest cult accessory: ValentinoTKY, hailing from a Japanese manga-inspired capsule collection under the auspices of designers of Pierpaolo Piccioli and Sarah Andelman.

17/19 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
T. +33 1 47 23 64 61

A pair of green berluti sneakers
Berluti, rue Marbeuf

Spring fling

Kris Van Assche’s spring/summer 2019 capsule collection for Berluti, includes chunky leather trainers capturing the collection’s colour scheme in black, white, red, blue and green. A masculine must-have for the sunnier season.

Berluti, 26 rue Marbeuf, 75008,
T. +33 1 53 93 97 97
9 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75001
T. +33 1 58 18 57 86

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© Yaffa Assouline for Collect magazine N°25

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