Monday, November 28, 2011

World's Best Places to Visit

World's Best Places to Visit

Have trouble believing why we love Paris so much? Our countless blogs have yet to convince you that Paris is a MUST VISIT city... movies don't have you hooked either? Here is just one more reason why you HAVE to go to Paris...

US News Travel does a list of the 25 best places to visit around the world and guess what is number one on that list.... ding ding ding, if you said Paris you are CORRECT! Check out the link to see more about Paris and the other cities that made it into the top 25...


What's your favorite place to go?


Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris

Are you in Paris this year for Thanksgiving and worried about how to celebrate the holiday... don't fret, we found some helpful tips for those Americans overseas for the holiday!

Check out this link for more information http://www.venere.com/blog/celebrate-thanksgiving-paris/

OR visit our facebook page to find out EVEN MORE! www.facebook.com/CJTours

Happy Turkey Day!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NFL Women's Line

NFL Women's Line

For those of you women out there who enjoy football as much as me, then today's topic is right up your alley! Suzanne Johnson, wife of JETS coach Woody Johnson, has decided to help the NFL launch its revamped women's collection according to WWD. Johnson says "They could have taken a supermodel, who is going to look good in a paper bag. But we are the ones wearing the clothes when we cheer on our teams every week." SO TRUE!

She started by rounding up her pals and wearing green Jets jerseys to Badgley Mischka's runway show which got quite a positive response!

In addition to the NFL women's line, all 32 teams have pieces for college girls through the Victoria's Secret Pink collection. All gear is being sold through team stadium shops, select retailers such as Kohls, and through NFLshop.com.

According to WWD, as if that wasn't enough, fans can get fashion tips about how to show their team pride via NFL.com/women. They also explain that the NFL now has a 44% female fan base and about 350,000 women attending games each week... nice work sports fans!

This past Sunday, Suzanne Johnson hosted the first women's wear pop-up event before the Jets/Patriots game. "I have wanted a Jets jersey, and I have been wearing little boys' small for too many years."

She created a pregame Miami-nightclub-inspired shopping experience... where fans could browse racks of NFL-inspired apparel, handbags, footwear, and jewelry.

O wait.... THERE'S MORE! Besides an accessories collaboration, the NFL will most likely team up with Tiffany & Co. for the Super Bowl in 2014... I wonder what that could mean!!!

To find out more... check out WWD for the full story... or check out the clothes on NFLshop.com for yourself!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Travel Tip Tuesday


Travel Tip Tuesday

International Student Identification Card... don't know what it is? Well I am about to tell you!

The ISIC card, as it is most frequently referred to, is basically your shot at countless discounts. Besides discounts... which let's be honest, what could be better?!?... it's easy to obtain and cheap! TRUST me on this one... I have used it MANY times and it's well worth it!

You can use it to take advantage of offers on travel, shopping, museums and more.

Who's able to get one of these cards? Any full time student from age 12- 102... full time being 15 hours per week and at least 12 weeks per year.

For those of you who are still under 26 or have children under the age of 26, but are no longer students... don't worry there is a card for you as well that provides similar discounts!

Teachers and professors... they didn't forget about you... you can obtain the International Teacher Card... phew!

The best part is that you can order your card online... or if you prefer to go into one of their many locations... this is an option as well!

I am sure I sound like a sales person for ISIC, but hopefully many of you can use this card to your benefit with friends and family... don't believe me?! Visit the site for yourself....



Safe Travels!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Versace for H&M

Versace for H&M

Yes Please! For those of you who LOVE Versace but can't afford it... it's your lucky day! As many people have been anticipating... Versace presented their line for H&M last night to a packed house in New York City.

According to the New York Times, Women's fashion section... "The collection, studded with gold medallions and covered in loud, tropical prints, gave a respectful nod to Versace’s 1980s self while simultaneously clocking a lot of what’s trending now, namely dynamic prints, minibags, head scarves, chokers and flouro pastels." Click the link below to see more pictures and read more about the line!

The collection will be available in select stores on Nov 19th... start counting down!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

The name alone I'm sure evokes a number of reactions... for those of you who are fans of this fashion icon would be happy to know that from Nov 10-13 there will be a two day photo exhibition at New York's Milk Gallery. There they will show her "transformation from angelic teenager to the glamorous, sophisticated, platinum sexpot that became her visual legacy." Check out WWD to see the full story!

She managed to embrace scandalous innocence in a way that no other woman since has managed to accomplish. Whether you love to hate her, love her films, photographs, or hearing about the latest scandal, Marilyn Monroe had her own style that people to this day still emanate.

Dior has re-created this black dress which will also be part of an exhibition preview today and today only! A great quote from Staley of the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York, about Marilyn, accurately sums up her charm... "The key to it is that she has been so photographed, and was so photogenic that, in a way, people are drawn to her image even more than her movies."

If you are in and around New York, head over to Milk Gallery and have a look for yourself!

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Travel Tip Tuesday

Travel Tip Tuesday

You have to see it to believe it...

You hear things through the grapevine and of course who's to know what's real and what's fake... well after many years of testing this theory, it's safe to see this works!

For an unknown reason to me... if you have the answer PLEASE share I would be delighted to know... if you book a flight on Tuesday night it's always cheaper! I am sure you are thinking... this lady is crazy! But trust me I have tested this time and time again and each time it has proved to be correct.

So I dare you to take the challenge... look at flights tonight and then look again tomorrow and you will see no deals and an increase in price... or try Monday night and then look again Tuesday... no matter what it's always the same!

Safe Travels!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Fashion at a Glance

Fashion at a Glance

If you are like me, then some weeks you are sooo in your own world you miss everything that goes on around you. Well last week was one of those weeks... which now leaves me trying to catch up on what happened... in the next 5 minutes... hmph.

In trying to sift through my WWD's, I stumbled across "15 vital pieces of info you might have missed this week"... can we say PERFECT?!

Take a look and click stories that sound appealing to you... and skip over the rest that you can... well... leave for another day...


Happy Reading!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Bistros

Bistros

Do you love the new trendy Paris bistro or the iconic Paris staples? No matter what you choose, the Paris Bistro, for me, is one of my guiltiest pleasures…more about a state of mind. Brasseries are great for on the go but a lovely Bistro is where you go to bask in the French experience, breathe in the perfumes of well cooked food and a great glass of wine.

Travel and Leisure has showcased a few this past month, both iconic and chic. They are predicting great things for Septime in the 11th arrondisment with its “farmer chic vibe” and “poetic…deliciousness”. As much as I have taken mental notes on this and other recommendations, I can’t always help myself from going back to a few favorites.

Chez l’Ami Jean is just around the corner from my resting place so you might say I go there for convenience sake…not true. Well maybe a wee little bit… but just thinking about the lingering meals with just the right wine and carefully packing dessert into the minutest of space left afterwards leaves me…well…not quite daintily drooling. Chez l’Ami Jean 27 rue Malar

I do venture out of the seventh though for one Bistro that really epitomizes the Bistro experience…. Bistro Paul Bert. The food, the atmosphere, the people, the food ….did I mention the food. All orchestrated by one of my heroes…I really like food, don’t I! Well, when in Paris who doesn’t.


Anyway, if you venture over to Paul Bert, one of our favorite shopping guides…Angela just might give you a wink and a smile and serve some of the best Bistro fare in Paris…at least according to me. Bistro Paul Bert 18 rue Paul Bert 11th.

Bon app├ętit!


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Travel Tip Tuesday

Travel Tip Tuesday

Check out this handy link that provides a list of AWESOME travel tips... where to get the lowest airfare, getting the best seat in coach (who even knew there was a way to do that!), best days to fly, best credit cards for frequent flyer miles... and the list continues!


Enjoy! Safe Travels!