1.618 Sustainable Luxury 2012

Luxury and sustainable development may sound like polar opposites, but green pioneers gathered at a Paris show at the weekend were betting on a cleaner, fairer future for the industry. Created in 2010, the four-day Paris event, dubbed “1.618 Sustainable Luxury”, brought together some 40 firms, inventors and foundations, that aim to reconcile luxury with … Continued

Fire destroys luxury cars in Place Vendome

The wealthiest square in Paris was evacuated last Thursday after a huge fire broke out underneath the French capital’s Ritz hotel. Dozens of people were treated for smoke inhalation and at least 15 luxury cars were destroyed in the blaze in a five-storey underground car park in Place Vendome. France’s Ministry of Justice was among … Continued

W Paris Opéra Hotel opening

The latest outpost of W Hotels, the long-awaited W Paris, has thrown open its doors in the French capital as Paris Fashion Week gets underway. The W Paris offers 91 guest rooms going from €340 per night and overlooking the grandiose Opéra Garnier — Paris’s distinctly more traditional landmark opera house.

Cointreau Privé by Alexis Mabille

After a first edition hosted by Dita Von Teese at l’Hotel Particulier Montmartre and a stop in London, le Cointreau Privé is coming back to Paris. Hosted by Fashion designer Alexis Mabille, for 2 months beginning Feb 28 the place will be a revival of the 1920s Parisian craziness and lavishness.