Dress Like A Parisian: Luxury Basics


  So you want to stock your closet with clothes fit for the French? Although the concept is pretty foreign to most American consumers, the French live by their “luxury basics.” That is, the French buy higher quality, more expensive products for their day-to-day wear and spend very little on their splurge … Read more

Preparing for Your Trip to Paris: How to Rent an Apartment


  Renting an apartment in Paris makes all the difference, but not many travelers know how to approach a rental. Hotels are straightforward – but how do you rent an apartment abroad? When is best to rent? What kind of documents do you need? How do you pick one? I’ve asked my … Read more

Coming Soon: Beatles Anniversary Dinner


  All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. -Charles M. Schulz After a great Alsace Wine Dinner a few weeks ago, the beast + bottle crew are throwing together another multi-course meal on Thursday, 2/20. This time, the crew is paying homage to the Beatles’ … Read more

Closet Transitions: Winter to Spring


  This is one of my favorite times of the year. We still have the coziness of Winter and a fresh, bright Spring is on the horizon. Days are getting longer and after cleaning out last year’s closet, my wardrobe is in a lovely transition. My big, burly coats are going back … Read more