Friday, August 8, 2014

Highlights from The Ooh La La! Paris Tour

It's true, our very first Ooh La La! Paris Tour has officially ended.
Au revoir, Ooh La La! Ladies
We had an amazing tour, starting with a walk through the Latin Quarter (where we stayed at the beautiful four-star Hotel Belloy St. Germain.)  We visited the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral
on our very first day.
We walked through the Tuileries and visited the beautiful Musée de l'Orangerie, where we looked at Monet's waterlilies.

After seeing all that art, we needed some chocolate!  So, the very next day, we visited the famous chocolate-maker Richart Chocolat where Claire explained the history of chocolate to us and we had a fabulous chocolate tasting.  Mmmmmmm!
We visited the Musée D'Orsay.  So much joie de vivre!
That evening, we went on a boat tour of the Seine.
We went to the Louvre Museum, where a certain smiling woman, caused a big ruckus!
In the evening, the handsome (and funny!) Olivier Magny, owner of O Chateau explained the secrets to choosing the right wine.  We had a fun evening of wine tasting.
Madame Cadolle of Maison Cadolle spoke to us about the history of lingerie and how her grandmother invented the modern day bra and freed women from the corsets.
We visited the beautiful Opera Garnier, bien sur.
No Ooh La La! Paris Tour would be complete without learning about fragrance and the art of perfume-making at the Musée Fragonard.
The amazing Micheline Tanguy, a Paris re-imaging expert talked to the Ooh La La! ladies about the importance of selecting your color, how to walk like a French woman, and of course, the art of savoir faire.
On Saturday, a few of us visited the flea market in Vanves, and a few slept in or spent a a morning in a cafe, absorbing all that Frenchie-Frenchness!  Pretty, non?
Oh, and we shopped!
We learned about the different lingerie brands at the iconic Paris store, Bon Marché and the Ooh La La! Ladies tried on some lovely little fripperies, with the help of Kate Kemp-Griffin of Paris Lingerie Tours.
And then, we shopped some more...and oh dear, it was time to say au revoir to Paris and to our new friends who we will see at the Ooh La La! Reunion Tour!  

Until next time!  A bientot, mon amis!


  1. And a wonderful time was had by all, bien sur! Thanks for posting your photographs, Jamie--not as good as being there with you, but I got a vicarious thrill.

    Luanna Elena Devenis

    1. My pleasure, dear Luanna! My apologies for taking so long to answer you! Bon weekend, mon amie! xo Jamie

  2. Oh Jamie! I'm terribly late after a blogging hiatus, but I have been thinking of you and the tour! So wonderful to see these photos of the joyful group and fabulous destinations, c'est magnifique! Thank you for sharing these...
    Ooh La La indeed!! You created such a memorable bouquet of experiences for these ladies...brava to you...
    I hope you are now having a relaxing start to Autumn! Still looking forward to meeting you in Mpls. ;))
    - Irina

    1. Dear Irina--Thank you so much for this lovely note. You are so sweet and gracious and I'm so thrilled to know you! Wishing you a beautiful Autumn and yes, I still want to come to Minneapolis! Much love, Jamie


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