The bedroom suites are adorned by tadelakt, a Moroccan plastering technique, and have local antiques, hand-woven carpets, and contemporary artifacts and textiles.
Cafe Dov is fast becoming a Potts Point institution.
The old car-port and storage area has been transformed into a groovy, relaxing outdoor space – the DOV garden.
There are trellised cherry tomatoes in recycled plastic tubs..
… and occasionally find their way onto the menu..
There are tubs of soft-leafed rocket…
…and more mint.
The Brandenburger Hof is one of those destination hotels.
Of course it helps that it’s a five star hotel with a Michelin star restaurant Die Quadriga.
This is the view from our room of the twinkling bejewelled Christmas Tree in the atrium courtyard.
The one-bedroom suite is modern yet soft and inviting.
… or catch up with some blogging..
luxurious bathroom with heated floors, double vanity, deep bath and roomy shower
beautiful body treatments and a spa suite for a rejuvenating massage…
cocktails and an excellent wine list..
love this mirrored piece..
There are several private dining rooms to book for dinner or a meeting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel can sometimes be spotted here.
Breakfast is the real piece de resistance. It’s more like an elaborate ceremony.
several courses featuring the Nordic staples of yoghurt, eggs…
cheese, fruit, pickled fish and buttered chive bread.
To top off a perfect stay we were able to snaffle up some standing-only tickets to the Berlin gig of Bryan Ferry’s current tour.
Luckily work takes me to Paris every year or so.
This apartment in the 2nd Arrondisement is wonderfully decorated and so comfortable – for one, a couple – or with a pull-out sofa in the lounge a family of four can be easily accommodated.
Special Apartments choose all their apartments very carefully. They are all extremely well-presented, immaculately clean and filled with little homely treasures. And very reasonably priced especially with the current exchange rates.
aaahhhhh…. the kitchen. The essential ingredient in any Parisien apartment just near the main fresh food markets on Rue Montorgueil.