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Eat: L’Ecluse François 1er, Paris

Eat: L’Ecluse François 1er, Paris

If you have one chance for a quintessential Parisian lunch, head directly to L’Ecluse François 1er in the 8th. Sink into a rich butterscotch leather banquette, sip a glass of wine or l’eau avec gas, order the lunch special of the day, whatever that may be, and listen to Ray Charles playing softly from the hidden speakers and enjoy.

Stay: Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Stay: Palace Hotel, San Francisco

The Palace Hotel in San Francisco is indeed San Francisco’s first luxury hotel, iconic, with gorgeous architectural details. But iconic luxury can come at the sacrifice of comfort. We stayed here and can share the good and the not-so-good about staying here.