Paris Fashion Week came round fast this summer. Or at least it seemed so to the Sybaritic Single, who had been “beyond busy” hopping from one luxury hotel to another. His schedule allowed him to fly to Paris only for a day this time, just to attend his favourite Dior show.
As much as he adores Hôtel Plaza Athénée which is institutional during the fashion week, a mere 24 hours in France meant that he had to focus on one arrondissement, with Ritz Paris being at the heart of it. The other two happening places were within walking distance: Place de la Madeleine and Hôtel Costes.
Occupying a central table in Bar Vendôme is a must during the fashion week as this is where everyone who is anyone normally is during the day. Its new refreshing, on-trend cocktail menu impressed the Sybaritic Single with its style and precision. The sublime ‘Délice à la rhubarbe’ mixed by Andy Soto Bustos became his new favourite.
A bit of caviar is always on the menu, and a table at Caviar Kaspia in Madeleine is the place to meet Olivier Rousteing enjoying his portion with baked potato and sour cream (the Sybaritic Single prefers his own au naturel, without potato or condiments). The crowd there is always great, one can spend the evening going from one table to another, talking to the fashion’s great and good.
The darkened corners of Hôtel Costes, closer to 2 AM, is another fuzzy fashion pack hangout. Having downed copious amounts of rosé Champagne at the so-well-planned Dior after-party, the Sybaritic Single enjoyed a modest pot of mint tea in the hotel’s garden, served by a heavily tattooed waiter wearing a skimpy outfit. As the moon was shining bright high above Rue Saint-Honoré, he enjoyed observing the heavily perfumed place that always looks more like a luxury brothel than a luxury hotel. Darling.