Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Love Quotes

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Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

This is actually the first Valentine’s Day I decided to google the meaning of Valentine’s day, and ya know, there’s mystery and some dark heavy history there involving; three different saints named Valentine, one particular Saint Valentine who was imprisoned for defying a Roman Emperor named Claudius II, the advent of the season where birds turn up Barry White and do the wild thing, the Christianizing of a pagan fertility festival, goat sacrifice, and the ever-charming festive tradition of slapping of women and dry earth with goat hides (ahhhhh, those were the days).

Somehow, I feel as though I know even less about why February 14th was chosen for Valentine’s Day and how it grew into the big romance production it is today, but I know this: some of my sweetest childhood schoolday memories revolve around Valentine’s Day. Remember the excitement, smiles, and those itty bitty envelopes sealed with kisses?

 Vintage valentine card with cute puppy by #MaryEngelbreit #valentinesday

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

So many big feelings on that day, and that must be why the memories stay crisp and vivid. I recall a Valentine’s Day I had dinner with a man I was dating who would become my husband. We sat in a restaurant booth where he placed into my hands a poem written for me. I read the first line and became so overwhelmed, I pretended to read the rest! I could only stare at the lovely written-in-pencil words and pray my heart would not physically burst from my chest.

I made this valentine especially for YOU:

A beautiful Rumi poem. "The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. they're in each other all along." #Rumi

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

AND. I have decided to take you to Paris to celebrate LOVE day! If you’re feelin’ the love for Hello Lovely, may I suggest in lieu of roses and chocolates, you PIN as many images to your sweet boards as your lovely clicking fingers have the strength to pin? 

Swell.

Let’s have a sip.

Marie Antoinette champagne GIF goblet tower #ParisGIF #champagne #GIF

And a taste.

Marie Antoinette pastry eating GIF #Pastry #GIF

Then we’ll stroll the city streets all day…

Paris Cafe #Parisshop #Pariscolor

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

…oh, the conversations and laughter to be had!

Anais Nin quote I CAN ONLY CONNECT DEEPLY OR NOT AT ALL #AnaisNin

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

And since I’m in the mood for over the top Paris and a timeless getaway, let’s mosey to 15 Place Vendome, oui?

Stunning! Ritz Paris exterior at night. #Parishotel #Parisstreets

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Yes, I do mean Ritz Paris (which was closed for a 4 year renovation
slated to cost $200 million and in the end
reportedly amounted to $450 million.)

Inquiring minds must know! Who headed the design?
Interior designer Thierry Despont.

What hardworking artisans executed the renovations?
800 stonemasons, upholsterers, gilders, and painters.

How many rooms were renovated?
142 rooms and suites, including 15 Prestige Suites
were restored and upgraded with the latest technology.

Which will it be pour vous…a suite or a Prestige Suite?

Ritz Paris guestroom with timeless interior design and luxury decor #ritzparis #frenchprovincial

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Breathtaking feminine romantic pink bathroom renovated Ritz Paris #ritzparis #luxurybathroom #hotelbathroom

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Pablo Neruda poem: I LOVE YOU WITHOUT KNOWING HOW OR WHEN, OR FROM WHERE. #pabloneruda #lovepoem

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Paris Ritz pink luxury bathroom with gold accents #ritzparis #femininedecor #blushpink

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Ritz Paris dining room with luxurious French provincial decor #ritzparis #paneledwalls #French

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

93 percent stardust. We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our bones and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent startdust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

#ParisRitz. After four years of costly renovations, the 19th-Century Ritz Paris reemerged full of splendor. Ritz Paris (Paris, France) - Jetsetter

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

We were together . I forget the rest . #Walt Whitman #lovepoem #lovequote

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

The Windsor Suite at the Ritz Paris. #bluegreen #lightgreen #ritzparis

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Pink details in the Cesar Ritz Suite at the newly renovated Ritz Paris Hotel. #blushpink #RitzParis #FrenchProvincial

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Black and white marble in entry to #RitzParis. Luxury lifestyle, luxury hotel, exclusive design, luxury safes, private collection. For more design news: www.bocadolobo.co…

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

The Ritz Hotel courtyard, Paris #RitzParis #parisrestaurant #frenchcourtyard

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Ritz Paris: Luxury Hotel 5 stars Place Vendôme Reservations #RitzParis #FrenchProvincial #French

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Ritz Paris suite with #romanticdecor #crystalchandelier #RitzParis

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

 Gold accents in a Ritz Paris suite with luxurious paneled walls and decor #RitzParis

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

#RitzParis Eating and drinking at the Ritz is no ordinary experience. This is, after all, where Parisian high society gathered for tea before World War II, where Marcel Proust liked to dine alone, and where Hemingway got soused on dry martinis. Ritz Paris (Paris, France) - Jetsetter

Fantasy Tour of Ritz Paris Hotel & Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Thanks for playing along, valentines. May true love and pure joy be yours.

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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16 Comments

  1. February 14, 2018 / 7:20 am

    Beautiful, beautiful and just lovely……..I was drooling through the post. Thank You!!

    • February 14, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Hahahaha I’m so glad. Happy Love Day, Susan. 🙂

  2. mosie
    February 14, 2018 / 7:23 am

    “We were together. I forget the rest.” I never heard this before, but it might be engraved on my tombstone. A weird thought on Valentine’s Day……but thank you.

    • February 14, 2018 / 9:13 am

      I love it so much too. Happy Love Day. 🙂

  3. Teresa C
    February 14, 2018 / 8:34 am

    You always lift my heart. Thank you for the inspiration. I pray for you and your family each day.

    • February 14, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Happy Love Day, Teresa. I’m grateful for your prayers. xox

  4. Alice Genzlinger
    February 14, 2018 / 9:14 am

    “We were together, I forgot the rest”. Be still my heart❤️

    Happy Valentines Day, Michelle and Hello Lovely❤️

    • February 14, 2018 / 12:19 pm

      Happy Love Day, lovely Alice. xox

  5. February 14, 2018 / 9:49 am

    This has to be the most romantic hotel ever! Thanks for the tour and Happy Valentines Day my fabulous friend ❤️

    • February 14, 2018 / 12:19 pm

      Happy Love Day, lovely one. xox

  6. Mary Anne Komar
    February 14, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    It looks celestial! The colors, the detail, simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing the lovely thoughts and Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • February 14, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Ooooooh, great word, Mary Anne! Celestial is right! xox

  7. Rhonda
    February 15, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Hope your “love” day was special. xoxo Thanks for the beautiful tour and memorable quotes. And, here’s to finding true love in the first line of hand-written poems!

    • February 15, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      You can see right through me, Rhonda. I love that. Peace and love to you. xox

    • February 15, 2018 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks for reading, Emily. 🙂

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