Anita C, Seattle

What a wonderful adventure! I still can’t believe all that Globe Bleu was able to arrange during my short visit to Paris. My makeover at the exclusive Maison Calavas salon was such a treat. I love my beautiful customized compact featuring my new “signature” cosmetics. What particularly impressed me was Globe Bleu’s ability to open doors to behind-the-scenes experiences. I shall never forget my tour of Cartier’s “hidden” atelier where the very high-end custom jewelry is made – or the chance to wear a $10.5-million diamond necklace for an hour! Getting to tour Musée Baccarat with the curator was another experience I’ll long remember. All these wonderful places – Maison Calavas, Cartier, Musée Baccarat – treated me like a queen, offering me Champagne while I shopped (and boy did I). The people couldn’t have been warmer or more accommodating. Also fabulous: the food! Being able to dine at Cercle de l’Union Interalliee – a prestigious private club most travelers could never gain access to – was impressive…as was my intimate dinner cruise (2 Michelin stars) on the Seine. When I return to Paris (soon, I hope!), I definitely want to stay at the Raphael again. Nothing beats eating breakfast on a private terrace overlooking the Arc de Triomphe! Anita C. from Seattle