Paris Fashion Week Begins with a Dose of Hot Chocolate
Condé Nast Traveler Style Director Mark Connolly has just arrived in Paris following a weeklong stint covering Milan's fashion week. Judging from his report, below, traveling makes Mark very hungry.
Well, I'm finally in Paris! The fashion shows don't start until tonight, so I have a bit of down time. Am staying--as always--at the Hotel Meurice on rue de Rivoli (great location, amazing service), which is a short walk away from one of my favorite stores, W.H. Smith. It's an incredibly well-stocked British bookstore where I load up on all of the hottest European fashion magazines. Then I take them and myself a short walk down to Angelina's on rue de Rivoli for my favorite pig-out lunch, the Angelina salad. Foie gras, avocado, artichoke hearts, and a hard-boiled egg. I defy you to finish one. This is then followed by the holiest of holies of a dessert, which they are famous for at Angelina's, the Mont Blanc. Chestnut puree filled with whipped cream! Some brave souls actually have this with Angelina's super-rich hot chocolate (which is just melted chocolate, I swear). Definitely not a size zero now. I'm sensing the beginnings of a food obsession during this week. Watch this space . . .