2011 March 7

Cushnie et Ochs Take On Paris!

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Enjoy the Paris Fashion Week diary of Cushnie et Ochs' Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs.

 

DAY 1: March 1, 2011 


Bright and early, we rushed to the studio and added the last few essentials to our suitcases.  We were meeting Pattie Yankee of Dashing Diva to give us fabulous manicures before our trip.  The manicures last up to 3 weeks, which is unheard of!!  We were incredibly excited. The day continued as usual, and then we were off to the airport at 6 p.m..  Low and behold, it was quite the fashionable flight, with everyone from Joe Zee to Alejandro Ingelmo on board.

 

 

DAY 2: March 2, 2011 

 

We're staying at the gorgeous little boutique hotel, Hotel Castille on rue Cambon, not far from our showroom at the Westin around the corner.  The beautiful Parisian day was unfortunately spent mostly in the hotel room setting up for market appointments.  We finally unwound at Le Chateaubriand, a great restaurant in the 11th arrondissement, with a mouth-watering tasting menu, plenty of red wine and a laid-back ambience.  The wait for a table was agonizing, but well worth it. 

 

 

DAY 3: March 3, 2011 

 

Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. After that came food, of course. Lunch at Bar Castiglione – a little chilly sitting outside, but definitely worth it for the people-watching and the delicious onion soup. After lunch, we joined our sales director Laura at the Westin for a few appointments, and then some well-deserved shopping.  Après le shopping – champagne and espresso, the perfect blend of fun and fancy in 2 simultaneous drinks. Then it was time to get all dressed up for dinner at  le Restaurant.  A little old and romantic for said clientele, but totally sexy, with leopard floors and red velvet seats.  The food was lovely—very lovely, in fact—but we were definitely the youngest girls in the joint. Then off to random Irish bar in the First.  There were Irish violins and all!  Violins are the devil! We then headed to drinks at Hotel Costes– sexy, dark, all good.  Lots of fabulous drinks and sexy men! We practiced our French. 

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