An artist's rendition...
...of the beauty to come.
Opened this past April, Ralph Lauren's latest addition to his vast empire, at 173 Saint Germain in Paris, is stunning. While I've only seen pictures of this rather grand store from his website, I've feel as if I've been there. (Without the transatlantic flight and jet lag, of course.) The wooden-framed elevator is more than magnificent, but given the opportunity to ascend the marble staircase could easily leave one with the first of many tough decisions to be made on a visit to the store. One good thing of about Mr. Lauren's store is how each department is beautifully boutiqued; each room executed in a particular clothing line, e.g. Purple label, Black Label, Blue Label, et al, along with that line's accessories. You can quite believably spend hours in just one locale. (Well, I could, at least - and often too have.)
After a long day of shopping, what better way to unwind than with a cocktail (and lunch) at Ralph's, The Restaurant.
An American In Paris...
Polo Ralph Lauren
I was born in the country, but brought up in the big city, with hopes of always maintaining the charm, wit and character of a southern, sophisticated
gentleman. In my goal to live more passionately & purposefully, here are just a few things that I've learned and experienced along the way, making my journey more interesting, and more importantly, easier.