I won’t always update you here when I post on House of Valentina (so please subscribe there, too!) but this Kid Friendly Paris Rental through Kid & Coe is something I wanted to make sure you saw since I posted it before the site officially launched. This Paris flat is located within walking distance to Sacre […]

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The Merci Shop in Paris has been on my Paris bucket list for years. In fact, the last time we visited a few years ago we were headed to it when my husband pitched a fit about visiting a store rather than an iconic Parisian landmark and convinced me to forget it.  He has, obviously, […]


Monsieur Bleu

by Tina on July 23, 2015

in Food, France, Paris

I don’t know if a visit to Monsieur Bleu is in the cards for us for this trip to Paris, but it is certainly on the top of my list.  With an interior designed by one of my personal favorites, Joseph Dirand, I feel giddy and a little weak at the knees, just thinking about dining at […]

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We are starting to get super excited about our upcoming trip to Paris, Lisbon, and Porto.  With less than a week until we leave, we are starting to think through what we will pack, what we want to do, and, if you ask my husband and kids, what we will eat.  I, personally, cannot wait […]


We are in the midst of planning a trip to Paris this summer and are trying to hunt down a super cool, affordable and family friendly place to stay while we are there.  While that may seem like a tall order, Hotel Henriette seems to fit the bill and is quite a find as it […]