Le déjeuner avec Le Petit Paris
In Los Angeles in 1913 a luxury hotel called Hotel Stowell sat in the Financial District of Downtown on Spring Street and 4th. Flash forward to 103 years later and what was once the lobby of this grand building has been transformed into one of the most genuinely French experiences I've had, well, anywhere. Le Petit Paris is this French restaurant situated in an art deco lobby that makes one feel as though they are noshing on Croque Madames onboard the Titanic. Trés Chic, non? I had a lot of fun practicing the French I've learned in l'ecole with my waitstaff- everyone from the chefs to the management is authentically Parisian. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch which consisted of such delicious plates as Lobster Eggs Benedict and the most amazing Croque Madame I've EVER had. Le Petit Paris also has an extensive cocktail menu with a full bar, and great wines by the glass and by the bottle.
Le Petit Paris also has an adorable boutique next door appropriately called "La Boutique" that carries assorted French chocolates, macaroons, candles, specialty oils, and other assorted gifts. They carry one of a kind treasures, some of which can mostly only be found in France. I highly recommend checking out their adorable boutique before or after your next lunch or dinner there!
For the day I opted to wear a mid-length casual dress in a blue and brown floral pattern from Free People. It unintentionally matched the wallpaper, woops! Here I'm holding a specialty olive oil from France called L'huile de D'Olive by Château d'Estoublon in their Art Deco spray bottle design. It is packaged in a beautiful crystal perfume bottle but actually extremely delicious olive oil! A great buy to showcase in your kitchen or to give as a gift, I plan on tricking a few friends into thinking I've given them perfume as a gift in the near future ;)