Must-See Excess

5ruedaunouLinda Donahue, Editor-in-Chief of, recently asked me to fill out a questionnaire about some of the places I love in Paris. For an indecisive person such as myself (which I prefer to think of as open-minded, curious, and appreciative), making choices like this can be like deciding which of my children I’m leaving at home while I go on vacation. But with her category of “Place for Cocktails,” I had no such qualms.

Part of the fun of going to the Hemingway Bar is what I lovingly call the “Walk of Shame” (as in shameful excess), the long hallway one marches along to reach the back of the hotel where the bar is. And along the way, one can find some very elegant and expensive as well as over-the-top tacky-ish items to lust over, buy, or snicker about.

So here is a photo essay from the last time I walked through. Enjoy the lovely Walk of Shame. And to read about my other favorites I wrote about for Linda, go to Parisien Salon.

2 Responses to “Must-See Excess”

  1. Comment by aimie | 08/01/10 at 9:03 pm

    Beth, I really enjoyed reading this article. I am totally new to ‘blogging’ but having recently started a new job for a hotel in Paris, I have been assigned the task of creating one. It has only just been submitted on line but I’m utterly desperate for the first comment. I’ve been writing a post on the most romantic places in Paris. I had hoped to avoid all the typical cliches – the Eiffel Tower etc but unfortunately I’m much of an English tourist in Paris. I would be ever so grateful if you could post a short comment, maybe suggesting somewhere interesting? I love your idea of the ‘Walk of Shame’! All the best, Aimie x

  2. Comment by Beth Arnold | 08/03/10 at 11:33 am

    Hi Aimie, thanks for your comment–and I gave you one. Good luck with your blog! Best, Beth

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