Linda Donahue, Editor-in-Chief of ParisienSalon.com, 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.