Paris | Expert Panel

January 30, 2024

Today we’re indulging in fine cuisine, going behind the scenes of couture fashion houses like Chanel and Dior, and delving into some of the world’s most important traditions in art. Paris, the City of Light, has always been at the forefront of luxury, indulgence, and craftsmanship.

Joining me to chat on all things art, fashion, and history are my friends Leah Walker and Philippe Hertzberg, two of our partners for ultra-special experiences in Paris.

We discuss everything from art history, to the nostalgic periods of the Belle Epoch and the 20s, to fine jewelry houses and mixology.



Listen to hear:

  • 01:58 – About our guests’ favorite spot in Paris
  • 03:47 – How their background helps in sharing their love for the city
  • 07:45 – What major eras defined Paris’ history
  • 11:25 – About the time Picasso and Hemingway were in town
  • 14:75 – How the last century shaped the culture of modern-day Paris
  • 17:01 – What Paris is not known for but it should be
  • 21:37 – Why you can find new trends in the food scene here
  • 23:28 – How the city became a center for fashion
  • 26:57 – Where the stereotype that French people are rude came from
  • 32:19 – About the special experiences they created for their clients
  • 43:25 – What the best off the beaten path adventure you can have here is
  • 47:20 – Why they recommend a few smaller museums for a visit as well
  • 50:27 – How they have a favorite memory of a past guest
  • 52:15 – About their favorite choices in the city
  • 56:14 – What you will learn about the world and humanity by visiting Paris

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