Puttin’ On The Ritz


Go to Place Vendome in Paris and there you will find the world famous Ritz Hotel. I don’t venture there very often but a friend of mine wanted to look at their flower arrangements. Apparantly they have a new florist so we stopped by. The security guy inside the front door looked at us with a fishy eye but let us in anyway.


Here is a large flower arrangement in a salon. He, the floral designer, likes to use black glass I’m told.


A closeup of the flowers. You can see the reflection of the beautiful room in the mirror. We sat there on a couch for a little while and just enjoyed the ambience.


There was even a fireplace burning real wood. An employee came by every twenty minutes or so to keep it going and to fluff up the cushions. Such luxury.

5 thoughts to “Puttin’ On The Ritz”

  1. I’ve heard about the old Ritz flower arranger.

    A friend of mine went to a cooking school there, in the basement, 15 years ago, and she took a few of us on a visit.

  2. Now you have made that song “putting on the Ritz” start a loop in my head! At least it is a fun song!!

    I love how you have access to these gorgeous places, and how you share the photos. I miss things like this so much – and it’s good to be reminded that there are places of grace and elegance (even if I can not visit them right now).

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