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by Ida Hsiang
For day three of the spring 2011 couture shows from Paris, Elie Saab created ooh-and-aah worthy confections that were just aching for a little red carpet, Jean Paul Gaultier rabble-roused with a punk-meets-Pigalle-inspired show, and the house of Valentino presented moody Victorian-era separates.Read more about the couture shows for these designer labels by clicking over to our friends at Stylelist!
by Anna Yu
If you're ever in the mood to go to the City of Lights with your sweetheart and you're looking to splurge, I can't think of a better place than One by the Five. Founded by the hip Five Hotel across the street, One by the Five is a single suite hotel where only the guests have the key and all the privacy they need for a romantic stay. Amenities include L'Occitane toiletries, free wifi, and breakfast is served in your room. As the ultimate romantic getaway destination, the suite quickly seduces you in every room. The living room walls are covered in closeup details of arms, legs, and faces of statues. The kitchen provides everything you need for seduction like champagne and raspberries. Finally, the bedroom has satin bedding, and a closed circuit television system so you and your lover can watch (ahem) your bedroom activities. The suite's main attraction is the bed which is suspended three feet above the ground with a facade of a night sky on the floor and ceiling. Located in the Latin Quarter of Paris, you can get some fresh air by walking by the Seine, as well as browsing all the used book dealers. But be honest, I don't think you'll surface for air during your stay. Take a peek at my slideshow to see more!