If you followed along during my recent month-long trip to Paris you’ll know one of my favorite parts of life in Paris is a slow morning or lingering afternoon at a Parisian café. People watching, sipping a noisette or a glass of wine, and just soaking in the energy of the city. Cafés are as […]

15 Most Instagrammable Cafés in Paris


March 21, 2023

Spring Paris Packing List

There’s a reason that so many songs feature lyrics about springtime in Paris – it’s an absolutely beautiful time to visit the City of Light. I love returning to Paris in the spring as it begins to bloom and Spring remains one of the most popular times for my Paris, Perfected clients to visit as […]

Spring in Paris Packing List


March 20, 2023

This week I felt like I *finally* kicked jet lag. I started a new book, I began a new Peloton program and I got to catch up with friends. After having family in town last weekend, this weekend is all about self care. I’m getting a massage, trying a new spot for dinner with a […]

Meghan Donovan in Paris Eiffel Tower street

The Weekly Edit


March 17, 2023

Sarah Flint Natalie Slingback at Paris Cafe

Many years ago, as I got older and as my lifestyle evolved as well, I really leaned into building a capsule wardrobe of high quality items. I made a list of capsule wardrobe essentials and decided to hone in my shopping on quality over quantity. I began to spend less at fast fashion spots and […]

Capsule Wardrobe Basics: High Quality Items To Build On


March 16, 2023

With Paris travel booming again this year, I know so many of you are preparing for flights to Paris. As the founder of Paris, Perfected I have taken loads of red eye flights from New York City to Paris and have a variety of tips and products I always have with me that today I […]

What to Pack for a flight to Paris

What to Pack for a Flight to Paris


March 15, 2023

Caudalie Skincare Review

I have always been one to take good care of my skin. And when I got into my 30s, I doubled down in investing in quality skincare that really works. One of my go-to brands is Caudalie – the French skincare brand known for luxurious, effective clean skincare formulations. I use a lot of their […]

Caudalie Skincare Review


March 14, 2023

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