Cole Porter certainly knew what he was talking about when he wrote the hauntingly beautiful “I Love Paris:”

I love Paris in the spring time
I love Paris in the fall
I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles
I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles

I love Paris every moment
Every moment of the year

If Paris is in your travel plans, we have a great deal for you. We are auctioning off four nights in Paris at two very special 5-star hotels. The hotels are the Vernet and the Bel Ami. This is a unique a chance for you to experience the best of Paris in the loving embrace of these legendary hotels which have been polished and renovated to the highest level of excellence. All at a sure-to-be savings auction price.


The Hotel Vernet, Paris

The hôtel Vernet is a sumptuous Parisian building in the legendary and true Haussmann style. An institution which has seen centuries of change, situated in just about the most perfect location, between the golden Triangle of Paris and the Place de l’Etoile on the Champs-Elysées. The 5-star Hotel Vernet just celebrated its 100th birthday by entering the age of modernity. Entirely renovated and refurbished in 2014 by its new owners, the French family owned hotel group, Bessé Signature, the Hotel Vernet revived the tradition of the great Parisian establishments of the chic 8th arrondissement of Paris by offering itself the distinction of a contemporary interior created by Interior designer François Champsaur, who pays tribute to Parisian elegance and French craftsmanship. The V, the restaurant of the Vernet, stands under its monumental stained glass dome designed by the famed Gustave Eiffel. The restaurant is devoted to the pleasures of the senses. The kitchen is visibly accessible through a large window, creating discrete and uninterrupted activity. The eye is drawn around the room, attracted by the many original works of art from contemporary artists, as if wondering in a true Parisian collectors’ residence. On the plates, only simplicity and the precision of taste are to be found. The dishes, designed by Executive Chef Richard Robe highlight the origin and quality of the chosen ingredients, selected to the highest standards. Visit to get a better idea of the elegance of the Vernet.


The Bel Ami, Paris

The heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés beats within the walls of the Hotel Bel Ami. True to the literary tradition of this vibrant Parisian district, stylish relaxation is the order of the day in this contemporary hotel with a welcoming and restful atmosphere. A lively and warm décor infuses the hotel with the dynamic spirit of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Creating a contemporary and elegant setting that caters ideally to the needs of both business and leisure travellers. The Mots Passants is the restaurant of the Hotel Bel Ami and serves hearty organic brunch, with dishes to satisfy the most refined of palates and the healthiest of appetites at reasonable prices. At Mots Passants, vibrant colors shimmer under the light from a large bay window, book shelves hold a collection of art books, ceiling screens beam down visions of Parisian life, together with a whole range of miscellaneous little objects such as you might find at home, all coming together to create a joyfully contemporary and welcoming atmosphere. There is a striking celebration of culinary pleasures at Mots Passant in the form of a huge suspended feature taking up the words of Guy de Maupasssant: “De toutes les passions, la seule vraiment respectable me paraît être la gourmandise” (Of all the passions, the only one which seems respectable to me is the passion for good food). Visit to see more on the beautiful Bel Ami.

The retail value of these four nights is $2000, even higher in peak times. The stays include buffet breakfasts. We will consider any reasonable bid. The winner will have until October 2015 to use the winning certificate and we are only offering one stay. The offer is, of course, subject to availability. The nights may be taken all at once, four in a row, or two nights and two nights at different times. Interested? Call our Editor Bill Tomicki at (805) 969-5848 or email him at

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