Saturday, October 31, 2009

Joyeux Halloween

Halloween used to be my favorite holiday back in the States. It’s still my fave in Paris – but not for the crisp fall weather or imported candy corn.

It’s a chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the best real estate in town.

Trick or treating involves begging strangers for sweets. Let’s just say that’s something the French don’t really appreciate.

So there’s only one solution.

Host a party in a private Parisian mansion where there’s all the doors you need – and more.

You know you’re celebrating Halloween in Paris when:

- Kids use Chloé shopping bags as trick-or-treat sacks

- Moms give out individually wrapped Hédiard chocolate squares because “that’s all I had in the house!”

- An army of nannies/au pairs dole out the candy when the children come knocking.

- Mommy’s “treat” while the kids OD on KitKats is Pierre Hermé macaroons washed down with a flute of champagne. The “trick” is to pry the Fries away from the portable crèpe stand manned by the household help.

Let me tell you, it feels like a long way from the pumpkin patch back home...

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