Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris

Ah, Paris. There’s no place like it. I was so happy to be able to spend a week exploring there, and to my pleasant surprise, finding a great similarity to Istanbul (where my family is from). The culture was so similar I easily felt like it was home. I spent most of my time in the Saint Germaine area where I got to stay in 2 lovely hotels, Artus and Madison. Both are central to so many wonderful spots that I walked to most of the cafes, creperies, shops, etc. I loved that the same cafes I went to during the day were equally just as inviting in the evening with a different life to it.

Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse

The Madison Hotel was absolutely stunning. The warm, bright interiors welcome you as soon as you enter, making you feel so cozy. There’s a self-service bar and fruit water right when you enter, along with a beautiful lobby area that goes inward with so many places to sit and unwind. It truly felt like a home away from home.

Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse
Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse
Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse
Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse

A room with a view…. this was what sold me on the Madison hotel. The bright lit, welcoming feeling continued in the room with beautiful, bright interiors, along with a spacious bathroom that had blue stone sinks.

Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse
Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse
Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse
Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse
Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse

Little hand written notes and products were left that were so thoughtful. Their products, RITUAL, easily became one my favorites because the smell was incredible. I remember thinking, “I need this bodywash everywhere I go” and when I returned to my room, there was a special one waiting at my bedside. So, I’m pretty sure they read minds too ;)


The Artus Hotel was a beautifully different experience with a darker lit lobby upon entrance. It was minimal with a stunning bookcase, modern seating, and a coffee station ready for use. I was sad that my time here was so short, but experiencing it was nothing short of wonderful. The staff was so helpful and welcoming and they really knew how to pick their location ;) I couldn’t get over the fact that as soon as you step outside the door, you’re in the midst of so many wonderful cafes and shops. I really didn’t have to leave the area at all.

Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse

The rooms were exceptional, as they had their own balcony with a beautiful view to capture that Parisian experience just perfectly. I couldn’t wait to wake up each morning, grab a coffee downstairs, and hit the streets.

Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse

Artus Hotel also has a bar with even more great views to enjoy. Not to mention, a sauna to wind down in once I was done for the day. Luxury like this might be easy to miss at first glance, but the fact that it’s nestled right in the midst of the best part of town does it justice to seek it out and experience it.

Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse
Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse

They had an open bathroom concept in this room with more RITUAL products (yes!) and a view that was lovely.

Two Hotels You Need to Know in Saint Germaine, Paris // Mel Denisse

For your next Paris visit, don’t miss out on staying at Madison or Artus Hotel.

Welcome to Paris // Hotel Fabric

Hello Paris! I’m so happy to be here. It’s definitely the chillier part of the year, but I loved getting to cozy up in the Hotel Fabric. My stay here was so lovely- everything from the entrance, to the lobby, staff, and the self-service bar which included a selection of teas, coffee, snacks, etc. It truly made the stay feel like home.

Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse

The rooms were so spacious and had a rustic feel to them throughout the entire hotel. The L’Occitane products laid out on the bed and in the bathroom were such a fun extra touch to have. Even the wide windows gave so much air and brightness to the room that I almost didn’t want to leave in the afternoons.

Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse

I loved their Honesty Bar that was set up in the evenings. They had a wide range of selections to choose from with wines, liquors, aperitifs, and more.

Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse

Downstairs, there was a whole other world happening within Fabric. A nice little touch were the massage and the Hammam services (for hammam, it’s a private 45 minute session), along with a fully equipped gym to use. It was a nice little get away for the afternoons that needed just a little more pampering or workout.

Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome+to+Paris+at+Hotel+Fabric+%2F%2F+Mel+Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse
Welcome to Paris at Hotel Fabric // Mel Denisse

Be sure to check out Hotel Fabric on your next Parisian adventure.

Hello Again, London! // Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel

It’s been 2 years since I’ve been back in London and I’m so excited to have made it happen again. I loved being welcomed by The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel for the first part of the trip. It’s nestled right near Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford, etc and walking distance to so many pretty areas. I loved that I could walk to most places knowing the hotel was right around the corner.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse

The room was stunning with an elevated bedroom space and common area, along with a separate closet area. It also had a marble bathroom that was spacious as well with a separate bath and shower area, making the stay so comforting.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse

Steak & Lobster is their next door restaurant where they pride themselves on fine steak and fresh lobster. The combination was quite mouth watering and not to mention, it came with unlimited fries. Their freshly caught lobster and steak comes from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, which made it all the better. Not to mention, I had just come from Ireland so it was a pleasant surprise.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse

Breakfast the next morning was such a great spread of options. They also had individual rustic boxes filled with assorted croissants and jams to mix. It’s safe to say, this was one of my favorite breakfasts in London.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel // Mel Denisse

If you find yourself visiting London, be sure to make Radisson Blu a high consideration. It’s well worth being in an area where you’re so close to everything, not to mention, being accommodated so well by a hotel staff like this. I can’t wait to be back!

Writers Studio // Nashville

A few weeks ago, I went back to visit Nashville because I miss it dearly. I’ve been traveling for almost a month and it’s always difficult to keep up with music I’m writing, so with The Hutton Hotel’s latest renovation, I was able to experience their newest addition, The Writer’s Studio. It’s a fully equipped studio with everything I could possibly need to work on idea while I stayed there and I was in love. Everything they did from the studio space to the hotel feels like a modern apartment for the creative Nashville dweller.

Photo Feb 28, 11 01 06 AM.jpg
Photo Feb 14, 2 02 16 PM.jpg
Photo Feb 28, 10 48 41 AM.jpg
Photo Feb 28, 10 51 34 AM.jpg
Photo Feb 28, 11 05 48 AM.jpg
Photo Feb 28, 11 03 35 AM.jpg

Located at The Hutton Hotel, Nashville, TN.

21c Hotel Museum // Nashville

Last weekend I got to spend a few days in Nashville again. I've missed it so much and every time I'm back, it seems to have grown more and more. I was so happy to be hosted by 21c Hotel Museum during my stay. They're a boutique hotel that's half known as a contemporary art museum throughout the entire building. It was beautiful to walk through the halls with the interactive art, along with a dark theater room with instrumental music playing and a projector showcasing various images to escape. 

21c Hotel Museum Nashville // Mel Denisse
21c Hotel Museum Nashville // Mel Denisse
21c Hotel Museum Nashville // Mel Denisse
21c Hotel Museum Nashville // Mel Denisse

If you're ever visiting Nashville, this is a must stay. It's close to everything and there's nothing short of inspiration in each corner of the hotel. 

Comment