A lovely bar and a martini glass allow you dream. Perched on a stool, smelling sweet, looking nice, this is the escape that I need… for the duration of a 24 Euro cocktail. Then, a cravat-wearing, Galoise-puffing Frenchman gives me the hairy eye and reminds me why I choose to make a life Stateside with a Southern boy and baby girl.  

Hopeful and naïve and dizzy are good for an hour, though.

Le Bar du Plaza Athenee
25 avenue Montaigne
(rue de Marignan)
+33 01 53 67 66 65