I don't think there's ever been a time I've been in Paris and not visited Palais-Royal. Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall I'm always beguiled by this 17th century palace and garden, built originally for Cardinal Richelieu in 1639. Each season holds a special beauty and enchantment. For much of the year you can have an aperitif or dine outside breathing in and soaking up the "je ne sais quoi" of Paris. Or in winter, you can cozy up inside and admire the crisp rigor of the bare, pruned lime and chestnut tree allées. Before long the roses are in full bloom and people lounge around the fountain. After all my racing around working, there's nothing I love more than a slow saunter through the colonnades, window shopping at Didier Ludot, Serge Lutens, Maison de Vacances - just a few of the stunning boutiques lining the arcades. For a casual lunch, I love the vegetarian plate at Villalys. For an extravagant lunch, dine where Colette did at Le Grand Véfour. You will find yourself swept back to a more grand and gracious time in the blink of an eye.