Fashionistas of the world, chant along with me: there's no place like the Ritz, there's no place like the Ritz. Too bad we can't click our heels Dorothy-style and magically transport ourselves to the nearest Ritz-Carlton when the week gets rough and we need a little break from reality. Lucky me, I got my break last week: four fabulous days at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, to celebrate the third anniversary of my 27th birthday (you do the math). Ahh... heaven on Earth.
Frette Classic Hotel Collection
$100.00 & Up (each piece)
Available at: Amazon.com
Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au thé blanc
Available at: Nordstrom.com
If the service is the single best thing about the Ritz, the beds are a very close second. Seriously, the feather beds at the Ritz-Carlton are like sleeping in a cloud. So soft. So smushy. I took a nap every single afternoon just so that I could spend extra time swaddled in the Ritz bed sheets. A little investigating turned up the secret that I really should have guessed on my own: Ritz beds are decked out in only 400 thread count Frette linens. Starting at $100 for a pair of mere 200 thread count queen-size pillowcases and going up from there, Frette's 100% Egyptian Cotton sheets (top right) are hardly a bargain. But, they do make one amazing bed.
Valrhona Chocolate Bar
$5.69 & Up
Available via: Shopzilla.com
Remember that luscious chocolate at turndown service? Mmm. It was so good that I had to track it down. Turns out that the complementary chocolates at the Ritz are miniatures of the super luxe Valrhona chocolate line (right). Leave it to my favorite hotel to hand out piles of $6-a-bar chocolate like it was leftovers from the day after Halloween sale. I knew there was a reason I love the Ritz.
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