Thursday, January 13, 2011

Marking Milestones---Celebrating Life's Special Moments with Paris du Jour

Women love to celebrate, and a trip to Paris for many women is a way to mark a special milestone in their lives.
It has been such a joy to meet women who travel with Paris du Jour for the purpose of marking a significant event in their lives. They come alone or with a group of dear friends to celebrate the beginning of a new decade that holds promise for new beginnings and defines life’s previous experiences.

 Elizabeth from Houston decided to celebrate her 50th birthday in grand style. She invited nine special friends to join her. Pre-planning by her creative friends led to many surprises for Elizabeth from the moment she arrived in Paris. Charles de Gaulle Airport was the scene for excitement as ten Texas women draped in hot pink boas arrived in the early morning hours.   Flowers, champagne, cards and gifts welcomed her from the moment she arrived at the Paris hotel. A surprise pajama party---pink pj's with French poodles, of course!--added to the fun.  Paris du Jour added some special fun to the week's activities. Une petite pâtisserie decorated with sparklers and elegantly presented with a glass of champagne followed a beautiful meal on the dinner cruise. The menu for the cooking class was pre-planned around Elizabeth's favorite foods. The festive birthday themed table was beautifully decorated by our hostess in her lovely Paris apartment. A little Paris mimento was presented each morning to Elizabeth from Paris du Jour before the day's activities began. For la célèbration extraordinaire, a birthday luncheon in a Normandy hunting estate was a perfect event to end a magical week.

Birthday table set for Elizabeth's luncheon...the setting in a traditional Normandy style estate in the French countryside.

Celebrating birthdays and successes or surviving life’s difficult challenges provide occasions to seize the moment. Women love to share their joy with other women in small groups. Whether it's by fulfilling a dream of taking a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or by walking along the tiny rues of Paris and marveling at gorgeous architecture, or by enjoying hospitality in a lovely Paris home for a gorgeous dinner with new friends….women create memories that will last a life time.



  1. I remember being in this very room, Cheryl! What a wonderful memory that we'll always hold dear. You have a marvelous blog and I look forward to future posts.

  2. I made my trip to Paris with your group to celebrate the year I turned 50 ... that was last September, but I see no reason why I shouldn't celebrate 51 or 52 in Paris too! : ) Just going to Paris is a milestone, in my eyes. I am glad I went once so far with your tour group. I'd love to go again!

  3. I traveled to Paris with Cheryl in 2008 and had such a wonderful time! Though I did not know the other ladies in the group, we bonded quickly and were soon laughing and sharing like close friends. Along with the traditional tourist attractions, the families who opened their homes to us gave us a much more personal glimpse into France and very special memories. I hope I'll be able to travel with Paris du Jour again in the future - it's a real treat!!

  4. "A True Paris Experience" is the best way I know how to describe the 60th birthday trip planned by Cheryl to surprise my husband, Robert.

    I truly cannot imagine going to Paris again without Cheryl's guidance! Her knowledge and confidence of the city took us to places we would have never even known about to visit!

    We experienced so many lovely moments in the wonderful city, because of Cheryl's time and energy just for us.

    Her face truly lights up just talking about the beautiful city and all it has to offer to its guests. The restaurants we experienced were incredible and her knowledge of all the sights during our daily walks were amazing.

    Thanks will never be enough to let Cheryl know what a trip of a lifetime she planned for Robert and I! My daughters and I can't wait to sign up for one of her ladies tour!

  5. The 50th birthday celebration in Paris was a trip of a lifetime... and a lifetime of memories with some wonderful, wonderful friends. Cheryl's Paris du Jour trip was perfect for our celebration and one I will never forget!

  6. It was such a wonderful trip! Cheryl, I think of it so often and how special you made everything. So glad we found you! Elizabeth

  7. Cheryl ~ Your guidance made all the difference as we birthday-partied our way through Paris. Thank you so much! ~ Bonnie (AKA Babette)