Today was a rainy one in the Ozarks, and my mind kept wandering from my work. I found myself thinking, “If I could be anywhere else in the world right now, where would I be?”
The answer: the luxurious Hotel George V in Paris, just off the Champs-Elysees.
I’ve never been to the George V — and at over $1,000 per night for the cheapest room, I’m not likely ever to do so — but it’s a popular place among the world’s “Who’s Who” and it’s been featured in a lot of movies. All in all, not a bad choice for a day dream if you ask me.
Doesn’t it look fabulous? After checking into my room (and looking over all its amenities), I’d empty my suitcase and put everything away in the armoires and drawers. Or do they provide a valet, I wonder? That mission accomplished, I would amble down to the pool and have a nice leisurely swim in the indoor pool.
I wouldn’t stay too long because I wouldn’t want to be late to my appointment at the spa. That would be my next stop. Let them massage away all those toxins and stressors! Thoroughly pampered and relaxed, I’d head back to my room and do some reading on the balcony overlooking the rooftops of Paris.
But then comes the toughest decision I’ve had to make all day: where to have dinner. Should I dine in style at Le Cinq, the Michelin-starred main restaurant? Or perhaps in the Gallery, one of the best places in all of Paris for people watching? Or call for room service and enjoy a candlelit dinner on the balcony? Tough choices.
I think I’ll go with Le Cinq for tonight, and maybe have an after-dinner coffee in the Gallery. I’ll save in-room dining for breakfast, right before I check out and discover that a mysterious stranger has paid for my bill. *Sigh*