Hotel Raphael.. A Rendez-vous…

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Hotel
.. Raphael..

Was our.. rendez-vous…

Pour.. ce soir la“…

I opted for my very black clinging dress, a discreetly plunging neckline.. showing off blonde skin.. topped with a waist-hugging fur-collared black jacket…

A provocative black hat with a sheer veil.. completed the dramatic look.

While applying the finishing touches on my “maquillage“.. (charcoal slate eye make-up, contrasting with pale ivory skin).. I was reminded of Marlene Dietrich in her Joseph von Sternberg 1932 movie, “Shanghai Express“…

Which.. I adore…

Driving my black Jeepquat-quat“.. I dabbed a bit of my mysterious.. enigmatic perfume.

Heady…

Upon arriving at the Raphael.. I was escorted to the hotel by two welcoming doormen and ushered down the long corridor.. which was filled with antiques and magnificent Artworks.

The elegant, diamond-shaped black and white marble flooring.. with luxurious carpeting.. gave that plush.. hushed.. feeling upon entering the “Bar Anglais“.

My romantic rendez-vous.. was with a tall…

IMG00224-20100227-1322 (2)Ruggedly handsome.. peppery-haired…

Highly cultured.. man…

The love.. of my life

As I plunged through the deep burgundy velvet curtains.. draping the entrance of the room.. my senses were enhanced by the beauty of the lounge.. which I encountered before me…

It was a room.. filled with passion…

Marcel Proust.. would have loved it…

Colour… texture… atmosphere… ambience…

With plush deep red fauteuils.. low round tables.. dark carpeting.. a dazzling bar.. shimmering like a jewel.. with its mirrors and crystal decanters..

Enticing.. intoxicating liqueurs, exotic spirits, wines, champagnes.. of all hues and colours.. with a charming chandelier to off-set the velvety red décor..

Suddenly.. he was there…

He took.. my breath away…

I glided.. towards him…

He enveloped me.. with his arms…

Whispering.. “je t’aime“…

I.. melted…

We sipped.. our red.. red.. wine…

Having.. spent…

An… unforgettable..

Interlude.. together…

Bliss…

Leaving.. reluctantly…

We.. both felt…

No other hotel.. could be…

More.. romantic…

More.. seductive…

As.. the velvety…

Proustian.. passionate…

Ambience…

At.. the…

Hotel

Raphael

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