This weekend, one of my dear friends who I haven’t seen since high school came to visit me from England. Wanting to impress this Paris first-timer, I decided to take him to the Madeline for a little shopping and dinner. I chose this neighborhood because to me it really encapsulates the luxury experience that Americans tend to associate with Paris. Pretending to have lost my way, I took us along the Rue de Faubourg with all of its designer shops and I could tell that he was awe-struck. We ended with a dinner at a nearby café and spent hours catching up on all that we had missed over the years. They say that Paris has a way of bringing people together, and I was able to experience this firsthand.