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How to Bring Paris into the Bedroom

by Team Fathom

Deliver Paris on a silver platter. Photo: Fathom

So you didn't take your sweetheart to Paris for Valentine's Day. 

But you still have time to take Paris home. With a little inspiration and ingenuity, you can turn breakfast in bed into a Parisian affair. Here's how.

Serve Paris on a Silver Platter

1. Borrow or buy a polished tray — chrome, silver, copper will do nicely.

2. Set up a French press and coffee cup. Sugar cubes give a nice touch of room-service class.

3. Serve a hot croissant or crusty baguette on Limoges china. Don't skimp on the French butter and jam

4. It's all about the details: Even the butter knives are French.

5. Pick up a copy of Forbidden Fruit: The Letters of Abelard and Heloise, one of nine beautifully printed paperbacks from Penguin's Great Love collection. Or read aloud from a smutty classic like Anaïs Nin's Henry and June or Marguerite Duras' The Lover.

6. For a touch of sweet that's not too saccharine, add in a few pink caramel hearts from Vosges Volupté Collection.

7. Pull up the covers and play a soundtrack of soundtrack of French chansonsEdith Piaf is nostalgia Paree. Henri Salvador is like a cool breeze through billowing curtains. Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg together sound like, well, like what you hope to spend the day doing.

8. A single, colorful flower in a bud vase. Isn't it romantic?

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