Palais de Chanel 🖤 I've spent the last week trying to soak in as much as I could—the fashion, the architecture, the food, the corner bookstores, the leisure and cafés—I think I finally understand the love affair with Paris. I wonder what Gabrielle Chanel would think now as I visit every Chanel boutique I walk by and stare in awe of the empire she created while living at the Hotel Ritz around the corner of what would become the first Chanel Boutique. She knew what she was doing there—she redefined fashion. Gabrielle (aka Coco) Chanel once said, "beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." I think the lesson is clear: we can do extraordinary things if we believe in ourselves (and look chic while doing so).