I was in the midst of my search for the perfect new carry-on as I was perusing the 1er arrondissement when I stumbled upon an old favorite, Jack Russell Malletier at 1 rue d’Alger 75001 Paris. I went inside to admire their beautiful new collections of leather bags and trunks and was pleasantly surprised. Their new Saffiano leather bags are simply stunning in new colors such as Olive and Blood Red. They have to be seen to be believed. More on JKM later. As I was leaving I asked the owner, Philippe, if he knew a good place where I good get a nice coffee and use the loo. He suggested Angelina around the corner. I had noticed the line and was aware it was a very old and well-known tea room but he told me that the hot chocolate was to-die-for! I mentioned the line and he assured me it was worth the wait. He wasn’t wrong. It was like drinking melted paradise. I am an absolute choc-o-holic so the experience was nothing short of exquisite for me. An absolute treat.