New Travel Magazine & Hotel Vendome Donate to HIV Charity at 5-star Launch Party in Paris

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Girls Guide to Paris ET PLUS and Hotel Vendome located on the famous Place Vendome, will join together with luxury Brands, Perrin Paris, Ann Gerard Parfums, and Cristofle for a Cocktail Launch Party on October 3rd, at the close of Paris Fashion Week, 2013. In honor of Girls’ Guide to Paris’ Launch of their new travel magazine "Girls Guide to Paris ET PLUS", these organizations will join together to support partner charities, Ubuntu Africa and Doctors without Borders to help children with HIV in Africa.

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“I am so thrilled to have several passions I believe in so strongly, the enriching experience of world travel and the desire it inspires to giveback and make a difference, combining together on the quintessential Place Vendome at this gorgeous hotel!”

The new e-magazine Girls Guide to Paris ET PLUS is an extension of the travel and lifestyle portal Girls Guide to Paris (.com), which has a devoted fan base of over 100,000 readers monthly, one million yearly. The launch party is not only a celebration of the new digital magazine, but is also an event to raise awareness and funds for two wonderful charities. The luxury brands, Ann Gerard Parfums, Cristofle, and Perrin Paris have each donated an exquisite selection of luxury goodies to raise money for the charity partners via a unique online platform and will be on hand at the festivities.

Girls Guide to Paris ET PLUS’s launch issue features signature travel tips about Paris from “one girlfriend to another” but now editors have added ET PLUS (or “much more”) in each issue. The more in the title refers to the myriad of global destinations that the media brand will be covering beyond their initial destination city, Paris.

The first issue premiered on September 10, 2013 and features several French destinations in glorious detail: Bordeaux, the Loire Valley and Provence, with a side trips to London and New York. Each of the six issues yearly will continue to feature Paris as a theme but will explore other world destinations (Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas) to inspire “Girls’ Guide” readers. The magazine will also offer lush travel photography for i-pad and smartphones, making it a must-have for its devoted audience.

The e-magazine offers a free issue at launch, plus with a minimum $50.00 donation to support the charity, the one-year subscription is offered as a gift.
Yearly annual subscriptions are $19.95. Charity page and free offer w/ donation. Subscribe page.

Doni Belau founder of “Girls’ Guide to Paris” (who is on the Ubuntu board) thought it was the perfect time to join with Whitney Johnson (Founder of Ubuntu Africa) to celebrate as well as raise money for an important cause. Ms. Belau says: “I am so thrilled to have several passions I believe in so strongly, the enriching experience of world travel and the desire it inspires to giveback and make a difference, combining together on the quintessential Place Vendome at this gorgeous five star hotel!”

In 2007, Whitney created Ubuntu Africa in response to her experience volunteering at a South African orphanage, where she saw children die due to lack of basic resources. Ubuntu provides critical care resources and services to over 200 HIV positive children in Khayelitsha, South Africa. (

Place Vendôme itself has always been an exclusive address, filled with three centuries of art, culture, history and elegance. The sponsoring partner, Hotel Vendome has gone from royalty to private residence to a seat for government. But on October 3rd, it will be the scene of a celebration with award winning cuisine provided by Chef Marie, known for his daring and creativity, and a host of luxury partners who join us in support: Ann Gerard, Jewelry designer will showcase her exclusive Parfums in an elegant Trio. Cristofle, the French fine Silver house will share the latest designer collections. Perrin, Paris will highlight their Fall 2013 Collections in honor of Fashion Week. Each guest will be enjoy a host of delicious treats and the online guests can join in the fun bidding on a chance to join the party or win exciting raffle items including a Paris apartment stay, and other donated luxury items among 29 total prizes to be given away to generous donors. Drawing for items (except invites) will occur that evening.

For further information on the event and brands:
Please Contact:
Pikke Allen, ARTIFICE ATELIER Agency US Mobile: +1 (650) 739-7730.
E: pikke(at)artifice-atelier(dot)com.

We welcome Press Inquiries for coverage of this event to support our Charity and our generous sponsors. For interviews or press invites to the event please contact: Liana Felt, Assistant Editor, Girls’ Guide to Paris:
E: assistant(at)girlsguidetoparis(dot)com

For Advertising Inquiries please contact:
Kathryn Brown, Business Development, Girls’ Guide to Paris:
E: Kathryn(at)girlsguidetoparis(dot)com


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