WHETHER IT'S FOR FALLING IN LOVE OR FILMING A MOVIE, THIS BEGUILING ACTRESS FAVORS PARIS.
Kate Hudson has one hour and one condition: If her months-old baby boy, Ryder Russell Robinson, awakens, she has to run. We're meeting to discuss Paris, which Kate calls "my favorite subject." After all, it's where she and her husband, Chris Robinson, the lead singer of the Black Crowes, fell in love. But the scoop on that soon enough.

The 25-year-old actress first visited Paris as a child with her mother, Goldie Hawn. Since then, she's starred in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Le Divorce, which filmed for three months in the City of Light, a dream for Francophile Kate. You can see her this month in Raising Helen, in which Kate stars as a Manhattan modeling agency assistant whose career stops in mid-high-heel step when she suddenly becomes responsible for her sister's three kids. But first, here we go, whisked away to Paris with Kate Hudson, who promises to keep talking as long as her own little one stays fast asleep.

Where do you go the minute you get to Paris? "L'Amis Louis, one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. It's very small and very hard to get into; you have to make reservations like almost a year in advance. But it's our favorite. And the côte de boeuf, it's ridiculous. Incredible. And they have a wine list you would travel 6,000 miles for. It's just a great vibe in there. I get their foie gras and their potatoes and spinach. Louis runs the place. He's amazing. Very joyous. Loves his restaurant. Makes you happy."

Where do you stay? "We stayed at the Plaza Athénée. A beautiful hotel. Really nice. There's a fun bar, and the service is excellent. Actually it's kind of where Chris and I fell in love."