Category Archives: Paris

Today I’m Loving…

These gorgeous windows at the French shoe shop,  Repetto, which specializes in shoes for dancers :

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{image  via design inspiration}

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{image via paris atelier}

I’m not sure if it’s because of yesterday’s Frock  Star or the fact that I’m ready to dance (or perhaps both), but I just think these store windows are divine! I regret that I didn’t stumble upon this shop myself during my trip. Oh well there’s another reason to book another trip.

Celebration!!

It’s my Birthday! I’m in  the  mood to celebrate all day long! Actually I started celebrating on Friday. Thanks to my lovely coworkers (who celebrated with me yesterday and brought scrumptious cupcakes), friends and family, who make every day amazing, I have a feeling I may continue to celebrate all month!

{image via little plastic horse}

Ok, really I started last month with my Paris trip. Which is why I think this ad, above, for Miss Cherie by Dior is so appropriate.  But I would love some Pucci balloons and that sofa like in the image below!

http://www.papermag.com/blogs/pucci%20balloons.jpg

{Image via papermag.com}

{image via flickr}

I kind of feel like the image above too! Love it! It just dreamy!

http://dianepernet.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/09/15/balloons_3.jpg

{image via diane pernet}

So many wonderful things have happened  in the last year. If you had told me that I would have a wonderful blog (with fabulous readers no less) or that House Beautiful would feature me on their site, I’m not sure I would have believed you.  I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

Just for fun

I thought I would show the snippet from Betsey Johnson’s party. Now Here’s a woman (and a fellow Leo) who celebrates life like no other. Now she’s inspiration…

 

A Postcard from Paris: Le Marais

Happy Monday!!! I hope your weekend was quite grand! Today I’m presenting my final shopping in Paris post. It is about an area of Paris called Le Marais.

When I stepped foot into Le Marais I fell in love with Paris all over again. Walking through this area of town, seemed a little magical. The streets run a little narrow, the architecture is a little more beautiful and the shops are quirkier and more eclectic. Then there’s some excellent vintage shopping…And oh yes, the fact that the best falafel on earth exists in this area is not a bad thing either. There’s a great energy here and everybody seems a bit more chic here than any other area of the city.

Although my trek took me in to the both clothing and home boutiques in Le Marais, I stumbled across a little shop called FLEUX.

It was a fun shop with a second more pop outpost across the street. I was sold on the fun factor when I saw this butterfly filled birdcage. You know I wanted to bring this home with me…

Then there was this:

I’m sure you can just imagine my inner CoCo (Chanel -that is) swooning big time. There was so much fun packed into this shop I didn’t know what to to do with myself. I’m talking heart palpitations people!

{yes, that is a giant Lego table.}

After  Fleux, with my decorating engine still all revved up, I took to the streets again. The next stop was TO BE. And just what was needed to balance out my energy overload.

Compared to FLEUX’s caffeinated-infused design buzz, TO BE was more like a relaxing herbal tisane. The store filled with beautiful textures and colors with a global slant.

As you can see TO BE had a completely different aesthetic and personality, It still had an energetic presence. Colors abound in similar tones and shades to that of Fleux, the style and presentation are just different. And the funny thing is I could see wares and furnishings from both boutiques in one home. The end result  would be quite lovely.

In Le Marais, they bike in high heels:

Click here to check out this Style.com video about style in Le Marais.

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