Monday 5 November 2012

Paris, paris, paris

 

One never tires of Paris…

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I happened upon these photographs of paris late last week,

and started dreaming of beautiful facades and elegance

~ what a beautiful way to begin a new week than with paris . . .

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I Love Paris

I love paris in the spring time
I love paris in the fall
I love paris in the summer when it sizzles
I love paris in the winter when it drizzles

I love paris every moment
Every moment of the year
I love paris, why oh why do I love paris
Because my love is here

Writer(s): Cole Porter, sung by Frank Sinatra

{Images: photography by ck/ck on flickr via note to self, This is Glamorous}

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Tuesday 9 October 2012

autumn in paris

 

Falling, falling…

beautiful shots of l’arc de triomphe among rust-coloured and rustling leaves, café chairs in the late-afternoon sun and a carpet of fallen leaves in the jardin des tuileries, pale roses in an antique shop window, and the extravagant splendour that is autumn in Paris . . . {roséline}

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Coquet!

{Images: This is Glamorous}

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Friday 17 August 2012

dreamy home in Paris

 

Belle Histoire ~ I adore this gorgeous Paris house featured in Elle Decoration, September 2012.

{Images by Jeremy Wilson via Elle Decoration, September 2012 on facebook}

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Monday 7 February 2011

I love Paris Rabbit

 

Bonjour from a beautiful Paris Bunny kit from Mikodesign. I adore both the blue and red versions.

It is the creation of Erika Harberts ~ a designer who lives in the city centre of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She has a delightful blog.

Helen Bordeaux from objects of Whimsy made her gorgeous Paris rabbit above ~ so lovely!

To buy the kit {$20US}, visit the Mikodesign Etsy shop.

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Monday 20 December 2010

Oui la la, Odorantes

 

Bird + Fleur + Object = Noel beauty

Sofia stopped at Odorantes,

a tiny flower shop that specializes in bouquets that are organized by scent rather than by color.

Bouquets in Paris, unlike floral arrangements in America, usually consist of one flower or one hue.

“I found this shop by wandering through the neighborhood,” she said, while waiting outside for the flowers to be arranged. “When I shop, it’s not so much about buying. Whether you get something or not, when you go in a store, you see what Paris is like.”

Sofia Coppola’s Paris

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Sunday 19 December 2010

L’esprit de Noël :: Paris

 

If I were in Paris today,

I would walk by the Notre Dame to enjoy the Christmas tree…

…then peek in a couple of florists’ windows…

{Images via the armchair parisian}

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Sunday 19 December 2010

Le Petit Atelier de Paris

 

Beautiful porcelain Christmas decorations created in collaboration with Iris Moüy &

Le Petit Atelier de Paris exclusively at Bon Marché.

Torchon illustrated from the exhibition “Night Tales”.

Series of 50 boxes of Christmas decoration; Owls series of 50 hand-decorated.

This is one of my favourite shops ever

~ a little bit of france will be down under this year.

Visit the delightful blog.

When renown bakeries such as Poilâne and Pain de Sucre or department stores such as Le Bon Marché respectively place an order or display your creations, you know there is something special about them.

Le Petit Atelier de Paris is a boutique/workshop full of little handmade porcelain wonders specializing in decorative objects as well as tableware.

Info via 20 little cities

Le Petit Atelier de Paris
31 Rue de Montmorency 75003 Paris

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Thursday 28 October 2010

Odorantes

 

Odorantes, is an exquisite florist on the rue Madame, Paris

run by Emmanuel Sammartino and Christophe Hervé

that is so chic and in demand it survives on word of mouth alone.

As the name suggests, the flowers here aren’t just pretty — they smell nice.

Like many Parisian florists, Odorantes wraps up stems in chic black paper,

and their Black Baccara rose is the ultimate in Parisian floral chic.

I am so enchanted with Odorantes that I will do another post about it soon.

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Sunday 24 October 2010

Carousel dreaming

 

Enjoy this beautiful posting from Aileen Zakka, and take a moment to share her dream.

    i dream

    …  that there could be less sky-high cement creatures which no one could afford living in

    …  that there could be less places and malls that are identical to each other

    .. that there could be more playgrounds for the young ones and those young at heart………

    .. that there could be more of the blue sky which can be easily seen

    it would be really nice if we can have a ride on a carousel during anytime of the day…
    during lunch break,
    afterwork,
    while waiting for someone
    or just whenever you feel like it………

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