Saying à toute l’heure à to France

Every time I leave the country, I always rush to my favorite-no-name boulangerie and have a croissant. It’s a silly tradition, I know, but it’s hard to imagine not having access to a perfect, flaky, buttery viennoiserie creation.  Additionally, when traveling dehors France; a sight that I desperately long for and find it odd to not see people carrying a baguette underarm or in their marché bag. Man, am I in love with Paris or what?

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Saying à toute l’heure à to France

Every time I leave the country, I always rush to my favorite-no-name boulangerie and have a croissant. It’s a silly tradition, I know, but it’s hard to imagine not having access to a perfect, flaky, buttery viennoiserie creation.  Additionally, when traveling dehors France; a sight that I desperately long for and find it odd to not see people carrying a baguette underarm or in their marché bag. Man, am I in love with Paris or what?

Following the path

Ever since the Finn came late April, I’ve got bitten by the travel bug, once again. If you couldn’t notice, I’ve been traveling a lot lately. Maybe it its due to to the gloomy weather here in Paris. I’ve booked a flight back to the states to do more traveling! I have many thoughts and pictures from other travels back in Europe so this summer with be jumping from Europe to America quiet often. My wardrobe will be slightly bigger at times, but still limited due to having my things even more scattered around! 

Beaucoup de tour

This next week will be a bit hectic. All good things, of course. So, forgive me for my absence and by next month, I’ll be ready to share some exciting stories and adventures with you. 

Nature’s candy

It’s true that I’m living in the center of the world’s best sweets but when it comes to summer; even Pierre Hermé can’t beat fresh cherries and apricots! Grabbing this summer dessert at the marché easy, cheap and healthy! (it is bathing suit season after-all!) 

The Metro disease 

I am sick of being sick! There are two major factors as to why faux-Parisians like myself frequently get ill:
1. Lack of Vitamin D since weeks go by without sun. Stock up on vitamin D supplements. 

2. Public transportation. Think about it; Paris is the no. 1 destination in the world. There are many, many people from all over who visit and bring germs and viruses along which faux-Parisians are unimmune.

This could be why there is a pharmacie on every block in Paris!   

The Great Zara

Me 

Dress: Zara 

Headband: Target (a necklace)

Tights: Hue

Cardigan: Express Design Studio      

Necklace: self-made 

Bracelet:  vintage 

 Earrings: pearls

Patricia

Dress: Zara

Headband: Zara

Necklace: diamond
Earrings: pearls 

Why: A Great Gatsby themed party! Paris has gone ga-ga for Gatsby! 

Midnight Picnics. 

As the weather changes so fast in Paris, it’s quite hard to actually plan ahead for a picnic. Calling a friend for an impromptu picnic at the Pont Neuf, she brought the fruit and baguette while I brought the cheese and wine we talked and talked until the sun wet down…We were shock to find out that it was midnight when we finally packed up. We guessed it was 9:30, since it just got dark and there were still many, many people out. Warm summer nights in Paris are my favorite because of this reason. Try having a picnic at my new favorite spot at the Square du Vert-Galant. 

Chanel Country

Recently, there have been many Chanel exhibitions in Paris. I went to No. 5 Culture Chanel during the last few days of its showings at Le Palais de Tokyo. There were many artifacts including pictures, musical scores and jewelry that was related to the perfume. My favorite was the 12 carat necklace worn by Nicole Kidman for the 2004 campaign ad. It was incredible. I also enjoyed the garden with no.5 ingredients and watching all of the commercials dating back from the 1950s. I can see why some people might think the streets of Paris would smell like no.5…The exhibition was free of charge plus you got a free booklet. All though the exhibition is no more you can purchase the book here or here.

Viva les ventes priveés

Vente priveés are one way the French go around having more than the two legal sales a year and are usually held in their workshop.  You never know what to expect. some are invitation only, others don’t have a fitting room, and then some are over the top like The Conran Shop. One of my favorite home decor shops in Paris.  It was a wonderful, yet peculiar event.  I was partying in a furniture store; which really, if you think about it; it’s actually a great place to have a party because of the number of seating options available. There were many groups which found a couch and sipped (what it seemed like) an endless supply of white wine while SupaKitch created live art. I now understand why stores give you wine while shopping…you’re guaranteed to walk out with a shopping bag (or two)!!

You too can be invited to these soirées by heading here and joining their mailing list: 

The Conran Shop

117 Rue Du Bac 75007

Metro: Sèvres-Babylone