Category Archives: a good thing

Packing for Paris

Last year, I put together this collage of what I would pack for a trip to Paris in April. Surprisingly, it has been "pinned" on Pinterest multiple times. So, I thought it would be fun to repost it for anyone who might be packing for a trip this year. Even if these clothes aren't your style,…
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Concerts in La Sainte Chapelle

Even if you have already visited the gorgeous Sainte Chapelle, 8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 on the Île de la Cité, I would highly recommend going to a concert at the chapel. You will be entertained by some amazing music while enjoying the beauty of the chapel. It is quite easy to buy tickets online (see here).…
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Galette de Rois (Kings Cake)

Whether we are in France or not, one of my family's favorite traditions at this time of year is to share a galette de rois (kings cake). These cakes are typically sold in French bakeries in late December and several weeks of January to celebrate the Epiphany. There are several types of galettes made throughout…
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Christmas Decorations in Paris

I love the Christmas decorations in Paris, especially the way stores adorn their awnings. Here are a few photos that I took last year at Christmas time and am just now getting around to posting them. Many of the decorations are sophisticated while others are a bit kitschy. Funny enough, if I had to choose…
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THE PARISIANER

As I mentioned here, I recently stopped by the City of Paris' (the "Mairie de Paris") new concept store (Paris Rendez -Vous). In celebration of the new store, there is an exhibition of THE PARISIANER through July 19, 2014 in the gallery space of Paris Rendez-Vous. THE PARISIANER was the brainchild of Aurélie Pollet, an illustrator and…
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Paris Rendez-Vous

The City of Paris recently opened a new concept store in city hall (Hotel de Ville) called Paris Rendez-Vous, 9 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris. It sells a number of gift type items that are iconic to the City of Light (e.g., Ladurée candles and Mariage Frères teas). The central location of the boutique makes it an easy…
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Musée de la Vie Romantique

A while ago I made a quick stop at the Musée de la Vie Romantique, 16 rue Chaptal, 75009. I am not sure why, but I expected it to be a museum of romance in the modern sense of the word. What I found was a museum that was dedicated to the 19th century era of French Romanticism.…
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Paris Apartment from Sandra Benhamou

I love the eclectic décor of this Paris apartment! The mixture of textures and colors with furniture from different design eras gives it a boho feel with a classic edge. I especially like how the living room with predominately mid-century modern pieces is softened by the presence of the tufted, velvet sofas. And who won't…
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Un Beau Jour

The other day I came across Un Beau Jour, a charming wedding website from France. It is written in French, but the site is packed with beautiful photos. So you can just enjoy the eye candy even if you don't read French. I particularly loved the galleries of the actual weddings. Image via Studio Cabrelli
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Dior and I

I recently went to see "Dior and I". It is a touching documentary following not only Raf Simons (the newly appointed Artistic Director of Christian Dior), but also the dedicated seamstresses of the design house. The film tells the story of Simons and the team of modern-day dressmakers as they prepare for the fall-winter 2012 haut couture…
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