Postcards from Paris

The second part of our holiday was spent in Paris. Ten days in one of the world’s most photogenic cities! We normally spend a lot of time seeing friends, which is inevitable since so many of them either travel to France at the same time as we do or simply live there. This time we decided to manage our time more carefully and punctuated our days with small adventures across Paris, experiencing the city like tourists. Despite the freezing cold and motivated by the fact that we had a car at our disposal we explored the empty Jardins de Bagatelle on New Year’s Day and admired the peacocks, took pictures of the skyline from the highest point of the Buttes Chaumont, spent hours at the Porte de Vanves market and bought six small porcelain birds from the seventies for €15, visited the ingeniously structured Le Corbusier house in Poissy (something of an anomaly in that area since it is now surrounded by council blocks), we also watched old films at our local cinema club, resented the huge crowds at the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise and spent evenings eating and walking the dramatically lit streets. And of course all hell broke loose when the sales started on the 6th of January! We started to shop tentatively and soon got caught in a whirlwind of enthusiasm and I’m not sure that the evidence of my over-spending should be shown here. I do have a penchant for shoes but this is a fashion blog after all…

All pictures and collages by July Stars

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26 comments:

Dream Sequins said...

Oh my- that green tea macaron paired with green tea ice cream = heaven.

Chloé said...

so so nice!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

cool photos! i would looooove to visit paris!

jess s//

ifeden. said...

ohh.. i'm so glad to have found your blog.. it's so lovely and yes- paris is a very photogenic city.

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Vagabondiana said...

Is it green tea ice cream? hmmm... I was hoping it was pistacio - my *favourite* thing about holidays in France! x

LoliTa said...

great pictures- i love paris!

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Kiki said...

Will never tire of seeing pics from Paris, just imposible! Love the ice cream, is it green tea (yum!) or pistachio macaroon (yum yum!)?x

keepfeeling said...

jaja! these are so special - you really chronicled what an amazing time you had. i need a vacation. : )

Gaelle said...

Je reste d'habitude silencieuse devant tes articles que j'apprecie pourtant beaucoup mais la, ce collage correspond totalement a mes phantasmes parisiens. C'est beau et ca donne envie d'acheter des billets sans attendre.

Annie said...

for me, Paris = macaroons.

If Jane said...

oh you did paris well...
i can take a picture in any other city of the world...and i am ok.
but i'm always at odds taking a picture in paris...

young-shields said...

So beautiful! Its my favourite. And walking around at night is just the nicest.

Claire x

Silmi Sabila said...

Paris is a city that I always dream of.

Joanna M. said...

gosh i miss paris.
bisous

K. said...

J'adore le collage, surtout la photo de la tour Eiffel le soir, et le livre des chat, et les macarons... Mais c'est le mari en bas non?

Vagabondiana said...

I've just seen your comment on my blog from the end of October - I gave birth about two weeks later so it must have been read in a daze at the time. Reading it now means a lot to me - thank you! As you know, likewise.

The Style Curator said...

love the pics!

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broadcast.poulet said...

sounds amazing, jaja... how i miss paris, reading this i felt like i was back there for a brief moment....:)
m.

Fashion is a Playground said...

Lovely pics !

Cille said...

Those photos are inspiring and beautiful. Looks fabolous!


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Helen said...

i just found your blog through mademoiselle robot, i love it! especially these photos.

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BEAUTIFUL. J'adore Paris.

Beth Lee said...

Paris is Paris...always!!!! Amo...

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Sarah Edenly said...

Lovely pictures, they tell a real story, well done!

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