27 September 2012

A Week in Paris | Part 1

I have just returned from a wonderful week in Paris followed by a week in Milan. Paris really is a visual feast with plenty of beautiful things to see and photograph from store windows to interior design to architecture to the chic people who grace the streets of the city. My intention for this trip was to shop for some new pieces for my home. Having purchased a vase from Dani Roses a few years ago  I decided I now need one which was larger than the previous one for my hall table. I have to say their designs are exclusive and totally unique with an eye watering price tag to match....but they are well worth the investment. I opted for a black gloss vase with an ornate, tarnished rim and feet (like the one sat on the floor in the first image).

The next item on my wish list was some framed butterflies, Deyrolle on the Rue Du Bac is the only place for these. What an amazing shop this is..... Specialising in taxidermy you basically select your box frame then your butterflies from hundreds of colours and species, they are then carefully pinned into the frame ready for you to hang when you get home. The post featuring the framed butterflies and vases will follow soon. I am glad to say both the vase and the butterflies made it home intact, which I am surprised about especially with what they went through on the flights.

No trip to Paris is complete without a trip to Le Bon Marche, the chicest department store.....ever. This year they are celebrating 160 years and in honor they have created a range of limited edition merchandise for sale, they have also set up an in-store cinema where they are screening a black and white film staring Catherine Deneuve taking in the beauty of Paris.

Dani Roses

Dani Roses

Hotel Costes window dressing

Le Bon Marche Art Deco style elevators

Le Bon Marche beauty counters
The Eiffel Tower
Reading Material from Printemps and Le Bon Marche

Hot Chocolate at Cafe Richard

Louis Vuitton window display

Louis Vuitton window display

Vintage Cartier jewelry boxes
All images: Styleesa

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