Antiquing, flea market finds, interior design, fashion, my collections, and favorite places to go.
Monday, April 8, 2013
My Trip to Paris was wonderful. It snowed while I was there, which I have heard is rare. It was very beautiful, but extremely cold. Being from California I do not own clothes that are warm enough for the freezing weather so a few days of my trip there, I tried to stay inside as much as possible and sadly, I did not take nearly as many photos as I would have liked to. I thought I would at least share the ones I took with my iphone. I didn't take many with my camera either because it was entirely too cold to take off my gloves.
The Louvre- I love to visit this museum and who wouldn't...The history is incredible and I love the wide open design of the building. I think I only ended up walking about one wing of the museum before my feet were hurting. It is definitely not easy to see the entire museum in one day. I like that children are free so if any of you visit with your kids, it is fairly inexpensive.
Some pictures of the decor and architecture of the Louvre.
Of course I could not go all the way to Paris and not visit Laduree. I was told that the building is actually newer, but made to look old. The original burnt down. I left with a small box a macaroons and the Marie Antoinette tea. One day I would love to go back to the restaurant to have high tea.
Here are some of my finds from one of the flea markets I went to on Saturday. I have found that the flea markets in Paris are about 3x more expensive than the U.S. The exchange rate doesn't help either. Since, I have always wanted to go to Paris to shop, I managed to buy a few things that I couldn't live without.
I did not purchase the Santos, just thought they were pretty and loved the patina. I also loved this heart end table, too bad it was extremely out of my price range. At least I can look and admire.
The pink velvet fleur was one of my favorites.
This was a souvenir from the Louvre. A Marie Antoinette folder and umbrella.
I hope you all enjoy my pics. I apologize for being away so long I have not been feeling like myself lately. I really appreciate all of your very sweet comments.