Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's on tonight!! Chic Shopping Paris founder on HGTV




I'm terrified and curious to watch myself and my family at the same time...tune in to House Hunters International TONIGHT to see Rebecca and family!  HGTV program description here!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Introducing Chic Shopping London!



We are elated to announce the opening of Chic Shopping London!  You've shopped with us in Paris, now visit shop with us across the pond to take home a bit of London in your bag.  We are starting with three tours to help you find the off-the-beaten path London- away from Harrod's and the high streets, we'll help you discover the best London has to offer.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Tour: Bobo Bastille Tour




The Bobo Bastille Tour explores the true Parisian’s Paris in the less-touristy eastern part of the city. This historic furniture-making quarter has been taken over by hipsters of all types in the past decade or so, and the ateliers have now been turned into showrooms and boutiques.  Explore the charming shops in an authentic French neighborhood, from made-in-France shoes and bags to locally made jewelry, funky clothing and some great kids’ stuff. We’ll show you our favorite haunts, and point out some great restaurants and wine bars for you to explore after your tour.  Contact us to book your tour.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Tour: Trendy Tenth Tour







The Trendy 10th Tour takes place in the trendy and cool 10th arrondissement of Paris, in the tree-lined area around the Canal Saint-Martin. Filled with shabby-chic bars and funky shops, this area of Paris is on the rise—far away from the touristy, high-rent quartiers of Paris. We’ll take you to one of the best bakeries in Paris, a sleek concept store with European treasures, along with a bit of vintage and some locally made bijoux. And if you want to have a pique-nique along the picturesque canal, we’ll even tell you how to get pizza delivered to a park bench.  Contact us for more info or to book your tour!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Tour: Paris Out of Bounds

Just in time for your holiday shopping, Chic Shopping Paris offers up three great new tours!  We'll be rolling them out, one after another this week.  Check the blog and Facebook page for details!




The Paris Out of Bounds Tour is designed to introduce you to the charming boutiques that are within view of the spectacular castle where Louis XIV was born, in the village of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, just outside Paris. You’ll find top French brands, one-of-a-kind shops, used treasures (depot-ventes), antiques (brocantes), and a vibrant open market (note: market is only on Tuesdays and Fridays). Strolling through the chateau’s forest while taking in the Paris skyline is optional. Experiencing this city’s charm is like taking a vacation within a vacation!   Contact us for more details.  

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Paris Peepers

Over the years, we've had clients looking for that certain je ne sais quoi with regards to....glasses!  After all, they are one of the accessories you might find yourself wearing daily.  
We've listed several of our faves, all Made in France!   

Our very own guide Wendy just picked up these great sunglass readers by See Concept at Colette.



French brand Lafont has been making glasses forever...and I'm a bit partial, as we are family friends.   Lafont offers a huge range, from modern and funky to the re-editions [shown here] of some of their classic styles.




Last but not least are the creme de la creme of glasses, the made to measure versions from Maison Bonnet.  Find exactly the right pair for your face, and be assured that no one else will have the same.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Picasso Museum to Reopen this Fall



Closed since 2009 for renovations, the Musee Picasso is finally set to open its doors again on October 23, 2014.   Set in the heart of the Marais neighborhood, this is a great museum to check off after you have done all the "big ones" [Louvre, Grand Palais, etc] on your list.  The museum is home to over 5,000 of Picasso's works, donated by his family after his death in 1973.