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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

An American in Paris

I'd imagine that most visitors to Paris shy away from going to the theater, other than to go to the ballet or opera.  But here is your chance to see an amazing production, in English!  An American in Paris [so apropos, non?]  will be on at the Chatelet Theater from November 22 to January 4th.  Book early to make sure you get a seat!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chic Shopping Paris Limited Edition Fall Tour- September 26- October 5th Only!

Attention Antiques Lovers:  Chic Shopping Paris is offering a limited-edition tour of the charming Chatou flea market and ham fair.  Join us for a half day tour of this treasure trove of French antiques. Looking for furniture or artwork?  Or "smalls" such as doll clothes, buttons, toys, clothes, dishes, etc?  This is the place.  Set on the charming Ile de Chatou in the Seine, outside of Paris, many famous Impressionsts once painted here.  Enjoy a day outside of the city at this quaint market.  Contact us for availability between September 26th and October 5th, 2014.   

Friday, June 20, 2014

Street of Dreams

Chic Shopping guide Wendy spotted this cute leather pochette [and yellow purse!] out and about on a recent tour.  We are all suckers for cute items with Frenchie writing, and I love that this looks like a Parisian street sign.  Check it out at Kesslord [French brand with a very un-French name!] on rue de Sevigne.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

French Summer Style

You can't beat a fresh cabas [tote bag] and some new espadrilles for
some instant French style.  Chic Shopping Paris faves below....

Mellow Yellow, 99 euros

Nina des Criquets, 117 euros

Monoprix, 39.90 euros

Zara, gold espadrilles, $69

Asos, $89.55

Thursday, April 10, 2014

French for the tips of your toes

Chic Shopping guide Wendy spotted these adorable French quote slippers at Fragonard on a recent shopping tour.  What a great souvenir, n'est-ce pas?   The top pair says "Yes, No," bottom pair says "And why?  Because." Available at Fragonard.