Monday, December 08, 2014

A Chic Shopping Fave: Musee des Fetes Forains




If you have kids or you like off-the-beaten-path cultural experiences, this is the place for you. Stepping into the Musee des Fetes Forains makes you feel like you are in another world, another land, another era-- there is really nothing like it.  A vast collection of carnival rides and memorabilia that lives in the former wine storage warehouses in Bercy [Eastern Paris], the collection/ space is usually only open for private parties and special affairs.  I have been on several occasions and have been swept up by the magique of the place each and every time.   The museum will be open for 10 days at the end of the year [December 26th to January 4th], so if you are in Paris at the time, put it on your must-do list!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Chic Charms at Colette


Who doesn't love getting a little bling for Noel?  This stunning charm bracelet boasts the name of one of Paris' most famous rues- Rue St Honore.  By Aussie designers Dallas and Carlos, this chic & chunky bracelet will sure to be a hit.  Available at Colette, on rue St Honore, bien sur.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A French twist on the boxer


We've been watching this quirky French brand take off for some time now....and I thought now was a great time to introduce Le Slip Francais.  "Slip" is French for boxer and these cheeky numbers are Made in France, with the French flag colors front and center.   A fun gift for the homme who has everything, n'est-ce pas?  The brand also offers boy shorts for girls, alongside a few accessories [espadrilles!] Now available at their first boutique in the Marais.

Christmas Markets in Paris



Will you be in Paris this Christmas?  Be sure to check out the Grands Magasins [Galeries Lafayette, Printemps- both pictured above] for their exquisite store windows.  What else is on?  Check out this great list of the Marches de Noel [Christmas Markets].  Joyeux Noel!

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!