Thursday, April 24, 2008
don't you just love it when you can buy something that you actually like, and its for a good cause too? comptoir des cotonniers, the classic-with-a-twist french brand is celebrating mother's day with a special sale-- buy one of the "leon" shirts [above] between now and may 31st, and 5 euros of the proceeds goes to medecins du monde. that 5 euros buys 24 kits that help women give birth at home in nepal. won't that make your maman proud?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
juliette swildens, creator of the line 1 et 1 font 3, and also of rocker-chic boutique swildens, has gone back to her roots to create a 'maternity kit' for the maman-to-be. the cute set contains a white t, a sleeveless black t, flowy black pants, a little black dress, a tube skirt and a red belt, all for 200 euros. available at 1 et 1 font trois, 16 rue de turenne, 4th, and 3 rue de solferino, 7th.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
if you are planning on doing your summer shopping stateside, why not get the help of the pros in the big apple? check out shop gotham's great new york shopping tours to discover nyc's shopping secrets.
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3:MOTHER'S DAY “week” Special Promotion
An occasion to treat yourself or your mom to what you or she wants to do most. Shop! Honorees come 1/2 price on our Soho & Nolita and Garment Center shopping tours
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5:The natives have not yet left town for the
Monday, April 14, 2008
and you just might get the same look....or opt for the designer version of the famous longchamp le pliage bag by american designer jeremy scott. the limited edition bag runs 175 euros and is available chez longchamp in paris and at colette.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
camille cladel, a sculptor arguably as talented as rodin, but much less well known, is the subject of an exposition at the musee rodin from april 15- july 20. this stunning expo will present 80 sculptures along with sketches and engravings, from the woman said to be rodin's mistress [and perhaps even the creator of some of his most famous works.] a great excuse to check out one of paris' lesser-known museums, with its gorgeous sculpture garden, perfect for a sunny spring day.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
for those still unaware, monoprix if is one of the french grocery store chains. besides carrying groceries, it carries a small line of household accessories and clothing items too, basically a parisian equivalent of target. [and a great place to pick up cheap frenchy souvenirs for friends & family back home!] right now, monoprix has a line of 9 new t-shirts made of organic cotton, designed by trendy french designers like andre, robert le heros, and 100drine.
if you've ever wondered how to make one of the gorgeous floral arrangments that grace the 'palace' hotels here in paris, this is your chance. the ritz paris is partnering up with its floral decorator, djordje varda, to offer flower arranging lessons. from 11am to 1pm on saturday april 12, 26, or may 10, 24, you too can try your hand at l'art florale. 200 euros a course; call 01.43.16.30.50 to sign up.
Sunday, April 06, 2008
dyptique, the mythic brand that made scented candles a must-have in chic homes worldwide, blows out its 40th candle this year. to celebrate, it is launching three new eaux de cologne [90 euros, available by calling 01.56.81.17.00] along with a book. both available in their st. germain boutique, 34 blvd st. germain, 5th.