Monday, May 11, 2009
following in the steps of other fashion designers [paco rabanne, gaspard yurkievich], franck sorbier has designed this season's spring dessert at the cafe de la paix. named the porte bonheur [good luck charm], the four hearts each have a different flavor, ranging from milk chocolate with orange zest to dark chocolate. the dessert is only available until may 15, so get ready to eat your hearts out-- vite!
The French do such a great job of making beautiful lingerie for everyone. If you can get past the very unfrench name - Womens Secret - carries gorgeous pieces at very reasonable prices. I love the boxer shorts in this picture - stylish and pretty. [There is a nice big shop right by the Odeon metro station...]
I *heart* this blue girlie silk ensemble by Elise Anderegg. For more check out www.eliseanderegg.com
Tres jolie, non?
Friday, May 08, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
The latest from Converse are the crocodile All-Stars. Soon to be seen on all the Parisians given their love for these casual but chic shoes. I think I’ll have to bypass this trend and stick to my cotton canvas converse in fun spring colours like yellow and light pink but all of you fashionistas should go for it!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
les praires de paris, 9 passage st. bernard, 11th
Merci, The Charity Store, has opened up in Paris- created by Marie-France et Bernard Cohen, the founders of Bonpoint. Fabulous and fashionable finds in this concept store that include a kids’ corner, a garden of gorgeous flowers, a vintage library and a tea room are just waiting to be discovered. French and international designers who have given up their profits to charity sell their goods in this store on the Blvd Beaumarchais. Come and have a look – style and a good conscience; a chic mix, n’est-ce pas?
111, boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris 3e
One of my favourite lines, Des Petits Hauts, has a fantastic selection of spring tops right now. I love the detailing in all the tops and blouses. If you are in Paris or heading this way make sure take home a few of their chic pieces for spring/summer. You won’t be disappointed!
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
I've been in France for 12 years now - how time flies! My two darling boys have started school and I'm finding myself with some time on my hands - I can only play so much tennis! Rebecca and I met through a mutual friend over 5 years ago and hit it off instantly. I was keen to join her on the shopping tours in Paris and am now thrilled to be joining the Chic Shopping Paris blog! One of my many passions is shopping, especially in the fabulous city of Paris! I love discovering new shops, services and restaurants and hope to bring you lots of interesting updates from the city of light.
The Ladies Love
Join the latest generation of female authors who write about France and the French for book signing and cocktails at Flûte Gramercy (
- Jamie Cat Callan – French Women Don’t Sleep Alone: Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love (Citadel, March 2009)
- Jill Jonnes – Eiffel’s Tower: And the World's Fair Where
Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count (Viking, May 2009) Buffalo
- Heather Stimmler-Hall – Naughty Paris: A Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City (Fleur de Lire, September 2008)
- Ellen Williams – Historic Restaurants of Paris (Little Bookroom, January 2001), Impressionists’ Paris (Little Bookroom, January 1999), and Picasso’s Paris (Little Bookroom, January 1999).
There will be $8 Kir Royals and drawings to win free books including Chic Shopping Paris (Rebecca Magniat) Paris, Wish You Were Here (edited by Christopher Meason), and advance publication copies of What French Women Know by Debra Ollivier.
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