Friday, February 22, 2013

CSP 10 Year Anniversary= celebrate with us!

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

This spring, Chic Shopping Paris celebrates 10 years of being Paris' favorite shopping tour service.  Often imitated, never equaled, if I do say so myself!  I can hardly believe I've been in Paris for over a decade now.....and still love shopping and showing off my adopted home to visitors to Paris.

Celebrate with us by booking a shopping tour on your trip to Paris this spring!  Mention this post and book a tour before May 1st, 2013, and receive 10% off your tour.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Les Marquis de Laduree


Laduree's presence in Paris [and abroad!] continues to grow, sharing its macarons with the world.....and now it will attempt to do the same for chocolate.  Les Marquis de Laduree [not far from the Jardin de Tuileries] features all sorts of chocolates, alongside pastries and sweets infused with rum, wine, and exotic fruits.  The boutique will also offer workshops and tastings, for those who can't get enough of the brand's rich concoctions.   

Les Marquis de Laduree

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Louis Vuitton and the Art of Writing



To anchor itself in the rich literary history of St Germain des Pres, Louis Vuitton has opened a Cabinet d'ecriture, filled with writerly offerings such as stationary, ink pens (alongside an ink bar), crystal ink wells and more.  The boutique/salon will also offer special events to showcase exceptional artists and artisans in the field.

Le Cabinet d'Ecriture




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Made in France: Bespoke Shirts for Men


Very excited to discover this made in France brand, Saint Sens, as I'm always on the lookout for good guy gifts....Custom made shirts [starting at a reasonable 99 euros] can be made in a matter of weeks- either send your measurements or your favorite shirt to be copied via their "Scan Shirt" system, pick out details like button choice, collar, monogram, and more.  They ship to France, the US, and the UK, so you can even offer your cheri a custom shirt from France, even if you can't get here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hermes - Comme des Garcons collaboration


It's here!  The graphic scarf collection by Hermes and Comme des Garcons that I blogged about in November, is finally available in stores.  The black and white collection is available exclusively at Comme des Garcons boutiques.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Family Friendly Exhibits in Paris

It can be hard to find exhibits that work well for the whole famille- either too sophisticated for the kiddos or too dull for the parents. This spring, Paris is once again offering up a host of cool museum exhibits. Here are two that the whole fam can enjoy.


A cool expo about the links between man and the machine, and the future of robotics.  Kids can check out all sorts of robots, including some famous models from the movies.
Until March 3rd


Another interesting exhibit of the mix between Oriental and Occidental culture for over a thousant years.  Over 350 items help tell the famous tales of such famous personalities such as Aladin and Ali Baba.  Be sure to check out the panoramic cafe or roof top views as well.
Until April 28

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Chic drinks in St. Germain

I discovered a charmant new bar the other night we I went out for drinks with the girls- La Companie des Vins Surnaturels.  It's tucked away on a side street that you probably wouldn't wander down, right behind the covered market at Mabillon.  The wine bar is very cosy and chic, with little banquettes and couches making it feel like you are at a private party in a Parisian apartment.  The menu features a good selection of wines and small plates [think cheese & jambon].   It was quite packed, even on a week night, so email or call ahead to reserve a table.  

7 rue Lobineau, 6th

Friday, February 01, 2013

Chloe Pop-up store at Printemps


Department store Printemps is feteing Chloe's 60th birthday with an exclusive line of re-editions, like the Paraty bag above.  But hurry- the 16 piece mini-collection is only available for a short time!
At Printemps Paris, until March 9