This is the second time I visit Paris and I feel it's like the first time. I remember when I went back in 2009 it was around the same time of the year, cold and rainy... but it didn't matter to me because I would go there regardless of what weather!
Everything looked very new to me; I'm not talking about the monuments and museums, but the shops have a totally different feel. It's a city that renews itself day after day. I imagine that because of the huge amount of tourists it gets yearly.
I don't know why but I come here to get all kinds of inspiration... everything is so beautiful and artistic! And it's the second time that happens to me the same: when coming back, I want to start designing right away :)
This is some of the pictures I took. All of them make me so happy. I hope they make you happy too!
|St Germain des Pres old street|
|Christmas decorations are a must in Paris and they are to die for!|
|Can you believe that you can order this as a floral arrangement?|
|Galleries Lafayette is a department store like Macy's and they have this decorated skylight on the seventh floor|
|This huge wall of kitchen towels organized by color is so inspiring|
|All home decor stores have beautiful displays|
|Desigual had a complete home decor section and the colors are as bright and fun as here|
|Laduree is a famous store that sells delicious macaroons. This year the windows are really colorful|
|I loved this lovely blue ceramic set, it reminded me French Provençal without the yellow|
|This cute drawer cabinet was cover with a floral tapestry fabric. What a great idea to use our stash!|
|French people are known for cooking dishes with many types of mushrooms, so you can find them everywhere at street markets|
|They even make these grapes look more delicious. Artistic decorations everywhere!|
|Chinese tea sets|
|You can put different kinds of tea in these containers covered with fabric|
|I found this store that have home linens in every color in the rainbow...|
|Colorful street markets show a great contrast against the grayish city landscape...|
|One distinguish feature of Paris is the flowers. You have them in almost every color possible|
|Parisians have an eye for "everything" floral. And these damask roses are an example on how bold they engage with color|
I can't wait to talk to you about them :)
Much love, Pat