Sunday, September 30, 2012

More Paris neutrals, and a souvenir

The tone set by the beautiful neutrals in the corner window display of FSH carried on through our stay, the color palette of most parisian facades reflect the beautiful scarves and bags seen the day before. After a busy morning, we went strolling through the garden of the Palais-Royal, a wonderful outdoor spot, and true oasis in the midst of the busy 1st arrondissement. It's rows of clipped trees, immaculate gravel, ornate lanterns and central fountain exude a quiet elegance, while dotted around benches invite contemplation of the beauty of the jardin and the surrounding arcades, lined with restaurants, cafés and shops.
Located in the northeast corner, the Restaurant du Palais Royal invites with a charming and romantic terrace (and a marquise in taupe, no less!), and wonderful view of the garden.. in short, it is a perfect spot for an alfresco lunch

fellow diners

another fellow diner

Restaurant du Palais Royal
110 Galerie de Valois
75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (1) 40 20 00 27
www.restaurantdupalaisroyal.com

My special souvenir is in keeping with the neutrals, Ms Kelly 35 in etoupe Taurillon Clemence and PHW
top right: next to 32 Kelly in ebene, also in Clémence with PHW

and also turned out to be a perfect companion for the Bastide MT Collection scarf travel pochette I brought along on the trip!



Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! xx

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44 comments:

  1. MWAAHHHH! -huge conrats; with heartfelt hugs from me. :-)

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    1. Thank you, my dear Macs <3 Have a lovely Sunday!

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  2. What lovely photos of the jardin and outdoor cafe in keeping with the neutral theme. So easy on the eye...and then along comes da bomb! OMG! I am so excited and happy for your new souvenir purchase! This is stunning and I love the 35 format. Cannot wait to see modeling pics. I have a feeling this will become a workhorse for you! Congrats on your new addition! Have a relaxing day,dear friend. T xx

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    1. Can't tell you how often I've been thinking of you on this trip, it's been a greige lover's paradise! Ms Kelly is waving at you excitedly, thanks you so much for sharing my joy <3 Have a cosy remaining weekend xx

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  3. Congratulations on Ms Etoupe! I'm very happy for you, she is a gorgeous. This is a wonderful souvenir from Paris. Maybe some modeling pics soon?
    Hope you're having a nice and relaxing weekend. S

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  4. Thanks so much chère S, so glad you like Ms Etoupe! Modelling pics to follow soon. Have a lovely Sunday evening!

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  5. Congratulations, my dear MaiTai! Your kelly is absolutely beautiful! And its colour is one of my favourites!
    I love Les Jardins du Palais Royal, or let me just say I love Paris! So great to see pictures of this magical city through you:) Thank you so much for sharing.

    Hope you will wear your pretty new kelly in joy and good health.
    Sending you lots of orange hugs and wishing you a great week ahead, M xx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely and warm welcome to Ms Kelly, most dearest Manuela! So happy you enjoyed the Paris travelogue, champagne toasts to all the beauty in this fabulous place. Have a wonderful rest of the week too my dear. Warm etoupe hugs xx

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    2. Thank you, my dear! <3 Mxx

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  6. Congratulations on the beautiful new etoupe Kelly! What a pretty bag! Looks like you had a wonderful time in Paris :-) Have a lovely Sunday evening and best wishes :-)

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    1. I could not be happier, dear happyface! Many thanks for the lovely comment and kind good wishes x

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    1. So happy you like her, many thanks dear Bienchen!

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  8. Love the bag and jealous of the wonderful people watching in Paris.

    I never get tired of looking at all your older posts and seeing your outfits and accessories.

    Do you wear Hermes clothes too? In the shop in Brisbane where I live they have a very limited selection, but they are lovely.

    x

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    1. The people watching in the city of lights is superior indeed, I regard sitting in a café a cultural activity.The bag is a dream come true, so happy you like her too. I don't own any RTW, I shrink at the cost! xx

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  9. Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

    =)


    Brooke

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    1. It is, hope you can visit it someday!

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  10. Many congrats T! How beautiful it is.
    Cecilia x

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    1. So happy you like her! Many thanks, dear Cecilia <3

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  11. My dearest MaiTai,
    Heartfelt congratulations on your divine new beauty, Ms. Kelly Etoupe! She is so very very perfect and so outstandingly gorgeous. Ms. Ebene Kelly must be so happy to welcome her stunning new sister.
    The Restaurant du Palais Royal is a dream - a most lovely romantic retreat. Thank you as always for sharing so much of your special time in Paris, dearest MaiTai! Hope you and yours had the most joyful and fun weekend together <3 Sending you much love and happiest Etoupe hugs xxx

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    1. Thanks so much for the most lovely and warm welcome to Ms Kelly Etoupe, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! I still can not quite believe she is mine...it feels so much like a wonderful dream come true. Looking forward to meeting for lunch at the RdPR one day, followed by afternoon tea at D's and a glass of champagne at the TB <3 Have a wonderful autumn week. Happiest hugs right back xx

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  12. Dearest Maitai,

    What a wonderfull new addition to your fabulous collection, wishing you health and happiness to wear your new Kelly for many years to come.

    ladyjane963

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    1. Thank you for the lovely good wishes, my dear ladyjane <3

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  13. Oh la la! Be still by beating heart! Your new addition is to die for. It was the etoupe Kelly's in the FSH window that caught my eye too. You must be thrilled. So, as a fellow lover of neutrals, did you get a scarf from the gorgeous palette on display?? Look forward to the modelling pics.

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    1. Thank you for sharing my joy, my dear msT <3 I am so very thrilled and happy with Ms Etoupe, and wish I could add a scarf from the window displays! But I've been told they are 'one-offs', and not for sale. Hopefully an indication though for more neutrals to come in the future! xx

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  14. Tres chere MAITAI

    Trestres beau kelly superbe couleur je dis sa car j ai le birkin etoupe que j associe avec le foulard vif argent blanc imprimé etoupe qui va si bien avec une tenue noire j adore
    Votre choix et magnifique
    J adore aussi les magasins du palais royal ludo et bien d autre
    Je vous souhaite une tres tres belle semaine mieux que se vilain weekend
    Pensées amicales

    MYRIAM

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    1. Ma chère Myriam, je suis ravi d'être 'etoupe cousins' avec vous! Aux pays des epices est le plus beau des mes carrés pour aller avec le Kelly, mais j'espère on va trouver plein de beau et calme couleurs dans la collection de 2013! Une belle journée à vous

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  15. Dear MT, major congratulations on your new Kelly, it's beautiful and classic, very MaiTai indeed!

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    1. Many, many thanks, dear Birkinmary! I'm in neutral paradise <3

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  16. What a lovely bag Tai. I don't have a Kelly yet, but sat next to a lady with this exact bag at a restaurant in Monaco last year, and have been lusting after one ever since!
    Looking forward to seeing it in action, it will go lovely with many of your scarves :)

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    1. Hope to be Kelly twins with you someday, dear Tara! I was so looking forward to bring her home and see which scarves match, and you are right, there are so many which go just beautifully!

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  17. Congratulations, MaiTai! I knew you'd have a fabulous souvenir! :) I love my etoupe GP. This will be so perfect with your wardrobe. I, too, look forward to modeling pics, to see this size Kelly on you.

    All the best,

    pam

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Pam, I could not be happier! The GP is so beautiful in etoupe, chin chin to this fabulous color!

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  18. Such lovely, calming photos. Your new Kelly in etoupe is so beautiful. If I were so lucky, that's the color that I would choose.

    Warm orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. The whole of Paris seemed to have been dipped in etoupe this trip, just in the way you only see pregnant women on the street when you are expecting! I hope your dream will come true one day. Warm etoupe hugs to you xx

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  19. Hallo :)
    Ich habe eine Bitte für einen Post. Kannst Du uns mal Deine Sachen in der Tasche zeigen? Ich benutze den Bolide Mini Kulturbeutel für meine Sachen. Hast Du den auch oder sonst eine schöne Tasche für Kleinkram?
    Danke und Grüße aus D-Land
    Maja

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    1. Liebe Majara, vielen Dank für die Anregung. Normalerweise befinden sich in meiner Tasche ein Kleingeld Portemonnaie, eine Brieftasche, Sonnenbrille und Kamera mit Etuis, eine Notizagenda mit Stift, Haus-und Autoschlüssel, Handy und ein Kosmetiktäschchen. Das letztere fällt zur Zeit gerade auseinander, aber ich suche seit geraumer Zeit (aber ohne Erfolg) eine Karo PM als Ersatz. Sobald dieser gefunden ist, mache ich gerne ein Foto!

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    2. Super! Danke Dir. Ich habe gerade erst mal nachgeschaut was ein Karo PM ist und ich glaube das habe ich einmal in Stuttgart gesehen. Ich hoffe Du findest bald das gewünschte. Bin dann auf die Farbe gespannt :)

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  20. Dear MaiTai,

    Your etoupe Kelly is a beautiful and classic addition for a classic and beautiful woman. Once again, your photos capture the essence of Paris. Carry Ms. EK with joy and in good health.

    All the best to you and your Family,

    Maisie

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and beautiful good wishes, my dear Maisie. All the best to you and yours xx

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  21. Dearest MaiTai,

    I am just thrilled for you! What a gorgeous classic she is. I am so excited to see how Ms Kelly Etoupe will pair with your wardrobe and scarves.... And curious whether she is the building block of your winter 2012 capsule wardrobe? May you wear her in good health and happiness, always.

    Much love,
    Terese

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    1. So happy you like Ms Kelly, ma chère Terese, I am so in love with her! Mixing and matching her with existing pieces is something I looked forward to most when coming home.. and just as I hoped, she goes beautifully with my light grey winter coat from a couple of years ago!

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  22. Sending belated congratulations on the lovely addition to the family! :-) Hooray for gorgeous neutrals! Your photos of Paris always make me long for a visit!

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    1. Thank you, my dear fellow neutrals lover!! Glad you enjoy the Paris-logues, and hope you can schedule in a visit one day soon.

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