Sunday, September 23, 2012

September in Paris

Last week in Paris, the weather could not have been more perfect. One could wander the streets in wonderfully fresh late summer air, and yet it was mild enough to enjoy coffees and lunches on outside chairs and terraces.
a room with a view

In preparation for the upcoming autumn and winter, I brought my Jumping boots along (pictured below, nestling in their dust bags), to get them fitted with new soles. Instead of taking them to H for the repair, I went to see a cobbler recommended by the Roger Vivier boutique, which is where they take their customer's shoes for after-sales services. Looking forward to seeing the result, and will post details and pics once I get the boots back.

Getting ready for the day's exploring and choosing a scarf
Coupons Indiens 90 Carré

While meandering through the art galleries around the Rue des Beaux-Arts and the Rue de Seine in St-Germain, we came across the tiny but charming 'Gabriel-Pierné' square'. It has a beautiful fountain,
Fountaine du Marché-aux-Carmes

and lovely stone benches, which are sculpted like books.
Coupons Indiens worn in the basic bias fold

Their square format and soft edged pages reminded me immediately of a filled scarf travel pochette
 


Square Gabriel-Pierné
Rue de Seine/Rue Mazarine
75006 Paris 

Scarf travel pochette in Toile de Jouy


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30 comments:

  1. Such a lovely time of year for Paris, I think we're heading back over in December, Paris and London are my lot just now, I'm too lazy for the angst of long haul!

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    1. Paris and London are two of my favorite cities, have a wonderful time in December!

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  2. How lovely! The weather,view and the park look sublime! So do you dear friend, sitting on the stone bench! Only you could find this perfect stone seat that resembles the travel pochettes ! Pretty cool! Hope your boots turn out well.
    Did you pick up a new pair of RV perhaps?? Happy lazy autumn day, T xx

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes, my dear Trudye! Will pick the boots babies up in a few weeks, and hope they have been treated well. Went to RV to collect my re-soled patent beauties, and should not have looked around... there was a pair of grey flats I couldn't take my eyes off. Resistance was futile! Autumn hugs to you, my friend x

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  3. I adore your pictures. I am enchanted by the stone 'book' benches. I want one. How wonderful they are.

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    1. So nice to hear you enjoyed the pics. Would love to have a book bench also :-)

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  4. Dear tai, what a lovely little square, and very near cire trudon as well, which I will be heading to on my trip. Do you mind me asking, are the soles on the jumping boots leather or rubber. I plan to soon buy a new pair of boots, ( church's, not Hermes, but still rather expensive ), and wondered what your inion is. Hope you don't mind me asking.
    Best, tara.

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    1. Dear Tara, have a wonderful upcoming trip! Went to Cire Trudon too..now that autumn is coming, it is so lovely and cosy to have a scented candle burning. Re your question, I had the jumping boots re-soled in leather on previous occasions, but am trying ultra thin (1mm) half rubber soles this time. I wear them mostly outdoors, and although rain is not that much of an issue in our climate, a leather sole can be slippery. I hope the new soles will make walking even better, as this is what these boots are meant to be for (humming as I'm typing) :-)

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  5. Dearest Tai, we were just in Paris too - we missed you!
    xx

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    1. Hope you had a lovely time! It would have been great to meet x

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  6. Quel magnifique temps vous avez eue .Pour nous en aout il a fait vraiment tres chaud il est vrai que les endroit avec fontaines ou bassins etaient tres agreable pour donner un semblant de fraicheur
    Avez vous fais de nouveaux achats ? Je sais je suis curieuse mais je crois que nous sommes beaucoup dans mon cas
    Belle semaine a vous Amitiés
    MYRIAM

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    1. Oui, c'était un sejour vraiment beau et mémorable, et en plus on a resté dans le quartier qu'on aime.. peut être vous avez réconnu l'Eglise? J'ai pas parti sans souvenir...je le présente très bientôt. Une belle semaine a vous aussi, chère Myriam. Amitiés

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  7. Looks like a perfect autumnal day, beautiful view, too.

    I hope the resoling goes well. I find leather soles are useless for the autumn weather in the UK, so it is rubber/vibram soles all the way for me.

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    1. We were so lucky with the weather again, it was a perfect autumn day indeed. Many thanks for the good wishes, will report back on how the resoling went!

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  8. Love this - your personal impressions of Paris are (some of) my favorites! ;-) xox, Macs

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    1. PS: Just have to add how much I love being "Coupons" twins with (and Thanks to) you! hugs, me ;-)

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    2. So happy you enjoy the travelogues my dear Macs, many thanks. Love being twins on this beauty with you too! <3

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  9. Thank you dearest MT for sharing your beautiful trip to Paris with us. I must say that as a devoted bookworm I am enchanted by the 'bancs-livres" ;-) This picture of you sitting on the stone bench is truly lovely.
    Have a lovely week ahead. S

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    1. The benches are so very lovely and pretty indeed, and would be perfect for a reading corner in a book shop or library! I just image googled book + bench, and was amazed by how many fabulous bancs-livres creations there are.. Bonne soirée, my dear S

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  10. Is that a navy or a black blazer with Miss Coupons? So lovely!

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    1. Thank you, weave and spin. The blazer is dark navy :-)

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  11. From the bed linen and the magnificent vue I can imagine what a wonderful room it was, dearest MaiTai!
    What a charming and lovely square! And the benches are adorable! Like taken out of a fairy tale :)
    You're right, they look like your beautiful Travel Pochette, that I look so much forward to taking with me on my next trip.
    Thank you for this journey toThe City of Lights. Je t'embrasse :) M

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    1. It's my favorite room in Paris, dearest Manuela! Wishing you many happy trips to come with your new travel companion. Autumn hugs to you <3

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  12. Thank you for sharing your Paris photos will us, it looks like you had a relaxing visit! I love the "pochette" park you found! :-)

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    1. Aww... 'pochette park' is so cute! I will always call it like that from now on :-)

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  13. Just lovely and thanks for the chic inspiration!

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  14. So kind of you to say, thank you.

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  15. Dearest MaiTai,
    Thank you so much for sharing your special time in Paris with us. It must have been pure heaven to wake up to such beautiful morning view of Paris - your room is truly so lovely. Wherever you are, there is beauty and harmony - the wonderful flavors of the room could not be more perfect for the favorite Bastide Travel Pochette and our twin CI <3 How fun are the 'open book' benches, but now I'll always think of them as 'MT's Scarf Travel Pochette benches.' As always, you look so very very gorgeous, dear MaiTai. Keeping my fingers crossed for your Jumping boots, hope you'll be pleased. Wishing you a most happy and joy filled special weekend <3 Sending you lots of love and big autumn hugs<3 xoxo

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    1. So happy you enjoyed the post, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! When looking out onto the beautiful morning, I've been thinking of a most dear friend on her special day <3 Thank you for the kind good wishes for re Jumping boots, looking forward to picking them up soon. Have a most wonderful and hopefully golden autumn Sunday. Much love and happy CI twin hugs x

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