It's been a while, and although we only spent a few days in Paris, I have been simply snowed under since we came back. I hope you enjoy the images of Paris in late autumn, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Place de Vosges, Marais
No snow in Paris, it was just cool and fresh, with the occasional rain shower
On the evening of Nov 20th, cafés, bistros and restaurant all over town decorated their interior and exterier to celebrate the arrival of the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau.
At the stroke of midnight, the corks of the new vintage were pulled simultaneously all over France (an annual event, held every third Thursday in November). Street parties and festitivies all over Paris marked the occasion, and DH and I toasted our anniversary at the same time.
Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
In Paris, cold and rainy days can be the most fun... with endless cafés and restaurants being the perfect excuse to indulge in late breakfasts and lunches and long dinners.
The Café de Flore is an old favorite, and it feels exactly the same today as when I came for the first time, which is longer ago than I dare to remember! Love the paper covers for the small round tables, which show the bustling atmosphere in and around the Flore, captured with great humor by the cartoonist Sempé.
Capsule wardrobe pieces: black jeans and turtleneck sweater
Shoes: dark brown bootsAccessories: Hermès 'Trés Kelly' Twilly, 'Grand Apparat enamel bangle ebene Birkin. New style MaiTai Collection scarf fur collar, details to come soon.
Scarf tying method: five loop method, with the ends tied into an Ascot knot
The 'Le Petit Zinc' is just around the corner from the Café de Flore. I've never been inside, but can not resist taking a picture each time I go past..
The Brasserie Lipp is a another wonderful Saint-Germain classic with a long tradition and history, and still has the same atmosphere described by Hemingway in the 'Moveable Feast'. The waiters are old school, the linen crisp and the menu classic french bistro style. The kitchen is open from midday until 1:00 am, which makes the Lipp a perfect place for a late lunch.
No cell phones at the tables please :-)
There was not much Christmas decoration to be seen yet, but I loved the garlands decorating the entrance to Ralph's on the Boulevard Saint-Germain
Brasserie Lipp: 151 Boulevard St-Germain, Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 48 53 91
Café de Flore: 172 Boulevard St-Germain, Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 48 55 26
Le Petit Zinc: 11 Rue St Benoît, Tel: + 33 (0) 1 42 86 61 00
Ralph's: 173 Boulevard St-Germain, Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 77 76 00
~ MaiTai Collection update ~
The lavender sachets are back in stock, please click here for details and on how to order
A new horn pencil holder which can be purchased either separately or as part of a beautiful desk set (DH already asked if he could have one!). The pencil holder is, like the other horn items in my home collection, hand carved and polished to a beautiful lustrous sheen. The desk set contains a pencil holder, a small round bowl and a small oval dish. For more info and how to order please click here
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