Saturday, May 30, 2009

Joie de vivre ~ a sunny day in Montpellier

Yesterday I spent a lovely day in Montpellier. It is a charming town in the Languedoc, just a few kilometers off the Mediterranean sea. The weather is beautiful most of the time and parts of it remind me of Paris.

It has it's own mini Arc de Triomphe...

pretty little streets

charming details...

Beautiful architecture...

and a very relaxed atmosphere

Cafés and restaurants are everywhere...

and of course, there is Hermès too!

It is one of my favorite H boutiques. Small in size, but with a fantastic selection and the nicest people. Yesterday I went in to buy these two black beauties. They are fabulous pieces and I've been eyeing them for some time... so happy to have finally brought them back home with me.

Extra-wide enamel bracelet 'Grand Apparat'

and a Lift Pendant GM in horn/black lacquer


  1. Just came back from tpf to see what's up here - wow this pictures of the french city are just taking my breath. I so absolutly can't wait to step out of the train here next week!
    Congrats on your new treasures! What a black pair of stunning jewelry. xo.

  2. I would love to visit this town, it looks gorgeous and quaint. It does indeed look like Paris. Your bracelet and pendant are stunning! I can't wait to see them accessorizing your wardrobe.

  3. Thank you VANmiracle and Bonjour Madame! Happy you enjoyed the pictures and thank you for your kind words re my latest additions. I am very much looking forward to trying out my new accessories with different outfits, especially the bangle, as I have been wearing white metal for most of my life. Always keep an open mind, right? ;-)

    Van, I am so looking forward to seeing you and showing you around! Oh the fun of it, can't wait. xx

    Bonjour Madame, it truly is a lovely place to visit. How about a little detour to the south on one of your next trips to Paris? It's only three hours by train. :-)

  4. Oh what lovely pictures, makes me want to get right on over there!

  5. I love your pictures! Now I can't wait to visit in August :)
    Your new lift pendant looks amazing, does it come in the smaller size as well?
    Definitely looking forward to seeing your action pics very soon!

  6. Thank you Moonspinner. You should come and visit one day! There are a lot of interesting and beautiful places nearby, such as Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence...

  7. Looking very much forward to seeing you here dreamdoll! The pendant did come out as a PM, but is apparantly not available any more (at least in black).

  8. Thanks MT! I couldn't wait, so I've ordered my first horn piece from LOL

  9. MT, it's the same lift as yours but in PM :) I found it on the webby and I couldn't help myself!!