Wednesday, 28 September 2011

More Paris photos...

A few observations and some more photos from a weekend's trip to Paris. 1. I must brush up on my GCSE French so I can at least ask, in true blogger style, "Can I take a photo, please?" and 2. there are so many Americans in Paris! I've always found Paris a little dull {oops!} But, I've grown to like it more after several visits and have decided to become a more frequent visitor, as it was such an easy and relaxing trip.

From the Sunday organic farmers market, Marche Biologique Raspail, where the produce was delicious and there was a very long queue at the raclette stall...




My favourite haberdashery in Paris, Entree des Fournisseurs:



And my favourite find, from Pia's book, the calligrapher, Melodies Graphiques, whose walls are adorned with letters from all over the world. I bought some pretty notecards, even though I'm never going to run out of stationery for the rest of my life...



On this trip, I stayed in a fancy pants hotel, which I can never afford again - does anyone have suggestions of somewhere inexpensive but nice to stay, especially if travelling alone? I hope to return to Paris in January for Maison & Objet.

{PS We went to a fabulous cafe, Coutume Cafe - perfect for brunch.}

17 comments:

Rhianne said...

how long are you going for? we stayed in an apartment for a week which we loved and found on http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/

Callie Grayson said...

beautiful shots!! what fun, your going back!! I would suggest trading a place or renting like Rhianne suggests.
the lace and trimmings are my new fancy and I would have gone crazy. I hear you on the stationary part, I love stationary but I will never ever run out!!
xx
callie

Crumbs said...

beautiful pix - love the ribbons.

Mrs M said...

Sounds lovely. I to have struggled with Paris. I need to re try its so close and cheaper then going to Manchester! Hope your well! Love the haberdashery pics.

Lynne said...

Lisa, my thoughts exactly!

Brown Paper Packages said...

I'm dashing out the door now...hoping that our local patisserie has something remotely as tasty, praying that the local thrift store can deliver...wishing that "my trip to Paris" will move (soon) from the world of make believe into that of reality. Thank you for sharing XX

Megan Riera said...

I have stayed here several times - it is an incredible gem in Paris! But shhhhhh... don't tell too many people!

http://www.loftparis.net/

Lynne said...

Thanks Megan, off to check it out!

ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... said...

i would like to come back to Paris too, so much to see and do, i find the city relaxing and very inspiring and hopefully will visit the fair too!!

Becky said...

Mmmm, raclette. I am a firm believer in the more you go to Paris, the more you love it, because the stress of mustseemustdoeverything begins to fade, and you get to discover the smaller, less famous spots. Haven't yet been with Pia's book in tow though, as only got it last Christmas...*heads over to Eurostar website for research purposes only*

elissa @ faucethead said...

that trimming is beautiful. i love the one with the circles. i would have a hard time walking away from that stand!

Lotts said...

Love the ribbon photo's, it makes me want to go back Paris.

Rachel said...

Oh Wow! That calligraphers looks so beautiful! Love the letters on the walls. Also very happy to see tea related blogging as always :)

x Rachel

Bristol Parenting Cafe said...

Oh I'm in love with all those beautiful calligraphy envelopes!

conversationpieces said...

Ah me and my sis were just about to go to Paris but she's just got a job so that's on hold for a while. Will need to make a note of your suggestions for later! (Lovely pics too!)

Lobster and swan said...

Take me with you! These pictures are lovely x

Lobster and swan said...

ps we rented an apartment from here http://www.specialapartments.com/index.html x