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Fashion Travel

Iris in Paris at Le Bon Marché

“Fashion you can buy, But style you possess.” – Iris Apfel Two weeks ago, Iris Apfel was in Paris during Paris Fashion Week 2016 to open a pop-up exhibition and shop at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche dedicated to her fashion style. The 94-year-old New Yorker is well known for her unique sense of style, from …

Travel

Eating in Paris

Continuing on with the temporary Paris theme, here are a few places I dined at in Paris in January 2015. Les Éditeurs 4 Carrefour de l’Odéon (6th arr.) Les Éditeurs is a cafe, restaurant, lounge bar, tea salon, and library all in one. This special cafe-restaurant is where many publishers and authors have promoted new books. I’m …

Travel

My Observations & Tips on Paris

Paris is not always a good idea. One year ago today, I arrived in Paris, thinking I would spend a year in the City of Light to become fluent in French. I was to attend CCFS (part of Sorbonne University) as a student then work afterwards. As I flew over the city, I could see the Eiffel …

Fashion Travel

Paris: Repetto Boutique

Dear readers, I will temporarily return to blogging on Paris as I prepare for my big move to London. Today I will share with you a few photos I’d taken from the Repetto flagship boutique on 22, rue de la Paix near the Opera Garnier in Paris back in April. Repetto – A Brief History …

Beauty Travel

Fragonard’s Marché aux Fleurs

I had been searching for the longest time for a fresh fragrance with lily-of-the-valley. Fellow Canadian royal watcher on Twitter, Fabulously Styled, had brought back Fragonard’s Muguet (French for lily-of-the-valley) from her last visit to Paris so I was hoping to get one too. By the time I visited Fragonard in Paris, however, the eau …

Travel

Paris: The Best Rooftop Views for Free

Continuing from my last trip to Paris in April, I would like to recommend two places where you can have the best view of Paris for FREE. You don’t even have to buy a drink! (I know there are more places but I’ll have to explore some more next time.) These two places happen to …

Lifestyle Travel

Nina’s Paris & Marie Antoinette

While I was visiting the Galeries Lafayette in Paris two months ago, I found a pretty pink tea caddy called Thé Original Marie-Antoinette by NINA’s Paris. As a major fan of Marie Antoinette, I thought it was the perfect souvenir to take home. Of course, wanting to know more about the history behind Nina’s Paris, …

Fashion

Ballet Shoes by Ballet Shoemakers

Ballet flats. Flats. Ballerinas. Ballet street shoes. These are some of the terms for our favourite flat shoes. What makes some ballet flats even more special? The ones made by pointe shoe manufacturers! Ballet Beautiful Ballet Beautiful recently came out with street ballet shoes with the same pretty ribbons, only they are tied from the back and …

Travel

Ladurée’s Thé Marie-Antoinette & Macarons

On my last day in Paris during my most recent visit in April 2015, I paid a very last-minute and quick visit to the Ladurée salon on the Champs-Élysées. This salon opens from 7:30-23:00, Mondays-Fridays, and until midnight on Saturdays (until 22:00 on Sundays). I only had time to buy one macaron and I decided to try the …