Balmy & Blooming in Paris
Cruising all over town with our fabulous group of women. Took a boat ride on the Seine, had a fashion lecture on the little black dress, fended off pickpockets in the metro. Averaged walking 4 miles a day. Scoured the flea market, spent an afternoon at Giverny, shopped for fabric and buttons, window shop, get lost, find the hotel, meet in the bar at the end of the day for a glass of wine and sharing the day's adventures. There are 3 museum shows in Paris right now that are not to be missed.
|Waiting for the bus. |
If you visit Paris, use the RATP website to plan your route by bus or by metro. Metro tends to be quicker, while the bus gives views of the city.
|Walking to the button exhibition past one of the prettiest metro stations, on the left, looks like a giant piece of jewelry.|
|After visiting Giverny, we went to the Orangerie to see Monet's Waterlillies.|
Breathtaking. Go early, the museum opens at 9.
|Resting and chatting in the Tuleries Gardens.|
Color Trend: La Vie en Rose
(Think ALL shades of Pink)
Paled version of what the French call 'prune'.
|Pale pink in the trees at Giverny.|
|The same shade of pale pink is in shop windows too.|
|Abundant bouquets of peonies in the market.|
|Simple shift with asymmetrical fabric flowers at the neckline.|
|Tulips in the garden at Giverny|
|Digitally printed linen|
|I like the way the large scale print is pieced to break up the pattern.|
|Girl's dresses in a posh shop on rue Madame|
Touches of Lace
|Lace overlayer. This shop had lots of little lace tops and slip/camisoles to layer over and under. I bought a couple and am going home to bring out my lace and sew some.|
|Eyelet is a strong fabric and fashion trend to dress up or down.|
Little Flat Shoes
Just the thing to wear with the soft colors and fabrics of spring & summer....
Paris Travel Tips
|Tank top/cami with secret pocket. Found at Clever Travel Companion. Holds credit cards and cash flat, safe and easy to access. Dries overnight. Fits smoothly without adding bulk. |
$30. Five stars, love it!
|Willi's Wine Bar is one of my favorite places to eat in Paris. The original wine bar, owned by an Englishman, the food and wine is superb and the staff speak English. Always a winner.|
The Palais Royal
Take a video stroll through my favorite space in Paris, the Palais Royal
|This week I'm taking a photography workshop here in Paris, more to come.....|