Entries in paris (12)


maison givenchy

On October 15 and 16, the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group opened the doors of twenty-five of their legendary European businesses for special tours to the public. To drum up buzz for the event, the group took a few photos inside Maison Givenchy to give potential tour-goers a taste of what was to come. The results are incredible! Oh, what I would have given to promenade through the workshop in person. For those of us who were unable to attend (my private jet was in the shop - what's your excuse? :), you can read a first-person account of the tour here


j.crew in paris

The September 2007 J.Crew catalog was certainly one to remember. How could one forget these iconic Parisian shots? Although this catalog is four years old, the clothing featured here hardly looks dated (reason 1001 why classic clothing is king). I haven’t visited Paris in years, but I’m just dying to go. It seems like everyone has plans to visit or has visited recently... but me! (#whitegirlproblems, anyone?). My little sister just got back from a ten day vacation in the city and a close friend of mine is scheming to spend her Christmas break there (which I support 100%, if only so I can live vicariously through her). Anywho. If you need me, darlings, I'll be sipping coffee, eating croissants and listening to Edith Piaf on my front porch. You're more than welcome to join :)


deyrolle paris

While browsing flickr last night, I came across these wonderful photos of Deyrolle, the famous Parisian taxidermy boutique known for their wild curiosities. The blogger behind The Snail and the Cyclops took the time to scan them in from a 1985 issue of World of Interiors (my hero!). Sadly, Deyrolle suffered a devastating fire in February 2008 that eliminated 90% of its product - the New York Times described the incident as if “a dagger had been plunged into the heart of Paris.” Curators and Deyrolle supporters from around the world - including Christie’s and Hermès - rallied to raise money to bring the boutique back to life (no pun intended). My sister is taking a trip to Paris this Summer with my grandmother - I'll have to send them to the shop to investigate the recovery. If you've visited Deyrolle since the fire, please comment! I'd love to hear what you have to say. 


louis vuitton's quirky guide to parisian pâtisseries

I’m beguiled by this quirky guide to Parisian pâtisseries produced by Louis Vuitton. LV says that though the city of lights “... is the world’s food capitol, Paris oddly enough has very few real pastry specialties.” Covering everything from le Saint Honoré to Ladurée, this 2:42 film will leave you feeling as if you’re an expert on Parisian sweets (or at the very least, will leave you craving macaroons). Dessert for breakfast, anyone?


on this day in history...

Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces,
ending four years of German occupation.