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Vive la France!

by habituallychic

07 . 14 . 09

I couldn’t think of a better day to announce that Stefan Hurray of Architect Design and I are going to Paris than Bastille Day! Neither of us have ever visited Versailles which prompted the initial discussion. Then I happened to mention to Charlotte Moss that we were thinking of going and she insisted that we must go since it would inspire us for years and who we were to quibble with the doyenne of design. Dates were bandied about and flights were booked and this September we will be enjoying the city of lights just like Audrey and Fred! I don’t think any singing and dancing will be involved but you never know! We’re keeping the exact details of our trip mum for a little while longer but I can tell you that many exciting people and places will be involved with our little sojourn. Until then, enjoy Bastille Day and Vive la France!

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  1. MsSmart July 14, 2009 | 5:09 am

    Excellent call.
    It will haunt you…

  2. The Antiques Diva™ July 14, 2009 | 8:55 am

    Bon Voyage mon puce! Have a wonderful trip!!! If you’re in Paris at the end of the month, let me know! I’ll be in Paris from around 24 Sept – 5 Oct meeting clients for the worlds best traveling flea market and would be delighted to meet up and show you a bit of the Paris Antiques Scene!

    If you’ve not yet booked your tickets, try to arrange your trip so you’re in town until atleast the 25 Sept because this is when La Foire Nationale à la Brocante et Aux Jambons is held and this is one antique market you dont want to miss!

    If we’re not able to coincide dates, remind me and I’ll email you a secret diva resource guide to plan your shopping!

    All the best,

  3. Blushing hostess July 14, 2009 | 10:25 am

    Oh, Heather, that’s wonderful! Iti is one of my favorite places on earth – even in the depth of a cold winter. I only wish always it were full of furniture!

  4. MyLittleHappyPlace July 14, 2009 | 11:13 am

    C’est fantastique! You certainly WILL treasure the visit for all your days! Can’t wait to see your post-trip write-ups!

    alison g.(brazil)
    My Little Happy Place

  5. Laura Casey Interiors July 14, 2009 | 12:12 pm

    Have a great trip! Can’t wait to see both of your recaps!

  6. The Preppy Pauper July 14, 2009 | 12:22 pm

    Tres Bien!

    Viva La France

    Cue the Cole Porter…
    “I love Paris…”

  7. La Maison Fou July 14, 2009 | 12:33 pm

    Viva La France!
    Have a wonderful trip!

  8. Tristan Robin Blakeman July 14, 2009 | 12:39 pm

    We are also going to be in Paris during September – from the 4th through the 14th.

    Hope to see you ’round town!

  9. K @ Blog Goggles July 14, 2009 | 2:13 pm

    That’s so awesome! Have a great time!

  10. home before dark July 14, 2009 | 2:49 pm

    Have a transformative experience and love, love, love it!

  11. mary July 14, 2009 | 2:59 pm

    Paris………you will love it and probably never come back to the USA !!!!! New York is great, but nothing compares to Paris.

  12. Carol Ann July 14, 2009 | 3:16 pm

    Oh so lucky…I got tears in my eyes, that is my dream

  13. ArchitectDesign™ July 14, 2009 | 3:39 pm

    I’m so glad you chose a picture of my FAVORITE movie for this post – fred astaire is my style icon. I even have a framed photograph of him in my hallway where I dress!

  14. Mimi July 14, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    I love it!! Congratulations!! I’ve been asking my husband to move there forever…He just won’t budge. Who knows..You enjoy yourself! I’m sure this will be a time you will never forget. By the way, I love Audrey. I cried for a week when she died.

  15. GRAYSONFAVOUR July 14, 2009 | 4:35 pm

    Be sure to check out “Marie Antoinette” before you go the Versailles…just to get the feeling of the place…when we were there it was filled w/Jeff Koons art.

  16. melina: July 14, 2009 | 6:58 pm

    C’est genial ca 🙂

    Lovely blog! Be sure to post the Paris pictures!

  17. Lisa Borgnes Giramonti July 14, 2009 | 8:21 pm

    Oh, how exciting! I just read the news on Stefan’s blog as well. You two will have the best time! xx

  18. nicolette July 14, 2009 | 9:52 pm

    Oh wow. Have a good trip. This city is full of inspiration. Be sure to take pictures so you can share with us.


  19. Madame Meg July 15, 2009 | 2:31 am

    Oh, have a wonderful time!
    As cheesy as they can be, I found that the audio tour (you know, the one that comes with the headsets from the 80’s?) at Versailles actually provided quite a bit of very interesting information on many different aspects of the place. Much more than the guided tour. Be sure to get there nice and early as many of the secondary buildings (like Marie Antoinette’s) close, I think, around 4:00.
    – Meg

  20. hansaxel July 15, 2009 | 8:49 am

    That’s so cool!!… If you wanna meet a French blogger and have insider tips about Paris, let me know…

  21. sophiedahydesigns July 15, 2009 | 12:19 pm

    My husband and I went for our 40th wedding anniversary two years ago. What a fabulous city!! You absolutely must go to Versailles. The gardens alone take your breath away. Amazing to think people actually lived that way!

  22. Scott Fazzini July 15, 2009 | 12:44 pm

    Congratulations! If I know Stefan he’ll assume the role of Audrey and make you play Fred! ; )

  23. Mélanie July 15, 2009 | 3:06 pm

    Bon voyage to Paris !

  24. Irina July 15, 2009 | 8:22 pm

    I’m sure you’re going to have a fantastic time in France, Heather!
    Love you RV sandals!! You’re lucky, there is never a sale in RV boutique in Hong Kong.

  25. Irina July 15, 2009 | 8:35 pm

    oh, and I just ordered the book (my life in France), cannot stand it, everybody’s talking about it, so I got to read it too 🙂 and I like to read a book before seeing the movie.
    using my visiting the States for the summer, it’s my #6 book purchase, don’t know how I’m going to haul them all (+some my new antique Limoges porcelain) back to Hong Kong.
    you better travel with an empty suitcase to France, Heather 🙂

  26. Suzy July 17, 2009 | 5:57 am

    Oooh la la indeed! Can’t wait to hear the details!

  27. thomas July 17, 2009 | 4:39 pm

    thats going to be a great trip. ENJOY