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Bon Weekend: 20 June 2014

by habituallychic

06 . 20 . 14
As some of you read on Instagram, I’ve finally moved into my own apartment after living with my friend Eleanor and her family for a month. I definitely could not have made such a smooth transition without her generosity and hospitality but more on that later.  
I’ve moved to the 7th arrondissement but just on the border with the 6th so I have the best of both worlds.  The best part of all though is that I am living a stone’s throw away from Le Bon MarchéLa Grande Épicerie is now my grocery store which is both amazing and scary.  If any of you happen to be visiting Paris at the moment, they are also having their 40% off sale. You must sign up for a carte de fidélité first but it’s definitely worth it. And yes, I will post some photos of the apartment that I found through someone I know when it’s a little more pulled together. I am waiting for a chair to be delivered next week and I need one more lamp. 

This is more than just a post about Le Bon Marché as you’ll see below. 

Bon week-end ! 

A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life. 

– Thomas Jefferson
A walk about Paris will also provide for excellent people watching and sartorial splendor.  When I was living with Eleanor, I would take lots of photos to show what and who I saw when she wasn’t up to going out.  I also started to take photos of chic and interesting people who caught my eye for inspiration and Instagram,.
I’ve pulled some of them together here for your enjoyment starting with the elegant man admiring the windows of Charvet.  Not sure if you can tell but his velvet slippers are purple. The whole photo was so perfect, I had to look around to see if he was actually posing for someone else. 

I just loved the way the wind caught her dress and hair as we waited to cross the street. 

Not everyone looks chic in Paris so it’s really exciting when you see someone who’s made an effort. Especially when they are across the street from Ladurée

I joked on Instagram, that this man driving a convertible with a painting in the back is my future French husband. This is why I love Paris! 

In a sea of sneaker wearing tourists at the Louvre, this girl looked like a modern Audrey Hepburn. 

This isn’t the best photo but I just loved how her DVF bag matched her bicycle and pedicure.  Speaking of pedicures, I’m still looking for a nail place here if anyone has any suggestions. 

I sent this photo to my friend because the man looked like his French doppelganger but I love that they looked comfortable and pulled together for their Sunday walk. 

I have no words for these two. They were just too cute! 

I spotted these chic ladies leaving a Chanel event a few weeks ago. 

I was so impressed that this girl wore high heeled sandals on her motorbike that I had to snap a photo. 

I absolutely loved the girl’s outfit on the left.  The leopard coat, white shirt, rolled up jeans, and flats were complete perfection. 

Sometimes I snap photos of girls with great hair for inspiration.  This is the epitome of French girl hair.

I also love seeing well dressed men riding bikes and scooters around the city. 

My new neighborhood is very chic and full of ladies carrying Celine bags. Patterned silk pants is another thing I’ve seen a lot of ladies wearing here. 

I swear these two were flirting while waiting for the light to change.  Oh, Paris. 
All photos by me via iPhone 5. 

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  1. simplequietmodern.com June 20, 2014 | 11:30 am

    In a city that was settled by the French and named by the French it amazes me daily how ” un-French” Detroit is. I am loving every shot in this post. What a delight it must be to just turn your head and rest your eyes on something beautiful.Enjoy every minute.

  2. Alison Fauls June 20, 2014 | 11:32 am

    You really are living the douceur de vivre in Paris, Heather. You’ve got us all itching to join you on the other side of the pond. Thanks for the photos!

  3. Tara Dillard June 20, 2014 | 11:58 am

    And their hair is not flattened with humidity, nor shirts stained with perspiration…..

    Dreamland for sure.

    Many layers of interest in your pics.

    Garden & Be Well, XOT

  4. palmtreesandhappiness.com June 20, 2014 | 11:59 am

    When I went to France the a few years ago, I fell in love with everything. From the food, culture, and the people. This makes me miss it even more & want to take the jump to move there!

    Xo Victoria

  5. cewek June 20, 2014 | 12:26 pm

    I love that Celine bag! But my DH reckons that they look like a Chinese takeaway box 🙁

  6. Lumen Drops June 20, 2014 | 3:35 pm

    It is all so Fabulous! If you write a book about your journey, I will buy it!

  7. Pam @ Cherish Toronto June 20, 2014 | 6:58 pm

    With each of your snapshots, I inch that much closer to booking another autumn getaway to Paris!!

    So you’re having a chair delivered? Are you sure you’re only staying 4 months…?

  8. chateaudupetitthouars June 20, 2014 | 9:01 pm

    Go to Nails Factory on the rue de Grenelle, they are v good and do everything.
    Congratulations on your new flat!!

  9. Eleanor O'connell June 21, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Love love love this post. I love looking at all of your pictures. This post is definitely one of my favorites! XOXO

  10. DL Peters June 21, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    This is fabulous! Do have any photos of what French women wear in HOT weather? I will be going to Paris next week and want to look chic while being comfortable – I haven’t been there during the warm months in years!

  11. DL Peters June 21, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Regarding simplequietmodern.com’s comment: I have lived in Metro Detroit my entire life, and while Detroit was settled by the French, it was taken over by the British centuries ago. Most of the French (including my ancestors) relocated to Canada. The French buildings were made of wood, and virtually none have survived.

  12. Nancy {at} powellbrower at home June 21, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I am loving your everyday shots of Parisian life. I want to be there so badly, so experiencing it thru your eyes is the next best thing! xo Nancy

  13. Miss Sophisticate June 21, 2014 | 5:37 pm

    oh my..le bon marche!! I could get lost in their for hours! also, i love all the humorous shots you got…especially the one with the two flirting at the light, that’s great! haha

    Can’t wait to see your apartment 🙂

  14. Karen Nehlsen June 21, 2014 | 5:55 pm

    Heather, I have been following your blog for years. You do a wonderful job! Thank you for my little trip to Paris this summer.

  15. Shed - the Eclectic Home June 21, 2014 | 6:12 pm

    Just booked a trip for November. Love following your adventure! Can’t wait to see your place.

  16. LCanemone June 21, 2014 | 8:32 pm

    I love the Grand Epicerie! They carry a bottle of olive oil that looks like a giant bottle of Chanel No. 5. Impossibly chic! Some of their food items can only be found in France or only shipped among the western EU. It is the last holdout of non-globalization, which I secretly like (although I am frustrated I cannot those items in the US). It’s a reminder to savor things while you are there. Enjoy, Heather! Thanks for including us on your journey…

  17. Hallie June 23, 2014 | 12:12 am

    Hi Heather, such great news you bring us! Yay to the apartment.
    I love the pictures and even more your commentary. Absolutely delightful. Paris is good for you! For all of us. Can’t wait to read more and I’ll be there on July 4th for a few days then heading to the Loire. But I’ll keep reading Habitually Chic for certain, travel or no travel.
    Many thanks! xo

  18. Nina Leung June 23, 2014 | 9:24 pm

    Wonderful photos! I feel like I’m a tourist right alongside you! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Champagne Macarons June 27, 2014 | 12:43 am

    Lovely photo! The pic of the girl wearing a leopard coat inspired me to purchase one… The DVF Britta is on it’s way to me.
    Bon weekend! xx, Brenda