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My Paris Apartment

07 . 21 . 14

Someone just emailed me asking if I had any secrets for finding a rental apartment in Paris.  The ones they saw were either not very chic or terribly expensive.  This was the case for me as well so I consider myself very lucky to have found a great place through people I know here. A […]

I couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome to Paris.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful with bright blue skies and no rain.  This and my fabulous finds from the brocante (above) make up for the fact the hot water is broken in my friend’s apartment. And as with everything regarding the French ce n’est […]

One of the reasons I planned my move date to Paris in mid May was so I could shop the Brocante de la rue de Bretagne in the Marais this weekend.  I stumbled across it last June and also planned my November trip around it too. These photos are from that visit. While the puces […]

Long time readers will remember my aversion to pink.  Well, this awful winter has left even me longing for the cheerful affect of a little color. I actually fell in love with a pink jacket from J.Crew when I saw it at their presentation last year.  It turned out to be a very expensive Collection […]

La Brocante

06 . 13 . 13

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Paris was stumbling into the brocante de printemps 2013 de la rue de Bretagne in the Marais. It happens the first weekend of June and last weekend of November each year and has over 500 sellers.  Brocantes are best described as movable flea markets while the real flea markets or puces have […]

Paris in a Nutshell

06 . 05 . 13

I am definitely planning a few longer posts on some of the things I did in Paris like my trip to BETC, the brocante de la rue Bretagne, and the Musée Nissim de Camondo but I thought it might be fun to first give you a overview of my  quick trip. I pretty much hit the ground […]