I FORGOT TO MENTION...

Sunday, 31 March 2013
I wrote this for HiP Paris.




Happy Easter! 



{Photo credit 1: sent to me the day after Valentine's Day by R, 2: Lonely Planet pocket French phrasebook page on "problems".}

LAST WEEKEND IN PARIS {AGAIN}...

Saturday, 30 March 2013

My heart sank as I realised I'd drawn the short straw and got the Eurostar carriage filled with teenage French schoolchildren. But all was well - they were curiously subdued. Once in Paris I couldn't resist the flowers - €12 for FIFTY anemones (at the Red Kids market). I could never buy fifty anemones for myself, but would be very happy if someone else did.





K and I split a rotisserie

CHATS...

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

In Paris last weekend I was intending to see the Eileen Gray exhibition, when I kept coming across this funny poster for another exhibition: Les Chats. Yes, paintings of cats. I did walk past the Pompidou Centre, intending to stick to my Eileen plan, but it was the final day of the big Dali exhibition and the queues stretched for miles. Chats it was. I made my way over to the Quai des Orfevres

NOSTALGIA...

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Read my latest existential crisis post on Paris for Harper's Bazaar here.




{Snapshot of the view from the 18.13 Eurostar from Paris to London}

READY FOR SPRING...

Wednesday, 13 March 2013











{Florist in rue Vieille du Temple. Astier de Villatte, Tuileries chairs, Jacquemus spring collection at The Broken Arm}

PERSONAL PARIS FAVES...

Monday, 11 March 2013

A few favourites from February in Paris. I'm trying to avoid the usual suspects. I keep reading about the same places again and again in round ups of where to go in Paris - and I'm part of that cycle, being *in the business.* So in my own space here, it's nice for me to step back from diligently reporting on what the top ten must-go places are, with a unifying theme to each post... and just

A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO BRAS...

Friday, 8 March 2013

I did mull over whether it was appropriate to post about lingerie on International Women's Day, which I've often marked here over the years. It's true that a photo of a teenage girl with her nipples showing, in order to promote a brand, isn't very feminist as well as having little to do with the customer that's likely to buy it. But I do think there's something about buying yourself fantastic

HERE...

Wednesday, 6 March 2013
New Paris post on my Harper's Bazaar blog - here.



Very good cheeseburger at La Maison Mere featuring the hands of Marion!

MERCI FOR THE FLOWERS...

Saturday, 2 March 2013
We happened to be at Merci the other day when they were changing their visual concept over for spring. Until then the red Fiat 500 had stayed all winter with a few pumpkins and gourds next to it and I actually can't remember how it was inside, although I saw them tearing down the previous installation.

We sat in the used book cafe and watched as two women filled the Fiat first with plastic, then