Out and About in Paris

While out and about in Paris between the shows, it’s a miracle I wasn’t hit by a pedestrian-loathing Belmondo look-alike, sneering as I tried to elude his cab’s path while snapping a shot. It was hard not to look like a charm-struck tourist, admiring every enchanting vignette. But charmed I was. So pride took a backseat for a week while my iPhone and I got cozy in the city of lights. Take a little stroll avec moi.

Out and about in ParisStaying in the 6eme was a treat. Surrounded by galleries and restaurants, this is the Paris of poster perfection. Much of Paris Deco Off took place walking distance from my hotel. On my way to a show one morning, I realized I was across the street from the macaron mecca of Ladurée.

Out and about in ParisBut even the humblest of establishments dazzled with design conscious displays. Why doesn’t my local grocer’s produce aisle look like this tropical paradise?

Out and about in Paris

And here’s a group of shops I’d love to see stateside

Out and about in Paris

My favorite lunch was in a local bistro. It’s a mystery why I didn’t need a nap afterwards.

out and about in Paris

For those who hadn’t heard, we survived a blizzard in Paris – what would have been merely a snowstorm at home practically paralyzed this city unaccustomed to accumulation. As I said, romantic but messy!

Out and about in Paris

But it didn’t prevent children from enjoying their recess

out and about in parisor us from continuing on our photographic escapades. Paris sparkles at night like no other.

out and about in paris

out and about in paris

and during the day I was intrigued by every entrance, from the illustrious

out and about in paristo the anonymous

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from the festive

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to the reverent.

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I loved that books seemed to be everywhere

out and about in parisbooks in parisand my last day out and about in Paris proved, with a little help from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Patrick Jouin and Van Cleef, that it really is a jewel of a city.

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22 Responses to Out and About in Paris

  1. Abigail says:

    Absolutely fabulous!

  2. Wonderful images! Did you stay at L’hotel? I just had a very chic friend recommend that. If so, did you like?


  3. Wow. What a walk around the city! I would love to see Paris in the snow. What a gorgeous school yard those children were in…

  4. Susan says:

    Beautiful!!! I spent a week in Paris 2 years ago and stayed in an apartment in St. Germain. It was my first visit and I will surely be going again. It is everything I dreamed it would be and more. I can see you appreciated as many details as you could take in!

  5. So gorgeous, Stacey, all of it. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy Paris a bit too beyond work!

  6. Lucrecia says:

    I have never been to Paris. Someday I will, in the meantime I love this images.
    Thanks .

  7. Jayne says:

    Paris in February doesn’t have the ring that Paris in April does, but your photos might start a new trend!

  8. So fun to see Paris through your eyes. So much eye candy!

  9. Angela Lowy says:

    Ooh la la, such wonderful memories. I love reading your posts, Stacey!

  10. Terrie Wood says:

    You captured the inspiring spirit of the city. Loved your photos and thoughts!

  11. Elle says:

    Beautiful and impressive photography!

  12. Franki Parde says:

    I am IN LOVE!!!! (with Paris!!!) franki

  13. Shelley says:

    So many sights I’ve not seen in years! Many sights I had not seen before. Loved this!

  14. You don’t disappoint…I said I looked forward to more of your posts from Paris, this was beautiful!! You bring a refreshing eye to a visually inspiring city! – Carol

  15. DivaDebbi says:

    Ahhhhhhh Paris!!!! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with us! Brings back lovely memories. I cant wait to include them in my Polyvore sets!

  16. How beautiful! I love Paris and your photos make me want to plan a trip right now. Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures in the City of Lights.

  17. Judy Shepherd says:

    Thank You Thank You for the beautiful pics! It’s been too many years since I’ve seen Paris and your pics remind me how much I want to go!

  18. Billie Ayers says:

    Enjoyed all your posts from Paris!

  19. MMG says:

    Beautiful Stacey.

  20. Oh! How I love Paris. I think I’m going to cry from missing that glorious city. Thank you for bring me along.

  21. We so miss our days in Paris and you’ve brought the city to life in these pictures!
    C + C

  22. Brenda says:

    Lovely photos.. snowstorm included. Can you recommend design stores to the trade, particularly textiles? I have plans to visit the Maison this September and hope to do additional shopping, including the fleas.
    Thanks, Brenda

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