Bon Weekend: 20 June 2014
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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 Marché. La 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.