Monday, May 7, 2012

Paris : little promenade in color

It's a long time, I didn't revisit the rue des Abbesses in the Montmartre district.
It was raining that day but it seemed to me color was everywhere as I was
strolling with my cousin......

Cela fait longtemps que je n'ai pas revisité la rue des Abbesses. Il pleuvait mais
ce jour-là, en balade avec mon cousin, il me semblait ne voir que de la couleur...

...I spotted a flat to you see the green panel saying « à louer » (to rent) ? Do you fancy renting a flat in this lovely area, just near the little park ? Call + 33 1 53 09 23 53

...J'ai repéré un appart à louer....Ça vous dit ? Alors, appelez le 01 53 09 23 53

...I loved this shop Ets Lion, a little paradise for foodies and garden lovers shop which exists since 1895.
We stayed a good half hour looking at all the exquisite packaging and food products, especially all the ready-to-make «riz au lait» and risotto.

....J'ai adoré cette boutique Ets Lion, un petit paradis pour les gourmets et les gourmands qui existe depuis 1895.
Nous sommes restés une bonne demi-heure à découvrir ses produits gourmands
au packaging exquis, en particulier toutes les préparations pour riz au lait ou risotto. rue d'Orsel, this colorful salon de thé made us forget the rain. Milk is a very cute and tiny place, ideal for a brunch on sundays, tea or a quick snack.

...rue d'Orsel, ce charmant salon de thé gai et coloré nous a fait oublier la pluie.
Milk est un endroit petit tout mignon, idéal pour bruncher le dimanche, prendre
le thé ou un déjeuner rapide.

...little mushrooms details which made me smile....

....petits détails qui font sourire.... cousin on the left was wearing a marin sweater....just like our table neighbor which made me realize that yes, stripes are still high !

...mon cousin à gauche porte un pull marin...tout comme notre voisine de table ce qui
me fait penser que la marinière a encore de beaux jours !

.....refreshing pistachio/raspberry combo

.....accord rafraîchissant pistache/framboise.....

...ideal little car to match my petite robe noire....

....petite voiture idéale pour aller avec ma petite robe noire.....

...and I end this little promenade with one of my favorite details - stolen in a wine shop - this vintage ad for Dubonnet liqueur... je finis cette petite promenade avec un de mes détails préférés - piqué chez un caviste - cette pub vintage pour Dubonnet....

After our little snack at Milk, we headed to the Marché St Pierre and naturally the temptation to buy fabrics was too strong. So I came back with gorgeous toile in linen which will soon be converted into aprons.

Thank you so much for your lovely and supporting comments on my last creation. You made me want to dance !

Après notre petit snack chez Milk, nous sommes partis en direction du marché St Pierre et évidemment la tentation d'acheter des tissus était trop forte. Et je suis repartie avec de très belles toiles de Jouy en lin qui bientôt se convertiront en tabliers.

Merci de tout coeur pour vos commentaires si chaleureux sur ma dernière création. Vous m'avez donné envie de danser !

pics : my castle in spain


Établissements Lion
7 rue des Abbesses
75018 Paris

62, rue d'Orsel
7018 Paris

(also, lots of vintage and design shops in rue d'Orsel)

Marché St Pierre
2 rue Charles Nodier
75018 Paris

(and lots of fabric shops around)

Also, a lovely garden to have picnic
Jardin Frédéric Dard
22, rue Norvins
75018 Paris


Sara said...

...thank you for the lovely stroll through Paris...lunch looks delicious too.

Margaret Ramos said...

Love Love Love your blog xxx

miss b said...

I felt like I was walking through Paris too. I love your beautiful photos especially the colourful first one and those amazing appartments etc. etc. I shall add Milk to my list!

the teacup incident said...

What a charming photo essay - it felt like I was there, perched on your shoulder. How nice to be in Paris, even in the rain.


Hello Lala,
My daughter and I are devouring your beautiful blog as she leaves Australia to go to live in France for 5 months in August. She is 16 years old and seeing your beautiful photo's is making her very excited to be leaving home for such an enchanting destination.
Belinda x

aguja said...

A delightful Parisian tour ... just what I needed ... everything so delicate, so perfect ... and you deserved the accolades for your creation which is amazing.

Ingrid Mida said...

I am in Paris right now and I don't dare go near the fabric stores in Montmarte. The last time I was here I bought so much fabric I had to buy another suitcase.
It looks like you had a lovely trip.
Best wishes!

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