Bonjour mes chéries! Excusez moi for steping out of the blogging world for a week here. This week has been madness in Paris with work and the usual yet never foreseeable hick ups in life which I won’t bore you with. Yesterday evening I finally got a few minutes to stop by and visit the newly unveiled holidays windows at Galeries Lafayette after work. Hard to believe it’s already that time of year again but I am starting to feel the magic in the air and wanted to jump start the holiday spirit and share them with all of you…
My forward to this post is a warning for what you are about to see. My intention is not to torture with eye candy of luxury goods, rather just to give you some insight on the perks of living in Paris. Luckily, I know most of you are too far away from Paris to come here and do some serious shopping damage, and for those of you who would after reading this post then this volcanic cloud wreaking havoc on flight schedules will have to keep you away. One of my favorite things about day to day life here is the copious amounts of ever changing window displays lining the street with vitrines filled to the brim displaying luxury, sparkle, and beauty. Fortunately, my duties between school, work, and blogging keep me and my credit cards locked up safe inside during regular store hours. While occasionally I let these enticements draw me in, I love that I can “shop” my favorite stores from the street without ever stepping foot inside. When French-Kissed is here I know she loves to take night time walks and just enjoy store windows after hours, and I often do the same. Perfectly staged already they make for great photographs. Right now I am loving the array of amazing shoes, bright colors, and glittery costume jewels I pass by and admire. Here are some of my favorite shots I have taken lately of the many goods I would love to get my hands on! Press play for some tunes during your window shopping…
I know I have shared my Miu Miu shoe obsession with you all several times. I can never get enough of these!
Sometimes I wish I could just reach through the glass and pluck out everything I wanted.
I also love all the Miu Miu prints this season. I think they were inspired by vintage 70′s Cacharel.
This was a bank holiday, so the store was closed when I walked by…thank goodness!
How do you feel about the clog trend this season? I love these ones…
With so much competition, Parisian stores are always coming up with exciting and whimsical window displays to stand out.
Louis Vuitton never disappoints. Right now the windows of the Champs Elysees store are filled with Vuitton balloons.
Not sure about these ones for wearing out but they sure are fun to look at. Wonder what inspired Marc Jacobs when he was designing these?
I love love love this Louis duffel bag and the bird cages Vuitton is using in their displays.
Manoush always does a great job as well. Here you can see their Spring Summer safari windows next to last season’s polar themed windows.
I am loving all things Sonia Rykiel this season. The retro color palette and all the jewels are totally chic, as their mannequin in the window announces.
She always makes amazing fashion forward glasses. Unfortunately they cost quite a bit more than the average designer pair as they come bejeweled and pearled.
And her shoes are equally as fabulous…
More vintage jewelry and fauna influences.
I would love to have either one of these platforms! They look cute and comfortable and the lips are so fun!
Watering at the mouth? Reaching for your credit card? Crying out in desire? Well if you have the urge to shop now would be a good time to tell you that the Bardot Boutique is finally launched! There is a good inventory to get started in there and new items will be arriving every week. In my Etsy at the moment there is hand crafted jewelry and carefully selected vintage items (home items arriving soon!) all coming from Paris and ready to travel to a new home anywhere in the world at the click of the buy it button! Be sure to stop by and check it out!
I know I already did an Easter post, and that it’s not Easter anymore. But I also know it would be a shame for you all to miss out on this year’s Easter spirit at Ladurée. I hope I am not overwhelming you all with chocolate and cuteness in my last couple of posts but everything is just so pretty and sweet for the season here that I have been taking too many photos! I didn’t go to Ladurée Easter day but I stopped in on Saturday for a Salad Concorde at the one on the Champs Elysées, and of coarse to take in some eye candy.
My favorite is the upstairs blue room but I never get sat in there! However the other rooms aren’t bad as you can see the wedding cake walls and ceilings and the beautiful chandelier.
Even the butter is beautiful.
I usually get the Marie Antoinette tea but this time I switched it up and got Thé a la rose…and it was splendid.
I took my cute little chocolate home, hehe.
The window displays were to die for.
That giant chocolate pistachio egg looked amazing!
For my Easter basket my sweetheart bought me a little Ladurée egg of my own.
Tied with this cute little ribbon…
Crack it open…
And there is even more chocolate inside!
Also for my Easter basket my sweetheart’s mom was so sweet and left me this adorable little pink Ladurée bunny box! It was hard to wait two days till Easter to see what was inside.
Mais voila! When I finally did these rainbow bunnies were snuggling inside. These are definitely too cute to eat so I didn’t open them yet but they rattle so I suspect there is some candy inside of them as well!
They look small but they are actually quite big.
Enough to share! Wish you were here!
It rained all weekend but as normal when it rains in Paris it pours and then there is some time when the sky is blue filled with puffy clouds before it starts raining again.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday!
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