one of my most favourite boutiques in paris is “technically” a children’s boutique. bon ton is from the genius creators behind merci and bonpoint (i sense future blogs here… ) and it’s essentially an anthropologie for “kids” (or adults who are still young at heart, like me.)
every corner you turn there’s stars and polka dots, tutu’s and glittered crowns, floral prints and ribbons, ballerina figurines and chandeliers… oh, and did i mention they have a cake bar with jars and jars of bonbons? *swoon*
can i just live here please?
photos 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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long before i moved to france i followed several french fashion bloggers who not only have great style, but are all cute as a button! i’ve selected a few favourites that i feel you might enjoy as well…
valentine :: hello, it’s valentine
haleigh (a fellow expat!) :: making magique
betty :: le blog de betty
louise :: miss pandora
alix :: the cherry blossom girl
maybe, just maybe, my blog will go into the direction of these lovely ladies and i can join them one day…
photos via valentine and pinterest
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after a stroll around bastille, i wondered upon an anthropologie-esque looking window which, of course, stopped me dead in my tracks. what followed was the magical land of sessùn. floral prints, shimmer, polka dots, and rich colours. everything a girl could want.
the store was filled with deep corals and emerald greens, knotted necklaces and colour blocked collars. with several locations throughout france and only one in paris, it is certainly worth a pop-in if you find yourself in the neighborhood.
i found the lookbook images very pretty and dreamy, which is paris after all, isn’t it?
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after a little boutique browsing this wintery weekend, i stumbled across these georgeous headbands from a french company called adéli paris. i couldn’t stop thinking about their mixture of fun and elegant colours with flirty and romantic styles.
their website (which has an english option too!) allows you to shop online and browse through all of the different styles, all with cute names such as the lucie, the madeline, and the liliane. plus their pinterest page has the cutest collection of hairstyle photos ever!
also, as destiny has a funny way of bringing things together, one of these beauties was featured on the cover of an issue of paulette magazine (mentioned in my last post.)
here are some of my own picks from the adéli paris collection…
un :: lace loubna :: deux :: silver sylva :: trois :: grey liliane
tempting not to buy all of them, is it not????
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i’m starting a new series of posts on the blog called “paris love letter” where it is simply just that, a somewhat-letter of love to something very “paris.”
i wanted to start off with paulette magazine. i saw this magazine in a really cool boutique and after some research, completely fell in love with it. the publication is relatively new with only 8 issues (1 every 2/3 months) but everything is so hip and cool and chic and french!
it’s true, my french isn’t great enough to fully comprehend all of the wordage, but just the creativity and images are worth it alone (in the newest issue they had photoshoots and articles inspired by polly pocket, my little pony, and crayons!)
to my knowledge it is not available in the states. but if you live in a big city with some stores that have a nice international selection, you might get lucky. the website has a lot of great content too however such as gift ideas, photoshoots, music suggestions, and more (plus if you click the little radio in the corner you will be able to listen to some awesome indie french tunes.)
if you feel as if there’s an inner-frenchie within your soul, then definitely check this magazine out! you will love it!
photos via pinterest
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i’m not sure about you, but i sure am ready for swimsuit time!!! not much has been going on at the blog here because life has been a bit calm as of lately (which is a good thing because the rest was desperately needed!) but now i’m ready for some fun in the sun!
lately i’ve been obsessing over synchronized swimmers, particularly the l.a based aqualillies.
these woman are ballet dancers in the water and it’s not only inspiring, but very lovely to watch!!!
*sigh* i think aiming to be a mermaid is a perfectly acceptable goal.
i wish you a grand valentines day tomorrow (hoping to have a grand one myself!!)
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