Saturday, 8 November 2014

Les puces

There is no place like the Parisian flea markets, better know as marches aux puces, and the one at Clignancourt is the largest market in Paris and the best shopping resources in the world. Strolling the market is the perfect way to spend a sunny morning, cutting through little streets and alleys, admiring the curator collections dealers have laid out. Along Rue de Rosiers there are several interesting shops selling beautiful Art Deco forniture (my favorite ones) and some of them have a reasonable price. There are also some nice vintage clothing shops that sell unique designer pieces. After have walked all the morning around the market  with any results (the things that I wanted were too expensive) I went to Montmartre to have lunch with some friends. 

Isabel Marant shirt and belt, J Brand black skinny jeans, Chanel bag and flats.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Début de l'automne

Today has been a beautiful autumn sunny day so I decided to spend it in the Jardin de Tuileries, one of Paris's most visited garden thanks to its central location between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. In the early sixteen century the area was a clay quarry for tiles (tuilerie in French) and in 1559 Caterina dei Medici, after the death of her husband Henri II, she had a palace built at the tuileries, the Palace of Tuileries. It featured a large garden in Italian style, reminding her of her native Tuscany. Between 1660 and 1664 the garden was redesign in French formal style by André Le Notre, the celebrated gardener of the Sun King, best know for its design of the garden at Versailles Palace. Le Notre built a terrace along the riverbank and opened up  a central axis which he extended three years later with the creation of Champs Elyseés. The Jardin de Tuilers was one of the first garden  to open to the public and it quickly became a place to see and been seen. Even in the eighteenth century it featured amenities such as cafés, kiosks, deck chairs and public toilets.
I love spending time at the Jardin de Tuileries, grab a chair and sit wherever I want reading a book or talk with friends as I have done this afternoon; beside I also got the chance to visit for the third time the Museé de l'Orangerie, which displays Claude Monet's large water lily paintings.

Louis Vuitton SC bag, Cartier watch, Acne boots and jeans.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Fondation Le Corbusier

This afternoon I visited the Foundation Le Corbusier, a private foundation and archive honoring the work of architect Le Corbusier that was established in 1968 in Maison La Roche and Maison Janneret, a pair of semi-detached houses. They are laid out at right angles to each others, with iron, concrete, and blank, white facades setting off a curved two story gallery space.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Saint Germain

Saint Germain is located in the 6th arrondissement in the heart of Paris' Rive Gauche and it's considered alike to be the quintessential Parisian neighborhood. There are a lot of charming streets, lined with quaint shops, patisseries, bakeries, wine shops and cafés, making the neighborhood an absolute paradise for food lovers, shoppers and coffee drinkers as I am. I especially love spending my time at the literary Café de Flore, having breakfast with croissant and café au lait, and then going to Jardin du Luxembourg, having relax and reading a book: it's so peaceful.

Isabel Marant leather jacket, J Brand black skinny jeans, Chanel bag, Acne boots, Cos top.