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Superflu is Super fun! : A Batignolles Boutique

Superflu, meaning : extra, not necessary, a splurge… Superflu in the Batignolles, emulates that little urge to splurge with a giant « S ». But when you take the time to really look around, everything seems so absolutely necessary! It is a boutique literally for the WHOLE family. Your chéri will not be bored while you browse jewelry, cute sneakers, home decor and fun nick-nacks because he will have his own nick-nacks and more to browse. And be warned if you have kids, you WILL end up having to purchase something to appease them. Everything is almost irresistible! The best gift shopping selection, and fun souvenirs you can find in this quarter of Paris is definitely at Supeflu.

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Passion France Souvenir Boutique : Made in France

My readers know I love anything and everything « Made in France », but you should know that it is an unofficial movement of sorts that is happening in this country, not just for luxury handbags and fashion, but for small things like perfumes, souvenirs, gifts, soda pop! and more.

Fonbelle is the French brand behind much of this movement. They have a partnership with the Eiffel tower and are adament about selling French made trinkets, souvenirs and gourmandises to the tourists. The worst thing ever is a souvenir from France but that is made in China. It just defeats the whole purpose of buying a souvenir from France!
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Nine SS15 Fashion Trends To Get

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I didn’t get to attend Paris fashion week this season (too pregnant!), but I did scour the runway show visuals for you, to pick what I think will be the top items you’ll see on people this Spring and Summer 2015. Here are my top 9… (in no particular order).

  • Floral prints are making a big comeback from the 90’s. Hopefully people will wear them a little differently than we did back then!
  • Wide obi belts; thank goodness the feminine waistline was not forgotten on the SS15 runway shows.
  • Sheers, lace, and lattice cuts will be everywhere, on anything from chic sports wear to pretty cardigans… If it’s see-through, it’s in.


SS15 Fashion Trends
SS15 Fashion Trends

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Monsieur Lacenaire Boutique Opening : Menswear takes over the Marais

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Article by Frank Cierpial

I have always been attracted to brands that are off the beaten path or not hindered in taking chances. Brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Saint Laurent Paris, and Eymeric Francois are just a few examples, brands like this interest me, they inspire me, and they shine in creativity. So, when I heard that there was a new Men’s Wear boutique opening in Le Marais in one of its chicest areas, you know there was no keeping me away, I was there. Continue reading Monsieur Lacenaire Boutique Opening : Menswear takes over the Marais

Gab & Jo Boutique – Made in France

Gab & Jo I met Alexis when I visited my ultimate dream apartment in Paris. He was the owner. He has since done away with luxury apartments and is now focusing his attention on something closer to his heart : all things made in France. Just a handful of months ago he opened up Gab & Jo (named after his two kids) where there is something made-in-France for everyone, EVEN for the FRENCH.

Alexis is incroyablement friendly and very enthusiastic. I met him at the boutique as he sauntered back from grabbing his lunch and a few macarons. He eagerly showed me around his boutique, excited about the smallest details and most delightful elements of his endeavor. Seriously, Arnaud Montebourg should come in to visit for inspiration. Continue reading Gab & Jo Boutique – Made in France

Oriza Legrand – Perfume legends

Oriza Legrand Paris boutique There are perfume brands, and then there are perfume legends. Oriza Legrand is of the latter type. It is a brand that began centuries ago; in 1720 to be exact.

Sadly it did not survive the hardships of WWII and the company closed down.

But, two devoted connaisseurs, Franck Belaiche and Hugo Lambert, took on the challenge of reviving the brand. Refering to themwelves as successors of the brand, and not founders, they strive to recreate the brand’s perfumes exactly as they once were. Continue reading Oriza Legrand – Perfume legends

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Why Visit Paris in January

Post by Jenny Bailey

Paris from the Arc de Triomphe
paris eiffel tower via flickr by oh paris

The new year is upon us! (Bonjour, 2014!) Although this might be the month dedicated to dismantling the festive decorations and shedding the December weight, that doesn’t mean the good times have to end too.

From spending what’s leftover from your Christmas cash to ticking off your cultural new year’s resolutions, here’s our list of things to do in Paris this month. Continue reading Why Visit Paris in January

Christmas gift shopping with the French

Christmas decorations up already at Le Village Royal #Paris. Kinda early non? In Paris, stores often add extra opening hours to their schedule so everyone can have more hours to spend their cash on their friends and loved ones for the holiday gift giving frenzy. But it never seems to be enough for this conflicted hallmark-holiday-poo-pooing population. I can’t even tell you how many French people have said to me over the past decade that Christmas has been over commercialized by the USA, yet there they are squeezed in the boutiques like sardines trying to find the best deal on presents or the perfect indulgence for giving.
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Why Visit Paris in December

Post by Jenny Bailey

Wet postcard from Paris
winter postcard via flickr by giulia van pelt

From the glistening of Christmas lights to the city’s silver white winters, there’s no denying that December is one of the best times of year to visit Paris.
So whether you’re keen to step out into the crisp wintry air, or you’d rather stay snug indoors, here’s what’s going on in and around the capital to help you make the most of your voyage en ville.

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