It’s one of the trendiest bars/cafés in the Batignolles quarter of Paris. Why? Cause the cool people go there, and they aren’t afraid to bring a kid or two! That’s how they roll in 75017. Mmm hmm. :-p
No but really, this neighborhood is full of young couples or young couples with kids, and they are trendy, busy, chill, chic but not too chic, and completely connected. So if you live in this ‘hood you must make an appearance at this address, preferably with a slew of hip friends, a Zadig & Voltaire hand bag, and Viktor & Rolf threads. (Do we still say threads? Is that hip??). LOL!
So the Prête-Moi Paris 4 year blogiversary fête was a hit and a success. Complete with a vintage fashion show, champagne, and a raffle for prizes, it was a feast of pink fluff, cupcakes and DIY!
Sion of Paris Imperfect and Gail of Perfectly Paris ; Meg of De Quelle Planète Es-Tu? Lisa of Ella Coquine Mary Kay of Out And About in Paris and Patricia of Patricia Parisienne have all written posts on the event. Thanks ladies! You make me sound waaay too fab! *blushing*
It was a fabulous gathering of our little blogging community in Paris, most of us expats, but a Frenchy and a best friend or two and the crowd was well mixed albeit largely feminine (yeah girl power!). Chéri high-tailed it far away for the evening. Something tells me all those pink puff scared him a little. But being the absolute chéri that he is, he helped me clean up every last sequin sparkle and cupcake crumb when it was all over. I am truly a lucky woman.
My little pink blog is four years old this month. I can hardly believe that it has been so long already! Hmm actually, yes I can believe it. For such an simple and sweet publication it certainly demands a lot of my attention and energy… not always abundant when working a full time job as well.
But I haven’t given it up because it gives me such satisfaction and is my instantaneous creative gratification. Plus I get to share MY Paris with all of you! ♥
Tonight I am having a little fête to celebrate these past four years of Fashion, bubbly, gourmandise and DIY blogging in Paris, with a handful of bloggers and friends. And to share the love, I am showcasing a few friends’ brands at the party : Vintage Galerie, Kasia Dietz bags, Mon Champagne, Sugar Daze cupcakes and Cleopatra’s Bling.
Joyeux anniversaire Prête-Moi Paris!
Here’s to many more….
The Wonder Vintage Market is a wonderful place of nostalgia and the perfect venue to find the perfect piece for the current trends of everything vintage!
I dragged Chéri there. But he wasn’t reluctant at all. I only had to entice him with the hope of finding vintage lamps. We were also hoping to find maybe a 1950′s clock for our kitchen or other decorative items for our home.
We didn’t find THE perfect clock, but we did get a big old dose of memory lane. Continue reading
Post by Jenny Bailey
With the weather cooling down and schools back in session, it’s fair to say that come September, Paris is in its prime. From some great gigs to go to, to a number of festivals to attend, here’s our round up of late-summer and early-Autumn events around the capital that are well worth stopping by if you’re in town.
ladies in Paris by Dennis AB, on Flickr
This one is for the boys!
Planète Rasoir… A totally masculine boutique with all you guys need for shaving. The gentleman who runs the place is a total enthusiast. When I arrived at the store he was have an animated conversation with an equally as excited client – about shaving blades, lotions and other paraphernalia. I thought it was great that men can also be enthusiastic about their facial care. After all it is their face that they show to the world, so why wouldn’t you want to be über picky about what you shave it with daily?!?
Retro is in. In any form these days it seems. When I look at fashion trends I see retro from the 1920′s to the 1980′s popping up in every magazine. Wedding decoration has gone totally retro, and even photography is looking backwards for inspiration.
I love it. Maybe it is just a sign of our times, where our future looks so dismal (poor economy, layoffs, longterm unemployment, lack of retirement funding, social conflicts, the struggle for equality, all top news headlines), so it only seems natural to turn towards a retrospective where life seemed less complicated (of course hind sight is always blurred). But we seem to all want to take the best of the 20th century and celebrate it in an attempt to ease the bitter pill of our futures.
And Paris, being that age old city that holds onto its legacies and promotes its historical monuments as the massive treasures they are, has caught the retro bug. You can find it in many different ways here. Continue reading
I have a lovely habit of wasting time on one of my favorite websites : ShopStyle. It’s like having the world as a closet and being able to create outfits form millions and millions of articles. It’s addicting. I am warning you now.
I am also a big fan of Dita. You know who I am talking about. She inspires me and well frankly, I wish I had her waredrobe and work-out regime!
I created some looks from pictures of Dita Von Teese found off of Google. It was time-consuming but fun to browse thousands of pieces of clothing and accessories, looking for that one perfect piece to illustrate her outfits.
So, since Obama has been in the white house, Americana has gained enormous amounts of popularity over here in Paris. I can see a great difference from the days when Parisians were protesting the war in Iraq (protest which I participated in my first year here in the city of Lights and Love).
Americana diners are popping up all over the city and the hamburger has become a super trendy meal, with popular websites like My Little Paris writing about the “best burger in Paris” and the Ralph Lauren restaurant Ralph’s serving a whopping 27€ but apparently über delish! I don’t know if I could allow myself though to chose that menu item when I go there (as I am planning in it sooner or later) because they do serve Maine Lobster on the menu, and that for me is a vital part of my New England-raised-and-educated desires, much more so than a burger. But that will be for another post. There is also the extremely popular food truck Le Camion Qui Fume, where people stand in line for an hour for street food burger and fries. They have even published a recipe book! Burgers are back and totally popular among the trendy chic in the chicest city in the world.
I do think that I shall write a post with my review of all the different Americana burger joints in the city, but I still haven’t tasted them all! I am working on that, slowly but surely. My most recent tasting was at Chibby’s Diner. An adorable Americana Diner that brings you back to a nostalgic time in the USA, right here in the middle of Paris.
Nathalie Malric (editor in cheif, photographer and co-founder of Peut-Être magazine) was the winner of the gift offered by 4 Roues Sous 1 Parapluie, that was offered as one of the gifts raffled off at the Prête-Moi Paris 3 year anniversary party. Here is her experience in her own words!
Nathalie Malric (rédactrice en chef, photographe et co-fondatrice du magazine Peut-Être) a été la gagnante du cadeau offert par 4 roues sous 1 parapluie, qui a été donné dans des tirages au sort lors de la soirée pour fêter les 3 ans de Prête-Moi Paris. Voici le récit de son expérience!
Photo by Nathalie Malric