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.
Coming back to Paris after Summer vacation, always creates a little re-acquaintance period where suddenly the city captures you again with her light and beauty… and it goes without saying, I am constantly trying to capture it all with my lens.
Falling back in love with Paris after every time you leave if for a couple weeks…is magical.
Paris in Pink – By Prete Moi Paris
My friend Frank and I headed for drinks this Summer at the Kong bar to check out this trendy Paris spot. Set in the Pont Neuf building on the 5th and 6th floors and decorated by Starck in a baroque kitsch style. It was a cool retreat from the heat wave that was bearing down on the City of Lights. Continue reading
Olivia and Olivier explore the tasty treats of Paris.
A chic Parisian girl and her puppy seek out some of the sweet stuff in the City of Lights while strolling around the two city islands in the middle of the Seine. They go from ice cream, to cookies, and stop to smell the roses, and enjoy a sweet café crème before indulging in some Ladurée macarons!
[All photographs by Pictours Paris]
This project has been a while in the making… And I am finally thrilled to show you the result!
So how did this all come about you ask? Well, I’ll tell you! I had offered a prize to be raffled off for charity among a slew of other prizes, at the Paris Cupcake Camp way back last Fall. It was originally merely to be just a small fashion shoot with me and my camera. But it became a big beautiful collaborative effort between several people, and a puppy! It was such fun to come up with the shoot concept, plan it out, scout locations, bring in the talent and create something fun, frivolous and fabulously Parisian with all of these wonderful souls who helped me create this little video.
AND WITHOUT FURTHER ADO… Continue reading
Summer time in Paris makes everything slow down a little as Parisians head off for vacation land. The city adopts an air of a small provincial town sometimes during the months of July and August. Île Saint Louis is one of the best places to get that picturesque and calm pedestrian side of Paris this Summer.
Enjoy my photos!
I got to go to a soirée the other night at an über secret location for an event that I can’t even share with you!
I was only able to take pictures of the view…
BUT WHAT A VIEW!!!!
There is nothing more delightful and Parisian than the rooftops as they jostle each other for skyline space and the horizon jumps along the chimney pots like on a harmonious musical chord that skips and and falls and rises with a joyful tune.
I saw this little concept floating around the bloggosphere, and thought it would be a great way to promote some of my favorite blogs!
How does this award work?!? Continue reading
For a long time my blog tag line has been : “Take a piece of Paris and call it yours”.
Lately I seem to have been in a mood to clean up clutter and streamline things. The desire to change it came over me, but I didn’t want to toss out the meaning (that being one of my blog acting as a window to the elements of Paris that I discover, love, hate and want to share with you). So I shortened it up and made it shiny : “Pieces of Paris” is my chic new motto.
Pieces Of Paris – part one from Prete Moi Paris on Vimeo.
I made you all a little video while on a Sunday stroll with Chéri, just to illustrate it. This is volume one of a multiple part series (the future parts have not yet been made, they will be spontaneous and colorful (weather permitting) and hopefully offer different moods to the different pieces of Paris!
I am sure every Paris based blogger has been posting articles about the snow blanketed city of lights! Thanks to the delightful powdering by mother nature we all got to enjoy winter for once in the city-that-rarely-gets-snow.
So now, allow me to add mine to the list.
Also you can visit Le Figaro’s collection of photos of Paris under the snow, where you can see how pretty it is, and Parisians having fun, and *gasp* helping eachother!
I also enjoyed A French Frye In Paris’ post with pictures of all the snowy playfulness in Montmartre!
For this lovely holiday season I leave you with a fabulous Christmas video by the equally as fabulous Lauren Cashwell!
Pour cette merveilleuse saison de fêtes je vous laisse avec un vidéo magnifique de la autant magnifique, Lauren Cashwell!
Merry Christmas to all!
Joyeux noël à tout le monde!