Merci – The Ultimate General Store.

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In Paris, literally every store is a "concept store" meaning they don't just sell you clothes, or food, or art. They sell you all of that, because they are selling you, essentially, yourself or who you want to be, or who you think you are. They are projecting at you the lifestyle you wish to attain, in a multifaceted way, and as such you as a consumer are powerless to resist! It worked on me, every freakin time. Books, dishes, the works, placemats, toys... everything in one place, curated just to my taste. Genius really. I wonder why there aren't more of these concept/general stores in … [Read more...]

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | THE PINK ROOM

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Its week 2 of the One Room Challenge, and I don't have much new info to share with you all! I'm still waiting on a boat load of fabric samples that will help guide my direction in the room. It's weird, sometimes I design a room and have a very clear idea right at the beginning, and other times, I just let one thing lead to the next. What I did do between last week and this week, was order the very basics of the room. We got the simple linen headboard, the white desk, the plush wool berber carpet from Karastan. All that is on its way! I also feel happy that I have since delivered - a new … [Read more...]

PHOTO DIARY | Tour of Versailles.

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Feel like taking a little break from your day and visiting Versailles with me? I have so many pictures  it's making my head spin. Versailles was built ten miles out of Paris by Louis the XIII as a hunting lodge. Louis the XIV, The Sun King, changed it into a glorious Chateau, making it the head of the government and his primary residence. It's literally one of the most glorious things I've ever seen. The floors, the windows, the fabrics, the doors. Even though its hundreds of years old, the taste is so refined that it still feels contemporary in certain ways. It's a phenomenal place to visit, … [Read more...]

DESIGN | Roberto Baciocchi’s Tuscan Home.

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The architect for Prada’s stores, Roberto Baciocchi's Tuscan home is absolutely gorgeous. The beams in the ceiling, stone walls in the kitchen, the carved knives designed by Baciocchi himself, the circular fur bed, its all just too good! In the entry, Gio Ponti chairs and chests from the 1950s. The abstract wall paintings throughout the house were done by an artist friend. The house is a series of 13th- to 16th-century buildings that Baciocchi combined. He preserved 16th century walls, beams and and 18th century frescos in much of the house, and paired with with modern furniture, velvet sofas … [Read more...]

Maison Plisson | The Cutest Gourmet Grocery in P..

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Delphine Plisson spent her college years in NYC. Inspired by New York's Dean & Deluca, she moved back to Paris inspired to create a gourmet grocery/supermarket/restaurant. After 20 years in the fashion industry, she decided to change her life and follow her calling creating the eponymous Masion Plisson in the Marais district. She embarked on a French road trip checking out farmers and producers.  “My concept is to bring together the best French food artisans all in one place”, she explains. Unlike other grocers in Paris, Plisson has an aim on artisanal products, most of which are french … [Read more...]