January 29th, 2013

First job this morning was at La Poste to send some parcels back to Oz. Then off wandering around the right bank mostly.  Some gorgeous window displays – in particular the retailers of glasses, jewellery and fashion caught our eye today.  We called in at Astier de Villatte in Rue St Honore and also at… Read More »

January 27th, 2013

We ventured out early this morning to Aux Puces Vanves – another Paris flea market said to be mostly frequented by locals.  This one was very big for a street market and in the cold and rain this morning it was not frequented by very many!  Found a very nice fellow with buttons (bakelite) and gorgeous… Read More »

January 27th, 2013

Some images of Paris markets visited today including Jo fossicking in one stall

January 27th, 2013

Up early this morning and after breakfast out we headed off first to a Brocante market at Maison Radio in Arr 16.  Lots of lovely linen purchased and also some gorgeous little bits: glass doggie knife rests (so cute and the market stallholder kept laughing and going “bow-wow”!) and vintage French postcards with beautiful handwriting… Read More »

January 26th, 2013

Out walking in freezing cold Paris today and saw lots of great ideas.  Dressed for the cold today! Amazing shop in Blvd St Germain with garden stuff and taxidermy, found Betty the Barvelder in Paris! Also, lots of groovy shoes and other window display ideas.

January 23rd, 2013

Arrived in Paris for Maison Objet to heavy and consistent snow – so we had to get out and wander around in it! Our apartment is warm and gorgeous and in a great location in Rue Mazarine in Saint Germain.  Maison Objet is huge (see map) and quite overwhelming to attack in 2 days –… Read More »

November 7th, 2012

      We are always looking for gorgeous vintage bits and bobs for eCasa and here is a sample of some of the stock currently in store.  We found the old 50’s floral fabric on the cushion at the Paris Flea Markets on our last trip and the vintage French tea towels make really… Read More »

September 25th, 2012

I hope you will love these gorgeous blogspots with a focus on living in France or French style: www.myfrenchcountryhome.blogspot.com.au  (this one also has a selection of apartments in Paris – “haveninparis”) www.inspiracionline.blogspot.com www.frenchbydesign.blogspot.com www.frenchcupboard.blogspot.com Enjoy!

September 25th, 2012

We thought you would all be interested in our favourite sites for finding gorgeous Paris apartments – we’ve been planning our January trip!  We’ve used all of these in the past and have been totally satisfied. www.nyhabitat.com www.guestapartment.com www.parisattitude.com www.apartrental.com Also, for those thinking of travelling further afield in France, and particularly to the South-West… Read More »