You Will Always Have Paris.

1 Dec

In February of 2005, I went to Paris to work Fashion Week at the WHO’S NEXT show. I had studied French from 7th grade through college so I was beyond ecstatic to be able to travel to the City of Light.

Most of my time was spent at Le Porte de Versailles where the shows were being held but I did venture out to see La Tour Eiffel, Brasserie Lipp, Café de Flore, Sacré-Coeur, La Seine & Notre Dame to name a few. To be honest, my favorite part was a two hour stroll looking for a specific restaurant I could never find. Paris was the most peaceful city I have ever visited. So still and quiet yet so rich in culture.

I can still remember thinking how lucky I was to be a relatively small town girl, working for a Danish fashion designer flying on business from Copenhagen to Paris. Good times, great memories.

Paris was perfect, or parfait as they say en Français.

I woke up each morning, grabbed le petit déjeuner on my way to the Métro, worked the show and then finished the evening eating oysters from Provence and drinking delicious wine I will never remember the name of.

In retrospect,  I would have loved to JUST be a tourist but I got the opportunity to live the culture  instead of just visit it. For that, I will be eternally grateful.

Below are some amazing vintage Parisian finds from Etsy meant to remind you of one of the most amazing cities in the world.


Luella says…Paris, Je t’aime.

Gorgeous linen backed Art Deco ORIGINAL 1921 ad for the Au Printemps store in Paris

Fabulous Antique Ornate French Pier Mirror Gesso Carvings

Vintage Handmade Heirloom clay tea set

Antique DAHER TIN PLATE

Romantic Country French Antique Sofa With Carvings 1900’s France

Vintage French Continental Princess rotary phone

Large French Silver Metal Swag Brooch Signed

Muslin Ribbon – French Flourish

Antique Silver Tray Oval French Chic

Antique French Carved Bergere Chair

Hand Picked French Lavender (lavande)

Vintage French Carved Hand Painted Chest With Marble Top Paris Chic

Paris Opera Glasses

Crystal Light Bulb Cover

If you haven’t been to Paris, save up your pennies and go.

It truly is a season-less city. Paris in the Summer or Paris in the Winter doesn’t detract from all its splendor.

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14 Responses to “You Will Always Have Paris.”

  1. Trinda December 1, 2010 at 4:37 PM #

    Love Paris! One of my favorite places to visit. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks for the reminder.=)

    • Luella says December 1, 2010 at 5:05 PM #

      Thanks Trinda! Hopefully your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Hope to see you and the boys sometime soon. xo

  2. Omoy December 1, 2010 at 5:44 PM #

    I love the article and your blog.

    • Luella says December 1, 2010 at 5:55 PM #

      Thank you so much! I love your Etsy shop so we are even. 😉 Hugs to you~

  3. Shawn December 1, 2010 at 5:53 PM #

    This is beautiful! Thank you so much for including our shop!

    • Luella says December 1, 2010 at 7:08 PM #

      Thanks for checking out my blog! I will be checking back in with you to see what other treasures you come up with. Hugs to you ~

  4. Tracie~My Petite Maison December 1, 2010 at 6:12 PM #

    Love. Love. Love.

    Thank you for including my items from my favorite city {Paris}
    ~Tracie

    • Luella says December 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM #

      Paris is one of my favorite cities as well. (I love Copenhagen, Denmark & Florence, Italy as well). Thanks for having so many great choices for me to feature. I will definitely be checking back in with your store! Have a great evening ~

  5. Allie December 1, 2010 at 8:54 PM #

    This was beautiful! I will get to Paris someday! In the meantime, your blog let me dream!

    Thank you so much for making my Antique Silver Tray a part of “Paris”!

    Allie

    • Luella says December 2, 2010 at 9:55 AM #

      Thank you and I loved a lot of your items. I will definitely be checking back in with your store on Etsy. Make Paris a priority trip. It is so lovely and you will be so glad you went!! Hugs to you~

  6. kristy December 2, 2010 at 3:23 AM #

    this post is amazing!! i felt completely transported back to paris. =) and your etsy finds are absolutely gorgeous. they are VERY french!!

    thank you for leaving a comment on my sunglass hut blog!! i really appreciate your support. make sure to come back each day to rate and comment. and i will always respond to your comments on your blog as well. =)

    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Full Time Fabulous – Kristy
    twitter: @kristyelena

    • Luella says December 3, 2010 at 9:54 AM #

      Thanks Kristy! I definitely will be checking in to see your progress. Are you living in Milan or NY? Hugs to you~

  7. Brandy December 9, 2010 at 4:45 PM #

    J’adore!
    I loved the pieces you chose and they were styled so beautifully!
    Also loved seeing my metro stop – I got to see that everyday for years 🙂

    • Luella says December 10, 2010 at 12:53 PM #

      Thanks babe! Would you be open to sending me some of your favorite places in the world you have visited? I am going to be doing some travel posts coming up and I need to expand my perspective. Just places, hotels, cafes or spots you thought were amazing. Take your time, no rush~

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