Tuesday, December 30, 2008

parlez vous anglais?

It's been a busy two days shopping-wise. Went to rue St. Honore/rue Faubourg St. Honore yesterday and dropped by Colette, Sonia Rykiel, Comme des Garcons. Passed by and window gawked at all the other stores like Chanel, Goyard, and Prada. The new theme of the Hermes windows is a passage to India complete with gilded elephants and tigers and matching Hermes scarves and bags. I doubt if it was the trip E.M. Forster had in mind.

This morning was spent at Montmartre at the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, where we spotted a man singing the Elvis blues on the way up. The steps to the church were pretty intense but rewarding when you got to the top. After lunch, I went to the Surface 2 Air store in Marais, easily one of my favorite areas. Vanessa Bruno, Isabel Marant, and a few others claim home here as well. I picked up a few goodies, but I'm waiting until the end to show off all my purchases.

Jardin de Tuilieries.

Quiche Lorraine.

Windows at Hermes.

It's my cousin Paul's house. Montmartre.

Window of a bottle shop in Montmartre.

Inside Pylones in Montmartre. They have a store on Spring Street in Manhattan.

Blurry picture inside Surface 2 Air.

Wacky goods for sale on the sidewalk in Marais.

Delicious pastries.


  1. Oh you saw the bags? Damn I wish I were there! ^-^ Oh and I know about the sales people at Colette, they're creepie, they follow you through the shop! And they always look at you like 'what are YOU doing here?' Or maybe that's just me haha :p
    Wow seems like you saw a lot! How was the surface to air shop? I've never been in the shop but I have a skirt & t-shirt from it(softest tee EVER)
    God I wish I was in Paris right now!!

  2. Lovely photos. Miss my city. Could shop every day at S2A.

  3. Ahh, amazingness!!! It must feel great to be in a new city and to bring in the new year that way. And I LOVED your comment! I'm glad you wished me that already because I much rather you be sucking face with hot French boys then trying to hurry home and tell me Happy New Year! Haha. You have an amazinggg New Year too now! Can't wait to see your other explorations and buys!

  4. Ahhhhh this all looks so AWESOME! Haha my friend texted me a camera phone picture of the Hermes window and asked me to guess which store she was in lol. Hope you had a wonderful New Years :) Oh oh and I am so buying a ring when I have the money!

  5. Those pastries look so good ..i want them :-((

    looks like you had an amazing little adventure.

  6. patries!