Monday 18th May 2009 - on my way to Paris or to be more precise just outside Paris
to a little hamlet in the countryside where our daughter Charlotte has just taken up residence
Welcomed with open arms by our baby
into her new abode
which needs a little TLC courtesy of myself and Harvey, who will be rewarded with Charlotte's cooking which she does like a French native
Meeting up with Tara, of Paris Parfait fame, for a couple of days of shopping and putting the world to rights
Drinking fabulous coffee, in fabulous cafes with fabulous chairs just like this
Falling over flowers in the streets
Going out each morning to buy fresh bread
and coming back with a new dress
Constantly referring to my shopping list, which will end up tattered and torn through over use.
A visit to Merci where I promise to find wonderful things to show you
A visit to Emery et Cie which I promise to do every time I am in Paris
and Repetto will have me grace their doorstep this time even if it kills me
Leroy Merlin the DIY store that landed from heaven for gorgeous paints for my Ghost Furniture because I can't find the same anywhere else and don't get me going on their amazing paint brushes or we will be here all day.
They even have a lexicon of English/French terms which is so handy for non French speakers like me
Of course I will be haunting every Brocante that I come across
Rooting out the unusual, the weird and the downright beautiful
These are my favourite flea markets, pavements full of STUFF
Not for me these places with prices that make you pee your pants with shock
Looking for garden furniture for my cottage
and fabrics for curtains in this colour palette
which must be silk velvet because nothing else drapes so beautifully.
I am not sure if I will have easy access to the internet on this visit but keep checking back for some Parisian eye candy as I will do my best to find a connection