Paris Snapshots

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Window ladies, Champs-Elysées

We arrived via Aer Lingus, our lift off time dangerously close to the 6pm "Rapture"...but we made it. (Click any images to view larger)

First things first...Voilà! Des livres pour enfants...j'adore, j'adore...

I visited Les Minots, a children's bookstore in the 14th, and also stumbled on another nearby called Librairie Tropiques, where I spied my new favorite fille : JACOTTE, with her crazy carrot hair! (Illustrations by Estelle Billon-Spagnol). Also pictured above are Marie de Paris illustrated by Princesse Cam Cam and a lovely rendition of Cendrillon by Alexandra Huard.) Go lose yourself in their art blogs!

En métro!
(The Boston T could learn a few tricks.)

Then we said Bonjour to Notre Dame, L'Arc, Charlemagne, Place de Concorde and every arrondissement we could manage to meet!


Matt shows off his stash of sweet french comics on his blog here.

Some drawing (and fuzzy bird spying) in the Tuileries...

Lots of "fraise" and "framboise"... My favorites french words because they taste just like they sound, listen...


A trip out to gorgeous Giverny.

Monet's water lilies.

Picnic with sweet Parisian friends Abby LaBranche (of Gloaming Designs –a blog you must visit!!) and her beau, Romain, at the Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte out in Maincy, France...buried our toes in "bouton d'or" (literally buttons of gold!) /buttercups...introduced to new species of fromage.
...and stayed till midnight to see the Chateau at night:
Paris is a new city by night. It has a glow along the Seine that is hard to capture in words or camera. You'll have to go yourself one day to see!

Merci, Merci ♥

10 comments:

Everyday Life said...

Love the children books!!! Check out the artist blogs and they are amazing artist. Great Inspiration!!!
Paris is amazing place where there is wonderful colors.

Annie Patterson said...

tres magnifique! Thanks for sharing!

Brooke Boynton said...

Hooray! How wonderful!!

Mai Kemble said...

lovely lovely!!! :)
esp the carrot top girl illustration... so cute!
:)
thank you fo sharing!!!!

www.juliadenos.com said...

Thanks for taking a look ladies...and yes those artist blogs are amazing...also my friend Abby's should not be missed either (gloamingdesigns.typepad.com)

Kate said...

Merci pour le partage! merveilleux!

Jackie said...

Ahhh...a fix, just what I needed. I don't return until 10/29
Where can I get a copy of Anthology (remember, I live in the sticks:)?

Noelani said...

LOVELY! You two are so picture perfect. And you are the epitome of Parisian style. I can't wait to hear how your French when. I woke up this morning asking voulez-vous un boire quelques chose? WHY? Just when I leave France I feel it comes together. Will email you offline for out date! Yay!

Abigail said...

Swoon - this has me ready to grab my passport and jet off to Paris. Lovely!

Lauren Castillo said...

What a great recap of your trip, Julia. I LOVE all the photo collages!! So glad to see you guys had a wonderful time :)