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Friday, April 2, 2010

Positively dreamy.

I'm super excited to be leaving for a much needed vaca in a few weeks. Guess where I'm going? Anyone have leads on memorable meals or must-sees for me?

These dreamy images were taken by photographer Irene Suchocki, and can be found in her Etsy shop. Aren't they incredible?


Jess said...

Oh, how dreamy!

My must see recommendations:

1. Sainte Chapelle - the stained glass is mostly original to the 1300s & will take your breath away.

2. La Maison du Miel - if you like honey, this place is heaven on Earth. They have bajillions of honeys, and quite a few in tiny 2 Tbls jars so you can sample as many as you like. These were my favorite souvenirs.

3. Dehillerin - this is the top restaurant supply store in France. It's in Les Halles & if you love to cook, give yourself a few hours (yes! hours!) to shop here. Copper pots, tart pans, wooden utensils, enameled cast iron... It's all better than Williams Sonoma at half the price.

4. Chartier - eat here. It's like stepping back in time 100 years. It's at 7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 9th, M° Grands Boulevards. Traditional french menu, very decent prices, brisk service (not rude, just
professional--if you speak a bit of french they'll flirt with you
:-) and an INCREDIBLE atmosphere. Belle epoque. The walls are
covered in lockable cubbies that hold the napkins of regulars.

If you want more details just email me. :-)

Oh, have a lovely time. What a wonderful trip!!!

Jess said...

Oops, I almost forgot this place:

À la Mère de Famille - Candy store straight out of Amelie...

Amberdawn said...

Where did all those hearts come from in the photos? So sweet!

h.Lo said...

Jess, thank you so much for these GREAT tips. You are a star. =)

Amberdawn: I believe the artist used a filter to create this look. Isn't it great?

Penny Pickles said...

yeah Heather - Paris is wonderful! I am so excited for you! Don't you love Irene's work? I covet it often. I can not wait to hear about it all!