Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Cheer

A fabulous weekend shopping, eating and
admiring Christmas decorations around Paris.

The carousel at the foot of the Trocadero and
overlooking the Eiffel honey
was getting nervous as we passed by because I love to ride.
 I think it is romantic
It is definitely not his favorite thing to do, but he is sweet and patient with me,
so I let him off the hook.
  Also, I couldn't bring myself to take the place of the adorable children waiting for a ride

Pardon moi for the shaky images - it was cold and rainy on Saturday night, and I just could not keep the camera steady! 

Despite the rain and slick streets, the Avenue des Champs Elysées was crowded. 

Window display of fine teas

Hediard, a gourmet's Heaven decked out in all its finery.

I'll be posting more boutique decorations this week.

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!


BonjourRomance said...
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Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Paris is certainly looking gorgeous in her Christmas outfit ! A beautiful city looking even more beautiful at this festive time. XXXX

Unknown said...

So beautiful - I just love the carousel too - I would want to ride on it every time too!! :-)

Tish Jett said...

I love, love, love this. It's as if I'm here and I'm not here. It's fabulous seeing "our" city through your eyes.

It's like a special cadeau.


Duchess of Tea said...

Oh darling what magical photos, I miss Paris and can't wait to return. Stay warm and have a lovely week.

Love & Hugs

Stephanie said...

This is so lovely!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh so lovely, even the rainy picture of the eifel tower!
Makes me feel like I am there.Thanks so much for keeping us connected to your world.

Unknown said...

Thank you so very much! Your post really put me in a very Christmasy mood.:-)))Beautiful City, beautiful people!:-)

Abatevintage said...

The carosel is darling, I would love to see it lit up at night how amazing.

Love the pictures.

Have a wonderful day




So very beautiful! Especially adore the carousel image ~ magical! Thank you for taking us with you to see the sites. ~ Angela

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Gorgeous images...

Kori said...

Once again I am jealous that you have so much beautiful inspiration all around you! Thank you so much for the kind comments on my Pearl Harbor post honey. I appreciate your feedback and love hearing from you! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Kori xoxo

Lee said...

Saw your blog from the French Garden House, I like it... we have some of the same pictures... exept mine are in a post.
Merry Christmas

Lee said...

Mimi Bleu,
Thank you for your sweet comments on my artwork. I followed up and am placing you on my blog roll.
I am looking forward to getting to know you.

Rachael said...

Oh how I dream of visiting Paris. I do keep hinting for when me and the man do a long train journey tour around Europe. Paris always looks so lovely!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Even with the rain it is still one the most beautiful places in the world and I thank you for sharing it with me.
Have a lovely week my dear.

Rita said...

My dear Mimi,
thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous pics of Paris so magniticently "dressed up" for the holiday season. Never been in Paris but looking at your pics and reading your post you are making me want to fly there right away!
I'm a wee bit jealous you are there surrounded by all that beauty and that charm.
Tres romantique!!

Vintage Living Magazine said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed the post on Paris apartments. Please don't be a stranger. :-)


Lori said...

How very pretty!

A Refocused Life said...

Beautiful pictures of the lights of the city.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. It's so fun to connect with other bloggers and make 'virtual' friendships. Rita

tester said...

Oh such beautiful photos! I can't believe my husband and I will be in Paris next week. I'm so excited!!!!
I think I've memorized the entire itinerary we ordered from you. We could not have done it without you. Merci une mille fois!

Obee Designs said...

My Dear Friend,
You are really SO sweet!
I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your incredibly kind comments! It is so much fun to read your postings and pretend I am living your life in Paris!! You must be having an incredible time living there. The photographs are so inspiring. Maybe one day I can get the nerve to get on a plane and actually see these places you bring to us from your new home. Thanks for making it possible for me to have a little Parisian dream. You HAVE put a lot of OO LA LA in my life!
I am so glad I have met you. I'm putting your button on my blog:)

Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tour, it's almost like being there! Pure magic!

Kori said...

Hi Sweetie! I have another award for you...go check it out! Kori xoxo

Magdalena said...

What divine pictures of Paris , I am so happy to know your blog now and see all your wonderful picures/posts.

French Kissed said...

Hi Mimi,

I have enjoyed so much getting caught up on your posts. Your photos make me feel just like I am there. And your family pieces are absolutely wonderful. I am so happy for you that you are bringing them to you. Enjoy the magic of a Paris Christmas!

debra@dustjacket said...

Oh so beautiful. Love you bringing us photo's from Paris. Thank you.

All things nice... said...


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. Your blog is beautiful, Paris is one of my favourite places, I even wrote about it in 'My Favourite Places' post. I have visited a few times and love it. I have never been there in Christmas but from your photographs it looks truly wonderful. I'll be stopping by your blog from now on.

All things nice...

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What gorgeous photos of romantic Paris! Thanks so much for sharing and have a happy day! Coralie

{little.happy.things} said...

Oh Paris,'s always so beautiful, I want to go there when it's sprint, I want to go there when it's summer, I want to go there when it's autumn, and now I want to go there for Christmas!

Christina Rodrigues said...

beautiful Christmas city :)

Kori said...

Your welcome honey! You truly deserve the award. Your blog inspires me every day. Hope you are having a great day friend. Kori xoxo

TeriGigi/Girl Meets Paris said...

I just love your blog...

But I'm confused...and behind. You met your husband in Paris??? He's French??? You moved there, from where??? When??? I must know it all.

Finally, I am finding all these French blogs, I love it!

Teri @

Winchester Manor said...

Be still my heart! Oh...your photos are fabulous! One day sweet friend my dream will come true and I will visit Paris!

Thank you for your lovely comment!

Love and hugs,

koralee said...

Oh thank you for sharing my friend..I long to visit Paris! It is such a lovely city. One day I promise myself! I will visit through you for the time being. xoxoxo

Christine Rochet-Jacob. said...

Bonjour Mimi,

I got your link from Simone who passed the award on to me. I like your blog,Paris suits you!
I have given the link to your blog in my post about the blog award;
Wishing you all the best for the holiday!
Au plaisir,
Christine Rochet-Jacob

Brabourne Farm said...

Hi Mimi

Your photos of Paris are simply divine - what a fabulous place to spend Christmas. Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. Leigh

Bleudelavande said...

Paris is always great but I'm sure that in Christmas time it must be wonderful! Magical pictures!
Have a nice time

Tish Jett said...


I hope I don't get lost here in your millions of comments. I have a tiny request: I'm doing a special Christmas post and I have a question for you -- your input would be great. Because I want it to be a surprise could you e-mail me so it stays "off-the-record" until it's "unwrapped"?

If you would be so kind, please e-mail me at and I'll explain everything.

Merci par avance.


Allen and Cheryl Mardis said...

Thanks very much for the kind comment on our blog... and yes, please stop in the next time you're in town. We'll enjoy following along here too! Beautiful stuff, and definitely agree with some of the other comments--the carousel image is wonderful!

Catherine said...

my son is studying in Paris, so i have the opportunity to go there quite often now, i love it!

Floralovely said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE that little postcard! Thanks for your lovely comment re: my wedding being featured in Wedding Style Guide xo Have a great day :) Louise

Wanda Lee said...

I am absolutely entranced by your wonderful Parisian Christmas experience my dear!~ It was so wonderful to hear from you!..,Glad you enjoyed the chocolate pots; this weeks pots are about Teddy Bear's Christmas Tea and assorted Tea photos..,

I look forward to hearing from you again..,

Cheers from Silken Purse

Abatevintage said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words, and your prayers, they really mean a lot to me.

Have a blessed evening.

(¸.•´ (¸.+´??¸.+´
(¸.•´ (¸.+´? Heidi ?)

Blue Creek Home said...

Christmas in romantic!!!

The trees down the boulevards look like crystal goblets.


Emilie-Marie FOUND OBJECTS said...

thank you so very much for the lovely photos I will certainly be following you. Was lucky to be in Paris for a couple of months every year through work but that was another life...sigh...
merci beaucoup!!!

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