Paris had quite a surprise snowfall last Wednesday.
Airports closed, highways in grid-lock, unexpected ice skating skills....uh hmmm...
Thankfully, we were still able to get out and about -
one of the perks of living in the city.
The 'market street' (as I call it) right around the corner was a bit empty,
but the (slushy) snow still managed to glisten under the sheet of lights and garlands.
This little stretch offers everything you need - boulangerie, cafés, fromagier, caviar shop, gourmet coffee and tea shop and even....brace yourself...a Mc Donald's...sad but true.
France has whole heartedly embraced the Golden Arches - at least it is tucked into the building like the rest of the shops.
Sorry no photos, I just could not bring myself to do it.
Did I mention Starbucks?
They're really crazy about those Frapuccinos!
My favorite créperie
Notice the powdery snow (major slippery white stuff)...no photo of me nearly getting run over by a car on the way home either...thankfully my Mocha Frapuccino and I made it home safely! The Good Lord was looking after me that day!!
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Child-sized Moroccan basket trimmed in buttery soft lambskin handles.
Inside is a nest of raffia holding beaucoup treasures ~
Trio of French lavender sachets, made of vintage Frech linens; white on one side, dove grey on the other. They will be on sale at Metis Linens.
~1 sashet holds a gold-tone vintage French religious medal; the cross is high-quality silver tone with a black inlay. Marked, souvenir of Lourdes on the back. Metis Linens sells pieces like this for $125.00
~Another sachet is tied with a cross necklace -
made with a pair of silk ties, baroque pearls and beading.
Cube of Savon de Marseille, extra pure 72% vegetable oil and fragranced with lavender.
Trio of glittery stars from Europe
Choice of three French powder compacts (on sale at the blogtique next month).
~Black - mirrored inset and a hair over 3 inches
The latter 2 have powder puffs inside, all intact and very clean. All in perfect condition.