Saturday, January 23, 2010

You Never Know…

 Just follow the cobblestone path…entryway_in_rue_deylauyou never know what you may  find!

Look what I found…two lovely awards!
over the top
Gracie Rachel, blogger extraordinaire @
Rachel ran off to Italy with her husband to
live out their design dreams.  
 Tag along on their photo  tours of Rome and
their marvelous creations.     
 Get to know Rome through the eyes of a woman in love.


The lovely designer Gail @   Obee Designs
In her own words she is a
‘lover of all things French, feminine and shabulous’.
I think she is one of the sweetest bloggers around!
Stop by for beautiful decorative photos and don’t forget to visit
Obee Designs Etsy Boutique 
A joint venture with her beautiful daughter and
brimming with lots of must-have goodies.


If you two lovely ladies lived closer we could meet here…Beaded Metro Palais Royal
at Place Colette...
and on to the Palais Royal for some  window shopping,
the centuries-old arcades are perfect for strolling
and admiring the modern sculpture in the courtyard
perhaps we’ll have a special scent created at Shiseido
Take a spin through Monsieur Ludot’s  vintage style
find the perfect LBD at La Petite Robe
Explore the boutiques and galleries

Taxi across Paris …
and stop at Laduree for tea and macarons to
celebrate special blogland friendships!
In blogland you never know what you may find…
Merci Rachel and Gail

The ‘Once Upon a Time’  Giveaway winner will be announced February 5th
Extended to February 14th by request of some special bloggers! 
Just click the button above to enter!

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your life!
Mimi Bleu


Mary-Laure said...

Oh, the Palais Royal... One of my favorite places in Paris.

Eileen said...

I adore that pink car. :) And tea sounds lovely. Congratulations on your awards.

My Grama's Soul said...

I always love my visit when I stop by. Congrats on your 2 awards. It is always nice to know you are appreciated - and you are!

As usual, i loved our little trip around Paris.

Blessings to you friend,


Castles Crowns and Cottages said... are so lucky; I just posted on two lovely French blogs and I opened with some images of YOUR town....have a great day, Mimi! Anita

Auntie Cake said...

Wishing I could join you on that magical day!!! You lucky girl, I am so thankful that you take and share so many pictures with us. It's the next best thing to not being there in person. Someday... Take care, and you go out and enjoy it all for us!!! Have a great weekend,

à la parisienne said...

I love the pink volkswagen! Ah, Paris...You are so lucky!

Bon week-end!


Unknown said...

I so enjoy touring your fabulous city with you!!
Have a fun weekend :-)

Tarja Mustonen-Blomquist said...

Hallo my friend, I love this pink car!! and I love Paris!!! Tarja

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Mimi! Thanks for coming to visit my virtual Paris from the comfort of your REAL PARIS! How kind of you to always be one of my first visitors!!

Have a wonderful weekend dearest, Anita

Paris Pastry said...

Bonjour! Let's shop together at Didier Ludot and find the perfect LBD! See you there ;)

Have a lovely weekend!

Eve said...

Thank you for your gorgeous pictures. I would love to walk with you thoase little streets and watch that beautiful shops. And at the end we would stop at the pattiserie and have some sweets :-) You are a lucky one to live in such a beauty!
Have a wonderful weekend !
Kindest regards from Eve

All things nice... said...

Oh I just adore your photograph of Paris it's such a beautiful city :) Congratulations on your double awards you deserve them.

All things nice...

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Congrats on your two lovely awards! Palais Royal is always on my list of places to stroll around whenver we visit Paris. I love the little fountains in the summer and all the vintage shops. Could just jump into that little pink fiat car and drive there now :-)xxx

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

More awards ? They are coming in thick and fast...and well deserved too.
What gorgeous photographs of Paris. I want to go in each of those shops. XXXX

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Lovely streetscapes. Congratulations on your awards.

Magdalena said...

Hi Mimi, You are getting so many well deserved awards :) Oh how I wish I were in Paris strolling down the lovely streets and popping into the shops especially the vintage one. I adore the pink car.
enjoy the weekend
bon Weekend mon amie

Tilly Rose said...

Hi hunny! Well done for your have a lovely blog...a lovely ray of sunshine!
I'm loving your piccies.... would so LOVE to come to Paris...that pink car is just scrummy!!!
have a fab weekend...
hugs Karen x x x

Anonymous said...

That is so lovely, wish I lived near you too! I would so get coffee with you around these places!

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Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I'm in awe of these fabulous sights and sites! Beautiful photos! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Chicago Chic said...

Thank you so much for your kind words, and I would absolutely LOVE to meet you at Place Colette, and then from there continue on all of the absolutely dreamy locations! I think Monsieur Ludot’s and La Petite Robe definitely look like a must!

From Rome to Paris, lucky us! ;)
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend. xx


Thank you for sharing these lovely scenes! The architecture is fabulous. So much character and texture. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Angela

Jenny said...

Oh, my oh my! Thank you, thank you thank you. That's another place I didn't make it to on our 2008 visit to Paris....Palais Royal and it's dreamy neighborhood. Thank you taking us along.

Daisy Reyes said...

i just looooooooooooove paris!!! and the PINK CAR:)) and by the way... La Petite Plume has chosen Bonjour Romance to give a GORGEOUS BLOG award to:)) We had to choose 5 other inspiring blogs and we chose you as one of them:))

Royal wishes,

lady jicky said...

Ooo, you missed out on Rosine Perfumes!

Obee Designs said...

Bonjour my dear Mimi!
I thank you for such a lovely post. You always know how to give such kind words, what a gift. You see, that's why you keep getting awards! You are such a giver with such a kind heart!!
It's such a shame that I fear flying, because I'm dying to come to Paris. Oh yes, we would do all those things together and more!! It would be so much fun to meet you and I know we would have so much fun together:) The teas and macaroons, the shopping, the pampering...oooh la la!

Thanks for promoting my Etsy store. That was so sweet of you. I would love have all your sweet followers come visit it:) That would make my day...and my daughter's!! You seem to find the greatest people to follow you, but that's not a coincidence! You give the best, so you get the best!!

I just love your photos you post of the city. The pink car is so cute...I want one!!
The cobblestone streets are so romantic. You are so lucky to live in that setting. Oh how I could dream :)

Thanks for always giving such wonderful
posts and comments!
You're simply the best!!

Hugs and Kisses to you SWEET FRIEND!

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Hi Mimi
Thank you for your kind wishes!
Great to be back to Blogland ... and what a wonderful journey you have taken us through!

Congratulations on your well deserved awards!
Have a great week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Mimi dearest! You visited us in NOWHERE! YOU SAW THE DUTCHESS'S darling drawing! I am a part of this whimsical team as well! I drew a picture of Tea Rat and Rattus a couple of posts back....take a look. After my studies, I will partake more in this fun. How are you out in our town? Bisous! Anita

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Mimi, as soon as I saw Place Colette it brought memories back of my trip in August. I saw a group of musicians there, the weather was sunny and the place was packed. It was lovely. Oh memories.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello dear lady...

"I wanna go...I wanna go"! Hehe! Ohhh, I'd love to meet you for a fabulous day in Paris, my friend! A little window shopping as you suggested and a stop for tea...ahhh!!! Now that sounds like a day!!! Congratulations on both of your beautiful blogging very deserving, my dear lady!

I'm just stopping by to say hello! I really enjoyed your sweet note that you left for me...I love our visits!!! I hope that my little note finds you well! Have a fabulous week!!!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

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

Awards and a day out at the shops in Paris. I'm so lucky to have made your acquaintance. You are the TOP lady. Have a great week Mimi and thanks for always adding light to my week.
Warmest regards,

Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour! Congratulations on your awards ~ you deserve them!!
Beautiful photos of the Palais Royal, I really like the pink VW also!
We loved strolling along the streets, we must have walked 10-15 miles each day. We found so many wonderful boutiques and met many nice people. I miss the markets! The apartment we rented is located at Rue Saint-Dominique and Rue Rapp. Just this morning, my husband said he would like to stay there again.
Have a lovely week!
xoxo, B

Blue Creek Home said...

That little pink car is so very cute!!
I finally entered our love story!

Eve said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment ! I have to apologize that I don´t translate my posts. But I will visit your blog and dream of a little journey from that part of Paris, you show us.
Have a wonderful week !

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...


What a lovely photos and comments!! Very amusing
^ _ ^ .

Have a happy Monday,

A bientot!

Simply Colette said...

How lovely! I spent Saturday night watching Julie & Julia, and now I'm so craving a long weekend in Paris! :)

English Rose ♥ said...

that pink car is so cute and retro!!

thanks so much for your wonderful comment - apologies for the ridiculously late reply!

Stay safe and chic darling,
English Rose x

love lives in the kitchen said...

oh, i have the same award for you (hehe). come and check it ;)
wish you a very sweet day,

Unknown said...

Ohhhh, Ladureeeee :-)))))) Congratulations on your two fabulous Awards from two very special ladies. You do deserve them without any shred of doubt! Eevry time I stop by I get charmed into the beauty of Paris streets.Thank you for sharing them with me.

Tish Jett said...

Thank you again for a trip through Paris with your eyes.

It is no wonder everyone wants to give you awards.

You are an inspiration.


Rita said...

Mimi dearest,
congrats on your new awards!
Your blog is so amazing that I'm not surprised a wee bit you're re being given so many awards.
again another delighful post. thanks for the wonderful stroll thru Paris. Sooner or later I'll have to go there in person so see all the beautiful places you've been showing us. thank you

Catherine said...

Thank you for the trip through Paris! you found nice places...Have a good week Catherine

Lori said...

Congrats on your awards! I love your photos!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the award and I definitely wished I could be nearer there :)

Jeanne Henriques said...

Your photographs are wonderful! I especially like the top one here and have enjoyed following you thru the streets of Paris. I have made some notes for our next trip...vintage Hermes bags sounds perfect to me!
Thanks for stopping by my blog !
Jeanne :)

Unknown said...

When i was very small we lived behind the Palais Royal. I used to go to the Palais Royal sand box garden and play there after school everyday. Lovely pictures. XOXO

Brabourne Farm said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day! Congratulations on all your lovely awards. Leigh

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