Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Just a Little Something

Now I know that none of you want anything at all from
your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

 Uh Hmmm!!

But just in case you change your mind here’s a few ideas

DSC00880The weather is still wintery 
but Dior is ready for Spring with these
fabulous laced peep-toes   

DSC00881 I'll pass on the white bag
because I saw what was in the next window

DSC00879 This is the most luscious blue – even better in person

DSC00898 Pink in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés 

DSC00889redo  Yes, I know I know.  There has been an
overload of Laduree in blogland

DSC00887 redo But then again maybe not

DSC00888redoNot sure I want to try one of these though...oh why not

DSC00891redoA few candles to set the mood

DSC00902 redo Of course we can’t forget the men…they'd like a gift too.  
If your sweetie is a reader,
you're bound to find something here
(please forgive me for saying that I couldn't help myself)

James if you’re reading this, I’m sure you would agree.   
If you have not met this gentleman over at
Man of the 50's 
you should head over for a visit now. 
DSC00884  Look at the wonderful leather covers
DSC00885redo and gilt bindings

Just a few little things to put on your wishlist.

Do you have something special on yours?


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


Annesphamily said...

What wonderful window shopping! Thanks for sharing. I love those leather bound books and the pinks of cross!

SantaBarbaraTalk.blogspot.com said...

You have wonderful taste! I'll go for any one of those items on your shopping list. I like the white purse best...and who can resist leather bound anything?
Happy Valentine's Day to you are your Valentine!

Auntie Cake said...

Those leather bound books are just screaming my name, but I would be thrilled with everything that you have on your list. Who am I kidding? I would just be happy with one of those luscious boxes from Laduree. I saved both the boxes and bags from our last visit to Laduree, as I am a softie for wonderful packaging. I love the yummy pink! Hope your Valentine's plans are shaping up. My hubby has to work that day, so I have to think of something very creative. Thanks for sharing all your lovely pictures, of how I wish I could be there in person, and right now!

Unknown said...

All lovely ... I think I'd get the candles :-)

Fabulously French said...

The antique books, fabulous white shoes or the luscious blue handbag...it is a tough one, I want them all :-)

Leeann x

desde my ventana said...

Fantastic suggestions Mimi, I remain with the macarrons. Oh!! that photos,how a like Paris.
Have a good day,


Wanda Lee said...

What pure delight and such a treat to visit your beautiful blog once more; I've missed visiting you while I took a,'blog nap', respite!..,

I simply adore this Valentine's blog posting!.., Tres magnifique!..,

Can you smell the aroma wafting across the ocean?~ Yes it's that time again; it's our seventeenth, TUESDAY TEA FOR TWO, little cyber tea party, and this Valentines tea is oh so special and pretty!..,

I do hope you'll pop by for a visit my dear!

Cheers from Silken Purse @ The Plumed Pen

Brabourne Farm said...

I'd be happy with any one of these beautiful things! Leigh

Vær våken said...

Love the shoes, love the purse, love the bags, love laduree, love your post!! Have a nice day!

xoxo, Kristin

love lives in the kitchen said...

oh i would love to reciuve a box of macarons from laduree for san valentine's day...
thank you for this pretty post.
wish you a sweet day,

Unknown said...

If only my husband was going to buy me something from Dior for Valentines or any time for that matter!!

Hausfrau said...

Laduree overload? Not possible! And the books and candles would certainly find a welcome home here.

Chicago Chic said...

The laced peep-toes look divine and my husband would love those leather covers! How lovely is this post!

...and how wonderful that this will be your 3rd Valentine's Day in Paris! Europe is oh-so romantic! :)


VM Creation Atelier said...

dear,dear Mimi!!!-)***

Do you have a wonderful taste with all things!!!
I adore all windows and mostly wiht shoes and bag,oooh!!!-)***

Nice Valentine day post,darlyng!

With love and care,

VM Creation Atelier said...

dear,dear Mimi!!!-)***

Do you have a wonderful taste with all things!!!
I adore all windows and mostly wiht shoes and bag,oooh!!!-)***

Nice Valentine day post,darlyng!

With love and care,

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Oh my ... those white Dior peep toe are gorgeous!
And I wouldn't mind any book ... but those leather covers ... drool ....

Thank you for sharing Mimi!

Magdalena said...

Bonjour Mimi, I adore the pictures of the macaroons. The shoes are gorgeous. What a lovely city to be on Valentine's Day, it can't get any more romantic than that.
Have a lovely week and Happy Valentine's Day

ps, my sketches are pencil, watercolor and some pastels.

Bleudelavande said...

Such a great post!!!!
Paris is simply magic!!!!
I'm in love with that books shop!!!!
Happy Valentine's day you too my friend!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just want to spend another fabulous 30 years + with mon amour!!! Bisous ma belle Mimi! Anita

Haute World said...

I don't think there can ever be an overload of Laduree ;-) I do adore their Valentine's boxes, but I haven't gotten a chance to buy some of their delights for a while. Love the image of the book store as well... nothing can beat old leather-bound issues!

Unknown said...

Ohhh, thos beautiful Dior shoes and Laduree will make my Valentine's Day simply unforgettable!:-) What a beautiful, elegant selection - I love absolutely everything!:-)

Barb said...

Oh my, I would love any of those goodies but the blue lady Dior bag would be perfect. Your taste is exquisite.

Thank you for your comment on my new look- very "Frenchified".

big hugs,

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I've had my eye on a Dior purse for a long time. Maybe this is the year--I love their spring colors!


Paris Pastry said...

Bonjour! Those Dior Cannage bags are number 1 on my Wish List! Ooh la la


So enjoyed our little tour of lovely Paris! ~ Angela

Lori said...

love all. reallylove the shoes, but what girl doesn't??

The Daily Connoisseur said...

I would take any or all of these beautiful things! But in case I am not that lucky at least I have your beautiful blog to look at! xo

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely selection of gifts. I'll take that gorgeous blue bag. Happy Valentines day.

Fleurette said...

Hello dear Mimi, Thank you for your nice comments!For me also the French language is very difficult!!! But I love the French language!! Do I have a lot to learn! I envy you that you are in Paris!! I will be in Paris, maybe in the summer...
Excuse my bad English:)))
Have a good night
Hugs Fleurette

Stephanie said...

I love those bags. I think they are so lady like and cute.

Jenny said...

For as much as my husband does love gestures each day..to me and the girls...Valentine's and romantical days are not emphasized around here. And I am as guilty as the rest of the brood. But This year I do want David and I to do some special notes and treats for our precious little women.

I wish you and your love a Happy Valentines Day. I wanted to let you know I have awarded you with a Best Blog Award. Not knowing the proper ettiquette (sp) I posted the rules and then added my own but I meant it primarily as a compliment to your gorgeous blog and dreamy Parisian scenes. God Bless you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Mimi! You are so kind to come back and leave such a sweet comment! You are I am sure, a wonderful addition to your man's life as well! I wish you all the love that anyone could ever hope for! HAVE FUN IN PARIS!!!!


My Grama's Soul said...

Such beautiful thoughts for this valentines day.



Jill said...

I will take the blue bag please! :D I am loving your blog so far!!! I love romance and all things French. Check out my blog at www.lifeaftercollege3.blogspot.com if you want.
Au revoir,

koralee said...

Such lovely treasures you have picked for us...I do love those macaroons...those black ones look very interesting. Happy midweek to you...thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog the other day..xoxoxo

Simplement ... said...

Merci pour ces images chic et charme !

Slices of Beauty... said...

Oui, tres chic!

Obee Designs said...

ChHello M~
I just love a good book and not necessarily for it's content. No, I love beautiful leather bound books to display all over the house. Stacks of books with some of them open and the pages arranged in a pretty fashion, or a few stacked and propped with unusual bookends. Some of my favorite books are those with the leather spines and the pretty marbelized covers,Yummy!
Thanks for the lovely feminine images from Lauree and Dior too, How can you resist them????????? Did I mention my fascination with beautifully fragrant candles? I'll save that for another time:)

Have a wonderful day!!

Punctuation Mark said...

I love macaroons, great photos... have a nice weekend!

Anastasia Schembri said...

Such excellent taste, that lovely little blue bag is to-die-for!!!
Thanks for sharing these beautiful images, have a very happy Valentine's day!

Daisy Reyes said...

Ok, Queenie!! I'll take the Dior shoes and the Laduree Chocolates Please:)) I can just see myself running around the house with my heels and eating all of those chocolates and loving it!!!!

Great article my Queen:)) Happy Valentines Day:))

Royal wishes,

Jeanne said...

Leather carvings and gilt bindings (guilt?) are always on my list.

Le Macaron Ladurée...drooling right now...do you think it will harm the keyboard?

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Oh my heavens, Mimi! Is that a bookstore in that picture (the one with all the books stacked all over?) If it is, you must let me know where it is, because that is where I want to breath my last breath! Oooooh, I can almost smell the musty leather volumes. What a wonderful wonderful place!

Haleigh said...

OO LALA have did you know just what I was coveting today! Dior Dior Dior!

My mom at French Kissed recommended your lovely blog to me, happy I had some time to stop by and will be back soon!

By the way I can't believe I have never seen this pink building in Saint Germain! I really need to start paying more attention...

a bientot!
xoxo BardotinBlue