Friday, March 26, 2010

Doors of Opportunity

One of the best things about Paris is all the lovely doors
just waiting for you to step inside.
You never know what opportunities you may find

 Vintage prints and frames

DSC00266 - Copie
Anya, this boutique filled with hats reminds me of you

Maille has THE best mustard

Interesting items in this Japanese concept store 

collage - Copie
Hand made flowery coin purses, raingear and jewelry 

resz-romantic life
Le Musée de la Vie de Romantique  
a small outdoor garden is perfect for
a spot of summertime tea.

I want to say Merci Beaucoup to all of you lovely bloggers
who were so encouraging about the online magazine.
Still a lot of work to do to but together
we can open the door of opportunity to
lots of inspiration!

If you missed this post click here 
Destination to Inspiration
 to read all about it!
I’ll keep you posted as things progress

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


Kimmy said...

Bonjour Mimi! Such beautiful, classic images, I feel transported as we speak! I LOVE your enlightening spirit and commitment to all things of beauty and loveliness. Carry on my lovely friend, carry on! :-)

Jenny said...

OH, I would love to have tea in that spot. For whatever reason I feel as if you haven't blogged in a while and I just know you must be so busy having a life, a love, a dreamy city, work, and a new project ....but you have been missed! Have a lovely weekend...bring on the spring.

VM Creation Atelier said...

Such a Lovely little trip about beautiful boutiques,dearest Mimi!-)***

I wish that I was there and can to walk on these streets and very slowly enjoy all things!!!

Wish you lightness of these spring days,

Much,much love,


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Thank you for bringing such romance into my life. How I wish I could be there to see all those lovely places.


Annette (Liquid French blog) said...

How lovely! Handmade flowery purses!

What a wonderful difference from all the chain stores that make up so many shopping areas.

koralee said...

Oh how I love doors...and these are all ones I would adore stepping through...with you. xoxo

Stephanie said...

I just love Paris store fronts. The colors and charm are overwhelming. I love that hat store photo and would love to go in there one day. They are so inviting!

Winchester Manor said...

Gorgeous and I would love the opportunity to walk through any of them because that means I would be in Paris...sigh!

I would also love to have a spot of summertime tea with you at that beautiful outdoor garden and chat the day away!

Thank you for your visit and sweet words, I adore you.

TeriGigi/Girl Meets Paris said...

Such a fun post with wonderful photos of all those wonderful French shops. Some of them are so specialized... we often wonder how they make a living. I've literally seen shops with only like 5 purses in the whole store... those French... sometimes they are a mystery... but I LOVE THEM!!!!!!

Susan B said...

Such lovely photos! Thank you for sharing these. Maille is one of our not-to-be-missed stops when we visit Paris.

Auntie Cake said...

Have a lovely Easter in Paris Mimi!!!

Sara Louise said...

I love my Mielle mustard! I've been saving the little jars and putting tea candles in them :-)

Paris Pastry said...

It's my favorite thing to do when I'm in Paris! I just wander around the streets and go into shops that seem interesting and I'm always pleasantly surprised! Hope you're having a great week, Mimi!

Tilly Rose said...

Bonjour Mimi! J'adore your piccies! it makes me want to come to Paris every time I read a post!
Keep us posted on your project...
Karen x x x

Unknown said...



Simplement ... said...

Des portes que je pousserais avec plaisir !
Bisous de beau week-end.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Mimi!
What great photos of a place that I will never forget. Our time in Paris is but a faint memory because when we went and took photos, to our chagrin, when we came back to the states, we discovered that the digital card in the camera was not compatible with our computer!!! AHHHHHH! My dream went up in smoke! Oh well, I just have to go back! BISOUS! Anita

love lives in the kitchen said...

i love your pictures and love paris a lot!
have a sweet weekend!

Anonymous said...

Paris does have the best doors! I would be happy just strolling around the streets of Paris for the rest of my life eating nutella crepes and taking in all the sights!

Hausfrau said...

Lovely inspiration! My family will be in Paris in a couple of weeks--can't wait!

Madelief said...

Oh Mimi,

Your pictures make me want to visit immediately! You are so fortunate to live in such a great city. I am a bit envious ;-)!

Wish you a lovely weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

AuroraSuzette said...

It's almost like being there. At least that is what I'm trying to make myself believe!

Kimberly Merritt said...

The doors are lovely. I think it might be time for some retail therapy!

Sent you an email this time Mimi. If you didn't get it, then something is definitely up. How about another account?

Happy weekend.


Oh, how I adore each and every image you present here! Architectural details can be so beautiful, as you have shown. Have a lovely weekend! ~ Angela

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Hope you have had the happiest week Mimi - ooh I would disappear through the doors of the Ritz or Laduree this weekend, if I had the chance ... xxx

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Ooooh I'm so jealous!! I love window shopping and I love finding small unique shops. Wish my town had any of the above!!!

Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour Mimi,
thank you for the sweet comments about my little man. I love his so!
I took many photos of Paris store fronts. They're very charming! We walked for hours, turning down every street that we thought looked interesting. Just the other day, we reminisced about the wonderful crepes near Place St-Michel.
I hope you have a lovely spring weekend ♥
xoxo, B

erika sorocco said...

This is truly the most beautiful post I have read all week. I needed a fabulous dose of inspiration just now, and you gave it to me. Love!! :)

Lancerika said...

Thanks Mimi for posting these LoveLy parisian doors..
needed to *walk in* your
beautiful images to feel
inspiration of some kind..
wishing you a fine w'end!
all the best,

desde my ventana said...

I like this post Mimi.Only five days and I will go.I want to come again to Paris, I it know enough good, I studied there two years when I was young, but a lot of for time I have not returned.
Have a lovely weekend,

Unknown said...

I love all the boutiques in Paris....Oh Here everything is new and fast build...Thank you for your comments on my blog.
Merci et a bientot!
Gros bisous

My Grama's Soul said...

I love all the french doors and images. We have several painting of French facades and I love to look at them. There is just something about the color and the embellishment to the facades that makes one's heart flutter.


flwrjane said...

One door I would love to step beyond is yours! I bet you have a lovely abode!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Last time we tried to go to Le Museé de la vie Romantique, they had closed it for some remodeling, but it's definitely on the top of my list to see next time. I hear it's a great place for tea. Thanks for all the recommendations.


Silvia C said...

Mimi, those stores are just lovely. I dream of visiting them sometime soon. I'm going on a tour of France and Italy this summer. Can't wait!

Duchess of Tea said...

Bonjour Madame Mimi, merci beaucoup pour cette tournée amusante de Paris. Darling, I would love to walk through the streets of Paris and to take thé with you at a salon. I will keep dreaming. Have a lovely weekend my friend.

Love & Hugs

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Those gorgeous doors make me think: Let's get in there and find out! Beautiful doors have something magical. Have a wonderful Spring weekend! xo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh what beaauutiful shops. They are so pretty with the added plus that they sell lovely things or that you can have tea there.
Have a lovely weekend, and drinking tea!! XXXX

Shabbychicdiva said...

Thanks for stopping by:-) I would love to be there. It looks so neat! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Winona

red ticking said...

i needed a good dose of france today.... this is amazing... have a wonderful weekend. xx

Wanda Lee said...

Bonjour dearest Mimi,

This is just so beautiful, so lovely as always! Wish we could meet there for tea Mimi!

I just sent you an email and it bounced back my dear!..,

My computer, and or perhaps, vice versa, does not recognize my 'non- gmail' account apparently.~ I will try again from another computer; we shall prevail!

Go ahead and use hubby's email if you wish. Both of our offices are located under one roof. We have three PC's, and one laptop;(yet you did get through via my address, so it should still be Ok on my end to send to me)!..,

Best regards, Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Wanda Lee said...


Although this is not optimal; please let me know how I MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE;(IN CASE I CAN ONLY 'RECIEVE' AND NOT SEND AN EMAIL TO YOU,DEAR MIMI)..,

Have a marvelous remainder of the weekend!

Debra@CommonGround said...

What a wonderful tour. The shops would be heaven! Maybe someday...sigh...

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

Your blog to me has always been the stuff of dreams. I'm grateful for your elegant style and your willingness to share.
Warm regards,

Unknown said...

Love the look of the hat shop!! I'd so love to have a few days strolling around Paris :-)
Have a lovely weekend!

Haleigh said...

thanks for you kind words on my latest post over at Bardot in Blue. It is always a pleasure to come over to your blog and see another perspective of Paris through all your lovely photos :-D

xoxo Bardot in Blue

Jackie said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos! I enjoyed them!

Rita said...

Hi my dearest Mimi,
thank you for giving me a glimpse of what dear old Paris can offer.
Would like to be there right now and enjoy a pleasant Parisian downtown night, followed by an overnight stay at the most charming and luxurious of all hotels just to get ready, on the following morning, for a round-the clock stroll thru those lovely streets to do lots of window-shopping and perhaps a little less actual shopping (trying to be kinda careful these days...but couldn't certainly pass on one of those handmade flowery purses)
yes, got your e-mail, thank you. sorry didn't have the time to reply but I'm briefly doing it right now.
Go for it girl. I'm with you in whtever way I can contribute.
Have a great week

Pratishtha Durga said...

Oh I feel as if I traveled to your world and back. Such lovely images. thank you, for making my Monday morning a bit brighter.


Flaviana said...

what can I say that has not been said already? Love Paris, love the streets, love the charming doors and shops. Love your blog full stop!
Bonne journée !

Unknown said...

the French windows are my favorite...wish we had more storefronts like that here in the U.S.
at least Faire Frou Frou boutique has a charming little window! ;-)
xoxo alison

Fifi Flowers said...

I would like to step out my door to a waiting airport shuttle... into the airport doors... and then out the airplane doors to a Paris taxi... and then SEE ALL these doors in person... oh a girl can dream... le sigh!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

You are right, you never know what you are going to find. You only have to walk round some corners and surprises are all around you. I just love the little shops :-)

bikim said...


Chicago Chic said...

Such a gorgeous post with a world of inspiring images here! Simply fantastic. I am beyond excited about the magazine too, it will be a wonderful adventure!

Hope you are having a lovely week, friend! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Mimi dearest! You looked just lovely at the theatre! As lovely as Miss Moussie in her glittered gown! :) So fabulous of you to appear and leave such kind words. Mimi, I am all here to see what is coming down the pike for your project; I will be so glad to contribute! Tiens-moi au courant!


Unknown said...

Mimi, my heart smiles this very moment!:-))) Oh, I wish I could walk in this beautiful hat boutique!!! You are so blessed to live your life surrounded by beauty!:-)))

I have received your e-mail and will be responding to it tonigt! It all sounds fantastic an I am so very excited to be a apart of it. :-)))

Mélanie A. said...

I love these pictures... every detail in Paris is so special

A Refocused Life said...


Oh how I wish I could shop in these charming little places. What treasures I could find. Rita

French Kissed said...

Just fascinating to see doors open. May many more open for you.


Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Bonjour Mimi,
What a lovely selection of doors. European shops are gorgeous and Paris has the best. And you're right, Maille is great mustard.
A bientot,

Tish Jett said...

Hello, my chere, chere Mimi,

I agree. One of the most wonderful mysteries and one more aspect of the magic of Paris.


P.S.: Isn't Doliprane the best?

Tish Jett said...

Hello, my chere, chere Mimi,

I agree. One of the most wonderful mysteries and one more aspect of the magic of Paris.


P.S.: Isn't Doliprane the best?

Red Lipstick said...

Bonjour, Mimi and Merci for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I am now following yours. Its adorable and I love your Paris post. I so look forward to getting to know you. Do you have an online magazine?

Oh, and I must mention a contest I am going to have after Easter.

Unknown said...

Hi ma belle! Thank you for linking this post to my French Obsession party! I love this! So pretty, great pictures! You forgot to link it to the party. I think i forgot to do that the first time i linked something :)
Thank you for being my friend. Means a lot to me. Oh enjoy Paris for me will you.
Gros bisous

myletterstoemily said...

thank you for the lovely introduction
to paris. we take our girls there very
soon, and now i know some places
to show them.


Angie Muresan said...

This is indeed a beautiful site. Where have I been that I haven't come across it before?

Little Emma English Home said...

Chere Mimi, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire si jolie!!!

Ps. dis-moi combien Paris est merveilleuse eu Printemps...

bisous xx

VM Creation Atelier said...

Oh,my dear,dear Mimi!-)*

Thank you,thank you,thank you,my dear friend for you beautiful comment by my last post!
You maked me always really happy because you can always choose very special words,thank you very much!-)))*

Wish you many,many sun,lovely,blessed Easter days!

Much Love,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest!
I just left you an email...and how RAVISSANTE you look in your Easter bonnet!!! Come on, keep the rhythm...a one and a two and a HOP HOP HOP!!!


Daisy Reyes said...

wonderful article your Majesty! Tea here sounds great:))

Happy Easter my dear friend!


Francy said...

I nominated you for an award :-) It's at my blog!

Anonymous said...

wow i love your blog you are so lucky to be living in sucha beautiful country so jealous!!
check out my blog!!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

This post inspired me to research Paris store fronts. Oh goodness, I am in love, I feel a wordless wednesday coming in the future, once my collection has broadened.

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

This post inspired me to research Paris store fronts. Oh goodness, I am in love, I feel a wordless wednesday coming in the future, once my collection has broadened.

Unknown said...