Saturday, May 22, 2010

Le Petit Palais and New Friends

I had the honor of meeting these two lovely ladies, Claudia and Claudia!
Multi-talented Claudia on the left of The Paris Apartment website
Her friend Claudia 2 is equally delightful 
These two are a whirlwind of energy. 
They make a fabulous team as they steer clients through the flea markets and brocantes of Paris.
As soon as you meet them it’s like you’ve known them forever  -  lots of laughter!
We took in the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at Le Petit Palais. 
It was a gorgeous day, look at that blue sky. 
Hard to believe last week we were trudging around in coats and rainhats
The interior is covered with intricate decoration
enormous ceiling paintings
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YSL fashion career spanned from 1958 – 2002
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Sketches were highlighted onto arched windows
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Just a few samples, no photos were allowed inside the exhibit…

Circa 1958
Circa 1983

Merci pour un bon après-midi Claudia & Claudia!

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


My Grama's Soul said...

The French just know how to do it!!!!!



desde my ventana said...

Hi Mimi,
That so wonderful day you have spent, new friends and a stunning place to share with her:fashion, nice architecture and a wonderful blue sky in PARIS.
Have a nice sunday,

Natasha in Oz said...

What fabulous pictures and what a fabulous day you all must have had! i am so glad to hear that the weather is better now too-hope you enjoy a beautiful Sunday!

Best wishes,

à la parisienne said...

Oh, how fun! Any exhibit, any day in Paris is amazing! And to think you had the chance to spend some time with two other kindred spirits! I am sure you and both Claudias did have a blast!


Annesphamily said...

What a sweet post! I would love to visit you there! Hugs Anne

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Bonjour Mimi,
I am putting some ooh la la in my life by coming over here to see you.

What a lovely post and how fortunate you are to be in the company of such fantastic women and to live in a beautiful city.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a fantastic gift to meet two bloggers!! They must have been just so much fun, Mimi! I will most definitely look you up the next time I go to Paris! WE NEED TO MEET!!!Lovely day you spent and the icandy is hard to beat.

Bisous ma chèrie, Anita

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This sounds like a grand day! What a Le Petit Palais is a beautiful and grand building. I love painted ceiling!
Yves Saint Laurent knew how to dress a woman. No one did it better!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delightful. I would love to hang w/ you and the two Claudias in such a beautiful setting! xo

Francy said...

Wow, wonderful!!

Unknown said...

This is so much fun!!!

deedee said...

Cool expo and nice friends :)

Little Emma English Home said...

Hi Mimi, what a wonderful day you spent!! Sounds very very funny, I'm so happy for you!! And Paris is always sooooo fab. I'm dreaming about it xxx

Paris Pastry said...

Blue sky, stunning interior, gorgeous clothes and new friends; sounds like you had a wonderful day!

♥ Daniëlle

Tilly Rose said...

Fab-u-lous hun!!!
I want to come to Paris sooo much...
Hugs Karen x x x

Barbara von Enger said...

The gods have blessed us with sunshine in Paris. I am very grateful, and how nice to have new friends over for a spot of art, fashion and flea market visit. Thank you for sharing this. Spring is the season for new friendships, my dear! Enjoy the blue sky and happy;-)

Kisumumma said...

What a sweet post and wonderful pictures.


All things nice... said...

Oh your getting the good weather too :) Love the sunshine! Lovely post, thanks for sharing with us all

All things nice...

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

looks amazing! I need to get to Paris one of these days! great blog!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Mimi

How wonderful .. such a fab day and meeting new friends .. so great when that happens. :-)

Cathy said...

Wow, what an amazing post. Love all the photos and the wonderful travel through France.

I can't wait to visit some day.


Cathy said...

What a wonderful exhibit. I would love to see it, I would love to go to Paris again. Maybe soon.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What a wonderful time you've had!
I love the silver gress dress, fabulous!

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Vær våken said...

How wonderful to meet blog friends like that!!! And I can never get enough of your pictures! Have a lovely evening!

Kristin :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Looks like the perfect day, Mimi. Your pictures are fabulous!

Have a great new week, hope the blue skies will be there every day ^_^

Bon soir, ma cherie. xoxo

Carole Poirot said...

What a perfect day! Blue sky, sunshine, Paris, YSL and some friends...ah, I hope you've had a fantastic weekend :-) Love from London x

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Mimi,
How lovely to meet up with some fellow bloggers. .... and on such a lovely day. The exhibition looks amazing. I love the way they have displayed the sketches in the arched windows. An extremely talented man and very deserving of an exhibition in Paris. XXXX

Jenny said...

Your site is looking more and more lovely. tHank you for the artful tour and how fun to meet up with other bloggers. I think the white gown is quite dreamy...thank you for the peek. A bientot mon amie! Jenny

TeriGigi/Girl Meets Paris said...

Love the Le Petit Palais! We had a wonderful lunch there last year.

Hope this exhibit is still on in Sept... I must google it.

I did get your lovely email... Thank you. I have been so busy.. but will be getting back to you soon.

You are so sweet!


Sara Louise said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day with new friends Mimi! x

Slices of Beauty... said...

Lovely new friends!
Happy Monday to you.

Jeanne Henriques said...

So happy to read this post on a Monday morning Mimi!
Your pictures are perfect...I felt like I was there. It must have been wonderful to see his work. Makes me think that a quick trip on the Eurostar might be in order:)

Best wishes for a wonderful week :)


Gorgeous Glam said...

Sounds like a marvelous day! hugs ;)

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

Loved those sketches on the windows..WOW, what a statement!

Priya Parmar said...

how beautiful.

Chicago Chic said...

Ciao Mimi,
Wow how spectacular! It sounds like such a wonderful day with wonderful ladies. The building and displays are just amazing, how lucky you are. :) It looks like such a gorgeous day, I can't even imagine how lovely Paris is in the Springtime! :)

It certainly does feel strange to be back here in the States, and feels so odd to have other speaking English to us! ;)

Noble Beeyotch said...

Seems like an enriching trip to the YSL display! I wish I could be in your shoes for the day!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet friend...

What a pleasant find such a sweet note from you on my Faeries tablescape! Thank you so much for coming by, my friend!

Ohhh my, it does look like you have been having fun! Getting to meet the two Claudias and to visit Le Petit Palais...totally awesome! I remember walking by Le Petit Palais in June of was closed due to construction. It truly is a beautiful place...thank you for sharing your photos with us!!!

Well my friend, how have you been and what have you been up to lately? I am getting to ready to redo my master bedroom for the summer season. I am just now in the planning stages...hopefully I will get a post out about it this week. Mimi, it was so nice to see you and to get your sweet note! Thank you, my sweet friend!

Have a wonderful week...
Chari @Happy To Design

Simplement ... said...

Exceptionnel !
L'élégance chevillée au coeur.
Bisous de douce journée.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Oh, seems like you had a wonderful time with the Claudia and Claudia. Lovely pictures.

Madame Sucre said...

such a fun day!! .. Wish I was there to spend it with you guys!! Aah Paris .. my dream!

Lila said...

Oh to be in France right now. It looks as beautiful outside as it did in Le Petit Palais! Gorgeous photos!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Lori said...


Mary Ann said...

hi mimi! just enjoying all the photos you have! what a grand venue for a master designer's exhibit. looks like you had a great time. the two claudias seem fun to hang out with as well. i will check out their blogs. thanks for dropping by and being a follower. i am now your new follower and would come back soon! have a lovely day! verbena cottage

charmaine said...

hi Mimi! thank you so much for your sweet comment! it is always a pleasure to hear from you. these images are amazing! how awesome that must have been to meet new blogger friends in person. you always post the best! wising you a beautiful week my friend!

God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Hi Mimi,
Just saw your post, the photos came out great! We had a good time, didn't we? So far Laudree and YSL! What should we do next? Claudia II sends her love and admiration. Me too! xc

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello Mimi darling glad to hear you had a marvellous time with C & C. I truly hope that one day you and I can get together...what a post that will be!!

Darling, I just wanted to pop in and thank you for your kind and loving comment and prayer, I truly appreciate it my friend.

Hope to be back soon
Love & Hugs

Obee Designs said...

Bonjour Mimi!
It has been too long :(
My apologies!!
How wonderful! You got to play with Claudia of The Paris Apartment. What a special and wonderful treat. I can only imagine how much fun you had. It's so wonderful to actually spend time with a fellow blogger. Isn't it wonderful to cultivate such great friendships like this? There's no better place to do that in either...than PARIS!!
You certainly know how to put that ooh la la in your life. Maybe one day I could come to Paris and you can teach me!!
I hope you are having an ooh la lovely sunny day!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

You met Claudia!! NO FAIR!!!!! :)

How fun it all must have been!!!



debra@dustjacket said...

Oh that would have been so much fun. Thanks for sharing it with us.
xoxo Dj

Silvia C said...

Bonjour and Ooh La la, Mimi! those pics are fabulous. What a wonderful little trip! I'm back in town and ready to check out your wonderful posts. Have a great day, doll.

Rita said...

Dear Mimi,
sounds like you have a great day with your friends. I'm with Jo of My Grama's Soul- the French really know how to do it!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you so much for your visit and beautiful words.

I will be back very soon.

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dear Mimi!-)*

I has missed this post of you...
Just great,absolutely stunning day and what an lovely post!!!

Adore you photos here...all of them:-)))

Always with Love,

Bionica said...

the windows are so beautiful
j'aime <3