Thursday, December 2, 2010

Window Shopping in Paris

 A little window shopping in Paris.
It's easy to get inspired by all the creative displays and 
pretty baubles.

 Ventured inside Le Printemps  and was serenaded 
by this talented string quartet.

       We needed a sweet break after all that walking! 

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Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!


Jackie said...

What a lovely stroll through the streets of Paris!! Thank you Mimi!

Blue Creek Home said...

Not fair!!! I am shopping online and you're enjoying string quartets, and frou frou dogs, and
sweet breaks with your Frenchman!!! I rest my case!


highheeledlife said...

Mimi, I'm so happy to see that you are getting a little break from all your hard work. Looks like a lovely day ... the doggie display too adorable!!!xo HHL

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Mimi, Shopping in Paris is a dream for me! What a life, my dear!
xo Thank you for your sweet friendship.

Kori said...

Hey Mimi! Hope all is well honey! Kori xoxo

deborah said...

What a sweet reward for you!
I enjoy your blog! Thank you for sharing your trip with us, your readers!

cocoa and coconut said...

So gorgeous! I wish I was shopping there too. I love seeing the streets of Paris anytime :)

Simplement ... said...

Je devais monter à Paris demain en TGV et retrouver une amie bloggueuse chère à mon coeur ...
Trop de neige !!!
Je suis d'autant plus déçue en admirant tes superbes images ...
Plus tard ... peut-être
Bisous de douce journée.

Little Emma English Home said...

Bonjour Mimi! Paris in this season must be a dream....there's a wonderful Monet exhibition I would like to visit, it would be great to make a short trip....who knows...

Bonne journée

Tilly Rose said...

Oh Mimi
You lucky girl!
I sooooooo want to be back in Paris :(
Have fun!
karen x x x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Oh that video is just fabulous and to think that I am a part of this magazine....your sweet treat looks as if it was just life a very rich life of love dearest one! BONNE JOURNÉE! Anita

Dianne said...

Paris is so... pretty all dressed up for Christmas!

Jenny said...

Oh, Mimi thank you for the glimpses. The Parisians know how to make everything look picture pretty including the layout for your simply sweet cafe break...the table itself looks like a delight...Have a blessed Christmastime!

Anna said...

Lovely blog and wish I could be in Paris for to hear that Christmas music in le Printemps!


Daisy Reyes said...

Gosh, I so wish I was window shopping in Paris too:(( Enjoy it all my Queen!! You truly are so very lucky:))

Happy holidays,

VM Creation Atelier said...

Oh...dear,deAR Mimi:-)*

I can imagine HOW unbelievebly nice is Paris near Christmas days...
I feel you holiday mood here,my dear friend!!!

thank you so very much for share,
Much Love to you,

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Mimi .. Thank you for sharing the wonderful windows and shops .. that is something I would love to experience right now .. a walk down a Parisian street :-)

Anonymous said...

Such incredibly beautiful displays must add to the magic of the Christmas season. Awesome ~ xox Alexandra

Anonymous said...

I am excited for our venture too! Anytime you need someone to come to Paris to help you, you know, clean, cook, or better yet, I can be a great personal shopper! Heehee. I can't even imagine what Christmas is like in Paris!!

Silvia C said...

Oh so much magic happening in those displays. How wonderful to stroll through Paris.


Ooooh la la, what a nice little jaunt before I have to get serious about my day. Merci!


Unknown said...

I miss this so much ! This is such a great tradition when i was small ! I love the ones with the toys...So amazing !
Have a great week end !

Catherine said...

Hi Mimi,
Thanks for your visit.Nice pictures of Parisian shops! I'll try to go when the snow will be gone!


Lancerika said...

You are so*sweet*Belle Mimi,
wish I could enjoy a chocolat chaud with you in beautiful Paris:)
merci for this fabuleux invitation:)
LoVe, Erika

Barbara von Enger said...

Ah, to window shop in December!
Your sweet treat looks so inviting, what a delicious way to warm oneself up after a leisurely walk;-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS MIMI! Thank you for taking the time to come and visit with me; my post was just not what I wanted. I feel overwhelmed and I SO WANT THAT QUIET TIME TO PROPERLY GATHER MY THOUGHTS and not feel as if I have to be perfect all the time. But such is life....thank you anyway for making an effort to visit!


Vær våken said...

SO easy to get inspired!!! Would love to do some shopping in Paris before Christmas! Have a great weekend!

Kristin xo

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Happy Saturday to you, Dear Mimi!
Thank you so very much for the shopping trip in Paris!!! And for the treat after as well!

I hope your weekend is going well!

Hugs to you,


Madelief said...

Dear Mimi,

The shops in Paris look so attractive at this time of year! Your photo's make me look forward to visiting Paris again next year. We will spend a short holiday there in July!

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Anonymous said...


Decor To Adore said...

It is all just glorious eye candy.

Linda Carswell said...

Blogging makes the world a very small place. I have just returned from Paris after having 10 weeks there....I saw all the wonderful pictures you have just is a wonderful place to be, but especially nice at this time of the year.

Linda x

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the tour.

Unknown said...

You are such a lucky girl, Mimi! I would love to be there and see everyhting with my very own eyes.Thank you so very much for sharing this with me, makes me dream of Paris and the time I will be able to come there again. :-)

Carole Poirot said...

Bonsoir Mimi, how I wish I could join you, it looks so elegant and somehow very inviting. So much better than Oxford Street - which isn't difficult though. I hope you are well and have a chance to relax now. Have a lovely week, Love from (freezing) London xo

Anonymous said...

Mimi, you tease me w/ the Paris shopping. Loved Le Printemps! Best windows in the world. xo

Jill said...

Lovely! I wish I could celebrate in Paris!

Caroline Cakewise said...

Your blog is oh so pretty - I'm so glad I found it!! I love it, from your writing to your wonderfully romantic name xx

Gaia said...

Paris is always fantastic!
Lucky you!!!

Haute World said...

How lovely, that a string quartet was playing in Printemps! And aren't those pups in the window just adorable? I wish they'd actually sell them ;-)

desde my ventana said...

Hello Mimi,
I adore Paris and I would be there in Christmas time. Beautiful post!!

Tomorrow is for you