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

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Anya, this boutique filled with hats reminds me of you

Maille has THE best mustard

Interesting items in this Japanese concept store 

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Hand made flowery coin purses, raingear and jewelry 

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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

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


A big thank you to these delightful ladies
who have so generously shared these beautiful awards.
Each one is special and you need to visit all of them,
you’ll be so glad you did!

  The Fabulous Sugar Doll Blogger Award

A self-proclaimed Francophile who loves
the fashion, culture and food of Paris
This delightful blogger invites us to dream with her.


Anya hails from Russia and is the creator of
exquisite hats.  Each one is truly a work of art
Anya’s pieces have been featured in numerous runway shows,
and is now ready to launch a new boutique.


Violetta is a fabulous clothes designer from Russia. 
Her clothes reveal hand sewn details and elegant touches
that make each creation a one-of-a-kind orginal.
Violetta is also one of the sweetest bloggers around. 

happyness award

Jeanne is an expat living in the UK.
  Her blog is the place to go for design, fashion,
cooking, photography,
reading, travel, writing…whew!
She is amazing!

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your life
Mimi Bleu

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day of Spring!


Today is officially the first day of  Spring
Wishing you a season bursting with happiness!

“No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow.”
                                                                                     - Proverb

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

Friday, March 12, 2010

Destination to Inspiration... an Online Magazine

I want to try out some new ideas and projects
that have been percolating for quite some time.
I’ve been dreaming of creating something delicious


an outlet where my romantic side can flourish


An intriguing place that is big enough for all of us, 

I’ve been busy working on a destination…
An online magazine to showcase and share creativity
in all its varied forms.
The blogosphere is the perfect place to do just that  
and the time is right!
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destination with
beautiful images,
budget friendly style and ideas,
scrumptious recipes,
interesting articles and features,
home and garden, fashion, travel,
stories and  “what-not”,
  handmade goods and unique boutique items…
above all it needs to be practical and
tailored -made for a fast-changing world!
We need writers, photographers, artisans and romantically inclined bloggers.
Are you interested?

  Gal Vero-DidotPAris PAstry

Do you want to join in as we journey to this
  Destination to Inspiration” ?
to celebrate romance and  joie de vivre?
Do you have any ideas, suggestions or
interested in featuring/advertising your boutique?
Or perhaps you have writing or graphics skills
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It is still a work in progress but with alot of imagination
and a bit of work this online magazine could 
evolve into something fabulous  with a little French flair!

If you have a minute let me know what you think,
I’d love to hear from you.

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

Photo: Courtesy of French Mademoiselle

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Patisserie Amelie

After doing a post (or two) on macarons
I had so many comments from bloggers who had never had
the pleasure of tasting one of these delicate treats.

Now for the good news! 
There’s a new patisserie in town!
And if you’re in the U.S. you have the chance to experience
one of these sweet confections firsthand.

has just launched an online patisserie,
The Grand Opening will feature her delicious macarons
Patisserie Amelie has been a labour of love,
with lots of hard work to perfect these
colorful bursts of flavors
Lemon, Chocolate, Pistachio, Café, Raspberry, Lavender,
Grand Marnier and Coconut
So, is your mouth watering yet?   
Sweet treats Handmade with love!
Angela has just welcomed her third beautiful baby into the world – Juliette.

You have to stop by her blog just to see the
sweet photos of big brother and sister (the patisserie’s namesake).

In her own words, her interests range from Parisian window-shopping
to shopping for a new pair of garden wellies.

She also has an online boutique you need to stop by,
as well as a photography site. It is amazing how she finds the time

Angela Joy features some romantic images

Stop by and treat yourself or a friend.
Special Eater packaging available.

P.S.  Be sure you stop to visit Joy @  Savvy City Farmer,
Joy is Angela's Mother and has a great blog and boutique! 

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!

Mimi Bleu

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lots of Blogger Love 3

I was fortunate to have received these wonderful awards
from these lovely friends.  Each one means so much to me!
jenneuJenny @  Pleasant Places
Jenny’s delightful blog chronicles the adventures of
her family’s European jaunts and day to day life

Beautiful photography and romantic vignettes
Intrepid traveler with a desire to meet new people
and collect postcards from all over the world.
Jill @ Life After College, a twenty-something
embarking on the journey of life, and
Daisy @ La Petitie Plume, beautiful paperie designs

Beeutiful Blog Award
Luscious photos and a sweet boutique with a heart

Merci Beaucoup my friends!

Put a Little  Ooh La La in Your Life!

Mimi Bleu

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I promised…but I couldn't resist...

Yes I know I promised several times…no more macarons,
but this The Wall Street Journal  article and video
on March 2nd was just too good to pass.
Mc Do, as the French call McDonalds, has now entered the macaron market.
Quelle?  (What!)

Check out this video

First, it is important to remember
 we’re talking about macarons
which should not to be confused with macaroons! 
It took me awhile to realize there is a difference  - ha ha
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If you’ve never tasted a macaron before
just imagine a colorful cookie/cake confection
with a crunchy outside and a rich, chewy inside.
You can choose from an overwhelming variety of flavors .
Pistache is my favorite at the moment.

What do you think?
Are you a purist, a macron snob?
Or would you give McDos a fair try?
Moi?   I’m not a snob – as long as I
can’t smell the french fries!

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