Friday, January 29, 2010

Beauty Mark

Beauty is all around us.  
Architectural design and decoration  
inspires me.
DSC00497Gallery on the Champs Elysées
DSC00127Scrolls, friezes, carved statues
DSC00502Medieval elements in the 5th arrondissement
DSC00503Intricate detailing
Ornate ironworks
Everywhere we look there is something to catch our eye.
Sometimes we just need to look up
I’d like to make this  ‘Beauty Mark’  theme a regular post. 
Let me know what inspires you where you live?

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

Eiffel Tower: Graphics Fairy

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Special Haiti Fundraiser at Passport to Style

Sharon over at My Passport to Style is hosting a
Fundraiser for Haiti.   She is having a Tea Dance

    Sharon will donate 50 English pence for each ‘ticket’ purchased.

To purchase your 'ticket', simply post a link back to her
fundraiser and follow along
(be sure to let Sharon know you did this).

This a wonderful way for bloggers to get together and
lend a hand to the people of Haiti. 

Merci Sharon for your spirit of generosity!


Also Bunny at The Paris House  
is generously offering to donate 20% of sales of her fabulous
 Mother Earth Ring to the
to help in Haiti.

This is a spectacular birth stone ring designed by Bunny.
You can choose your stone colour and purchase this trés elegant ring via 

Merci Bunny!


 Keeping in the spirit of giving...
Justyna @ Love Lives in the Kitchen
 has kindly shared her Happy 101 Award.
She lives in Italy and her great blog is
filled with delicious recipes
written in English, Italian  and her native Polish.

Also a big Merci to Daisy over at La Petite Plume
for Gorgeous Blog Award

If you need beautiful, hand-crafted staionary stop by

Merci Justyna and Daisy

It is so nice to be a part of the blogging community
that is so full of so many kind people!

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

Saturday, January 23, 2010

You Never Know…

 Just follow the cobblestone path…entryway_in_rue_deylauyou never know what you may  find!

Look what I found…two lovely awards!
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Gracie Rachel, blogger extraordinaire @
Rachel ran off to Italy with her husband to
live out their design dreams.  
 Tag along on their photo  tours of Rome and
their marvelous creations.     
 Get to know Rome through the eyes of a woman in love.


The lovely designer Gail @   Obee Designs
In her own words she is a
‘lover of all things French, feminine and shabulous’.
I think she is one of the sweetest bloggers around!
Stop by for beautiful decorative photos and don’t forget to visit
Obee Designs Etsy Boutique 
A joint venture with her beautiful daughter and
brimming with lots of must-have goodies.


If you two lovely ladies lived closer we could meet here…Beaded Metro Palais Royal
at Place Colette...
and on to the Palais Royal for some  window shopping,
the centuries-old arcades are perfect for strolling
and admiring the modern sculpture in the courtyard
perhaps we’ll have a special scent created at Shiseido
Take a spin through Monsieur Ludot’s  vintage style
find the perfect LBD at La Petite Robe
Explore the boutiques and galleries

Taxi across Paris …
and stop at Laduree for tea and macarons to
celebrate special blogland friendships!
In blogland you never know what you may find…
Merci Rachel and Gail

The ‘Once Upon a Time’  Giveaway winner will be announced February 5th
Extended to February 14th by request of some special bloggers! 
Just click the button above to enter!

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blogger Bouquet

I have had the privilege of getting to know so many talented bloggers over the past few months. 
  It is like a virtual  bouquet of bloggers.DSC00682
Just wanted to say Merci for all your encouragement and kind comments over the past few months.

Wanda over at  Silken Purse has passed on this
cheery Sunshine Award
Wanda is a talented artist and blogger, hosting
a Tea party each Wednesday.       
She also writes The Plumed Pen blog , where you can enjoy her marvelous detailed painting of her
charming  Bed & Breakfast she runs with her husband.


A second surprise was the Regal Blog award from the
lovely Duchess of Tea at Rose Tea Cottage
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Rose Tea Cottage is a wonderful escape for tea.    Browse through luscious photos of
flowers, teapots, teacups and royals.
You’ll soon fall under the royal spell
of her sweet words and images.

Merci beaucoup Wanda & the Duchess of Tea!

Don’t forget to enter the ‘Once Upon a Time’  Giveaway.
Ends January 31st.  Extended to February 14th!
Just click the button above to enter!

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

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Paris Poste Carte

  Thought I’d share a glimpse of my part of the world.
A few snapshots of Paris.   

 My Paris Poste Carte to you.
Pedestrian market in the early morning.  


Tarte de Julie –cute little place for tartes,
both sweet and savoury

Thé Gourmand – afternoon pick me up

How about a vintage Hermés bag?




Hope you enjoyed the little tour.


Don’t forget about the ‘Once Upon a Time’  Giveaway!
Extended till February 5th
Just click the button above to enter!
Put a Little Ooh La La in Your life!
Mimi Bleu

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy 101

I received the Happy 101 Award from two fabulous blogs.

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Christina’s fun blog is the place to
Discover hidden gems in the arts, fashion
and interior design.” 
Lots of beautiful photos and interesting info and tips. 
Be sure to visit her web store Fabulous Finds & Co 
for vintage clothes, bags and accessories!


Donegal Castle 
Happiness is the simple things in life which we all cherish.” 
Based in Ireland,  All Things Nice  is lovely and romantic.
If you love tea and all things pretty, stop by  for a
breath of fresh air!

 Merci Beaucoup!


Don’t forget about the ‘Once Upon a Time’  Giveaway.
Just click the button above to enter!

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

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Once Upon a Time... My First Giveaway!

   The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun.

You know me,  the hopeless romantic,  I  want to celebrate  this romantic holiday everyday!

Call me old fashioned
I’d love to hear how you met your true love.
Will you share your love story with us,
Or a love story that has inspired you ?

Simply jot down the ‘short version’ in the comments till
 February 5th!  February 14th

I will post the most romantic stories and feature them in a special
Valentine’s Day Love Story Series.

** A winner will be chosen via and will
receive a surprise gift from Paris. **
I do hope you will participate and join in the fun! 

If you are still waiting for that special someone you can still be a part – I waited a very long time to meet my sweetheart -  tell me who you are dreaming of.
Join us!

Once Upon a Time...


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

Old fashioned postcard: The Graphics Fairy