Friday, July 25, 2008

Two weeks in Paris

Since mid july I have the great pleasure to be back in Paris for the summer after my first year in California.

After one year abroad, I had to discover many new shops and parisian spots.
First of all I was pleased to enjoy with friends the new Hammam pacha opened in the 6th arrondissement : luxury and a beautiful spa for only 35 euros.... with no limitation of hours spent in it.
You can also add some facials or body massage... a great pause after a day of shopping at the Bon Marche, Conran Shop, Cedre rouge and Grand Comptoir.. my favorite spots for decoration nearby.
Many new fashion and decoration shops opened this year in the 11th arrondissement, in Keller street. I found many articles from my favorite European brands such as Linum for the cushions or Rice for their fun dishes in Loulou Addict shop. In the same Keller street have a look at the beautiful tuniques of the new french brand "Des petits hauts".
I also had a look at the New Zara Home Collection with a unique bohemian and retro style and the beautiful design of Habitat furniture.
If you need to rest for a lunch just go to the Lina's coffee and the great sandwiches on the top of the big Etam store in rue de Rivoli with a beautiful view on the parisian roofs or at the salon de thé of Mariage Freres in the 17th or 6th arrondissement. Have a look at their beautifl tea list. Hard to choose only one to drink!
And be patient! I found many new french designers for our New Collection available in september.