17 May 2015

Lovely tearoom with sale of beautiful teapots in Bastille: Plaisir d'équi'thé

What a good surprise it has been to discover by chance Nathalie and her exquisite collection of teapots. I bought two of them (very cheap). I did not have the time to sit down to enjoy her wide variety of teas and pastries but for sure I will come back shortly in this lovely tearoom.
Plaisir d'équi'thé: 12 boulevard Beaumarchais - 75011. Metro: Bastille

13 May 2015

Hidden courtyard near Bastille: Cour Damoye

What I like about Paris is that they are plenty of treasures to discover every day  if you take the time to watch around you.  This small XVIIIth century paved courtyard is only opened during the day. Do not miss it
Cour Damoye : 12 rue Damoye - 75011. Metro: Bastille

24 Apr 2015

Direct train now from Paris to Giverny in one hour now every week-end during Summer: Le train de l'Impressionisme

Giverny is a small village in the west of Paris, which was made famous by the painter Claude Monet. In 1883, Monet fell in love with this place, he discovered through a train window. He bought a house there, moved in with his girlfriend, his two son and six children, and remained there until his death in 1926. Monet painted the first campaign in 1890 when he bought the house where he lived, he started his famous water lily paintings. He had built a pool of water turning the local river to get a visual effect. Not far from the former home of Monet, Impressionism Museum (Museum of Impressionism) dedicated to the different forms of Impressionist painting.
Every saturday and Sunday until end of September
Departure: 11h05 from St Lazare to  Vernon Giverny
Return from Vernon Giverny at 18h49

23 Apr 2015

Countryside in Paris: explore the Enchanting Mouzaïa Villas in the 19th district

Yes, you are still in Paris but in a village-like atmospherel! The flowered gardens overflow with lilacs and wisteria, for a beautiful springtime tableau.  A Lovely walk in the 19th district! The walk starts at Metro Botzaris. a picture from Amélie Dupont

19 Apr 2015

A beautiful Sunday morning at St Ouen Flea Market: visit of Vernaison

Allée - Stand 198: Sylvie
  Allée 2 - Stand 55: Fanny
 Allée 6 Stand 101: Laure

 Allée 2 - Stand 55

Located in the north of Paris, a few steps away from the Sacre Coeur Basilica and Moulin Rouge, Les Puces is known as one of the largest Flea Market in the world. For a fun-filled weekend, it’s one of the best place to go for shopping in Paris: antique jewellery, furniture, old books, records and vintage clothes, Les Puces de Saint Ouen, a perfect place to pick up a present for the hard to please and fashionista hipsters with the help of antique trade dealers. I have been there dozens of times and decided to focus on Vernaison this time to visit Sylvie's antique shop with lovely enamel French Vintage coffee pots that I collect and Laure's antique shop which is the caverne d'Ali Baba (cave of Ali Baba) without to forget Fanny's lovely antique stand. I have added a picture of the restaurant Chez Louis which offers an old-fashioned atmostphere at reasonable prices. I did not have to stop.

French Vintage living by Mylittlehomes: Lovely french vintage soap that I bought in Normandy

I only found this website in French where you can buy it http://www.pulcherie-creation.com/gamme-corporelle/898-savonnette-100-g-a-l-heure-du-jardin-mas-du-roseau.html or http://www.masduroseau.fr/

8 Mar 2015

Delicious little portugese tarts (natas) bought at Albert & Robert at the Market of Asnières sur Seine for a lovely Sunday tea party!

Today was very sunny in Paris and I decided to cross the Seine river to reach Asnières Sur Seine and buy delicious natas (little portuguese tarts) at Albert & Robert at the Marché des Victoires - 3 place des Victoires. They were perfect for a lovely Sunday tea! To reach this lovely market take the metro line 3 and get off at the station Gabriel Péri.Then you will have to walk 10 mn crossing little streets bordered by beautiful houses.