Vintage Gallery – Americana in Paris

Vintage Gallery 75017  Jukeboxes, slot machines, gum ball machines, gasoline pumps, Limoge porcelain statuetes of the Statue of Liberty made for the bicentennial of the USA in 1976, traffic lights, telephones, Coca Cola machines… these are just a few of the tings you’ll find at Vintage Gallery.

Patrick Guérin has a fantastic place on the boulevard Pereire in the 17th. An incredible collection filling every square meter of his gallery. I have been wanting to visit it for some time, but as I walk by it normally on my way home after opening hours, I usually satisfy myself with a little “lèche vitrine“. This time I happened by in the afternoon. Patrick is celebrating his 20th year there this year. Pretty fantastic for privately owned gallery in the 17th. But even better : he has decades more than that in Americana, artifacts, vintage objects and amazing things to decorate your life with. Vintage Gallery : Number 17 bld Pereire 75017 Paris. Tel : +33 (0)6.09.17.52.50. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm-7pm or upon appointment. Continue reading

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THAT Lou – Museum Treasure Hunt

I have been dying to write about THAT Lou for some time now, but I wanted to do so with the voice of experience. Alas, time and scheduling constraints have kept me from joining one of her acclaimed treasure hunt tours thus far. But the idea is SO COOL! Imagine visiting a museum and having fun! So here is Daisy’s oeuvre in all it’s press release glory! I will get on one of her hunts one of these days…I promise! In the meantime I urge you to play the THAT Lou game on your next trip to Paris or on your next rainy day off! It’s a great idea for groups of friends and or family, student groups or even employee groups working on team building. Continue reading

Gala Concert & Cocktail : Giveaway!

Image credit : Sinfonietta

Image credit : Sinfonietta

Sinfonietta Paris is a new Chamber Music orchestra and the brainchild endeavor of Michael Boone, former head of the music department at the University of Colorado. I met Michael at the Kooka Boora café at the same time I met Very-Intersting-and-talented-dude (which you’ll read about in my next  post!). Just another proof that Paris still attracts artists and amazing people with talent!

An artist and “activist” of sorts who wants to make sure classical music creation is something that is perpetuated more by young musicians and music professionals; he has created Sinfonietta. “Composed of nine to seventeen young professional artists who have trained at many of the world’s finest conservatories and festivals, Sinfonietta Paris is a vibrant new chamber orchestra based in Paris, France, dedicated expressly to musicians and soloists at the beginning of brilliant performing careers.” You can support them with donations here. Continue reading

Laggridore perfume giveaway!

Giveaway Contest, enter to win a golden perfume compact from Laggridore!

Cadeau de concours, tentez de gagner un compact doré de parfum Laggridore!

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New Luxe Giveaway Spoiler! Indices Concours de Luxe!

So one contest ends and another begins!

Tomorrow I will have a new and FABULOUS giveaway on the blog…and I thought I would tease you all with a little hint…

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Alors un concours se termine et un autre commence!

demain j’ai encore un concours cadeau qui est FABULEUX…et je vous titille avec quelques indices ici….

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Come back tomorrow to find out!!!

Revenez demain pour savoir!!!

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Carré Royal bag Giveaway-Concours!

I introduced you all to this French-made leather accessories brand that I discovered not too long ago, and now I am happy to be able to offer you all a giveway of one of their products! Win a fabulous Fall fashion tote, in tweed fabric with leather straps and a leather pocket inside for your credit cards.

Je vous ai présentés cette marque d’accessoires cuir faites en France que j’ai découvert il y a peu de temps, et voilà que je suis ravie de pouvoir vous proposer un concours pour gagner un sac! Vous pourriez gagner ce super sac en tissue et cuir qui est parfait pour l’Automne. Une poche pour des cartes à l’intérieure. Continue reading

Science et Mer GIVEAWAY – CONCOURS

I wrote about this cosmetic brand recently that I discovered and am still using, and I promised a giveaway of some of their products. So here it is!

J’ai écris récemment sur cette marque de cosmétiques que j’ai découvert et que j’utilise encore, et j’ai promis un concours des quelques produits. Alors le voilà!

The contest goes for a whole month…! August 4th 2012- September 4th 2012.
Le concours durera un mois entier…! Le 4 août 2012 au 4 september 2012.

The prize?!? It’s pretty sweet… A 200ml tube of Science et Mer Soin du Corps, Fondant hydra-fermeté Isopeptinoside® Marin body lotion AND a 40ml tube of Science et Mer soin anti-age Isopeptinoside® Marin daily facial lotion. Continue reading

Coupe d’été : Paris Row Boat Regatta : 3rd edition!

Sign up on the Meetup page or leave a comment here saying you’ll be attending. Inscrivez-vous sur la page Meetup ou mettre un commentaire ici pour nous informer de votre participation.

Dear all,

After all hope is more or less lost on July 15th’s weather being favorable for

the row boat race, I have decided to postpone until next Saturday, July 21st.

I use this site for weather updates :

http://www.meteo-paris.com/ile-de-france/previsions.php

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Science et Mer Paris

I was recently invited to a presentation event of Science & Mer Paris products that took place in their lovely offices just be hind the Madeleine.

We were introduced to a brand that holds it’s clout in the scientific research used to create the cosmetics they sell. These laboratories, Science & Mer, produce cosmetics for many other brands (although they are restricted by contract from revealing which ones) for the past 25 years, and they finally decided to create their own brand to be able to profit from all that research and development that they do!

Photo : Lauren Cashwell

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Paris Wedding Wednesday : Garter Battle & Giveaway!

In need of a garter for my upcoming June wedding, and to satisfy my ever growing need to be creative, I thought I would make one.

I grabbed a few items from the craft store down the street from me (which is sadly closing), and dug into my overflowing sewing box at home to find what I need to make a fun bridal garter that matches my wedding shoes.

My wedding shoes!

It only took me an hour or so, a few blue sequins a little lace and organza ribbon and voilà! Continue reading