In 2010 my husband and I packed our bags and went overseas. It was a spur of the moment thing within two weeks we decided to leave, booked the tickets and were London, Paris and Rome bound!. We had an absolute ball, cold snap and all, the weather ranged from 0-5 degrees, snowing during the day, freezing temps at night... in fact we would place a tub of yoghurt on the hotel balcony over night and it would be perfectly chilled and ready for breakfast on the go in the morning!.
Our Paris experience was of course wonderful... yes it was a very beautiful and romantic city but that is selling it short, it is much more... the cultural diversity, the gritty street life and the dedication to style were also stand out features for myself.
Le Marais should be on the to do list for everyone... its shopping heaven, falafel heaven and a direct window into cosmopolitan Paris!.
This was our accomodation in Paris - Hotel Gabrielle, Marais... I think the actual location of this Hotel is Republique or perhaps it's on the outer border of the Marais. We would walk down Rue Du Temple into the centre of the city each day which was lovely.
Marche aux Puces - flea market Rue du Temple - I think it may be called Bretagne flea market
This is where I purchased the vintage 'S' as featured in some of my posts... vintage shopping street side Paris - can you get any better!.
Still regret not buying any of these woodblocks!
Vintage Eames Chairs - love it!
Vintage industrial bar stools
Falafel mmm! This is considered the Chanel of the Parisian falafel eateries!