Garlands of lights decorate many Paris shops and cafés even when closed...
Not so different from the garland designs on display at the Grand Palais
Of Cartier diamonds are they?
This is a not-to-be-missed exhibit if you're in Paris through February 16, 2014.
Elizabeth Taylor's ruby necklace given by third husband, Mike Todd.
Royalty demanded ever more intricate jewelry designs from Cartier.
Boom times economically have been boom times creatively for Cartier.
The Roaring 20s was no exception.
Many young American heiresses like Marjorie Merriweather Post and Barbara Hutton, plus Hollywood stars Grace Kelly and Liz kept Cartier on their toes creating new fabulous pieces. Daisy Fellows, grand daughter and heiress of Singer sewing machine fortune magnet Isaac Singer, was endlessly demanding for the most extravagant jewelry.
We have Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor to thank for Cartier's obsession with the panther
Her taste prevailed here like everywhere else...
This exhibit is spectacular.
A kaleidoscope effect constantly changing above on the walls reflects the 600 pieces featured in the exhibition dating from 1847 to 1970.
Just outside more shiny necklaces along the Champs-Elysees
While shops like Caron, bd Saint Germain try to outshine each other
Patisserie Gerard Mulot
Cafés are just as festive.
Eat your own stars at boulangerie Maeder, 18, rue de Lourmel for once-a-year Alsacian etoile pain d'Epice. DON'T MISS! this years panther high jinks from Cartier where ever you live.