Bear and his friend haven't packed yet even though we're all moving TODAY!
We decided to check out the huge fabulous MAISON et OBJET show yesterday at the Villepinte Nord exhibition center to look for a few items for our new mouse hole.
There are 8 big halls to cover and over 3,000 exhibitors. No wonder people bring rolling suitcases for all the fab catalogs.
We mainly stayed in the Cook + Design hall #3 since we didn't wish to kill ourselves like last year's Maison et Objet.
We're definite about needing this Armani table ware for our new digs that's for sure
We already have a recessed shower in the wall but who wouldn't love a splendid bathtub in the middle of the room I ask you?
A handsome armchair and matching china from Gien France would hit the spot.
Perhaps placing the chair ON top of the table is a way better idea
Bibelots may be a no-no for lack of space from Ateliers C et S Davoy.
But we fell hard for everything from Spanish decor company Guardarte.
This greeny head is an essential.
Two faux 17th century busts will look nice in the hallway (if I had a hallway..ahem).
Everyone requires a peacock on the dining room table (if you happen to have a dining room. I don't).
From Swedish SIA a wall of faux flowers to bring the outside in.
A wall of Damann teas is perfect when guests drop by.
Hanging from the rafters (again if I had them) a slew of French copper pots.
Plus plenty of wine carafes for evening entertainment.
There are tastings, lectures and demos going on all the days of Maison Objet - a don't-miss in my opinion. In hall 3 I heard pastry chefs, Francois Perret of Hotel Shangri-La and Fabien Rouillard of Fauchon chat with marketing chef Karine Legoux of Angelina about 'Le tea time, petit luxe à (ré)enchanter'. Heard is the operative word here. Understood is another matter.
There are plenty of treats in hall 3 like these velvety jams from Sens et Savor.
Greenpan was serving Brazilian feojioda in their terrific ceramic non-stick pots and pans.
I will need a complete set of only orange Le Creuset ware non?
Even though none of the bears or myself drink coffee you have to have an espresso maker and it might as well be snazzy Italian Bugatti.
These bright crumpled cups from Revol will do nicely to serve it in.
With tableware from my fav, Sabre Paris. they have a shop to boot on rue St. Sulpice.
I would love to have daily deliveries of France's oldest artisanal limonade-maker Elixia.
If not I'll DIY with Sodastream. The French have redesigned it plus added flavoring cups. YUM Scarlette Johansen is their new spokesperson. No wonder she moved to France.
A live-in Monbano chocolate chef is another essential. The bears may have to move out sadly ;(
Making chocolate lollypops/sucettes all day long of course.
French women don't get fat
French women don't get facelifts
French women DO eat lollypops none-stop
By this time with all the added accoutrements in my new mouse hole (20 meters big) I'll be hanging from the rafters if I had them. Instead I plan to learn how to make a proper tarte tatin au pomme like I tasted at Maison et Objet. The fair is on through Tuesday. Do go if you can. And take the RER B for heavens sake not the navettes - just 15-20 minutes from Gare du Nord. Now I must go pack!