Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Paris Summer Collections

Some say Parisians have flown the coop for their SUMMER retreats, but I saw plenty on my weekly jaunt uptown for overseas stamps.
Many were eating fraise/strawberry sorbet. Berries are in season. Its been a while since I waltzed through Printemps.
Inside Ladurée has added a new carry-all to their witty bag collection in their own unique pale green linen (a mere 19€). I was tempted except I already own about 50 carry-alls/sac cabas
Downstairs at Printemps is a Think Pink collection - le pop-up Burberry.
Observation - the French are mad for pink flamingos. 
What I thought were imaginative men's neckties from CHRISTIAN DIOR are indeed ladies bandanas for head, neck or wrist - whichever you prefer (190€). 
Louboutin, the shoe man, has a new collection of amusingly designed lipsticks and what have you. 
GALERIES LAFAYETTE has an exceptional collection of joyous summer windows.
All photographs taken on the beach in Nice at Hotel Negresco (where long ago I had a lunch reservation and then chickened out last minute. Little did I know I would end up sitting next to Chef Jacques Maximin but that's another story).
The photographer is DAVID LURESCHI, a French-American based in Paris, who draws inspiration from folklore, pop culture and film history. I don't doubt it. Here's a hot tip for you.
Every summer I'm visited by the same mosquito, starting in early spring. He likes to get a jump on things. This winter I collected clementine peels and let them dry out. I'd read during confinement, mosquitos don't like citrus scents. Et voila. It works! And there is a new Summer 6-pack collection of Paris letters/maps waiting for you in my Etsy shop.  Stay in the pink dear PBers. 

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous last image! And what a citrus peel collection..190 euros? pass;)

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  2. I am thinking lipstick sales would be slow, or dead, because we are wearing masks and don't want it smeared inside the mask or all over the lower part of our face. Who puts on lipstick under a mask?

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    1. More like objet d'art than real lpsticks IMHO

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  3. Laura3:04 PM

    Love them all!! The ribbons are so amazing!! I can only work at building my health so I can go there next year! Lucky you

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  4. Bonelle7:24 PM

    Louboutin‘s lipsticks are pricier than Hermes new line. Not in my budget, but isn’t this why we love Paris? So many beautiful things to fantasize about. Great photos, Carol.

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    1. Ha ha so funny...I didn't even SEE the prices for Louboutin
      But I didn't look either.

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  5. Thanks for visiting I got distracted by sewing since making some masks, (Color!! Fabric!!) but am getting back to drawing. Big Zoom University class coming up, experimental drawing and sketchbooks...
    Love seeing all that good stuff in Paris! And of course, your collection of 6. I think many of us are asking: "Will I ever get back to Paris?"
    Question: Are there tourists in Paris at this time?

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    1. I would imagine there are europeans. I will have to eavesdrop more.
      So busy looking. The ears were shut down ;))

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  6. Dorrance12:40 AM

    Such lovely things...the Burberry monkey scarf in orange, please...and any of the gorgeous Dior scarves...and the cute green linen Ladurée bag to tote them home in...OR, just fill the tote with sorbets! Thank you for taking us shopping with you, Carol.

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  7. Allie in NYC12:42 AM

    What a wonderful bouquet of colors!

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  8. Wonderful post. I highly recommend APAISYL GEL 0.75% for your bites. I have bought it in Paris from anywhere between €3 and €4.50 a tube at any pharmacy and carry it with me as I am overly sensitive to bites and itch like mad for days, looking like an untouchable. IF you can apply it immediately it stops the process cold. It does take the itch out of previous ones but needs reapplying.
    Let me know how it goes.

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    1. But they dont even come round now so why bother?
      Mosquito-free so far !

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  9. Kathleen11:04 PM

    To see the beauty of Paris returning gives such a boon of happiness to me! The sharing of your beautiful work helps with focus on positivity for the future. Thank you, Carol.

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  10. We just received your latest PB letter. Where did you get that that awesome tied ribbon stamp?

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    1. The French ribbon is hand-drawn..each oe. No rubber stamp at all :)))
      I wish...in my dreams

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  11. I would go crazy in that cute shop. Love the red and white dishtowels, but like my granny, I would think they were too beautiful to get dirty. Why do the French have such mountains of practical and lovely things? Why is everything French so chic? Yes, I suppose it's just a perception we have here across the pond. I loved your cloud paintings and the expression on the doggie's face. Too funny. I hope he doesn't tell his mistress that you stole a shot! try these guys

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