Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PARIS: "SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE"



TODAY WE ARE INVITED TO TWO PARTIES! 


THIS IS WHAT I'M WEARING TO BOTH ~ 
A LITTLE FRENCH NUMBER I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH





AND NOW YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING TO CELEBRATE ?????


PARTY DESTINATIONS ARE:



ANITA'S AT CASTLES CROWNS AND COTTAGES for
PARIS IRRESISTIBLE 




Oooh LA LA











AND




BEVERLY at HOW SWEET THE SOUND
HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY for
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLY




THREE CANDLES FOR PINK SATURDAY














"PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA" 
 QUOTE FROM THE MOVIE
 ~SABRINA



Join me today as I share with you all the reasons 
I find The City of Light ~ Paris: "Simply Irresistible"

Paris is one of my favorite cities in Europe. When my husband Jim and I travel there we have our favorite places where we never tire of visiting. We have been to all of the must see landmarks Paris is best know for. Our joy is to revisit the places we've enjoyed most in the past. We have our favorite hotels,  favorite restaurants and shops. We enjoy discovering new destinations and taking day trips by train. We've even taken trips on our trips and spending a night or two in another location, then traveling back to our hotel. Paris is an amazing city, and if you've never been there you must go, it's a city you must experience!


I'll share with you my memories from Paris through photographs..........




THIS IS HOW MY TRIP BEGINS

COMMFY PLACE TO RELAX AND PLAN A FABULOUS TRIP





WITH LOTS OF FRENCH LINEN PILLOWS
FOR FEELING COZY AND BRAINSTORMING





LATTE, TRAVEL GUIDE BOOK, NOTEPAD
AND PARIS "INSPIRATION" BOOKS














A GREAT HOTEL

HOTEL GARE SAINT LAZAR



LOBBY





ROOM WITH A VIEW






LET'S SEE WHAT IS SO "IRRESISTIBLE" OUT THIS WINDOW

La TOUR EIFFEL 









EVENING VIEW OF EIFFEL TOWER










PARIS STREETS






SMART CAR
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE PARKING
















CATHEDRALS  and  CHURCHES




 LA MADELEINE
ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHURCHES




NOTRE-DAME de PARIS




MONTMARTRE


BASILIQUE du SACRE COEUR  PARIS

THE STREET DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF SACRE COEUR IS KNOW FOR ITS GREAT FABRIC SHOPS. YOU WILL FIND BEAUTIFUL DESIGNER FABRICS GREATLY DISCOUNTED HERE.






 I DIDN'T LEAVE THE MONTMARTRE AREA WITHOUT A LITTLE SOMETHING
I FELL FOR THESE TWO YELLOW PILLOWS






FRENCH TOILE FABRIC
ALWAYS TELLS A STORY


this one tells how mama, papa and enfant are leaving home to go work in the field
stopping to break for lunch






MUSEUMS

MUSEE du LOUVRE







 MUSEE D'ORSAY






RODIN
THE THINKER




THE MASTER'S


MONET






Vincent van Gogh






RENOIR




SHAKESPEARE and COMPANY
BOOKSTORE




FAVORITE RESTAURANTS




LES DEUX MAGOTS
great lunch here







 MAXIM'S 
great birthday dinner here










 HATE COUTURE 

PARIS FASHION SHOW













SHOPPING DEPARTMENT STORES


PRINTEMPS





GALERIES LAFAYETTE






BOUTIQUES

loved everything here



I didn't buy boots, I did buy a pair of frenchy shoes




FRENCH BEDDING












 Yves Delorme 

















FRENCH PERFUME 














MAILLE MUSTARD SHOP
I love this place, purchased two mustard jars here on separate trips








french faience mustard jars and oil and vinegar jars










 OUTDOOR MARKETS









This is the market I decided to visit, just a short ride on the metro 
Porte de Clignancourt flea market








FRENCH NOTEBOOK FOR 
 "WRITING"





DECORATIVE HAND TOWEL HANGS IN MY VANITY






America is my Country and Paris is my hometown ~ Gertrude Stein
































I hope you enjoyed going down memory lane with me



I could keep this subject going with more photographs than anyone would ever want to see on Paris at one time. I just have a hard time ending anything about Paris. 

Let me just say this, I plan my trips on a budget. There are always special fares and hotel specials, you just have to find them. I research all airlines to see who has the best fares.  You just need to set yourself a budget and do your homework.  Jim and I enjoy traveling off season, by just a little and we enjoy cooler temperatures and shorter waiting time and save a bundle. I book everything on line, auto, train, museum tickets, its makes your trip easier and you don't waste time standing in ticket lines. So get those special fares and hotels and book your trip! Paris is waiting..........

Great Fun with:
Anita at Castles crowns and Cottages
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound


Au Revoir
~Emily


Linking Here


Happy Pink Saturday


Castles Crowns and Cottages


Show and Tell Friday



35 comments:

  1. Emily, I really enjoyed looking at all your lovely photographs of Paris! I do dream of visiting thsi city one day and I'm sure I will. I will know to ask you for recommendations and advice when I do :)
    Thank you for this dreamy post in honor of Beverly's special Pink Saturday!
    Au revoir!
    Pat

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  2. Emily~
    Your pictures are extraordinary! I have a quesetion...when you are done with that dress, can I borrow it? =0)
    Have a glorious Pink Saturday!

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  3. Emily Oh Emily my most favourite post this week by a million miles.

    So much to see and that was before the photos of Paris began the dress, SWOON.

    I live in UK and long to go, every year we say this year, but I would love you to budget a trip like this for me swoon swoon again.

    May be I am a poor church mouse but it all seems SO expensive.

    I did enjoy my virtual visit through your photos and it was lovely I could almost smell the bread and fresh night air ;0) thank you for sharing

    Love dawn xx

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  4. You made the trip so real- you have given me the most lovely case of jet -lag. Maybe if I put some French music on this week my husband will think it is his idea to go to France):-

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  5. Wow! Emily, this has been a fabulous trip! Paris is an artist's paradise. Thank you for taking us along! Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Terri

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  6. Me too, Emily! I'm yearning to get back to Paris. Seeing all your wonderful photos made my heart sing. Thanks for sharing your view of "our" favorite city. ;-)
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs ~ sarah
    PS
    Love the party dress! Dance on over to have some pink bubbly with me.

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  7. Emily my dear, by far, your tour here consists of EVERYTHING THAT MAKES PARIS IRRESISTIBLE for ME!!!! WOW....I LOVE THAT WINDOW with that light blue dress with the little jacket...oh dear, you have put together a wonderful post and I THANK YOU DE TOUT MON COEUR for this photo walk of my favorite city in the world.. HAVE FUN TODAY AND COME ON BY....Anita

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  8. Wow, Emily,
    That was some whirlwind trip through Paris you just took me on!
    Incroyable!
    I think you just might like Paris a little bit???
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, perhaps we'll have dinner at Chez Denise together one day? Let's ask Sarah too!
    Maggie

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  9. Hi
    I'm also taking part in both parties!!
    Love the photographs you shared with us and I have completely fallen in love with the French writing book.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. Oh Emily, this post is so incredible - c'est magnifique!! I apologize for my bad French. I still don't get your new posts even though I am following and signed up through Feedburner! I am visiting from Beverly's Pink Saturday! xo,

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  11. Wow, what a fun tour this post was! I enjoyed it very much. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Wowwwww...what a great post !!!....manny beautiful pictures !!....It is great to be with you in Paris darling....hope we meet again.....nice party from Anita...enjoying...love love ......bisous Ria...xxx...

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  13. Oh, you lucky girl. I have not been and really want to go. Maybe after the mister retires in a few years.

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  14. Oh Emily, thank you for coming to see my post..your post here is SIMPLY PERFECT. You touch on EVERYTHING that is particularly PARISIAN!!! BRAVO MY FRIEND! Anita

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  15. This post almost brought tears to my eyes, thats how much it made me want to click my heels and back in the fabulous city of Paris..then when the music started..forget it! You nailed the essence of Paris to perfection......oh how I wish I was there right this minute. Not only am I bookmarking this post for every time I need my little Parisian getaway (often) but I am going to send this to my mom who will equally appreciate it! Thank you and well done!!!!!!!

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  16. How WONDERFUL...a Paris to remember, you didn't leave anything out! I so enjoyed the Paris party Anita is having and meeting you!

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  17. What a fabulous tour! I love the way you put it all in sections - I've never been so thanks for the trip! ;) Nancy

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  18. PS - I think your cabinet in your blog header is like one I have in our antique store! I'm hoping not to sell it so I can bring it home when we move!

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  19. I think your photos of the Eiffel Tower are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Wonderful Paris inspiration post, and I love that you do Paris on a budget.

    Nancy

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  20. Hello dear Emily
    Your photos are spectacular !
    Thanks for sharing them with us thanks to dearest Anita .
    It's so wonderful to meet you all in virtual Paris !
    Sending you some Dutch love
    Mapi

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  21. Bonjour Emily!!! Wow, thank you for that fabulous Paris adventure - probably the closest I'll ever get to the city of lights! I love that pink dress! But even more, I love that photo of your and your honey in front of the Eiffel Tower! Beautiful! So nice "meeting" you! And so wonderful to get a peek at Anita's lovely friends! au revoir....xOxO

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  22. Emily I don't nknow where to begin except to say every one of your images is a delight!! Love , love it all. The Party in Paris with Anita is so fun!!

    My post is up now, so please do come and visit!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  23. This was delightful, I enjoyed all the photos. I would love to visit Paris! Ah....HPS to you and enjoy your weekend. Anne

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  24. Bonjour Emily,

    Lovely to meet you and discover your fabulous blog.
    Isn't Paris a wonderful City, and loved seeing all your great photographs. We have been to France twice now and know why it attracts one back there.
    Merci beaucoup for sharing a great post.

    Happy weekend
    Carolyn

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing you lovely photo tour of Paris with us. Happy Pink weekend to you :o)

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  26. Hi Emily, Your photos are beautiful and I loved visiting Paris with you. We leave for Italy in August though we debated for months on going there or back to France. Hopefully we will make it to Paris again soon.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  27. Bonjour Emily
    So nice to meet you. I am in heaven! I have never been to Paris, so this party was a real treat. Your tour is one of my favorites. Thank you so much.. You have a beautiful blog.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  28. Dear Emily
    Thank you so much for your visit! I am honored that you are following along. I am also your newest follower.. Thank you for your kind words about Bebe and comment about my header.. The dark sky was a photo I had taken late one evening. I transposed my Angel wall relief on top. I love creating wall relief's but I also find such joy creating Bebe with her whimsey..
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing your photos of Paris with us. Each time I go to Paris I fall in love with it all over again. Your pictures have made me homesick for a beautiful city. Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

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  30. Ahh you have me dreaming of Paris! Lovely photos and so many lovely treasures! You are right, it can be done on a budget.. We usually stay at a little place right off the place de la Concorde.. and then it's metros and trains... I enjoyed the ride!

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  31. Happy Pink Saturday, Emily. Thank you for making Pink Saturday a special day.

    I can't imagine a better way to spend Pink Saturday than in Paris with you.♥

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  32. What a party and what a trip! You just brought me to Paris; I enjoyed it so much. un gros Merci Emily! Thank you for your visit.
    Rita

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  33. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks so much for letting me tag along on your trip! Love it...and soooooo want to go to PaRiS too! GREAT POST!

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  34. This is an excellent post! You are so blessed to have experienced all this! Maybe someday for me too!!! :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Sarah

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