Friday, February 17, 2012

Francophile Friday: Paris Framboise

ink & watercolour illustration, 8.75" x 7" [22.5 x 18cm] ACQUIRE PRINTS 

With clouds of romance perfuming the air this week, stocks in the colour red have soared.  This weekend, perhaps we'll even see a spike in raspberry.  Today's shoe shop in Paris was inspired by our dear Virginia of Paris Through My Lens {if you love Paris and red, you'll love her book, Paris Rouge}.  Thank you, ma chère. 

You can take a little tour of the interiors of Vialis thanks to Silvia Contreras, the architect behind its fitout.  No prizes for guessing what activity we'll be engaged in while there.  Do you think they serve champagne?  I'm hoping we'll find the perfect heels to suit this, this or this.  And on that note...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!

27 comments:

  1. Stunning darling Shell and I love the new you on the chaise xx

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    1. MmeB, it's so lovely to see you! Thank you...

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  2. Lovely, and I thoroughly agree with all the wardrobe choices.

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    1. Thanks, Hiker ~ hopefully a little something for everyone.

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  3. I'm with Altadenhiker. After all, you wouldn't want your outfit to clash with the fabulous framboise-ness of this pretty little shop. You've done V's original proud (comme toujours), ma chère.

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Alexa. We can stand outside and be a fetching foil to the framboise...

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  4. I enlarged this to take a better look at the fabulous colors. So worth it. Made me grin from ear to ear.

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    1. Heh! It's always my pleasure to elicit ear-to-ear grins, Cali. Any chance you looked like a Cheshire Cat?

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  5. Several of the Dena ladies breakfasted together today chez Margaret, and your name came up, Shell, as the queen of Pinterest. Once again, a shining example of how to do it well. I think I'll go to your etsy shop and pin something.

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  6. Lovely ileo! And you always think of everything -- fashionable clothes, shoes, champagne. I see Kitty is there to welcome us.

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    1. And she's so much cuddlier than a welcome mat, Ms M.

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  7. All right, my loves:
    I am a Pinterest beginner and not quite yet sharing my fledgling boards with --you know, the world--but here, just among us, is a new pin
    http://pinterest.com/pin/132011832797168454/

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    1. You're the soul of discretion, Petrea. And just among us: thank you.

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  8. Oh I love your rendition of this lovely shop sweet Shell. Merci for the link. My Meeps is in my lap and she spotted herself! She's purring up a storm!
    Bon weekend,
    V

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    1. Thanks, dear V, I'm glad you and Meeps love it! By the way, Ella chased her tail this morning. The best entertainment ever.

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  9. delicious as always .. the book is also fabulous

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    1. Thanks, the GyPsY, and I'm glad you took a look at Virginia's book. Paris through her lens is even more beautiful.

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  10. Adorable shop Shell! Love the butterflies and all the colours you've chosen! Nice to have a smoochy sweet greeting from kitty! Adorable pic by Virgina too! And Virginia's book looks great! You-know-who sends a nose rub to Ella! :) xo

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    1. Favourite Vintage Finds, she would probably have preferred legs to smooch up to, but a post is acceptable at a pinch. Nose rubs back to you-know-who!

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  11. Permission to do private or public happy dances ~ I've removed word verification from comments to make the experience a more joyful one. Hopefully the Universe will reward us by making our comments salon invisible to those naughty little botty spammy thingos.

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  12. I do love shop windows as exquisitely sparse as this one is, as I always feel comforted that I'm leaving all my money in safe hands.

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    1. I'm going to look at all sparse shop windows with new eyes from now on, Mise.

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  13. I love all your lovelies on Pinterest. Well done.

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    1. Ahem, perhaps I have just a wee dram of addiction to Pinterest, Margaret, but if it brings others pleasure, I'm happy to indulge it.

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  14. I too love your Pinterest choices, Shell. You have such impeccable taste. And you sure know how to bring a kitty's purring contentment to life. Love this one's smile as she rubs against the post.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I hope it's a healthy addiction. {Err, that's probably what all addicts say.} And I'm glad you're enjoying this little kitty.

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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