Friday, May 27, 2011

Simply Irresistible Paris

Please join me on me today
for the Simply Irresistible Day in Paris,
hosted by Anita of
Castles, Crowns and Cottages

Castle, Crowns and Cottages

This is the way I used to travel,
before the airlines charged so much for baggage.
Now, I just wear black.

I simply could not resist playing ABBA's
Our Last Summer
and Francoise Hardy's music in her native French,
hope you enjoy & understand ABBA still rules for me!

Welcome to Paris!
Come along with me as we spend our day in this truly beautiful city.
We're not going to do the ordinary things, as you would guess if you
know me at all.

Starting our at the Hotel Lotti on Rue de Castiglione ideally
located in the 1st Arrondissement,

the Westin Vendome is right next door if you prefer...

from the location you can walk almost everywhere, which is
hugely important in this lovely city, as if you're a tourist walking is the
only way to see everything.

hopefully, you have studied a map, googleEarth, or something to
give you an idea where you are, otherwise you will waste a whole
lot of time getting oriented.

From our hotel you are close to the Jardin Tuileries, which is
an absolute must-see, it was originally designed for horse-drawn
carriages and pedestrians and the pathway is still the same.
We travel with our French Poodle, FiFi, so we must stay
near a green area.  Also, you step out into the street, walk a few
steps and you're on the Rue St. Honore, the most amazing shopping
street filled with sidewalk cafes....heavenly.

But, for this morning, we have to go get breakfast, don't we?
So, off to Angelina's which is as well-known as
Laudaree, but closer to our hotel & starting point,
just down the Rue de Rivoli.

we could wear something like this as it is so Parisian

you must not miss the divine Guerlain Perfume Shoppe
directly across the street from the hotel.

Fortified, continue on the Galeries Lafayette,
even if you don't want to shop go to see the architecture,
and have a glass of champagne on their roof terrace where
you overlook the city.

Find one of the beautiful
Au Nom de la Rose Shops
which are all around the city

precious restaurant in Montmarte

time to regroup back at the hotel...put away all the parcels & goodies,
and take our walk to one of the sidewalk cafes, sit outside, have a glass of
lovely white wine, and order something simple,
continue on to Place de la Concorde,

and depending on your stamina, you can walk along the Seine,
or cross one of the bridges into another world, one so much smaller,
much more interesting to most of us, all the shops and antiques, books,
and art of the Marais...

to be transported to the original square in Paris
Place des Vosges
take a quick taxi ride,
see a complete post I did on this wonder,


Anita and all the ladies are having dinner tonight so we must get
back to the hotel and get dressed. What do you think I should wear?

I think it will be this black one...
Anita is staying at the Four Season Hotel George V,
and everyone is having dinner in the
5-Star Restaurant Le Cinq.

Please see a post I did about the flowers in
the George V


I encourage each of you to click over to my other posts
as they were done with much detail and are very interesting
about details of Paris...

Another snippet of Paris you will enjoy is the
fabulous blog called
Paris Breakfast
from Carol Gillot who is an artist
and does wonderful watercolors which are
available via her shop on Etsy.

She has a great blog with lots of cool entries of interesting
places in Paris...
to go over to see her click below:


I cannot tell you how happy I am to be in Paris
with so many wonderful girlfriends. 
Everyone is celebrating!
Everyone is coming back together.

Sending love from The City of Light
to all of you....



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Christine said...

OMG, Marsha! I bought my red and white stripped t-shirt just today! Thank you for the 'step by step' tour of parts of THE City! You should lead tours! Love it!!!
Thank you, from California, Chris

Splenderosa said...

Hey Christine...I'm actually thinking of organizing a tour to the Amalfi Coast of Italy next Spring 2010 for my blog friends.
Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Maria said...

HI! Bienvenue a Paris!
I'm enjoying the visits to Paris in blogland! Your first photo is extraordinaire! The Galleries is another place I must visit next time I go. It's been many, many years and there's so much to see and do!
Thank you for the wonderful tour!
*Bon weekend!

Ann said...

This is so much fun!
Love it ♥
So très chic ♥

Elaine said...

What a cheery post! You certainly hit all of the high points of Paris.

Love the music and the dresses especially that orange gown, tres magnifique!

Victoria Sayer said...

I have to admit to never having heard that lovely song (Our Last Summer)being actually sung by ABBA. I fell in love with it while watching my all time favourite movie, 'Mama Mia', with Bill Pullman on the guitar.
Abba's version gave me goose bumps!
The 'Galeries Lafayette' photo made me swoon!
And those incredible pink high heels!!...could pass as lethal weapons!
Thanks for sharing!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious are the first one on my list to visit this morning. I was so excited last night I could not SLEEP!!!! This is an absolutely STUNNING and MAGICAL TOUR my friend...the cloths, the hotels, the food...EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT PARIS!!!! What a great party this is becoming my friend. MERCI MILLE FOIS for all the lovely mentions and coming to play with me. Let us never forget to play and let our imagination soar!!! HAVE FUN TODAY MY DEAR!!! Anita

Barbara said...

How beautiful! This is such a charming trip through Paris..the shopping, the charm, the food. And I find the red and white t shirt and skirt simply irresistible!
Thank you for joining Anita and her dear friends on this Paris love fest. I am so pleased to meet you!

The enchanted home said...

It is ALMOST hard for me to look at this post becuase it makes me want to return to Paris sooooooooooooo much. Thanks somuch for kind of taking me there, through pictures is the next best thing and the story your pictures told is the way I love Paris in all its beauty, glory and finery. Thank you!~

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear Marsha
some gorgeous shots of Paris.. I love the montmartre restaurant. shop front!! fabulous!!

Have a great weekend.. ciao

Stacey said...

This is such a fun party! I throughly enjoyed Paris through your eyes. Beautiful post!! Maybe you'll pop by and view mine..? XX

Jacqueline said...

Marsha, you have me so excited! We leave for Paris on Monday and are actually staying in the Westin Vendome, so I am so glad you mentioned it! I can't wait and of course I am running off to read your other posts as I need to know where to go and what to do.

We were there four years ago, but I have to make my plans!

Have a wonderful Parisian Pink Saturday.

gbloom studio said...

Great Pink Saturday post!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi sweet and stylish lady this is superb, my eyes are struggling to take in how much of the essence of Paris you have managed to cram onto one page,what a divine post thank-you! Sharon xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

so many beautiful things to see in Paris! but I think my fave would have to be all of the pink balloons at the Eiffel Tower! marvelous! :)

happy Pink Saturday!

Karena said...

Gorgeous Marsha!! So happy to be part of Anita's Paris Party!!

My post is finally up, come and visit!

Art by Karena

Cat & Cricket said...

You have captured this perfectly!
Enjoy your weekend!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Marsha! Thanks for the beautiful tour of Paris and the sweet touches of pink!!

Angelic Accents

Fete et Fleur said...

Super Gorgeous POST!! I loved every photo and you evoked the perfect atmosphere for Irresistible Paris.

Have a beautiful weekend!

It's me said...

It is great to be with you in Paris darling....hope we meet again.....nice party from love ......bisous

YONKS said...

Hello Marsha,
Looks like you had a great trip! I wish I had known, I would have come with you. Lovely blog post sweetie.

Classic Style Blog said...

Bonsoir !!! happy paris party !! this is Marie from sweden..LOOOOOOOVE your glam glad I found you big thanks to Anita !!
talk soon //Marie

Charlotta Ward said...

Darling this is perfect!
How fun we'd have in PAris together. We'd each design a day and allow ourselves to just be swept away by this remarkable city.

Tres tres jolie!

Bisoux / Baci

xx C

deb famularo said...

Bonjour marsha,
This was such a beautiful post. Great food, shopping and champagne, I am there! It was so great experiencing Paris through Anita's friends' eyes! au revoir...xoxo

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This was splendor! Thanks dear one! Blessings.

The Tame Lion said...

Absolutely fantastic!
I'm going to Paris tonight.

"Create Beauty" said...

What gorgeous photos! Delightful post! Anita had a FUN grand idea didn't she?!?!

~ Violet

Kristin said...

Hi Marsha! I LOVED your post on Paris! It made me want to be there right now. What a BEAUTIFUL city and how much fun thid Paris Party has been. Have a lovely day and new week!

Kristin xx

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Paris in pink. Tres belle Marsha. Your lovely tour of Paris fits well with the French Open that I'm enjoying watching this weekend.

Wishing you a belated happy Pink Saturday. A bientot.

D e g a i n e said...

Love the first pic, great blog, just came across it

d e g a i n e

deb famularo said...

Hi Marsha,

Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I'm originally a San Franciscan, but we have been living just outside of Dallas for the past 15 years! My husband is from Boston, so we chose TX to live in as it ws in the middle of both families!

It's wonderful 'meeting' you via Anita's Paris party! xOxO deb

designchic said...

I've had more fun seeing these wonderful Paris posts, and your is no exception...gorgeous!!

...All Things Refined said...

Basking in the beauty of your post - thank you sweet Marsha! xo

Francesca Felix said...

i literally just sighed in despair right now..these photos make me want to be in paris so bad right now!! love this

quintessence said...

What a wonderful vicarious visit to the city of lights. I just love going anywhere with you - you always travel in style!!

Fer said...

Hello Darling!!!

Incredible! Thank for your Posting - I will be there soon !

It is always a pleasure to come to your blog and see this wonderful pictures!



A Casa da Vá said...

This is amazing, I have been craving a visit to Paris forever... Wonderful pics and tips, thank you!

Hugs & kisses from Rio!

Karoline Kalvø said...

Lovely post on Paris. Love your blog, dear.

Come visit me
Karoline Kalvo

Beverly said...

Ah, Marsha. What a fabulous tour! I loved it all. And, what could be a better combination than pink and Paris.

Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for all you do to make Pink Saturday special.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

What a fantastic post. It made me miss Paris. The George V is stunning and I always go to Angelina for hot chocolate, it's the best in the world xx

Greet said...

This is a post to file!! Gorgeous!! Thank you Marsha!

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