Sights of Paris!

I’m back from Maison et Objet – with lots of photos to share and a whopper of a cold that has laid me out flat since I returned on Tuesday evening!

So, I thought I’d share my travel pics first and then will delve into the show as soon as I get myself organized and my mind is cleared of cold medicines…

I stayed at the beautiful Scribe Hotel, which is located by the Opera Garnier and the Place Vendome. Great location! The hotel is very beautiful and the bed was sublime (down mattress pad!). The service was only so-so, the internet and tv spotty and for some reason, the two restaurants are closed. The bar was very pretty and the food there – typical lighter bar fare – was expensive but tasty. I left my laptop power cord behind and emailed them asking if it had been turned in by housekeeping – and have not received a response. Update – while they never replied to my email, they did mail me the power cord, so my so-so rating just went up a bit!

Entrance of Scribe Hotel

View from the window of my room
The bathroom

Place Vendome

Right around the corner from the hotel was a Starbucks – one of several that we saw – situated between the Sex Shop and La Chaise Longue.

A duck pond in the Tuleries.

Sculpture and Tuileries Palace near the Louvre

View of the Arch de Triomphe du Carousel. Beyond is the Louvre.

View of the Tuileries Garden looking towards the Obelisk on the Place de la Concorde down the Champs Elysees towards the Arch de Triomphe

Looking through the Arch de Triomphe du Carousel towards the Louvre Museum and the I.M. Pei Pyramid.

Sculptures and hedges in the Tuileries.

It’s no surprise that we look to Europe and Paris, in particular, for what’s new is fashion and design. One just needs to be there, soaking in the amazing architecture and sculpture, to be inspired!

I ended my day of sight seeing at Printemps, the big department store in Paris. The rooftop cafe offers some of the best views of the city.

I only wish I’d been able to take a better photo of the Eiffel Tower at sunset – in all its sparkling finery!

So, that was my brief photo tour of the city. Images and thoughts on the show to come!

All images by Linda Merrill.

xoxo Linda

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