30 November 2015

back from Paris

Paris is as wonderful and magical as ever.

We left  just a few  days before the horrendous terror attacks .My granddaughter is fine but somewhat traumatized as she lives around the corner  from Blvd Voltaire.

I had forgotten my battery charger so no photos of 

my subsequent trip to South East Kent and the blustery, windy coastline.

Home safe and sound and back to textiles soon.

10 November 2015

Louis Vuitton

Its a wonder what you can do with the proceeds from some overpriced handbags!

The new ( opened last year) Louis Vuitton Foundation of contemporary arts, in Paris, is amazing.

Designed by Frank Gehry, it is set in the Jardin d'Acclimatation, at the end of the Bois de Boulogne

I found the building, and its contents exhilarating - I had no expectations so itis always thrilling to be so pleasantly surprised.
The restaurant, 'Frank', was pretty good too.

03 November 2015


A few days in Paris and the weather, by chance, is just what one would want it to be.

After all these years I have never been on the Bateaux Mouches before, it was the perfect excursion for my 12 year old granddaughter.

EDIT...I take that back, I was on the Bateaux Mouche about 15  years ago , it was December, there was a transport strike, the tour boats were providing the only transportation in town ( apart from taxis). I have never been so cold in my life, waiting on the damp cobblestone banks of the river for about 2 plus hours.....and this from a Canadian!


Old and young were out picnicking by the banks of the Seine

Our Paris apartment!

Back to vintage textiles next time....maybe.

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