Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A weekend in and near Paris

I've spent the past weekend in Paris, visiting my daughter and my sister and brother in law:




Note the boots! I guess there is something running in the family...

While in Paris, Emilie and I went to the Madeleine Vionnet exhibition. Unfortunately photos were not allowed... Apparently, Madeleine Vionnet made day dresses, because she had to, but her creativity went into the evening dresses. Creativity and techniques. They are gorgeous! And many of them would be a hit right now. I really loved the exhibition.

After that, I dragged Emilie to see the lights in Galeries Lafayette, THE shop in Paris. I love XMas lights:




and we ended the day by watching the Eiffel Tower show. I tried to make a video but you'll have a better idea here.

10 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Looks like a nice day out! Too bad the weather isn't nicer at the moment.

In answer to your question of yesterday... Tama-Chan had morning sickness just once!

Thanks for visiting our blog in the Perche.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a fun weekend. I too like the Christmas lights. It is good to see that the Americans aren't the only ones into commercialism.

neki desu said...

oh great!! galerie!!can't blame you for having exchanged barcelona ;)

Rosemary said...

Loving the boots. Thanks for the taste of Paris.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Those lights look spectactular! What a gorgeous visit you had!

Cat with a Garden said...

Funny, we had the same though about the boots! Have a nice weekend.

Pat said...

Thank you for the kind comment. Your picture of the Galeries Lafayette brought back a memory of the first time I saw lights in trees for Christmas. We lived in Paris for a short time in the 60'. Happy days.

nikkipolani said...

I had to google Madeleine Vionnet to see what her evening creations looked like. Wow. Some really beautiful stuff.

Wanda said...

Such a great weekend! And yes...Christmas seems to to have come early here in European cities. but that's okay...it's exciting and fun and a happy time. The SMELLS are awesome too!

Jackie said...

I only went to Paris once about 5 years ago and we went to Gallerie lafayette..it was amazing, the building and the goods.