Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Paris Shops and Food

No trip to Paris is ever complete for me without at trip up to Montmartre to Restaurant Durer for their onion soup:-
The best soup a l'onigon!

And then one must have a tarte au citron too!
I now buy my macaroons from the 
Grande Epicerie in St Germain as their 
flavours are not so fancy as Laduree and 
the macaroons are generally nicer but 
they had this "Passion Individuel" cake so 
as I love passion fruit I thought I would try this!

I was not disappointed - the coconut and 
passion fruit worked well together and 
the cake was simply divine!
The new Roger & Gallet shop on the rue 
St Honore is gorgeous and the packaging is 
wonderful - just for soap and shower gels!!  
This was way more fun than buying Hermes!

Chanel's offerings on FSH

Some fab looking shoes in a shoe shop. 

Beautiful clothes in a boutique near my 
hotel.  Tres chic!

The ceiling in the Opera Garnier by Chagall

The fabulous chandelier.

The Corps de Ballet in Onegin - pretty dresses!

Isabella Ciaravola (in brown) with Evan McKie
(in black, guest from Stuttgart Ballet) as 
Tatiana and Onegin - she retired at the 
end of the Onegin run so it was nice 
to see her before she left.

The Champs Elysees by night.

And the statues atop the Grand Palais.

Hope you enjoyed my  Paris travelogue.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Paris - Hermes Windows

As you may have seen elsewhere the current display at Hermes 24 Faubourg St Honore is pretty spectacular as usual!

Seen during the day the Hermes Horseman.

The Village Royal on the way to FSH.

I take my photos at night which lessens the 
reflections! Hermes crockery.

The big corner window was full of amazing

Flamingos and Kellys!

Where do they get their props from?!

The corner window in full.

Hermes jewellery.

The pink window.

Not much you cannot do with a saddle eh?!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Paris (5) - The Cartier Brooches

The Duchess of Windsor's Flamingo.
In my final piece on the Cartier exhibition you see here a selection of some of the lovely brooches that were on display.  There were so many to see!
Queen Elizabeth II's Williamson Diamond 
brooch - the pink diamond in the centre 
is the world's largest natural pink diamond.  

A beautiful diamond an ruby palm tree 
brooch - the stem is articulated.

A rose for a rose - Princess Margaret Rose 
wore this brooch to the coronation of 
QEII at Westminster Abbey in 1953.

Two cute little ducks!

A stuuning diamond floral brooch.

A fabulous bow!

A beautiful pearl and diamond basket of flowers.

Marie of Romania's sapphire - one of, if not,
the largest sapphires in the world at 478 carats.  
It is now owned by the Qatar Museum.

Barbara Hutton's tiger brooch.

A lovely turquoise fir cone shaped brooch.

The Duchess of Windsor's panther brooch

A selection of rings and brooches.

A lovely dolphin bracelet - he was sweet!

A lovely amethyst sapphire and diamond brooch.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Paris (4) -Cartier Necklaces

Fabulous emerald and diamonds.

Duchess of Windsor's amethyst and turquoise.

Liz Taylor's diamonds and rubies.

Marjorie Merryweather Post's pearl
with diamond waterfall rear clasp - wow!
Some gorgeous rubies and diamonds

Here you can see how high the stones are set.
Marjorie Merryweather Post's sapphire 
and diamond necklace - beautiful.

Maria Felix's serpent necklace - diamonds with 
emeralds and red and black enamel.

Princess Grace of Monaco's diamond necklace.

The Maharaja of Patiala's amazing "necklace" 
more like a breastplate this had the most bling 
in the whole exhibition despite it being reconstituted!