i went to le fumoir for the first time last summer. my friends and i stumbled into this restaurant/bar/library by accident one night, and ended up falling in love with the place and having a magical parisian evening. on rue de l'amiral de coligny, across the street from the louvre, le fumoir seems perfectly separated from the busier streets surrounding. lovely ambiance, comfortable seating, and the buzz of a mature parisian crowd. im not usually one to repeat restaurants when travelling, but i went back three times on this trip. definitely my favorite low-key setting.
although i found myself walking all over paris, shopping remained at a minimum.. mostly because we just wanted to be outside as much as possible. what i did get: a vintage purse from le marais, bois d'argent cologne, and repetto ballet shoes with a small square heel.
in 1947, in her tiny workshop next to the parisian opera house, rose repetto produced her first pair of pointe shoes. ten years later, inspired by the form of dancing shoes and their unique "stitched-returned" production method, she created the repetto ballerina.
mounted and stitched on the reverse side, and then returned like gloves, your repetto shoes have been produced with special care at our workshop in saint médard d'excideuil in the dordogne region. our craftsmen choose the most beautiful materials to guarantee the comfort and flexibility that are so much appreciated by dancers. the leather sole s light and resistant. having passed numerous quality controls, finished by hand and produced in limited series, every pair of repretto shoes fulfils a unique promise of grace and lightness.
"if you are lucky enough to have lived in paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for paris is a moveable feast" - ernest hemingway
first time in a while that holts windows have made me stop in my tracks! the windows are themed around our blog roles. i think the distinction between each one could be stronger, but i really like them. they are current and in touch with real life. also, im always a fan of cluttered windows (these pictures dont show it very well) and they are a definite improvement from the very questionable and poorly-executed comic and burlesque windows we saw previously.