Monday, February 3, 2014

Another great trip to Paris!!

 I started my recent trip to paris with THE most delicious meal. It was later in the evening and I hadn't eaten for hours and while my husband had a snack (wonderful cheeses) I was blissfully delighted with my selection....French toast brioche with brown sugar, cinnamon and caramel ice cream. HEAVEN!!  Many people research restaurants and plan out each night but we like to just walk and take a chance with small places and make the best of it. We have never been disappointed.

 The weather was FREEZING and the next day I had squash soup with creme fraiche and Rog had the signature lunch of France...croque Monsieur which is grilled cheese with ham. How cute is that baguette!

 I also enjoyed escargots ....I can smell the garlic still.  

The breads are divine and as usual with the French, visually inspiring.


At the end of each day in France a baguette is the staple accessory!  

 The competition was fierce at a local auction...  

It was VERY hot in the gallery but this dapper gentleman managed to don 4 layers AND a hat. He doesn't look happy though.   Parisians take their appearance so seriously and I love the people watching.  

This French woman (tres chic) worked the phones for hours and charmed the anxious bidders on the other end.  She was as interesting to watch as the treasures on the auction block.  

In the market fresh flowers are delivered even to the most modest of dealers booths.  

 We have stayed in many different arrondissements over the years but prefer the left Bank. We usually stay at Hotel de Buci which is in a great fun area, very lively with many good small restaurants and the Sunday farmers market right outside.  I wanted a slightly bigger room this time so we opted for the Luxemborg Parc, a beautiful small hotel a couple of blocks from de Buci.  

 Like many hotels in very charming.  

 The scene outside the hotel.  

 The room had 2 balconies and  18th century hand hewn beams...  

LOVE these chairs and I have one available in the new shipment


Roger measured this impressive beam to tell his builder friend the size.  


The bathroom was gorgeous with the marble contrasting with the rustic beams.  


 A nice restaurant in the area....   
The Luxembourg Parc had a beautiful inner courtyard 

As well as hunting for treasures to bring home France is always so inspiring visually...  


 This beauty is available...  

 2 of the several benches in the new shipment ready for upholstery.  

 This available walnut bookcase is spectacular and is only about 9 inches deep...  

The Swedish sideboard, above is already looking great at the shop.  Many of you know how hard these are to find. I will be continuing to unwrap pieces....this weekend I brought 2 mirrors to the shop as well as several pieces of furniture. Smaller items have been unpacked at the store everyday and already have found homes. It's been so VERY busy and I've been taking up to the minute photos on Instagram each day.  CLICK HERE, its easy and the best way to be the first to see new arrivals.....sign up to follow Bonny Neiman.
Next time I will include new shop photos ....would love to see you there.   We are now closing at 4 on Mondays so call first if you are coming late in the day because you will find us after 4 on Mondays only by chance.

Warmest regards,

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  1. Cest Magnifique!! That room, LOVE! How wonderful, I know to call for advice when I finally make my way to great Paris!!

  2. Wow! The food look so delicious. The photos are making me drool just by looking at them. That French bread especially looks heavenly. Hahaha! Anyway, I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip. The hotel you stayed at looks so welcoming, by the way. I think I'm sensing another trip to Paris in the near future. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing that! All the best! :)

    Marci Deegan @ Twin Pine Casino & Hotel