real art for a fictitious world.

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ah, bonjour! i’ve been wanting to buy art for this lovely lady for quite some time! the quiet, sweet, odd, and heroic amélie poulin (the lovely main character of 2001 french film, amélie). let me introduce you: oh these paintings! they make me want to hop on a plane immediately just so i can spend an afternoon at a parisian cafe… after i’ve bought fresh... 
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merci, merci!

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one of my very favorite shops in paris, merci now has an online shop. Merci is a dreamy little shop in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT, the charming children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, and of household... 
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tuesday’s girl: paris street style.

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i was in anthropologie the other day, and i couldn’t help but pick up this cute little book, paris street style by Isabelle Thomas and Frederique Veysset. since i often spend entirely too much time blogging away in pajamas and cozy workout clothes, i sometimes literally forget how to dress. i mean, i know how to zip up my jeans, but my mind goes blank sometimes as to... 
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i could live here : a remodeled roof-top flat in paris.

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hello, si from the french by design blog here. Today, in this regular “i could live here” series, we’re heading to paris, france. attachez vos ceintures* and bon voyage! oh, now that’s another place i could easily live in! this is the home of isabelle, matthieu, and their 4-year-old son, arsène. isabelle and her companion are both architects, and transformed the... 
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Prêt à Voyager.

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“Home is a Room with a View. When I tell people I live in Paris, people generally have an idea of what it’s like, but it’s not always quite as glamorous as one would think. I spent the past two years living in a 12m2 (129sf) shoebox. While I’ve been living the life in France – and ironically working from home a lot – many of my friends in the... 
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