merci, merci!


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.


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.


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.


“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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paris when it sizzles.


we’re all over the map today in terms of location and color! i hope you checked out my new guest contributor’s post this morning (just below). si, from french by design, will be sharing beautiful home tours every other week from all over the world entitled ‘I could live here’ (think, the international crowd!) — like the amazing home she shared... 
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