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Match your mood for a stroll along the Seine: on the right bank from the Pont Marie to the Quai du Louvre, and on the left bank from Quai de la Tournelle to Quai Voltaire. Past the famous Parisian booksellers and their stalls, known as bouquinistes.
Step out in style in the perfect pair of jeans to fit your spirit. Bring out the basics: tank or T-shirt worn with an easy pair of ballet flats. The bouquinistes are open from sunrise to sunset and you’ll be wearing them from dawn to dusk leisurely searching for hidden treasures. Leave fashion at home and opt for a great satchel to tote a leather-bound antique book with exquisite engravings or second-hand contemporary novel, magazines, collector’s stamps, antique postcards and bric-à-brac; a first edition of Colette’s Gigi from 1944? Lucky you!
You may also enjoy A Woman’s Paris™ blog, The Left Bank: La Rive Gauche and the Land of Plenty, by special guest writer Jan Dolphin. Excerpts from her book, Paris from the Heart: Ultimate Walking Tours to Fun, Fashion and Freedom.
Or, Paris: secondhand and consignment stores, by special guest writer Philippa Campsie. Enjoy Paris fashion in a more relaxed atmosphere than the high-powered name-brand boutiques and enormous department stores.
Give a gift that’s Paris – Apple iPhone, iTouch and iPad cases. Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Gardens, Avenue Montaigne, Crêpes Suzette, Palais Royal, and Woman on a Bicycle: six watercolor paintings of Parisian scenes by Barbara Redmond. Worldwide currencies and shipping.
Fine art prints of paintings by Barbara Redmond of famous streets and places and gardens of Paris. Printed on archival 100% cotton paper, each print is signed and dated. Or email Barbara at email@example.com. Free shipping in the continental U.S.A.
Text copyright ©2012 Barbara Redmond. All rights reserved.
Illustration copyright ©2012 Barbara Redmond. All rights reserved.