Springing into Summer..Already?

Paris is experiencing blue skies and warm temperatures climbing into the low 80s, making it feel more like Summer than Spring! The shop window’s stylists have definitely set the tone for Spring and even added in a Summer feel to some of them.

Bonpoint, a rather exclusive children’s clothing shop has been dressing up children since 1975. They have several locations around the city and I always find their windows worth a stop and a number of Ohhh-hs and Ahh-hs!

I find their detail enchanting. They are effectively able to strike humanlike poses with the use of their wire mannequins. Of course, the dog on the bench, the birdies, the lampposts, and the backdrops of Parisian street scenes all help to portray the story too.


And then there’s Bon Marche–still considered the best dressed department store in Paris and only about a 15 minute walk away as it is in the 6th arrondissement, the same as my apartment. ‘Let’s GO’ seems to be their athletic theme this Spring….IMG_1469IMG_1461IMG_1463IMG_1465

When I have the time, I head down rue du Bac for more window shopping…


And this shop is near Pizza Chic (supposedly the best pizza in all of Paris)…I know it gets a ‘thumbs up’ from me.


It is always worth a peek into Sabre’s window. Their kitchenware/tableware ranges from fun and colorful to more sophisticated. A small shop but always steadily busy…IMG_2137

Gien has been making their Faience for 200 years! All the manufacturing takes place in France in the town of Gien on the Loire River. It does make me smile to see the artists’ latest designs. IMG_2263

With a finish at the florist shop. I plan to go back to this florist shop today at the Marche Saint Germain–just a 5 minute walk from my apartment with the hope of being able to buy some fresh sweet peas like they had in a few days ago. If not sweet peas, look what else I have to choose from!


In the spirit of the Spring season, I joined in by filling up my window boxes and now have herbs to add green out my view and to use with cooking!IMG_1630




3 thoughts on “Springing into Summer..Already?

  1. I love your blog. My special friend and neighbor Leanne Medema always forwards it to me. I love Paris. I have made two short visit there. Your blog takes me back. Please add me to your subscriber list. Thank you. Joanne Olson


    1. Joanne–Welcome! In order to follow my blog, all you need to do is get on one of my blog posts and then in the lower right hand corner of that page, you will see that there is a way to ‘follow’ my blog. If you have any difficulty, let me know. Also, Leanne is following me so she could assist you too. Thank you for your kind remarks and I look forward to your future comments!


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