I like to wander through Le Bon Marche, the department store on the Left Bank (24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France). To my eye, it is the most aesthetically pleasing one of the three department stores in Paris. It’s also the closest one to where I live when I am in Paris, as my neighborhood is the 6th arrondissement. Although Le Bon Marche is in the 7th arrondissement, it really borders so closely to the 6th, you would find it difficult to really notice you have shifted over to the 7th.
When I make my way through the store and have the time to do so, I include touring the children’s department. I can count on smiles easily closing in on my face, as I am delighted not only by the latest in clothing design and playful toys but also the way they select to display them and the stylish seasonal decorations chosen year after year . Included, over the years, I have seen a collection of creative, carefully crafted costumes which seem to be offered for year round use rather than just Halloween, like in the United States.
Did this post stimulate some ideas for a Halloween costume? You could invent a 2020 COVID mask to blend in with your outfit? Or, stay safe and simply stay home, creating an evening of enjoyment at a distance.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN whatever way you choose to celebrate!