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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paris


Paris, exciting and beautiful


Our home away from home in Paris;  A cozy and charming apartment on the corner of rue Constance and rue Lepic, 18th Arrondissement, Montmartre.




 A very special meeting with Frederic Almaviva, the charming and oh so talented owner of Atelier Almaviva




A visit to the Museum "Les Arts Dcoratifs" is a must




And so is a visit to a flea market while in Paris.  This one is located at the south end of Metro Line 13, Sundays only.




Versailles, all that glitters, is gold



We enjoyed meeting our friends, Steven and Christine, for our first visit to Versailles.  Immediately, Steven and Gene had to discuss something major, most likely the Origin of Man.

It was wonderful to travel to such exciting places such as Marrakech and Paris but it is so good to be back home. 

Happy weekend my dear blogging friends.


Gina




16 comments:

  1. Alors....where to begin! Frederic's work is amazing! Your pictures of Versailles and the Decorative Arts Museum! Merci beaucoup!!!!Looks like a wonderful trip Gina!

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  2. Gina such fabulous images!! I love your postings!

    I have a Luxurious New Giveaway on my site....Do come and enter!!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  3. What wonderful images and a lovely post. My yearning for Paris grows ever stronger...

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  4. I have been away from your wonderful posts too long...so much gets in the way of blogging life. But I am so glad you like the Dijon roses and I know that you are going to dearly love yours and the way the colors will play with and against your beautiful ceramics. Their antiquing process is fascinating to witness. Your travels sound so fabulous and I hope you found even more inspiration for your art.

    ~jermaine @ French-Kissed

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  5. Your table and view are so inviting. When I go to Paris I love to stay in Montmartre for a time and then move to another part of Paris for a time. It's like taking two trips.
    Thanks for sharing your photos.
    Catherine

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  6. Dear Theresa, You would enjoy meeting Frederic Almaviva. His English is perfect and his talent is immense.

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  7. Karena, you are right. That is a fabulous give-a-way. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. Thank you Regina. Hope you get to go to Paris soon. It IS a very special place.

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  9. Dear Jermaine, It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog. Your variations on the same theme are brilliant.

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  10. Dear Catherine, I love your idea of spending only part of your trip in one location. You are right, it is like having two different vacations. We might try that next time, although I loved not having to pack and unpack.

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  11. Lovely Parisian hideaway, Gina ! and this ceramics shop looks fabulous...delightfully colorful
    xoxo
    Lala

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  12. The atelier looks wonderful. It must have been so interesting and inspiring for you to meet a fellow artist.

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  13. Dear Lala, I could have stayed in Frederic's
    showroom for my entire stay in Paris. His work is amazing.

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  14. Dear Francesca, Yes, very inspiring. Can't wait to start painting again.

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  15. Gina, I don't know how on earth I missed this post, please forgive me. (I will blame Blogger, lol). I can imagine you were in absolute heaven staying at this charming place and then visiting the ceramics studio and the Decorative Arts Museum, flea markets and then Versailles! A treasure trove of inspiration, I'm sure. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. xo – g

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  16. Dear Georgianna, Getting to know Paris a little better this year was a real treat and having an apartment in Paris to come "home" to was wonderful.
    And you are right, the entire visit was a treasure trove of inspiration, especially meeting Frederic Almaviva.

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