Thursday, August 23, 2012

Home From A Grand Adventure

 Pink Door in Kensington ~ London  ~ Paris Atelier

Hello! I have been so absent from the blog that an apology doesn't seem to suffice {I'm sorry}! I have missed you so much and I have so much to share and to catch up on. I can't wait to visit you all!

Sentry of the Grenadier Guards posted outside St Jame's palace ~ Paris Atelier

  I have been on many adventures since the last time we were together and I have so many amazing pics to share with you. In the upcoming weeks I will be posting some of my favorites for you. 

Ladurée Carrousel du Louvre ~ Paris Atelier

From the installation of the Olympic rings over the Tower Bridge, tasty treats at Laduree, a magical masquerade ball and fireworks over the Grand Canal at Versailles, and a private tour of the Hypogium in the Roman Colosseum, I can't wait to relive it all. I do hope you will join me. 

Bubbles floating by the Latona Fountain ~ Paris Atelier

I have only been home for a short while and I am already dreaming of going back to Europe. I felt the ache in my heart the second I stepped aboard the plane leaving Paris! 

Wishing you the Best!

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Saturday, April 7, 2012


~Photo By Paris Atelier~

Wishing you a very happy Holy Weekend!

This is my favorite holiday/celebration of the year for so many reasons. I am so looking forward to spending time with my family, teaching my Son and watching him as he celebrates our special traditions. I also love recalling my special memories of years past as well as making new memories. 

Wishing you all Love, Joy, & Peace. This weekend & always. 


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Monday, April 2, 2012

Fanciful Designs On Martha Stewart Tomorrow!

Hello! I am so excited to share that Noel from Fanciful Designs is going to be on The Martha Stewart show tomorrow! 

If you haven't had the chance to see her incredible artwork, I urge you to so. She is an amazing artist with such an eye for grace and beauty. Her paper flowers, books, invitations, well really anything she creates are pure magic. 

 tune in to watch Noel create her
Huge Paper Blooms
on the
 Hallmark Channel
Tuesday April 3, 2012
10:00 a.m.
see preview

Good Luck Noel! You are going to be wonderful! 


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Saturday, March 31, 2012


Bon week~end! 

Hello Lovlies, I hope you are all having a most beautiful 

weekend. I was just catching up on some reading and I ran

 across an article about the new Benoît Jacquot film about
 Marie Antoinette.

 Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas,  Farewell
My Queen stars Léa Seydoux {Midnight in Paris} as one of

 Marie’s ladies-in-waiting and Diane Kruger as Marie

 Antoinette {Diane, by the way, is German, was born on July

 15th and her mother's name is Maria-Theresa}

{Photo Daily Briefing}

The story begins just in the days before the Revolution. To be

 exact the first four days of the French Revolution in July 1789.

 It is told from her servants perspective and seems to be a big

 departure from Sofia's modernized {but glorious} version. 

 {Photo Film Society}

 While some scenes explore Marie Antoinette's rumored affair

 with Gabrielle De Polignac, the movie is lavish and full of eye


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

~ It's a beautiful Weekend! ~

And to celebrate....

Please enjoy a 10% discount off of everything in the 
Paris Atelier shop! Please use the discount code PARIS upon checkout. 

You can find the shop here

Happy Weekend! 
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Sunday, March 4, 2012


Just a quick "hello" to wish you all...

a very happy week! 

~Photo taken at the Getty by Judy ~ Paris Atelier ~
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Greetings! If you have been reading Paris Atelier you will know that I dream/ache to buy our own little slice of French property. I came very close this last year to making that dream a reality, but it did not happen {yet}. I have not given up the dream. When my husband and I are retired and our son has grown up I vow to be  living the dream in France! So today as I was looking at apartments in Paris, as I do every morning with tea. I just happened upon this little gem in Versailles. It could be my own personal Petite Trianon. This is not in our price range but a girl can dream. It took my breath away! Enjoy! 

This amazing mid nineteenth century home directly overlooks the Parc of Versailles and is offered by Sotheby's.

A simple addition of chandeliers dripping in Crystal and this could be my home!  

10 bedrooms, 10,807 square feet, a spa/hot tub, private gym, and indoor pool, a sauna, & hammam. Yes, I would say that is livable ;)

The outside has a guest house, an orchard, a well to water with, and a garden shelter. 

Did I mention that the home sits right in front of the Chateau? I can only imagine who has lived here and the soirées that these walls have seen.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

~The Paris Flapper ~

Those intriguing ladies of the 20's....

 French actress Stacia Napierkowska

Outfitted in that oh so popular garçonne' look...


With bobbed hair and cloche...

 Coco Chanel 

Lavin, Patou, Chanel, and Perugia...

Josephine Baker ~ Photo by Murray Korman

Oh, to be a Flapper in Paris!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Strike Up the Band

Photo Via

The super creative and lovely ...Love Maegan  linked up to my Ziegfeld Follies post on her blog this morning. Thank you Maegan!

Photo Via

Her post is just beautiful. Here's a taste: It involves feathers and Louis Vuitton. Need I say more. Check out her gorgeous post about short film "Join the Fan Club" by Ruth Hogben. The film is a dream! 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

~ Dreams Come True ~

Hello My Friends,

 Paris Atelier

I have been thinking of you all very much and visiting your sites for inspiration. However, I 
miss you. I miss the interaction with my special friends that I have met through this journey of a blog and I have to tell you, life is busy, so busy that I chose to focus on my family, career, and other priorities. I let the blog slip for quite some time now but I just can't stay away from you! So, I am going to try my hardest to make time for some of the things I love most and one of those things is my beloved Paris Atelier. 

Paris Atelier

My best friend, Michelle, and I just booked a trip to London, Rome, and of course, Paris for the Summer and I cannot process it in my head yet. I am so excited and inspired. Dreams really do come true. It has been over eight years since my last visit to that magical city of Paris and that was also the last trip I took with my Mom. I can't wait to go back for what I'm sure will be a memorable, emotional, full of wonder and laughter voyage.

  Paris Atelier

I hope you will join me in the next few months as I plan, dream, and prepare for this special trip. I would love nothing more than to share it all with you and hear about special dreams you've made come true!

Bien des choses à tous,

All Photos ~ Paris Atelier
Please feel free to use, pin, blog, etc. with a link back to the original source. Merci!

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