i am constantly vintage luggage tags, matchbooks and . it is so interesting to me to watch design evolve and to explore how type is used differently all over the world.

speaking of paris. AH! i haven’t planned where I am staying or anything! (my type A is showing). i need to get on this.

and if you live in or near paris, for the weekend while we are there! and then show us all the secrets spots to go.


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    meesch says:

    beautiful tags! I love incorporating this style into my designs for work… unfortunately I design for an engineering firm so I generally can’t do stuff like this, but I’m jealous that you can!


    jimena says:

    You’re gonna have so much fun in Paris, how exciting! If you have some free time try and head north to Bretagne and Normandy. The small towns and scenery are incredible. Check out Mont Saint Michel and Etretat, you won’t be sorry, they’re some of my fave places I’ve ever been to.

    Stephanie says:

    I’m so bummed I can’t make it to Paris – for once you’re so close, and I had made plans for the weekend already. 🙁

    However, I’m pretty sure you’ll have a fabulous time in Paris, and I think you’d really enjoy staying at Hotel Amour (a former brothel, transformed into a quirky, but very cool hotel) or at crazy/cozy Mama Shelter. They’re my favorite hotels in Paris because they have such character – they’re more like experiences than hotels!

    Have fun, and I can’t wait to see the pictures. Blogshop just looks like SO. much. fun!

    Laura Nelson says:

    You should look on airbnb.com, I am obsessed with this place

    There is a crepe cart on Rue Cler that claims to be the best in all of Paris. If you can find it, you won’t be sorry! Quite possibly the best 3 minutes of my life 🙂

    Have an amazing trip, I’m terribly jealous of everyone who will be at BlogShop!

    ❤ Katherine

    Where to stay:

    What neighborhoods to explore:

    Some fave design spots (needs updating):

    How to save Euros:

    Amelie fan?

    My D*S Design Guide:

    Sorry for the overkill, working on a Paris page soon 🙂
    Bon voyage!


    jennie says:

    I was only there for a couple days, but visited some awesome places : Sacre Coeur (white basilica up on a hill in Montmartre which is the artsy district) Place du Tertre is also in Montmartre, where all the street artists hang out to paint/sketch portraits. Crepes by the Eiffel Tower are AMAZING and there’s tons of stands, all delicious! Champs-Elysees is where all the fancy shops are and fun to walk around, especially at night. I also hear the Musee d’Orsay is awesome but wasn’t able to go when I was there … Hope you ladies have a BLAST!

    Jess says:

    I’m flying out for my honeymoon in October and we’re staying at Le Citizen () and Le Fabe (). Both are cheap (for Paris) and in decent locations. This is also a nice breakdown of the different arrondissements and what they offer:
    Happy travels!

    Renee says:

    Eric Kayser’s baguettes are the best! I also loved eating tarte aux poires on the Louvre’s terrace (Café Mollien), escargot & fries at 3 am at Au Pied de Cochon, falafel from L’As du Falafel, nutella crepes from almost anywhere, terrine with green peppercorns, and chili-spiced chocolates from Cacao et Chocolat.

    I recommend staying in or near the 4th, 5th, or 6th arrondissements so you’ll be in the middle of things. Hotels are teeny, so rent an apartment if you can/if it makes financial sense.

    Fun things to do: the amusement park next to the Louvre, picnicking in the Jardins du Luxembourg, going to the cinema, people-watching in cafés, and shopping the flea markets. Walking around in general is fun (and free!). Versailles is worth the day trip if you have time. Finally, the museums are fantastic, even if you’re not really into museums. A starting list: the Pompidou, the Louvre, the Cluny, the Musée D’Orsay, the Musée Rodin, the Musée Picasso, the Orangerie. You’ll have a great trip!

    jennifer says:

    I recently wrote this must food list out for two different friends. Paris is in the air, ah so lovely. Here you go, Bri! Oh, I’ll take a rain check for the kiss. Will be back in LA in January. Or bring the kisses to Austin, it’s all good.

    1. see if they will bring you to the basement kitchen and bring home a loaf:

    2. swank and good lunch. go when visiting the pompidou:

    3. breakfast here and then the jardin du luxembourg:

    4. (window) shopping in st. germain is a MUST! as are multiple visites ici. caramel napoleon is my favorite:

    5. so fun and casual and yum (yet chic). dinner:

    6. brunch for the oh so civilized… in the very best way:

    Ayelet says:

    Go to Angelique for the richest hot cocoa of your life (l’African)-it’s near the Louvre, and then stop in the beyond opulent vintage shop Didier Ludot. Don’t miss Deyrolle (taxidermy wonderland),

    Make sure to ride the carousel next to the Sacre Coeur too! And check out the gorgeous cemetery in Montmartre near the Moulin Rouge.

    This site offers what sounds like fun, outside the box ideas too:

    First of all, congrats for your blog, it´s beauuuuuutiful!
    Second, Paris is wonderful, there are lots of places to visit and enjoy, but if you want to scape from “typical touristic places” and live as a Parisien, go to Le Marais, a lovely neighbourhood, where you will be able to shop, have caffés, eat lovely pastries and visit Le Musée Carnavalet, full of curiosities!

    Bon voyage! Bisous!

    Melissa says:

    I’ve been to Paris at least 1x a year, the last 4 years and I think I have it nailed. I used to run in circles trying to see all the sights, and finally realized the way to enjoying Pari’ is to find a neighborhood and explore it. The Marais is wonderful, but I also have a love affair with St. Germain de Pres. Its right on the bank of the Seine, so easily accessible to EVERYTHING and with a sparkly view of the Eifle Tower in some spots. Going in the fall/winter is my favorite time of year because you can bundle in an amazing coat and hat, and debut that vintage fur. I just recently did a post on Paris, my fav shopping spots, restaurants, etc. I didn’t include the sights because they are no-brainers.

    Check it out.

    Also I have an editor who lives in Paris and she writes about food, drinks and the go-to spots.

    Good luck!

    Stephanie says:

    Sleep here,

    and have lunch at Cul de Poule. Had a gazpacho of beet & watermelon – best soup of my life!

    Paris is a best place to visit..:)

    Lemonni says:

    Just get back from Paris. Mama Shelter is an awesome boutique hotel! We saw Vincent Cassel & his wife Monica Bellucci there!

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