if I still had time to sell a kidney, I'd be in Paris

this is the place to be;

Date: Sunday, September 5th at 7 pm
6 Place des Saint Germain des Pres
75006 Paris

If I could be in one place Sept. the 5th it would be Paris. I would be ecstatic to walk-in the door of the cafe to meet & greet Sande of A Gift Wrapped Life, Vicki of French Essence, & Claudia of The Paris Apartment. These incredible women will be in Paris for the Maison et Objet Paris (among other things) and made plans to meet for a 'sparkly drink' and the amazing opportunity to spend the evening face to face. Each one posted about their Paris plans and so graciously invited their followers to join in the evenings amusement.

Sunday would be an night to remember....

I could sip my tea here. Sorry no coffee for the Dumbwit.
This Seattleite ( & former Starbucks employee) sadly cannot choke it down.

I'd stay in a pretty Paris apartment such as this.

I'd have to sleep here the first night,

only to sleep here the next. Must not play favorites while in Paris.

I dare say I might even want to cook on my holiday if it could be here.

Enjoy a spot of lunch here.

And when I grew tired of the first lovely apartment
(although I severely doubt that would occur).

this apartment would vie for my affections.

and if my feet were weary from hours of walking the fleas,
I would rest them here.

One would have to partake in a bit of sustenance to maintain
their peak level of shopping stamina. I know you won't argue
with me about this fact.
I suspect I will be prompted to show-off my dancing prowess with the ladies on stage.

Evenings in Paris make the magic happen.

I suspect I would be spotted by 'Sartorialist' & asked for a photo.
It is always proper to oblige.

Me and the 'gals' would laugh, share stories and perhaps
buy matching sunglasses.

And of course a day must include cycling the streets with Sande (of A Gift Wrapped Life) and her sister-in-law. We would soak in every sight & sound of the magnificent French life-style.

But one must never go to Paris without downloading the incredibly useful iPhone app
'Keys to the Fleas'; 'Claudia Strasser's insiders guide to the flea markets & brocantes of Paris.
Filled with such amazingly helpful tips such as shipping, trading, and market terms, it's a must have for any Paris enthusiast.

'download Keys to the Fleas here.

Ladies, wishing you fond memories, friendships forged and fabulous flea finds.
* Wishing I were in PARIS *
& now.... xv

* if you'd like to stay in one of those fabulous apartments search Haven in Paris and Paris Perfect.

{go forth and shop responsibly}
I'd be @ the fleas

images. squidoo.com;


Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hey Deb I'm with you on this one!!!!!I am not going until January.... Just got back from New York market..... I am sick I won't be there to meet them. Claudias was the first App I ever bought for my phone!!!!!!! I have an idea though.....HEHE.... I think some email is called for on this one...Maryanne xo

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

The meet is a week from tomorrow Deb so you still may have time to recuperate from the surgery and make a Paris flight.................too funny! Would love to have you join us, there is still time. Great post and you just added to the excitement. Hope to post from paris for the 2 weeks but we'll see how I do at the end of each day. Much love XO

Mise said...

Just to say that I don't argue with the imperative need to partake in a bit of sustenance to maintain
the peak level of shopping stamina. If you sell two kidneys can I come too?

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Hi Deb, Another perfectly woven post... since you can't make it to Paris, let's go to LA!! Love this and hope the girls have a wonderful time. What a great iphone app ; ) ox

Jane said...

Oh Paris What can I say you have said it all. Love your new template (?) colours and side bar bibs and bobs.

Hope you are well. xoxo

vicki archer said...

Deb....wish you were coming... but with your kidneys would be best.....;) xv

A Perfect Gray said...

so excited and just a tad jealous of the adventure those gals are gonna have. we'll just have to settle for a virtual re-cap, won't we....

SpryOnTheWall said...

I wish! I needed this virtual Paris trip right now so thank you Deb!!! xoxo

Christina @ greige and My Sparrow said...

So so cute and so wishing I could be there too. Maybe next time??? We can save up?

French Basketeer.com said...

I'm so in your camp, would die to be at that meeting! What a super fun post, Deb! haha !

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Dearest Deb ~

I say we jump on a flight and head there asap...or at the very least, we make it happen again soon!


24 Corners said...

Deb, I wish you (and both of your kidneys) were going just so we could all enjoy your recap of the whole trip...and of course, because it would be such a nice, well deserved, beautifully distracting vacation for you!

Fabulous post!!! I'll take ANY of those apartments...toot sweet!
xoxo J~

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

eye candy the pictures are so beautiful,i want to visit all the places:)

Millie said...

I'm so ticked off I can't be there, I'm sending MOTH as my proxy. We have a black tie function to attend in Melbourne the night before, so he says he may just stay in his monkey suit for the flight to Paris in his private jet. That would make him very presentable for his evening with the girls @ Cafe Les Deux Magots. He has offered to do a presentation/slide show to them during the night on our renos. so far. I told him that probably won't be required.
Millie ^_^

La Petite Gallery said...

Thank you for the trip it was so reasonabile. Speaking of french coffee, my first trip'
I set up room service for a cup of coffee and a bun, I drank the coffee and had the shakes so bad, The front desk said ask for American coffee. I am still laughing. What a culture shock.

Notes From ABroad said...

I think that I will have your wishes too.
I expect to wake up tomorrow in one of those apartments with one of those views ... I hope I run into you there !
un beso ~

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You forgot to mention that I would be with you!

Brabourne Farm said...

I can't think of a lovelier way to spend a weekend - your little tour really does look like heaven! Leigh

C.J. said...

I am certainly up for the trip, could we hop over to Italy on the way home? I still believe if you get into the car RIGHT now and get to the hospital you have time and if not I will lend you the money and hold your kidney ransom.
Would love it if you would follow my new blog...

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

I felt like I just took the trip of a lifetime from this post! First of all, I'm with you on the tea, no coffee. Rare breed we are :) It's been too long since I've been to Paris. About 10 years ago. Thanks for the beautiful images to bring me back in thought. I'm totally wanting to dig out my photos now. I had the manual SLR old school camera, so it's not so easy to pull up those images! I so wish you could be there. It's obvious you are in heart :) XO, Kelly

Barbara said...

Ah yes, Deb. I wish I could...I wish I could!!

The best flea markets are in Paris!
And I got to go every year for a month for 7 years when my daughter lived there. I love having her in the U.S., but I sure miss her adorable Parisian apartment! And Les Deux Magots!

goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

sell! sell! sell!! sell that kidney kitten!! i'll give you one of mine.
you need to make this trip happen. just so i can go and carry your bags.
oh this made me so happy.
although i did let out a small scream regarding the coffee bit; i've regrouped and decided i'll just drink more to make up for you don't.
have a wonderful week!

La Maison Fou said...

What a perfectly wonderful weekend it will be!
We must teleport there!

Jen said...

Sweetie, pack your bags and I'll meet you at the airport!! Paris, here we come!!! ;-)

Splenderosa said...

Deb, personally, I think it's just awful to have Sande & Vicki flaunting that Paris trip to all of US who must stay at home. Totally inconsiderate of them, don't you think? Anyway, we're going to Sorrento in April so you & I can get back at them then.
:) X 10

Renae Moore said...

Ohhhhhh, can I come tooooo pleeeeezzzeee? Wouldn't we all have a grad time? Maybe one day and as Miss Fifi says, "le sigh".

Anastasia Schembri said...

What a heavenly trip I just took with you! Ah, Paris in September, does it get any better. Those lucky gals will have a fabulous time and we, well we will have to live vicariously through them and this wonderful post of yours!
Hope you have a super week!

ticklishfromadistance said...

I am right there with you. What a ball.

La Dolfina said...

I love it when you do these fabulous fantasy posts of yours Deb!!
I imagine one day in the not too distant future, bloggers from around the globe all converging on The City of Light for a weekend of blog love!!
Who knows, next year... you and me?
xo always

Unknown said...

Sigh.. had I only known... I can get really cheap flights from my airport..
Maybe next year.. :-)
Fantastic photos...

Anonymous said...

Ok, with this much passion, you have to come! I'm about to put you on a plane myself! One of my blog buds suggested we do this every year so if you book in advance there's no reason not to be there next year, God willing! We're not promised tomorrow so make it happen, it's not far! I want to meet you too! xc

red ticking said...

oh how i would LOVE to be there with you and the girls... this is one of the cutest posts i have ever seen!! xoxo

Mariska Meijers said...

I am ODing here! How in heavenssake do you find time to create such a wonderful post about Paris and then making me drewl. I WANT TO GO TOO, but work makes it just impossible at the moment as I am preparing for the Dutch Maison et Objet! x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What a fab post Deb.. and some of the best pics I have seen of Paris..

Well those lovely ladies are going to have a wonderful time... too sad you cannot go... or is that a scar I see running across your back??? haha

Have a great week Deb.. xxx Julie

lisa golightly said...

Ok ... I think you should go and swing through SF and pick me up ! Sitting on the plane sipping a little bubbly while we learn french ? Oui ... lets go !

Lisa Porter said...

ummmm am i at the right blog? have i been away that long? i feeeel soooo out of the looop.
i must read more to see what is real. i hope the kidney part is not a fact.
love the new look here.
waaay past my bedtime but wanted to say hello and send you a hug.
oh and i can't go to Paris because i...um...have to take the dog to the vet? geeeeze i can't even think of a good excuse.

Renée Finberg said...

i am loving the new header.

and btw,
everything is better is paris.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That is certainly a blogger meet up made in heaven! WOW!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Sounds absolutely like heaven! Loved the fantasy trip...and look forward to catching all the details from these gals! I haven't been to Paris since 2001...would kill to go back, but won't give a kidney! HA!

Nina Lindgren said...

oh, such a beautiful blog you have!

MFAMB said...

puddles of tears...

North of 25A said...

What a delightful trip! I'm with you. And I have at least 30 extra pounds that I don't need; it never occured to me to try & sell it off. Anyone?

dovecote Decor said...

O.K., just kill me now. How do I sign up for next year, because I refuse to be jealous. I only believe in inspiration, hope and planning.I am getting in the groove and have every intention of finding it!
Good Intentions,
Paving the Road,
to...Great places,

Janet said...

Beautiful. What is with the macaroon's and where can I get one here in Cali? Everytime I see one of those beautiful cookie/cakey things I want to make them. Well eat them really, but I would give it a whirl if I knew a recipe. ;)

Karena said...

Deb I think really a central location would be Kansas City!! You would all be surprised just ask Mrs B!

Art by Karena

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Holy moly... Those gals are joining together in Paris! What I would do to be a fly on the wall. I would love to drink coffee, ride a bike and do all things Parisian. Oh well... I will be there in spirit.

Cheers girls,

Unknown said...


I stumbled upon your blog and love it! I love design, fashion, Europe and all things Paris. I am building a house and looking at all the links on your blog. You look fabulous and happy.

I lived in Texas for a year growing up and really liked it. Keep up the great work.

Melissa (Parker) Spada

Cindy said...

I am in love with your blog! xoxo

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