[My] Designer Paris

As the rain continues to pour here in Baltimore I can only dream of last Friday when we were picnic-ing with Marieke (see her boarding pass here) in the Place des Voges. It was a glorious day and it’s amazing how you can have a 2 hour picnic in Europe and not even notice the time go by.

And the next day Marieke (that’s her journal page above) joined us to visit the studio of French artist Nathalie Lete, who was so nice to welcome us into her space. All I have to say is that was SO inspiring! Seriously, I don’t know what Nathalie doesn’t do – she does ceramics, paints, creates magical cardboard creations, designs carpets, creates cool designs for japanese teas and so much more. So talented!
Nathalie surrounded by her work colorful work. (You can see the feature I did with her here).
And I can’t talk about my “designer” trip to Paris without our fabulous afternoon with Lily of Les Carnets du Design, who is just lovely! I was foolish to not snap any pictures, but we started out by having lunch at her boyfriend’s adorable (and delicious) restaurant [above, on a grey day] which is just a few steps from the Louvre [Le Louvre Ripaille: 1, rue Perrault, 1eme]. We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering in and out of the wonderful shops in the area (which by the way, Le Petit Atelier de Paris is now officially my favorite shop in all of Paris – just be sure to check the hours first). Oh, the life…

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