Paris : Window Shopping

It’s not difficult to guess the meaning of  ‘window shopping’ and as the Urban dictionary explains :When one visits a store or mall to admire goods rather than to purchase them. The ‘shopper’ seems to be looking so intently at the glass in storefront windows that he appears to want to buy the window itself, hence ‘window shopping’. Most of the time, this was what I was doing when I had some free time for myself  after the family’s responsibilities.
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As I was walking along  the street of St Honore du Faubourg, I saw, in the distance , a big queue . I couldn’t imagine what was about. Someone usually doesn’t come across with queues of people in posh areas and particularly posh areas of Paris. When I approached a bit closer  the mystery solved and replaced by a big surprise. People are queuing for a pair of Louboutin. Aυτά είναι./

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Emma Thompson with her own Louboutin at her hands,   yesterday at Golden Globes ceremony! You understand now, what it is about the whole fuss!
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The shop window  had only one pair of high heels with the red sole.

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Macaron is the new chocolate. La Duree,Champs Elysee, is the famous french bakery with the most exquisite macaron.

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The famous Maxim’s restaurant, rue Royale no.3. Onassis, Kalas, Duke of Windsor …were regulars.

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Love this cute building and the clock on the top.

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Some silvers to have work to do during moody days.

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Next to this synthesis there was a red one, but I preferred the white one.

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I was attracted by this beautiful tutu, but I didn’t exactly work out what kind of shop it was.

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Love the small chair for the little bambini. Beautiful atmosphere.

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Dior for the little ones.

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One of the most famous Hairdresser in Europe during the 80s.

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A bit retro and beautiful dolls.

Perhaps, January is not the cruelest month but it is close. It is a long month and the big spending has already taken place during Christmas. But again, February is coming and with it, the sales season. There you are, a  good reason to feel cheerful 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND DON’T FORGET TO FEED THE GARGANTUA!

Since this is the first day of 2014, let’s start with some good news! Europe’s two main cities, London and Paris, were fully  decorated for this Christmas ! Nothing was missing from the previous years of affluence. Expensive decoration and bright lights as ever!

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Regent Street, London.

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London Club, St. James’s square.

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Big Ben, London.

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Place Vendome, Paris : Elegant as ever and the Ritz hotel is under renovation in order to serve the super rich of this planet.

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Champs Elysees, Paris : The streets of Champs Elysees couldn’t be more bright.

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With view to Eiffel Tower.

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Hotel Bristol, Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, Paris

The bad news is that  Daumier’s caricature Gargantua cannot be more timely than now!

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Daumier produced Gargantua, 1831 which depicts the King as a greed giant sat in the place de la Concorde. The poor people of Paris offer what little money they have as food for the King, who excretes honours on the politicians waiting beneath this commode. Gargantua was never published, but was displayed briefly in the windows of La Caricature’s headquarters. The message of the print was clear for all to see.: the ‘bourgeois monarch was exploiting the ordinary people of Paris to keep his middle-class supporters happy, while growing fat and complacent in the process.

And if you are in London don’t miss the exhibition “Daumier 1808-1879 Visions of Paris” at Royal Academy of Arts. It will give you some insight about our times!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!