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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Paris daydreaming


Who's daydreaming of Paris this fall? The city feels extra dreamy when everyone's bundled up in wool scarves, ducking into cafes for thick hot chocolate. Well, here are seven pretty pieces to inspire some romance at home...

1. Eiffel Tower plush, $68.
2. Paris print, $30.
3. John Derian plate, $48.
4. Saint James shirt, made in Normandy since 1850, $90. (See one on a model here.)
5. Metallic flats, $125.
6. Tea candies, $14.
7. Map tote, $20.

(Graphic design by Rachel for Cup of Jo)

82 comments:

Rachel said...

Paris is on my travel list! I landed there once for a few hours on my way home from India and the view from the sky was enough to make me fall in love.

Diana Mieczan said...

I love Paris and that print totally tickles my fancy:) Have a cozy Tuesday Joanna. xoxo

Carlyn said...

I am majoring in French Studies in school so much of the focus is on France. I've never been to France and I an always dreaming of Paris. Love all seven of these items, may need to get that tote!

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Ashley Cassandra Ford said...

I'm daydreaming of Paris, Italy, and London! Never had the opportunity to travel outside of the country, but I'm making a point to do it before I'm 30. It's one of my dreams.

Emily said...

OMG! My husband and I are saving up for a trip there. So we soak up every piece of pre-Paris vacation dreaming that we can. Love love love this.

Natalia said...

Daydreaming of Paris constantly! Cause Paris is always a good idea! Great post! x

Manda said...

When DON'T I dream of Paris?? :)
Although, Connecticut is actually quite beautiful this Fall. It'll do.
Eat Cake

Mrs. P Vega said...

I visited Paris last spring for the first time. it was nothing short of magical. i love the parisian lifestyle and can not wait to get back.

auste said...

*always* dreaming of paris... with our baby due next week (!!!) i don't think we'll be making it there this fall (shame, because it's so close for us living in Belgium)... but maybe baby's first Parisian gettaway will happen in the spring :) maybe the Oeuf Eiffel Tower will hold us over until then!

Erin Phraner said...

Mmmm, I used to live in Paris and cannot stop dreaming of going back. I actually miss the cold, rainy days there—those were the best for popping into a cafe and just drinking cafe au lait and reading all afternoon :) Thanks for stirring up the happy memories!

xo
Erin

openid said...

I'm moving to France in January for an internship. I can hardly wait!

-Brook

Lindsay Meyer-Harley said...

Paris is the dream that keeps my Mister and I smiling. We can't wait to take our Juliette here, watch her devour cheese & delicious croissants at sweet corner cafes. Oui!

Xx
Lindsay @ Darling Clementine
www.darlingclementineshop.com

Liz Lauren said...

going in december! can't wait!


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resgoldsmith said...

I feel that somewhere, deep down, I am Parisian. These little items are so cute! Le sigh... :-)

marissa (stylebook) said...

i'm going for the first time this christmas; i'm so excited!

Elena Rosa Brown said...

What a sweet collection.

Not that I'm biased, but have you noticed that there's a total overabundance of Paris/French goodies out there and far less Rome/Italian (or other places). I wonder why that is?

Thanks for sharing. That Paris plate is totally original. And holler if you find anything Italian :)

x Elena @ Randomly Happy


Jeneric Generation said...

Your description just makes my heart ache to go RIGHT NOW! I love your picks.

MissLilly said...

I am!!! And can hardly wait to go there! Love your choice of items :)

Cassidy Short said...

LOVE all of these! The map tote is especially fabulous :)

Xoxo
Cassidy

http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/?m=1

ClosetCravings said...

It's like you read my mind with this post. I've been thinking of Paris all morning today. Lovin' the J. Crew metallic flats. =)
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Chloe said...

I just moved to Paris a month ago, and every street I turn down is gorgeous. And it's true--Parisian women are insanely chic. Messy hair has never looked sexier.

Lisa Price said...

Adore this post! All things Paris are just lovely.

Xo.

www.lisapriceinc.com
@LPriceSOright

by BUN said...

oh! that little stuffed eiffel tower is totes cute.

stacey rodriguez said...

my boyfriend and i are learning french this spring. :):)

Betsy said...

My husband and I were there a month ago- it was wonderful! And all the chic women walk around in those exact ballet flats in navy, black, cobalt, etc. Of course I had to get some.

Mal said...

I adore those gold ballet flats, tres chic!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

from prosecco to plaid said...

Ohhh, Paris! What a great roundup of goodies! xo, Julie
www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

mabe said...

I'm going to Paris for the second time in New Years and I'm so happy and anxious, this post is making me more excited for this trip!
Love your blog

The Slow Pace said...

Everything so pretty!! Lately I've been daydreaming with Paris, Fall and lots of French cheese!!!!

www.theslowpace.wordpress.com

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

This is such a pretty post! LOVE the roundup; you've got me dreaming of Paris now :)

Southern California Chic said...

Feeling so inspired! I want to go to Paris, yesterday!! Time to start planning!!

Chelsea said...

Oh Paris! I love this post.

mariniere said...

Love it. I lived in Paris for several years and it will always be in my heart.

Nathan said...

A sailor shirt and ballet flats are necessities for every woman's wardrobe!

Eva M. Vázquez said...

This morning I was talkingwith a collegue about how beautiful Paris is! I´m looking forward to go back soon! Paris, je t´aime!!!

Kathy said...

::sigh:: I am always dreaming of Paris! Love this roundup!

Allison McGregor said...

I adore Paris, this post makes me so happy!!

Allison McGregor said...

I want the plush eiffel tower!

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bridget anne said...

it's like you read my mind. if i can't be in paris, i'll be a parisian in denver. : )

That's Ms. Amy to You... said...

My sweet husband bought me an Eiffel Tower necklace from Tiffany for our 10 year anniversary last week. Now it's sparked a desire to make a trip in person! Lovely round up.

Suzanne Gerrior said...

It's funny you never see anyone in Paris wearing any of this. :)

Erin said...

Ugh, I am always dreaming of Paris. I wish money (or plane tickets) grew on trees! This is a great collection of lovely things :)

Bethany Seawright said...

I am! Leaving in two days!! Can't wait!! :)

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hillary g said...

paris in the winter sounds so romantic! it is definitely on my top 5 of places to travel next!

x.h
minidesignco.com

Manoushkaj said...

Funnily enough, I was daydreaming about NYC today - while living in Paris, which I just LOVE all the same !
Just plan a mini-trip to Paris like your recent one to Amsterdam and I'll make sure to pass on the good tips ! (including Saint James and Petit Bateau outlets !)

Kristin said...

good bye work day, hello dreamland. oh what I'd give to jet off to Paris and peruse the shops and eat macarons. That tote is tots adorbs.

Lauren said...

I am dreaming of Paris so hard this week. I have never been to Europe, and my boyfriend and I are thinking about going next spring. I would love to go, especially because the Paris Marathon is April 7! What a dream it would be to run that.

McKenzie said...

Aw what a cute tote! Paris does seem beautiful :)

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Katie said...

I love Paris! I am going back on Monday, and this post has made me even more excited!

claireabelle said...

I love the Paris plate, but the link doesn't seem to be working. Could you please post who makes it/how to find it? Thanks!

Elizabeth Lee said...

I'm going to Paris in a fortnight, and I cannot wait! xx

LBerger said...

Just FYI - here in Paris, I've been noticing ALL the girls wearing flat or stacked-heel ankle boots in taupe or beige suede. Much more practical than ballet flats, now that the weather's getting colder.

amiechristo said...

I'm so glad I have the next eight months to explore Paris to my heart's content. :)

Unknown said...

I am flying back home to Paris in 10 days, after 5 years abroad! So excited to spend fall under the Tour Eiffel!

Reina said...

Oh my lordiee,I am always dreaming of Paris...

Kristin Albrecht said...

I love this post!!
I just started following your blog & its wonderful
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please & thank you :)
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Holly said...

i need that pillow!!!

Sydney L. said...

awww i want the tote and the shirt!

Maria said...

Paris is absolutely lovely! It's charming in a way not quite like anywhere else. Everyone should go once in their lives.

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

My Traveling Troop said...

Raising my hand, because I'm dreaming of Paris right now! (Especially since I convinced my hubby to take a trip there next year. Hooray!) I heart the striped shirt, ballerina flats and tote, by the way. :)

Cheers,
Kristina

Kaem said...

Paris is always a good idea! I dream about Paris like every morning and every chilling times in my day. Making my way there soon!

a mom's world. said...

I totally agree! Everytime I tell someone I can't wait to go to Paris again, all I get is: but there's no sun! Well, I just love Paris in the Fall/Winter!:)

Michele said...

Oh what I won't give for a crisp, fall NYC day! I have a theory that everyone in Paris wishes they were in NYC and everyone in NYC wishes they were in Paris. The two cities need to swap.

Chic Soufflé said...

Love the print you feature by Spanish illustrator Blanca Gómez (Cosas Mínimas). Her work is so delicate and beautiful. xo

southofmainstreet.com said...

You make me want to go to Paris so badly! Love your blog! It's such a daily uplifter for me :)

my little apartment said...

we're leaving for Paris on Oct. 25th and will be there for 10 days! partly for the Pitchfork Music Festival (they're my husband's clients) and obviously partly for honeymooning. I CANNOT WAIT! I love Paris this time of year...

Lynn said...

Totally.

m. said...

Oh, i'm dreaming about Paris! I love this city. And this is very funny and nostalgic post.Thank you Joanna!

Hena Tayeb said...

You painted a lovely picture. We were there a few years ago and we did the tourist version. Next time we want to do it strolling around the city without a map and just relax.

SloanMorgan said...

Heading to Madrid and Paris in November with the beau. It will be my first European trip. Any packing ideas would be beyond appreciated. Oh and...Blanca Gomez, she always gets it just right with her simple, whimsical designs.

Elina said...

Lovely things, longing for Paris too!

em said...

I will be leaving Saudi Arabia in two weeks for Paris! It will be my first time ever and I can't WAIT!

Danielle said...

My husband and I went to Paris for our honeymoon and it was this time of year. Whenever the weather gets crisp, I start longing for Paris again. I love these things.

Dana DeVolk said...

I'm such a sucker for a stripped top like that!
<3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

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She did go, and I asked her to marry me while we were there!

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