Happy holiday season! I am kicking off my annual tradition of Christmas in Paris with posts all week about the glory of Christmas in Paris.
Printemps has brought in choreographer Philippe Decouflé to design the windows this year, before he heads off to direct Paramour, a Broadway musical produced by Cirque de Soleil. Decouflé ‘s theme is the Printemps Fairy, which has the power to conjure spring in the middle of winter, through window displays filled with flowers and a light show on the facade of the store.
In past seasons, Printemps had one label dominate the windows, which I was critical about, as it was all about the pushing of brands rather than the creative spirit of Christmas. This season the big brands prevail but six of them- Lancôme, Longines, Burberry, Christian Louboutin, Sonia Rykiel and Evian - share space in the windows instead of one label.
An A-list celebrity is invited every year to officially launch the windows and this time it was Kate Winslet.
Speaking of Christmas, I forgot to say on my post on Friday about my Eye Prefer Paris Postcard Subscription Holiday Sale that if you order by December 11, your subscription will arrive before December 25.
In case you missed the post on Friday, here it is again.
It’s holiday time and I know you are going over your gift list as I write this.
Now more than ever we need to cherish and preserve the great beauty of Paris, so what better way to do that then by sending an Eye Prefer Paris Postcard Subscription.
I am offering, the perfect gift— a special 3-month subscription of Eye Prefer Paris Postcards for December only for $30 plus shipping.
Click here to order a 3-month subscription.
I am also offering a sale on a 12-month subscription, which includes an extra month free, a total of 13 months for the price of $110, instead of $120, plus shipping.
Click here to order a 12-month subscription
Six Month Subscriptions are available for $60 plus shipping.
Click here to order a 6-month subscription
I will hand write a personal note for you if you send me name of the person you are gifting and the message you want me to write.
I look forward to your visit to my Eye Prefer Paris Postcards Etsy shop.
Eye Prefer Paris Postcards is a subscription service where the subscriber receives three physical postcards of my iconic Paris photos every month. Each month will have a specific theme, from architectural street scenes to romantic outdoor cafes to beautiful gardens to unique shots of iconic monuments. Mailings will include two postcards in color and one in black & white or sepia, all carefully packaged in a special French Blue postcard holder with a custom designed seal.
Each postcard is printed on thick matte coated card stock, similar to traditional vintage postcard stock that enhances the vibrancy of every image. Eye Prefer Paris Postcards are initially available in traditional postcard size 6” X 4.25” perfect for collecting or to send a Paris postcard to someone special.
Below are some more photos from Printemps.
Come experience Eye Prefer Paris live with Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I personally lead. Eye Prefer Paris Tours include many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes, food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks and gardens and much more. In addition to my specialty Marais Tour, I also lead tours of Montmartre, St. Germain, Latin Quarter, in addition to Shopping Tours, Gay Tours, Girlfriend Tours, Food Tours, Flea Market Tours, Paris Highlights Tours, and Chocolate & Pastry tours.
Tours start at 225 euros for up to 3 people, and 75 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 195 euros per person (about $210)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.