Reading about Paris

I’m back again!  Even though I haven’t written it doesn’t mean that my French obsession has seized.  I just started to read, Paris My Sweet, by Amy Thomas. She also has a blog called, God, I Love Paris.  What French inspired book are you reading? Or have enjoyed reading?  

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Marie Antoinette’s Fragrance

Perfumer Lubin has recreated Marie Antoinette’s fragrance of preference, according to Vogue. A blend of rose, jasmine and bergamot, the scent was created by Jean-Louis Fargeon, “originally conceived as an ode to her beloved Trianon gardens at Versailles.” The fragrance, called Black Jade, is being sold for $130 at New York’s Aedes de Venustas and online at aedes.com.

I’ll have to find out where this place is so I can get a whiff 😉

Correction, its cost is now $160!

Courtesy: Huffingtonpost.com

Charming Paris Movie

This weekend I went to see the movie, Midnight in Paris, and I know it’s received mixed reviews but I along with The New York Times believe it was  “Marvelously Romantic”.  The movie was like a romantic history lesson that left me wanting more.  Woody Allen is wonderful in his New York City films and it’s nice to see he can do just as good and original in Barcelona, Paris and I’m sure he’ll bring it to Rome, where its said he’s working on his next film.

Watch it you’ll enjoy it too 🙂
I did miss the first 15mins of the movie 😦

A Little Less Unlucky

For us unlucky people who are not able to travel to France I thought what can I do to feel a little less unlucky. And then a few weeks ago I saw it in the newspaper. The newspaper was running a contest to Paris. I entered even before reading the fine print. According to the fine print the prize is for hotel, breakfast and excursions NOT airfare. The damn airfare is the most expensive! Yesterday I entered another contest, the prize, a 3 day trip to Paris. I didn’t even see any fine print on the card but I’m guessing that air is not included 😦