April in Paris Style: Batch Two

April in Paris Style: Batch Two

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 14, 2010

Sara caught this pic at dinner on the first night. People just kiss all over the place in Paris — and it's kinda infectious…

On Wednesdays I usually run top house tours from around the country, but today I want to just share some more Paris pics because they're really fresh and lovely right now (I think). Their style is assured, but often surprising in its constant alternation between very formal and very casual.

Square trees! The French LOVE to trim and shape everything — a far cry from the wild, "English" garden approach…

The symmetry of classic French design is astounding and very different from the modern asymmetry that we are often surrounded by.

The grandmother of Apartment Therapy blogger Laure Joliet owns this super cool little shop on the right bank. She sells music boxes.

MY FAVORITE FOOD: real foie gras cooked in a pan, slathered with honey from Rötisserie du Beaujolais

Beautiful tiles at another restaurant…Chez Ramulaud. 269 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine.

Us, happy and probably having had wine SOMEWHERE in the last few hours (and also jet lagged)…

At the jardins beneath the Eiffel Tower, children were riding around this cute little track in pedal cars. Two euro for seven laps. In America everything would have to have real motors, blinking lights and much more stimulation.

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