lunch break shopping: paris

the vintage and literary finds we fell in love with today, with the city of lights and love in mind
February 06, 2014  |   column: PLACES TO GO PEOPLE TO SEE

23_Paris Lunch Hour Inspiration

1. a vintage copy of paris vogue: our french may be 101, but we will spend hours looking at the photos. (one day we’ll use the magazine for translation assignments when we take french classes.)

2. a vintage paris ritz hotel luggage label: isn’t the typography fabulous? this is pretty enough to frame.

3. a demitasse cup from maxim’s: or cafe de flore, or brasserie lipp, or any other classic paris restaurant. a souvenir we’d use every morning.

4. a copy of one special summer:  it’s the illustrated journal of jackie bouvier (later jackie kennedy) and her 18-year-old sister, lee, during the summer of 1951 as the two embarked on a trip through europe together. the two presented the finished journal to their parents as a thank you for letting them go; when it was discovered decades later, it was printed in book form exactly as it was found.  it’s very special indeed.

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