scout paris 
Romance and Whimsy at BHLDN
When I found out that Anthropologie's online wedding store BHLDN launched today, I couldn't wait to check it out. 

Anthropologie's bridal collection evokes the same romantic, feminine, and vintage-inspired designs that we all love. 

I'm not planning a wedding right now, but I just adore BHLDN's line of dresses, jewelry, lingerie, and shoes. 

BHLDN's dreamy line features unique details, beautiful fabric, and fresh styles for the bride and her bridal party. Bridesmaid dresses start at $200, while bridal gowns range from $600 to $4,000. 

I can even see myself ordering one of these frocks for other special occasions—a night out in Paris perhaps? We now have to wait till they announce a store opening. Maybe in Paris? A girl can dream, can't she? 

There are many things that i love to collect or admire--textiles, paper, flowers, and chairs. Yes, chairs. So, I was excited to see a wonderful collection when I walked by my local antiques shop. I know they're formal, but I love the white and gold painted frames.  
Betty Antiques is located on Avenue Emile Zola. Metro: Charles Michel.
Apparently, I love chairs! While I was looking through my photos, I realized that I have taken many pics of them--from new and old to contemporary and classic. Here are some of my favorites so far...
Zara Home is located at 53 Rue Passy. Metro: Passy
All signs point to the spring season at Zara Home.

I am all for saying goodbye to the winter sales in order to make room for the new spring collections.

The brand that is known for well‐priced fashionable clothing is also known in Europe for its affordable stylish bedding, bath, and tabletop collections.

The new spring line has something for everyone with eclectic accessories, exotic designs, and classic prints in warm hues.

Choose from a wide range of spring trends from bold prints (paisley, damask, florals) and jewel‐tones (blue, purple, gold, silver) to bright whites and moody browns.

Prep for spring at Zara Home
The store also carries a well-priced basic bedding collection in a wide range of colors (from $15). Parents can also find cheerful bedding and bath items for children.

The displays in the Rue Passy store will inspire you to update your bedding or add a little sparkle to your living space with Zara Home's frames, vases, and candles.

Every season, I always like to pick‐up a few accessories or a new set of sheets to give my 22 square meter apartment a little pep.

For more, check out my scouting shots from the shop.

Bulgari celebrated it's 125th anniversary in style with a jewelry exhibit at the Grand Palais. I wasn't really that impressed with the exhibit. The jewelry was exceptional, but the layout of the exhibit was difficult to navigate. Although, the setting of the Grand Palais made the visit worth it. The exhibit ended in January, but there is always something on display at the Grand Palais. Just a side note: Directly across the street is the Petit Palais where many of the exhibits there are free.
A leisurely walk down Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore is required if you visit Paris. The elegant street is home to all of the top fashion designers. I was immediately drawn to the window displays at Hermes. They were was so imaginative. Some may consider it a little over the top. I just think they are pretty fabulous. And, we are talking about Hermes. Enjoy the view.
Hermès is located at 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008. Metro: Concorde