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Right Bank, Palais Royal and Montorgueil.

June 28, 2014

Right Bank, Palais Royal and Montorgueil.

This quarter dominated by the grand spectacle of the Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries taking up most of the riverfront. The heart of Visitors Paris, a beating heart to which people visit for a feel of the Belle Epoque.
Quality shopping, eating and drinking. Some old and traditional other new and grand. The Grand Vefour the oldest and grandest. Cafe Costes, Cafe Marly overlooking the Louvre.

Charvet - 28 place Vendome, 1st

One of Paris's traditional shirt makers. Made to measure shirts, ties and handkerchiefs,
dozen of patterns and fabrics, classic pyjamas and elegant toiletries. 

Galerie Vero Dodat - Galerie du Passage - 1st.

This picturesque covered passage, Hall of Desire - French Furnishings, Cosmetics,
 Design and photography and shoes by Christian Louboutin.

Les Grande Boutique de L'Artisan Perfumeur - 2, rue L'Amiral de Coligny, 1st

Flagship store of this Perfume Empire. Fragrant in true Parisian style. Room fragrances, creams, 
and candles. Evening lectures on the science and history of Perfumes.

Also in Mills in Bloom Florists and Vintage.

Simple Interiors.
Simple Interiors.

July 11, 2014

There needs to be balance with simple interiors, a balance not too utilitarian, but informal and above all calm. Variation of textures, wall coverings, flooring, upholstery and soft furnishings all play an important part when creating this modern interior theme. Interiors with a country rustic simplicity do not need a country home to enjoy. Painted wooden furniture, chairs with rush seats. Soft...





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Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Orchid.

July 09, 2014

There are about 300 species of Dendrobium, all natives of the tropics.  Many have large handsome flowers.
With few exception they require tropical treatment, when the correct temperature applied can be easy to grow. One of the easiest is D. Phalaenopsis a native of New Guinea, proves its self exceptional in the size and beauty of its flowers, ranging in colour from white to deep red-purple with...

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Hampshire Coffee Company - Fresh Roasted.

July 03, 2014

Britain has embraced cafe culture with huge enthusiasm.  Cafes and coffee shops abound in even the smallest town or Village. 

The first coffee house (above) was opened in Oxford in 1652.  Still on the same site a cafe bar called the Grand Cafe. Slightly later - Queens Lane Coffee House has been serving coffee in Oxford  for 360 years - established in 1654.

London's first coffee house opened in 1652...

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