I found a cute ice cream vintage car near Champs-Elysees!
We had a lunch at Monsieur Bleu, in Palais de Tokyo. The weather was hot to eat outside but Parisians were on terrace. Food was delicious and we could see Eiffel Tower from the terrace.
And slow motion video inspired by Bill viola. 😀
We stayed at Parisien apartment in 16th arrondissement for 10 days. I loved big window and long balcony here. The neighborhood was very calm. We rent this apartment by Airbnb. You can rent local apartments/houses in reasonable price.
I bought fun postcards from Colette. And l‘Eclair de Genie! These eclairs are awesome!
We had a lunch with Guilbe and Sara at Le Georges before seeing exhibitions at Centre Pompidou. Everything was delicious. Especially, very looooong croque monsieur was awesome. Never seen before! The weather was so nice to be at terrace. It’s a good place to have coffee when you visit Centre Pompidou.
Vincent Van Gogh day! At first, we went to l’Eglise Auvers-sur-Oise, one of Van Gogh’s painting scene. When I encountered this church, Van Gogh’s painting just pop up in my head. It was same! We visited cemetery of Van Gogh brothers. They are resting next to each other. Theo Van Gogh died just six months later of his Vincent Van Gogh’s death. I felt their brotherly affection. And we visited Auberge Ravoux. It’s known as the house of Vincent Van Gogh. He created more than 80 paintings and shooting himself in this house. He stayed in tiny room. I noticed big different sutuation from contemporary two Impressionists Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.
We had a lunch at Le Saut du Loup in Musee des Arts Decoratifs after returning our rent car to Hertz Louvre. And We moved to Rose Bakery in Bon Marche.
We went to Claude Monet’s house and garden at Giverny. There are two parts in this garden. Many kind of flowers in flower garden called Clos Normand in front of the house. So colorful! And there is a Japanese inspired water garden on the other side of the road. There is the famous water-lily pond. I felt like I’m just in front of Monet’s The Water Lilies painting at le musee de l’Orangerie. And There are some cute cafes and shops near Monet’s house. We had a lunch behind lavenders. My mom ordered Impressionism salad. 😀
My parents came to Paris, too. We rent a cute Fiat to go to suburb of Paris. At first, we went to Chateau de Versailles to see Korean artist, Lee Ufan exhibition in beautiful Versailles Garden. For the past several years, the palace invited contemporary artists to exhibit works in the garden. Ten works by Lee Ufan were installed in the garden. “L’ombre des etoiles” was my favorite piece. Shining white stones on the floor were awesome. His modern installations are in harmony with garden. If you have a plan to go there, take a map to see every works! Because it’s difficult to find them in this huge garden and some works are hidden.
It’s Le Quatorze Juillet, French National Day. We went to Saint-Honore again by Velib, public bicycle sharing system in Paris. Because we wanted go to & Other Stories, women clothes by H&M Group. It’s more expensive than H&M, but design and quality are better. And then we went to Maison Michel. I liked every hats there. So it was difficult to choose one. Suzy Menkes, Marc Jacob, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Dello Russo, Tiffany Cooper, Alber Elbaz and Anna Wintour were on front row at Colette. This cute illustration is by Tiffany Cooper. Do you remember my post about Saint Honore? Spongebob was in the show window two days before. Colette changes show window once a week. So it’s fun to check every week. And we had a late lunch at Da Rosa.