MAISON&OBJET et Paris

Made it to Paris! When we landed, we quickly stopped by Hotel Monte Cristo Paris to wash up and grab breakfast (which was simple, yet fantastic), and went straight to the fair.

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MAISON&OBJET is a major French trade show held bi-annually at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center and covers all areas of art and living – decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, tableware, etc. It was like nothing I’ve ever gone to before – it was enormous! Even though we spent the entire day there, it flew by as there was just so much ground to cover. The show also has a program called the Designers of the Year and Rising Talents which they select emerging talents every year and celebrates the values of style on an international level. Love initiatives like these.

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Wearing Burberry Dress, Delvaux Bag

Wearing Burberry Dress, Delvaux Bag

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There was a party that evening to celebrate the Designers of the Year and Rising Talents at Lafayette Anticipations. We also had a tour of the shop in the gallery space, as well as a sneak peek of the new Eataly Paris opening across the street, later this spring!

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A sneak peek at the new  Eataly Paris Marais

A sneak peek at the new Eataly Paris Marais

Late night lobster rolls at  Homer Lobster

Late night lobster rolls at Homer Lobster

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The next day we woke up extra early for freshly baked goods. I don’t know what it is, but the dairy and dough in France is just different! The flakiness of the croissants and chewiness of the warm baguettes combined with the chill winter air made it all a match made in heaven.

Woke up extra early for the best croissant and baguette I’ve ever eaten at  La Maison d'Isabelle

Woke up extra early for the best croissant and baguette I’ve ever eaten at La Maison d'Isabelle

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My girls  Yujin  and  Julie

My girls Yujin and Julie

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Warming up with tea at  L’Avenue

Warming up with tea at L’Avenue

Bringing home a souvenir from CHANEL :)

Bringing home a souvenir from CHANEL :)

 
Dinner back in our hotel room! Some goodies from  La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Dinner back in our hotel room! Some goodies from La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Breakfast at where Julie was staying, the cutest  Hotel Henriette

Breakfast at where Julie was staying, the cutest Hotel Henriette

Can’t leave Paris without a visit to  Les Deux Plateaux (Colonnes de Buren)

Can’t leave Paris without a visit to Les Deux Plateaux (Colonnes de Buren)

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Yujin  is wearing Sandro Coat and CHANEL bag; Erica is wearing Yune Ho Sweater, Givenchy Skirt, CHANEL bag

Yujin is wearing Sandro Coat and CHANEL bag; Erica is wearing Yune Ho Sweater, Givenchy Skirt, CHANEL bag

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Julie  is wearing Max Mara Coat and Gucci Bag

Julie is wearing Max Mara Coat and Gucci Bag

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It’s not often my close friends and I am able to travel together like this – very thankful for this experience. Paris, see you again soon!

In collaboration with Maison & Objet; thoughts and opinions are my own.