Paris Is A glow At Christmas

One of our most favourite customers moved away to Paris, France! Luckily enough for us, she continues to keep in touch, and we get to see what it’s really like to live in one of the most amazing places in the world (other than the prairies, of course). Christina gave us an inside scoop about what our favourite holiday is like in one of our favourite cities, and we wanted to share it with you!

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It’s Christmas time in the city lights, and Paris is a glow. The tree lined boulevards are dripping with twinkling lights, over sized ornaments, and towering Christmas trees. Holiday markets have appeared on every corner, with regional delicacies and handmade goods, turning the usually chic city into rustic winter wonderland. Every inch of this city is dressed for the season.

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Christmas in Paris is unlike anything you can imagine. The whole city hums with Christmas spirit, and it is impossible not to get swept up in the magic that is Paris at Christmas. There are the famous Galeries Laffayette and Printemps window displays, with moving parts and carefully crafted center pieces, that draw crowds from the moment they open, until well after they close. And you can’t forget the exceptional Champs Elysees, all lit up from the Arc de Triomphe down to the edge of the Christmas Market at place de la Concorde. Almost every store offers Christmas cheer, from Louis Vuitton hot chocolate in takeaway cups with their iconic logo, to the ateliers of Montmartre with their homemade decorations. One of my favourite pastime is wandering through the Christmas market stalls that offer handmade goods, while sipping on hot spiced wine (a genius Eastern France Christmas drink that I seriously cannot get enough of!).

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Yet, despite the illuminating beauty of the city, the absolute best part of Paris at Christmas has to be the food! in fact, I’d go so far as to say that it’s the best thing about France at Christmas (although I may be a bit biased, seeing as eating is easily one of my favorite things!). The French are known for their creamy sauces and rich foods, and Christmas is no exception. The markets stalls are brimming with tartiflette (a dish of potatoes, reblochon cheese, lardons, and onions that derives from the French Alps), saucisson, foie gras, nougat, and raclette (literally plates of melted cheese dished straight from a large wheel that’s roasting over a slow heat! Does it get much better?!). And, to balance out the cream, you can also find the French traditional holiday oysters and smoked salmon.

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Joyeux Noel!

With love, from Paris.

 

Day Dreamer

lace kimono

lace kimonoYou know that time of day, when the sun is either rising or setting and time stands still enough to create a moment?  Well that’s my favourite time of day, usually it’s morning for me as soon as the espresso is ready and the sunshine catches my attention, it feels like anything can happen.
morning lightIt’s the perfect time to pause and relax a little before the busy plans of the day take over.

wrap dressThese moments are what we choose the Prairie Bohemian collection for, fun prints and patterns with soft textures.  The kind of clothes you love to wear.  2y5a4527

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Farm Glam

Being a farm girl doesn’t mean you can’t dress like a farm goddess.  Mixing denim with sequins is probably the closest thing to feeling fabulous & glamourous on the farm.

Here we paired up this soft feeling denim shirt and a long maxi skirt, full of sequins.  This outfit was made for all you farminista’s out there who love to look & feel fabulous outside.

Now go play you glam-farm girl you.

Images: Lisa Landrie – A Photogenic Life

Model & Makeup: Tammy Boehmer 

 

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