Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The queen of details: Nadine Delepine

Nadine Delepine's boutique is one of my favourites. The shop is located in a street called "rue princesse" (really!) and its front is painted with mild, inviting colours.

Inside you find Nadine's lovely jewellery creations as well as chic accessories selected by her. The latter comprises porte-monnaies, umbrellas, gloves and hats. She makes some accessories herself too, namely some charming shopping bags, porte-monnaies and the like. There are also some clothes to be found in the boutique. I think Nadine is the creator of those as well. Key adjectives for all the items are "romatic" and "nostalgic".

My only regret is that I did not know about this shop when I was a 10-year old girl. It would have been the perfect place to go to with my Mum on a Saturday for cultivating the already quite developped dream of being a princess... :-)

Nadine Delepine, 14, Rue Princesse, 75006 Paris
Métro Mabillon (line 10)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Great lunch value: Krua Thai

When I started this blog, I did not intend to write about restaurants. Obviously I have changed my mind! I will, however, only include restaurants I return to, i.e. the ones that are part of "my Paris". Krua Thai is one of them. It is a simple restaurant with a family-ambiance; the owners' sweet daughter is often playing at a table at the back of the restaurant.

The service is friendly and the food truly tasty. At lunch they serve a special menu (ask for the lunch menu if you do not get it spontaneously) that I usually opt for. You can choose between two or three starters/maindishes/desserts for 10 euros. I always go for the crispy spring rolls and the coconut-curry-chicken with sticky rice. A delight!

41, Rue du Montparnasse 75014 Paris. Telephone: 01 43 21 90 53
Métro Montparnasse (line 4, 6, 12, 13)