Thursday, May 13, 2010

Not French Vogue but ...

(From Lucky magazine, May 2010)
Click to enlarge and read "A Chanel lipstick is kind of the ultimate, no?" I agree - it is kind of the ultimate thing to pamper your lips! I remember my first tube ... it smelled like ROSES
When I was young, everything I knew about Paris I learned from magazines.
I started reading McCall's and Seventeen magazine, then went onto Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Vogue (not French Vogue, I didn't know back then that they even had such a thing). And from there, it just sky-rocketed and I become a magazine junkie, preferring a good magazine over a good book any day.

Back to the subject of what to pack ...

The tour guide for my upcoming escorted group trip recently sent us a letter. I quote, "Helpful packing tips! ... Comfortable shoes are a must! Nice but casual slacks, sweaters/sweater sets/jackets, dressy casual tee shirts will be very appropriate for the itinerary. September is usually a pleasant month and can be comfortable in the day but cool at night, so bring a jacket and/or sweater. You will have lots of opportunities to buy a scarf at markets or shops .... No tennis shoes or black athletic shoes are allowed on the boat. Please do not plan to wear athletic-type jackets or fleece pullovers for the cruise." (We're going on an evening dinner cruise along the Seine.)

Well, to all of that I reply, "But of course!" I'm the kind of person who dresses up to go to a movie or to go out to lunch with a friend.
I like dressing up as much as reading magazines and looking at all of the different ways that I can dress up. Don't you?

Until Paris ... 132 days.


ParisBreakfasts said...

Great minds think alike!
Chanel rouge a levre has our brains in a twitter.
Well if I could just figure out Twitter...ahem
I LOVED Blame it on Fidel!!!

Lunch in Paris said...

Hi Cynthia, Sounds like you have a wonderful trip planned! Not sure if Lunch in Paris is available at Target, but Barnes and Noble and definitely have it! Bon voyage! EB

Amy said...

You are going to look and BE fabulous, cynthia!

Elaine Biss Designs said...

Ahhh lovely inspiration!!

From the BBC series on Paris, Blood and Chocolate (Part 2 of 3). Enjoy!

Streets of Paris - I shot this the day I left Paris, on a rainy September morning.

Small group Paris tours for women