Planifier à L’avance…😉

It’s been awhile but plans are in the works for a return trip to our favorite places in Paris to include Montmartre. 😉 More soon…


Two Years Ago…

Two years ago today we were off to Montmartre on a Parisian fabric safari…today we’re a little more close to home as we head off to Downtown LA to pick up a few coupons of fabric. 😁

Lily Absinthe Paris Fabric Safari, Day One: We shopped the Montmartre district and brought back everything gorgeous we could carry. Dodged a rain storm, enjoyed the architecture, did our usual scouting of the real estate listings, because we both love it here. 😚

And the swag….

Paris Gowns Sold From The Backs Of Wagons…😄

“Paris gowns sold from the backs of wagons”…the best line from my favorite movie. Can you guess which one? I brought back this silk from Montmartre, when @adamlid1 and I saw it, we both said: “Tea Gown!”  😎


The Palais Galliera Reopening

We’re happy to announce that the Palais Galliera in Paris is finally opening on October 1, 2020! While it appears that they’ll be adhering to their policy of having specific exhibitions rather than maintaining a permanent collection on display (at least what we can gather from the official press release and the website). A visit to the Palais has always been high on our list of must-sees in Paris but it’s been closed for the past several years so hopefully we can go there the next time we’re in Paris. The downside is that while they have an extensive collection, it’s all in storage and the only time anything is on public display is if there’s an exhibition (it would be nice if they had an organized photo archive, but alas, no).

As a warm-up, you might recall that the Palais holds this tea dress that once belonged to the Countess Greffuhle:

Tea Dress, Worth c. 1895; Palais Galliera (GAL1964.20.4)

And one of her evening dresses:

Worth, Evening Dress, Worth, 1896; Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris (GAL1978.20.1)

So here’s hoping to maybe being able to see these up close and personal one day! 🙂