Vintage Bar Cart : Deux


While perusing through Bordeaux’s antique shops, I spotted a modern, 2 tiered glass tray top, silver boxed bar cart for 160 euro. I began to squeal in delight because of its beauty, despite the crack on the top tray, I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Until, that is, one the dealers led me further into his shop and pointed out the one you see pictured. Imagine the squeals then!

I was able to work the shop owner down to 70 euro (from 120!)

A day later…a 2 hour train ride back to Paris, a painful hail for a taxi at the hectic Montparnasse Center and carrying it up four flights of narrow spiraling steps, until the cart reached its permanent home! It will now happily serve anyone who’s in need of a drink.


For those of you who have followed my blog since my Sicily days, you may remember the brass bar cart I bought at the Catania open air market for super cheap! It was just 23 euro! ( Travelers beware: Be ready for the price differences between Italy and France! )

For those who are curious about my former bar cart, you can see the post here @ VINTAGE BAR CART.

Eat, drink and buy jewelry near Arc de Triomphe!

Voila! Another beautiful Saturday has passed Paris, but Paris will never pass up a beautiful a day in France.


For a nominal fee, head to the top!

Here at the Arc de Triomphe, is where the old Paris links with new Paris. One of France’s popular monuments is at the end of one of the worlds most famous boulevards, Champs- Élysées. An artist named Blouet, completed the monument and was given the  honor of inscribing the message, “This monument which was begun in 1806 to honor the great army, was left unfinished for many years, was continued in 1823 with a new purpose, and was completed in 1836 in the reign of King Louis-Philippe I who dedicated it to the glory of France’s armed forces. G. A. Blouet, architect.” Those words scribed on the stone and sums up the meaning behind the monuments purpose. Also, its statue honors those who perished while fighting in the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars. The Arc de Triomphe symbolically towers between France’s old and new divisions lines, with arches representing unity for all. Hence, where the old Paris meets the new. This is Arc de Triomphe!

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 Lunch at Chez Clement.

After lunch, we headed next door to Dihn Van. A jewelry designer who studied under Courtier for 10 years before launching his own company. His designs are well-known throughout Paris, kinda adding to the, um, er, what I like to call, “stock your wrist syndrome.” Adding as many accessories to ones wrist so that it bears the keepsakes of your memories. Any ways, with the monument to the left of us, showing its ornate architectural design and scribe for unity, it seemed fitting that we buy a DH bracelet to symbolize our day. So, with the hand cuff bracelet I’m wearing, decry of  bondage or controlling restraint, is Jus a close reminder meant to symbolize devotion and unison in a world of opposition. Honor to arc de Triomphe!

(Now, I feel like watching Les Mis!)

Nespresso instead?

Take it from me, stop by Nespresso and sit for bit. Relax, unwind with the soft swanky sounds of lounge music and then perk yourself back up with these Cafe coffee shakes with red velvet powder and cocoa shavings! Yummy! Delicious!