On this Valentine’s Day

A reprint to warm your heart…

For those of you newly engaged or seasoned in marital bliss, take heart of the love in Paris or on the streets in Florence, Italy.

Have you ever noticed that attached to the metal rails on many of the Paris ponts were locks? And I mean thousands of them. Each had a heartfelt message, initials or a date. What a wonderful way to leave a little of your love behind.

This bride had the same idea. However, her love was to be caught on film. Isn’t it wonderful? And what a beautiful dress.

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It must be contagious – that is – love. Here is a bride and groom-to-be in front of Notre Dame.

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Or how about at the artists’ enclave at Montmartre just a few steps from the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur.

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Heart-warming pictures of some very stylish brides.  Send your pictures to stylespotter@aol.com.

Please note this will be my last posting for a while as I recharge my (camera) batteries on future trips to Europe.  I will respond to comments that are forwarded.  Thanks for reading The Style Spotter.

Lost in Bliss and Other Suggestions for Gifts

Can’t afford Vionette or Cartier, Prada or Lalique well here’s the answer… a BOOK!

Jump into the history of designers, jewelers, crafts people and furniture makers while enjoying the eye candy popping pictures that can be had in a book.

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs located at 107, rue de Rivoli (75001) is just a stone’s throw from the Louvre. This is a fabulous museum filled with collections and exhibits to delight any Style Spotters’ fancy. Several months ago an exhibit of the stories of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs ended. Not to fret, there is usually something wonderful on the horizon. But I would like to bring to your attention their gift gallery aptly known as 107 Rivoli, The Boutique. They have a fantastic collection of gifts and their book collection, well, you could spend hours, perhaps days looking.

So, if you are in Paris, drop by. There are usually no lines to get in. Not in Paris, get to your local museum, book shop or library.

Have a title to share? Love to hear.  Happy shopping!