les affairs to remember

bonsoir guys, ca va? it’s one of our last nights in paris and hard to believe it’s been 6 weeks already. the days have flown by and the nights are mainly work but claudia II is our social director and if it weren’t for her we may have missed a lot of great soirees.

last night we were invited to a grande fête at the one and only clignancourt marche aux puces. the paul bert and serpette markets were the hosts and the tapis rouge was rolled out along the alleys both indoor and out. seeing the market by night is such a different experience than in the lazy afternoons. the vendors really let their hair down and put on a night to remember with trimmings to rival a ball at versailles.

it was both intimate and inviting

with furniture you wouldn’t even touch by day being enjoyed by all

the tables were beautifully dressed

and the scent of flowers was everywhere

and bien sur, the champagne was flowing

and the petit fours were plentiful

a good time was had by all, even the kids

this little one below curled up on a chair and took it all in.

so now i bid you adieu, it’s getting late and we have an early morning for our last market day. there are brocantes, fairs and shows going on and we can’t do it all, but you know we’re gonna try!

and last but certainly not least, i wanted to introduce you to claudia’s friend who we saw perform the other night. he’s a funny, charismatic homme francais. we all fell for him, maybe you will too! click the pic above for one of my favorite seductive video of his. there are more on youtube including this live performance. he plays in cosy, clubby spots (we saw him on a houseboat) and just has a real joie de vivre. ok c’est tout pour c’est soir. bon nuit mes cheries, a demain!

September 15, 2012. flea markets, Fleamarkets, France, Friends, Furniture, Paris, Paris Flea Markets, Paris Trip, Philippe Gounel.


  1. Nikon replied:

    Amazing happenings behind the scenes! Who knew :) Thanks for showing that to us! I wish that I had been there……
    I love the video, very humorous and offbeat.


  2. Connie replied:

    Nobody does it up like the French!


  3. SandyHibbard replied:

    loved the post and the video!


  4. Shelly Gregory replied:

    Love the night time event. The setting seems so warm, hospitable, and yet, celebratory. And, Philippe Gounel has beautiful eyes.


  5. Elaine (@chatelaine08) replied:

    It must be amazing to see the market at night and to attend such a party. The French certainly know how to entertain!


  6. Rhonda replied:

    Ah, clignancourt marche aux puces at night, how wonderful. The party looks amazing. What memories you will have.

    I adore your Phillippe Gounel – he’s handsome, he’s provocative, he’s French!!


  7. pixelrites replied:

    I’m a newcomer to this blog and just l o v e it. Merci x


  8. Mom replied:

    What an experience that must have been!


  9. Claire from French Furniture replied:

    Im green with envy :-)
    I wish I was there with you. Beautiful photos.


  10. curiousclare replied:

    Oooh! This looks magnifique! Especially the bathtub full of champagne ;-)

    ~ Clare x


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