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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Come Away With Me

Bon voyage! 
Don't you just love that wall?
 love the sleek industrial lines of this table.
authentic details- see the nail studs? This building has lived! 
                                                              Astier de Villatte

During my most recent visit to Paris, in July of this year, I was on the hunt for something special. Time Out Paris alerted me to a (small) handful of interesting interior shops and so I walked up and down rue St. Honoré on the hunt for one particular treasure, feeling quite annoyed because I was lost (I always manage to get lost in Paris), and then, at last, I found it. It wasn't hiding, but a certain phrase came to mind: l
e charme discret de la bourgeoisie.

Walking in to Astier de Villatte is a thrilling experience. I hope these photographs will give you an idea of what a wonderful a place this is. Their website, although very clever, gives nothing away when it comes to the shop - why don't they give us a virtual tour?

Astier de Villatte along with my all time favourite NYC shop John Derian are the exception to the new e-commerce rule: you really do have to be there; try not to miss out on this one.


  1. Looks like a lovely spot, with lovely finds! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for your comments today!

  2. Je t'adore the 'au naturale' substrates and swanky stuff!! How lovely HJ!!
    Great photos 2;-)

  3. So wonderful, I'd love to go to Paris again!

  4. Hi Heather,
    You've captured it really well. I just love anything French.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carole x

  5. Wow, your Parisian find looks amazing. I will be checking it out the next time we are in the city of lights. I love the birds featured in the 9th picture. I just want to reach into the photo and take that lovely flamingo and a few of her friends! Have a great weekend.

  6. My favorite is #9. Heather, you commented on the sleek lines of the table legs and they caught my eye too.

    I also like the bird artwork. The lines of the table legs actually kind of look like bird legs. I would have to buy both and keep them together some how. Too fun. Too fab.

  7. Look at all these great comments! Thank you, I loved that shop...

    MB, I agree, they are beautiful.
    Lori - oh man, what I wouldn't do to own that table. Well spotted, you're right, they do look like birds legs! You don't miss a thing.

  8. OMG what a shop isn't??? you ned to pop into the old villa shop in Peckham is run by the lovely Sarah, she sells so many gorgeous things!! the shop and her house would make a great post!! here are her details, say I mentioned to you, by the way thanks for sending my details to Emma, I just been in touch!!


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