Gallery Hopping

LPA jumpsuit (c/o REVOLVE)
Steve Madden sandals
Celine sunglasses
Michael Hill necklace (c/o)
Caroline Neron earrings (c/o)

Arguably, two of my favourite things about Paris – and my list of favourite things about Paris is exceptionally long, as you might imagine – are the magnificent buildings and the galleries that so often hide within them. When we last lived in Paris, we had an apartment on tiny rue Saint-Sebastian, just steps from rue de Turenne, which is the path to le Marais. At the time, rue de Turenne was home to a glorious door, tall, ornate and painted a glossy shade of vibrant red. In the year we were here, I walked down rue de Turenne and never once saw it open, which made me wonder all the more what might hide behind it. Imagine my surprise, then, when I discovered the gorgeous courtyard of Galerie Perrotin (via an instagram photo, of course…!) and, a short internet search later, realized it was just steps from where we used to live. How could I have possibly not known? I asked myself, knowing I had walked the streets of our neighbourhood day after day, until I knew every cobblestone and courtyard. The answer to that question turned out to be very simple – while we lived in Paris, the beautiful red door on rue de Turenne hid the courtyard and building that would later become Galerie Perrotin. The gallery opened quite recently and became a firm favourite for me on our first visit a few weeks ago, in no small part thanks to the fact that they are currently showing a Pieter Vermeersch exhibit featuring elaborate works in marble and pastel paint. (What can I say? I know what I like.) Speaking of favourites, can we talk about this jumpsuit? I can honestly say I never thought I would get on the jumpsuit bandwagon, which just goes to show that you should never say never, especially in fashion, because this LPA beauty, from my favourite shopping destination, REVOLVE, is pretty much the best thing in my wardrobe right now – it’s so easy just to throw on and go, which is perfect, because on vacation, I have so many more important things to do than worry about what I want to wear!

C’est probable que mes deux choses préférées à Paris – et ma liste de raisons d’aimer Paris est exceptionnellement longue, vous pouvez sans doute imaginer – sont les magnifiques immeubles et les galeries qui se cachent souvent derrière leurs portes. Quand nous habitions à Paris il y a quelques ans, nous avions un petit appartement dans la rue Saint-Sebastian, à quelques pas de la rue de Turenne, le chemin est vers le Marais. À l’époque, il y avait dans la rue de Turenne une merveilleuse porte, grande, ornée et rouge. Pendant notre année parisienne, je me suis souvent promenée dans cette rue, sans jamais voir la porte rouge ouverte, et je me suis donc parfois demandée ce qui se trouvait derrière. Imaginez, alors, mon étonnement lorsque je suis tombée sur la galerie Perrotin (grâce à instagram) et je me suis rendue compte qu’elle se trouvait à quelques pas de notre ancien appartement. Comment ai-je pu ne jamais la remarquer, je me demandais très sincèrement, sachant que j’avais baladé les rues de notre quartier si fréquemment que je connaissais toutes ses pavées et ses cours. La réponse à ma question s’est avérée plutôt simple – l’éventuelle galerie Perrotin se cachait derrière la belle porte rouge de la rue de Turenne. D’après ce que je comprends, la galerie, qui existe depuis longtemps, est nouvellement ouvert dans cet hôtel particulier. Lors de ma première visite il y a quelques semaines, j’en suis tombée amoureuse de l’exposition Pieter Vermeersch, artiste belgique qui utilise des gros tranches de marbre comme toiles pour ses peintures couleur pastel. (Que puis-je dire ? Je sais très bien ce que j’aime.) À propos des choses que j’aime, il faut absolument que je vous signale ma combinaison LPA, qui provient de mon e-shop préféré, REVOLVE, car c’est sans doute mon truc favori dans mon dressing en ce moment – j’adore comme c’est facile de tout simplement le mettre et sortir, sans réfléchir, car j’ai beaucoup trop à faire pendant mes vacances et je n’ai pas du tout envie de perdre du temps en planifiant mes tenues !

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  1. Oh my, Cee!!! That jumpsuit is absolutely amazing on you and what a beautiful location to boot! Plus the exhibit sounds amazing, you & me both (if my blog isn’t proof already), am obsessed with marble and pastels! As for liking what you like?! Yup, yup, sounds like sage wisdom to me, and especially when you’re on vacation!! Hope you’re having another delightful day my sweet and thrilled to see the cherry blossoms are out for you guys! Miss you!! xo

  2. How cool that a gallery eventually opened behind those mysterious doors! I’m so loving following your adventures. And thank goodness you jumped on the jumpsuit bandwagon, because that piece was made for you.

  3. Isn’t it amazing what lies right in front of our nose and we don’t even realise. I haven’t been back to Paris in years but I remember passing all those glorious doorways and imagining the most resplendent courtyards and interiors behind them. What I’d give for a peek or wander!


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