Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Rose by Any Other Name

Valentines Day is around the corner and with it comes a few of my favorite things. Pink roses, champagne, chocolate truffles and silk lingerie. Aaaaah....Romance. The photos above were taken during my last trip to Paris. The first four pictures are taken in one of the oldest and most famous florist shops in Paris called Lachaume. http://www.lachaume-fleurs.com/ My husband bought me a bouquet of white sweetpeas for our hotel room so we could sneak inside and take pictures of their beautiful bouquets. The floor is the original pink marble from 1845 when the shop first opened on Rue Royale.

We walked along the river Siene to take in the exquisite beauty and fragrance of the flower markets. The last picture of the cute rose bouquets were taken at a charming florist shop called Au Nom de la Rose. He bought me a little bouquet of roses, some rose syrup for baking or to flavor champagne cocktails and a box of candied rose petals to drop into champagne and make it fizz. http://www.aunomdelarose.com/

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