Paris Sleep Mask – ooh la la!

Paris Sleep Mask – ooh la la!

It’s slumber time with a Paris sleep mask

I couldn’t resist having these on my Paris website – everyone needs a sleep mask when they travel, and it’s not navy, black or brown so it won’t get lost :-)

To be honest, you don’t even need to travel to wear one of these – you can pretend you’re in Paris while you’re at home, put on some French music, get comfy, pop on your Paris sleep mask and let the lovely music massage your brain into sleeping. Dors bien! Sleep well!

Paris sleep mask in lime green with French words by Teena Hughes (image)

 

Paris Sleep Mask $US10.99 + Shipping $US4.00

  • Black nose piece to limit the amount of light which tries to sneak under the mask
  • Comfy elastic strap to hold it in place
  • One size fits all
  • Machine washable
  • Dimensions (approx): 7.25” x 3.5”
  • Lime green with French words


**Please note payments will appear as ‘Abfab’ or ‘Absolutely’ on your credit cards and receipts.

Questions about the Paris sleep mask?

Please let me know asap and I’ll do my best to help you, thanks! Back to my Paris Store >>

 

Luggage tags for Paris

Luggage tags for Paris

Luggage tags help you find your bags, fast

All those luggage tags in airports, on masses of black suitcases and bags, the conveyor belt going round and round.

When you’re waiting for your bag this lime green one with French words on it will be visible from a distance and oh so easy to spot :-)

Luggage tags for Paris, lime green with French words

  • Luggage tag is made from lightweight aluminum
  • Removable leather strap is included
  • Image is covered by crystal clear coating for protection
  • Measures approximately 3.25″ x 2″
  • Add your contact details


**Please note payments will appear as ‘Abfab’ or ‘Absolutely’ on your credit cards and receipts.

Questions about these lime green luggage tags?

Please let me know asap and I’ll do my best to help you, thanks! Back to my Paris Store >>

 

 

 

Paris backpack with French words

Paris backpack with French words

This Paris backpack will hold all your stuff

This is a great sized Paris backpack for all your daily essentials while exploring. It holds a ton of stuff and is sturdy too.

Paris backpack in lime green with French words

Paris backpack $34.99 + Shipping $10.00

  • Double zip closure
  • Elasticized mesh pockets at sides (for water bottle etc)
  • Not that you’d need to carry them, but it can fit 2 packs of A4 paper easily (500 sheets per pack)
  • Extra front compartment
  • Adjustable padded shoulder straps
  • Top hook
  • Approx. dimension: 11″(L) x 5″(W) x 15.5″(H)


**Please note payments will appear as ‘Abfab’ or ‘Absolutely’ on your credit cards and receipts.

Questions about this Paris backpack?

Please let me know asap and I’ll do my best to help you, thanks! Back to my Paris Store >>

 

 

Mini folding umbrella with French words

Mini folding umbrella with French words

A mini folding umbrella – ooh la la :-)

I wanted to design a mini folding umbrella with French words all over it, in a happy bright colour to make a statement in the streets of Paris on a grey winter’s day. This is my first one:

Mini folding umbrella, French words (image)

Mini folding umbrella - Teena in Paris at Place des Vosges (image)Mini folding umbrella: $US29.99 + Shipping $10.00

  • Made from 100% polyester pongee waterproof fabric
  • Opens up to 41″ span
  • Can be reduced to a collapsed height of 9″
  • Each rib consists of 3-section aluminium for flexibility and strength

I had a prototype umbrella made and took it with me to Paris – here I am in the Place des Vosges just off rue St Antoine near metro Bastille. It was a grey day, and this design really stood out from the crowd :-)


**Please note payments will appear as ‘Abfab’ or ‘Absolutely’ on your credit cards and receipts.

Questions about my gorgeous Paris umbrella?

Please let me know asap and I’ll do my best to help you, thanks! Back to my Paris Store >>

 

 

 

Pack of Playing Cards with French words

Pack of Playing Cards with French words

Pack of Playing Cards for your holiday?

Whether you’re going on holidays overseas or interstate, a pack of playing cards is always a great thing to bring with you.

This deck has 54 cards, with my design on their back – French words and phrases which make me think of being in Paris.

Pack of playing cards with French words (image)

I also found a font (typeface) which reminds me the art deco Metro signs in Paris – what do you think? Does it look ok to you?

Pack of playing cards: $US12.00 + Shipping $4.00


**Please note payments will appear as ‘Abfab’ or ‘Absolutely’ on your credit cards and receipts.

Questions about my gorgeous Paris pack of playing cards?

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Paris Shoulder Bag with car photo

Paris Shoulder Bag with car photo

A Paris Shoulder Bag with a very cool photo of Paris! (mine!)

The first of my new website products is a fabulous Paris shoulder bag which is large enough for a laptop, and strong enough to carry 2 reams of paper.

I chose this photo of mine because it brings together the old and the new – a Citroen 2CV car (the old) and a Velib bicycle point (the new mode of transport). I decided to colourise it and I’m very pleased with the way it turned out – do you like it?

Shoulder bag (purple) with Velibs and Citroen 2CV (image by Teena Hughes)

Paris Shoulder Bag

$US39.00 + $15 shipping worldwide

  • Size 14″L x 12″H x 4.8″ deep
  • Black nylon
  • Secure Zip closure
  • Velcro outside closure
  • 2 internal pockets
  • Adjustable LONG wide shoulder strap (27-52.5″ max.)
  • This is big enough for my MacBook laptop :-)


**Please note payments will appear as ‘Abfab’ or ‘Absolutely’ on your credit cards and receipts.

Questions about my gorgeous Paris should bag?

Please let me know asap and I’ll do my best to help you, thanks!

Netbook Cover with Paris car & velibs

Netbook Cover with Paris car & velibs

Netbook Cover with Paris car photo and Velib bikes

Making this Netbook Cover with Paris car photos was such fun – I took this photo in Paris a couple of years ago, and couldn’t believe my luck when I saw the Citroen 2CV (Deux Chevaux = 2 ‘Horse’ power) coming towards me (it’s such a French icon, I love it!) alongside the row of Velib bicycles.

I decided to colourise it a bit to give it an olde worlde feel – as I combined the old (2CV) and new (Velibs) in one photo — I hope you like it!

Netbook Cover with Paris car & velib bicycles (image)

Launch Price: Netbook Cover with Paris car & bikes $US21.99 + Shipping $10

This is a custom netbook case with my copyright photograph on it, and can be used for things other than for carrying a computer netbook. It can protect against bumps, shock, scratches, liquids, dust and debris – to keep it looking new take care of it and treat it nicely. You can also place it inside another bag or suitcase (although I’d rather carry it onboard the plane with me).

  • Tough, durable and oh so light!
  • Velcro closure for easy opening and closing
  • Made of water resistant neoprene
  • It’s size is 11″(L) x 7 1/2″(W) x 1/4″(D)
  • This beauty fits most 8.9″ and 10″ netbooks.


**Please note payments will appear as ‘Abfab’ or ‘Absolutely’ on your credit cards and receipts.

Questions about my Netbook Cover with Paris car photo?

Please let me know asap and I’ll do my best to help you, thanks!

Smart phone covers with French words design

Smart phone covers with French words design

Smart phone covers with French words on them are so cool!

I bought my iPhone (a smart phone) just before my trip to Paris, and ended up buying a cheap plastic cover for it while I was there – and it kept falling off all the time. Now I’ve designed my very own covers, and here’s the first one:

Smart phone covers with French words designed by Teena Hughes (image)

$US24.99 + Shipping worldwide $US5.00

Brand :

Do I have smart phone covers for other brands? Yes!

No problem! There are so many brands and models now, I didn’t make smart phone covers for each one, but these are manufactured only when they’re ordered so if you let me know the Make and Model of your phone, I’ll be able to make one for you. Send me an email or Comment below


**Please note payments will appear as ‘Abfab’ or ‘Absolutely’ on your credit cards and receipts.

Questions about Smart phone covers with French words?

Please let me know asap and I’ll do my best to help you, thanks! Teena. PS – here is the link to my Paris Products Store page >>

 

What is the location of public toilets in Paris?

What is the location of public toilets in Paris?

Finding the location of public toilets in Paris is easy!

The location of public toilets in Paris is — everywhere! On this great Paris website you can find them by arrondissement / suburb (district), from the 1st / 1ere / 75001 / Premier to the 20th / 20eme / 75020 / Vingtieme.

They’re called “sanisettes” and they are modern 21st Century self-cleaning, grey space pods which easily blend into their surroundings – you might not even realise they ARE toilets. There are 400 in Paris, and great news! They’re also wheelchair-friendly (I’ve been told) or at least accessible for the disabled.

They’re open between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and can be found near major tourist spots, food markets and taxi stands.

Location of public toilets in Paris (snapshot image from paris.fr website)

Click this link to view the website with all the locations >>

Every time someone uses a “sanisettes,” then exits, the automatic door closes and it’s like it’s taking a shower :-)

The toilet bowl and floor are automatically cleaned, dried and disinfected.

Inside you’ll find coat hooks, a mirror and a handbasin, with natural lighting coming through the roof, and they use a reduced amount of water with renewable energy-source electricity.

How cool these public toilets are also eco-friendly and doing their bit for the planet — on flush at a time :-)

 

 

 

Best pet store in Paris

Best pet store in Paris

I found the best pet store in Paris for animal lovers

I came across a wonderful shop and the best pet store in Paris which I’ve seen:

  • gorgeous toys
  • bedding
  • furniture
  • jewellery, gift baskets
  • clothing, raincoats
  • collars (with jewels!) – fantastic!

The name of the store is PATTE A STRASS (Pawprints & Jewels) and can be found on Rue St Denis – I stumbled across this colourful inviting place one Sunday after I’d sampled the brunch in a restaurant close by.

I have a cat (Ms Mooshie) and most of my friends either own cats or dogs, so I’m always interested to look at pet paraphernalia – and I oohed and aahhed over so many things in this store :-)

Here’s the owner – Guy – talking about his store:

And a few photos I took:

Best Pet Store in Paris - Pattes a Strass (image outside)

 

Inside the store was an Aladdin’s Cave of marvellous goodies for your cat and dog – and it’s obvious that Guy – the owner of the store – loves animals – I was probably there for at least a half an hour chatting and browsing, a delightful treat on a drizzly Sunday.

I fell in love with the little dog and cat sofas and beds – so cute!!

Best Pet Store in Paris - Pattes a Strass (image inside)

 

If you’re an animal lover and you’re in Paris, do drop in and say hello to Guy – tell him Teena sent you, and spend some time browsing in this wonderful place:

Pattes a Strass
Accessoires de Mode pour Chiens et Chats (Fashion accessories for dogs and cats)
169 Rue Saint-Denis
75002 Paris, France

Map to the best pet store in Paris!

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Shopping on a budget in Paris

Shopping on a budget in Paris

Shopping on a Budget in Paris for everyone

Guest post by Marvin

When you’re shopping on a budget Paris can seem like a very expensive city, and it can be  tricky to find reasonable prices. You need to be a little bit savvy, and think outside of the box, do a little research and implement your findings. A few ways you can save are:

Window shop

I know the idea of only looking at the shops in Paris seems ludicrous. If you don’t live there, what are the chances of you ever visiting again? The trouble is that Paris is a very expensive city to shop in, so window shopping might be the only sensible option for you. You don’t have to stay in the hotel playing partycasino.com and updating Twitter to keep yourself from spending. Just only buy if you really want it.

Shopping on a budget in Paris (Eiffel Tower Souvenir Stand) (image)

Get creative

If you allow yourself to use your imagination, you might find there are some pretty creative ways for you to save money. For example, you could take the ferry to France or England, instead of the plane or train. Perhaps you can use your smarts to get deals on accommodation. The opportunities are there, you just need to find them.

Stay out of the centre

The most expensive hotels in Paris tend to be located from the 3rd to 7th arrondissements. Check out some of the other areas of Paris. Not necessarily the suburbs. The hotels near Montmartre for example, tend to be cheaper. Maybe you should think about vacation rental deals too? Here are some ideas >>

Picnic

Instead of eating out at a restaurant in Paris, why not take a picnic out to one of the parks? You get to experience the views, without the expense of a three course meal in the centre. Obviously you cannot go to Paris without experiencing French food, but you don’t need to spend on every single meal. Space it out. Check out some of the famous French food I love.

Getting around in Paris

When using the Paris Metro, instead of buying a new ticket for every journey, try buying a carnet, which is a packet of 10 Metro tickets. That way you don’t have to buy them each time you travel.

I hope you’ve found these tips to be useful, please write (post a comment below or send a Tweet or come chat on the Facebook page) and let me know if you have other ideas for shopping on a budget in Paris.

A-Night-in-Paris Store

A-Night-in-Paris Store

A-Night-in-Paris Store

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been designing handbags, umbrellas, smartphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry etc) case and much more — all with a Paris theme, using my own photos.

Please note that each item will be manufactured once the order is placed, and this can take 2-3 weeks before delivery. I’m still working out the Store software so if something doesn’t make sense with the items or shipping etc, give me a yell, ok?

Items in the Store – woohoo!

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Stay tuned for the smart-phone cases, toiletries bags, umbrellas and much more!!

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Cheers,
Teena

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