Petit Dejeuner in Paris 75002

Petit Dejeuner in Paris 75002

Petit Dejeuner in Paris 75002

Need petit dejeuner in Paris?

Walk around any Parisian street every morning of the year and you’ll see people in cafés, eating croissants, standing at the bar to drink their espresso coffee and others dipping their croissants into their thick creamy cafe au lait (milky coffee).

Every now and then when I’m in Paris I’ll have a change and order a non-croissant breakfast which comprises of a cafe au lait (milk coffee), a tartine (a piece of baguette) with beurre (butter) and confiture (jam).

In this photo above I was in a cafe in the 2nd arrondissement (le 2eme – “the Second”) and could watch the world go by while I took my time over breakfast. I’d be making notes and sketching in my trusty notebook and taking photos and videos with my iphone, relaxing whilst absorbing the bustling Parisian life around me.

I never ever tire of doing this – it’s a wonderful way to start the day, and to me, Paris feels like no other city or location I’ve lived in around the world.

Have you had the same feeling when you’ve been in Paris or anywhere else? I’d love to hear about it … comment below or click any of the buttons to connect with – better still, make a quick video or audio and email them to me, that’d be very cool :-)

Petit dejeuner in Paris … the ONLY way to start your day!

Postcards from Paris March 2013

Postcards from Paris March 2013

postcards from Paris

 

with Teena Hughes   |  march 2013 video newsletter

Postcards from Paris Newsletter from A-Night-in-Paris.com

Welcome to today’s Postcards from Paris!

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It’s a bit windy here today in Melbourne, and the temps are expected to be in the low 20 degrees Celcius, but we do expect rain. I’m looking at the weather in Paris and a “high” of 10degC is still a bit chilly, but from here on in it should start to get a little warmer in the lead up to summer for June/July/August:

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Postcards from Paris -- What's the weather in Paris, France?

More about weather:

http://a-night-in-paris.com/weather-in-paris.html

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Ecoutez! Listen!

Teeny Tiny Audio Files on How to Speak French

Here are two little audio lessons I’ve made for the beginners:

“Bonjour mon ami! Ca va toi?” and “Croissant au beurre?”

My New Paris Photo Book

I’ve wanted to let you know that my book of Paris photos is ready, but in all honesty it’s taken longer than I wanted due to the move to a new city, yahda yahda (sorry for the excuses!), but it WILL be ready soooon, promise! I’ve now given myself a deadline, so fingers’ crossed!

Postcards from Paris - Teena Hughes Photo Book of Paris

What’s on in Paris in March/April?

Spring’s around the corner …

Postcards from Paris -- Paris in November

March:

April (heading into Spring / Printemps):

My Postcards from Paris Facebook Page

When you have a moment, pop over to my Paris Facebook page to see all the photos I’ve posted, and join in the conversation:

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Telephone Australia (+61) 0408-801-808 http://a-night-in-paris.comI hope you enjoyed Postcards from Paris!
Dreaming of Paris wishing I was there

Dreaming of Paris wishing I was there

About this time of year I do a lot of dreaming of Paris

… the sights, the sounds,  aromas, fragrances, the architecture, the people, my friends, my favourite haunts …

Yes, there’s plenty to day-dream about for sure.

So I thought I’d grab some photos on post them here to brighten up my day – and I hope yours too.

Dreaming about Paris and the Eiffel Tower

Above: The Eiffel Tower

Dreaming of Paris - a carousel

Above: The Carousel at the foot of the Sacre Coeur, Paris.

Dreaming of Paris - Poulbot Restaurant

Above: The entrance to Poulbot Restaurant in Paris.

Dreaming of Paris - scooters parking

Above: two scooters parked outside a parking garage.

Dreaming of Paris - yellow letterboxes

Above: two gorgeous yellow letterboxes.

Aaaahhhh all of this dreaming of Paris makes me nostalgic!

I’m planning on visiting friends in London in September and popping over to Paris for a few weeks. Can’t wait!

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. When I first visited Paris I had two backpacks – one large for everything I was travelling with, and one small for day use.  I was always amazed at how much I could fit into the day use backpack, and it was great because it left my hands free for reading books and drinking coffees :-)

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?

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

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 :-)

 

 

 

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