Paris fabric stores:
The general area around the Sacre Coeur in the Montmarte (a bit seedy) was full of fabric stores:
I had to get a picture of these dolls from across the street. I was scolded in French when I took out my camera while I was inside of the store. The dolls wore outfits that were created from fabric on the tables. I thought it was a really cute idea, and then later saw it's inspirational source at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs (will show in second post).
I snuck a couple on the 2nd floor. A wall full of buttons, bias tape in a plethora of colors and prints on rolls, other notions, fabrics, patterns, etc.
Marche St. Pierre:
Photos from first floor. Sorry that I didn't take more on the other floors!
Excursion to Laduree on Champs Elysees:
Delicious little things! I'm determined to make my own macarons.
Pistachio, Citron, Currant, Coffee
Musee Des Arts Decoratifs:
A must go! I actually enjoyed it more than the Louvre, which is right next door. The Arts Decoratifs building is the one next to the carousel, and the Louvre continues in the wing to the right of it.
They had a wonderful temporary exhibition of Toulouse Lautrec and Madeleine Vionnet. I'm going to post the photos from Vionnet in a separate post to keep things a little easier to follow. I was absolutely awestruck by her work.
Amsterdam's Albert Cuyp street market:Filled with food, cheap clothing, plenty of fabric stalls with actual stores behind them. I went into a few of the main stores, and they were tightly stacked floor to ceiling with fabric.
I really wish that I had taken more photos.