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Canal Saint Martin

We went for a walk on Canal St Martin last week. The streets were closed off so pedestrians and bicyclists had full reign of the street. There are people everywhere along the banks just sitting and looking and reading. I’ve been exploring some of the shops in the neighborhood and have found some real gems. The neighborhood reminds me a little bit of the Mission district in San Francisco. It’s super hip and sort of rough around the edges.

ps: the dress is from Mango (I love their skirts and dresses because they have pockets!) The fluorescent belt is from JCrew.

  1. helen s.

    May 6, 2011

    love love love the dress…source???

    helen :}
    the daily nook!

  2. jordan

    May 6, 2011

    I just added the source. It's from Mango.

  3. brieanne

    May 6, 2011

    Also, Canal Saint Martin is where Amelie is skipping rocks in the movie!

  4. Joyce

    May 6, 2011

    i love your dress!! ive been trying to find one like it, thanks for the source tip!

  5. Anonymous

    May 6, 2011

    Love your look. So chic! Where are your ballerina flats from and are they comfortable?

  6. Rebekka Seale

    May 6, 2011

    Aw, your son looks so handsome and French in his little striped shirt!

  7. catherine sprunt

    May 6, 2011

    your little boy is PERFECT in breton stripes! childen should always wear stripes! also you look like such a chic mummy. i was in zara today and there are so many classic pieces i think you'd love!

  8. robin k

    May 6, 2011

    You look awesome in that dress!

  9. day

    May 6, 2011

    I just want to tell you how fantastic and chic you look in all these photos. Paris suits you!

  10. Courtney

    May 6, 2011

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thought "oh! what I beautiful dress!"

    Glad y'all enjoying your time in Paris! It's one of my favorite cities ever.

  11. Kelly

    May 6, 2011

    I just bought a skirt today precisely because it had perfect pockets right on the side seams. I share your pocket love.

  12. Moriah

    May 6, 2011

    The dress is super cute. Now I must google Mango.

  13. Anonymous

    May 6, 2011

    Oh shoot that was the wrong post. Where are your shoes from?

  14. Susan

    May 7, 2011

    The perfect paris outfit…you look so chic!

  15. Stephanie

    May 7, 2011

    Love that dress!

  16. TN

    May 8, 2011

    Oh I love Canal Saint Martin! Did you check out the little park near there? It's called Jardin Villemin. It has great jungle gyms for all the kiddos even the small toddlers (my son was 13 months the first time we went and he had a blast!). Check it out next time. Plus they are separated by age so no 8 year olds on the small children toys!

  17. anne

    May 8, 2011

    I have been living in Paris for 10 years, but it's always a pleasure to see some pictures of this beautiful city. (love your dress… very fifties !)

  18. Sarah Brown

    May 10, 2011

    I stayed in the 10th for a couple of weeks last summer and fell in love with the neighborhood. Definitely check out Maria Luisa pizzeria on the corner of Marie and Louise. Definitely the best pizza in Paris, if not the whole world, and of course the chicest pizzeria 😉 Also try Cambodge for delicious Cambodian food. It is just northeast of canal.

  19. wl

    May 11, 2011

    so true ! I cannot resist dresses with pockets. still trying to look for the perfect one… destination mango next !

  20. Gina @ Oaxacaborn

    May 12, 2011

    You look properly French! Lovely!

  21. Mish

    June 8, 2011

    Thanks for the tips. I’ll remember these for our next trip 😉

  22. Mish

    June 8, 2011

    BTW, I love Mango. It’s the only thing that brings me to JCPenney…MNG by Mango. Yes, I really dig their collections.

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