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A Virtual Trip to Paris

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Bonjour!

When we were first designing & planning the French Collection, we thought we’d share travel tips for a trip to Paris - how to pack, favorite sites, where to shop, etc.

We planned to share all of this to help you prepare for your trip to Paris but Ahhh….the best laid plans…

Instead, we are sharing links to Free Online Virtual Tours to some of the places that inspired our SS20 French Collection.  We want to share Paris with you & invite you into our creative process.  This trip is where we found color, pattern, & style inspiration;  Where we took photos that were then turned into prints such as Peony Splendor, Provincial Poppy, Le Jardin.  The gardens in and around Paris are magnifique!

 

 
Visit the Louvre ONLINE for free virtual tours:  https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
*Our Royal Apartment prints were inspired by upholstery in Napolean & Josephine’s apartments in the Louvre
 
*The tile in the courtyard entering the palace inspired our Versailles Tile print
 
Walk through Claude Monet’s home at Giverny, room by room:  https://fondation-monet.com/visite-virtuelle/
*We preferred spending time outdoors in the gardens & around the waterlily pond, but we love the blue & white kitchen tile which became our print Monet’s Tiles
    
    
On the below site there are links to Sacre-Coeur (check out the view!), Sainte Chapelle, the Grand Palais, Palais Garnier – Opera de Paris, and Musee de l’Orangerie to name a few:  https://en.parisinfo.com/what-to-do-in-paris/info/guides/virtual-visit-paris
 
On this trip, we found ourselves atop the Eiffel Tower during a major downpour and lightning storm (not recommended), but you can see the daytime virtual view from the observation deck while staying warm and dry at home: Eiffel Tower Tour

 

We hope you have fun exploring Paris, and we want to hear from you! 

  • Tell us what YOU love about Paris & the surrounding areas  
  • Tell us your favorite movie set in Paris (Midnight in Paris?  Marie Antoinette?) *We need things to watch while staying at home!
  • Are you interested in our design process?
  • Would you like to provide feedback on future product designs?

Send us your comments and help shape BANDED communication with our tribe!  Most of us are still stuck SAFE at home so let’s get to know each other!

 

Here’s to health & happiness & traveling again soon! 

Lisa Powers Struble

Owner | CEO

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