Sorry for the long radio silence. I've been in London & Paris for the past 10 days. We had a great time. It was an interesting experience, especially with a 3-year old and a 5-month old in tow. Of course, we didn't get to see everything we wanted to since the pace was considerably slower with all the bathroom and feeding pit-stops. From the moment we arrived at the Heathrow, Londoners were super kind assisting us with carrying our stroller up and down the stairs into the tube.
I'll be sharing purchases/shops/discoveries from these two lovely cities for the next couple of days.
This is a wallet I purchased from Calligrane in Paris (6 rue du Pont-Louis-Philippe, 4e arrondissement). Although Calligrane is a stationery shop spread across 3 boutiques, they also carried accessories like these gorgeous wallets.
The wallet is designed by Accessoires de Bonne Compagnie. The images on their website don't do their products any justice--which is disappointing! Anyway, Calligrane had several different designs. There were tan and black leather ones with laser cut floral patterns. They were very cute but I wasn't feeling very laser cut at the time. This wallet is also made of leather with laser cut dots and a floral print. I love it's reductive style, the way it folds without requiring any closures and that it opens up so that you can view the entire pattern.
It set me back 140 euros. Ouch. But well worth it. On their website, it shows that two shops (CT and CA) in the US carry their wallets.
I'd love to go back to Paris and hit up the rest of the sights and stores I missed, including Musée des arts et métiers and Robert Le Heros. Carine (of Illico Design) told me is that RLH is a company owned by women. I thought it was a single man named Robert. haha. I guess I shouldn't talk since my company is called Mateo Ilasco and I've had people calling looking for a man named Mateo.
Anyway, I'll be back later with more posts.