This weekend they are celebrating their birthday by offering 20% off everything in the store. It's a sunny and beautiful day in Toronto today; perfect! I heard they hung some festooning from Balloon King! I can't wait to see.
I really do spend quite a lot of time in the store. It's a 10 minute bike ride from where I live, and it's such a pretty, airy shop that I've amassed a small collection of pictures taken there. These were taken with my LC-A+. Some are blurry, one is accidentally double exposed, but I like them anyhow.
Celine: They can be! They don't usually bring back gifts. Apparently my dad thought the basket was too expensive and silly! But my mom insisted, and when they saw how happy I was I know they were glad. And yes, Jane Birkin was so beautiful. She still is, of course, but back in the day, she was a classic beauty.
nice-etc.com / caitlin: Haha, I know! Aw, too bad about the comment! I'm glad that post made you laugh!
wallflower: I agree!
Chelsea: Haha, I should be going for a visit in September... I'll see what I can do! Of course you can do it! It will make you feel so easy, breezy!
tara-lynn: Oh dear. Well, I can say without exaggeration that when I signed "De Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre" out from the library when I was 16, it changed my life. Gainsbourg became my greatest hero when I was a teenager. My friends thought I was crazy, and I had to work hard to find his music and to find information about him (and I had to read a lot of French). When I was 17 I visited Paris and stayed in a hotel near his apartment; it was nearly spiritual for me, as silly as that sounds. So I don't really want to see it. It's that fear that something you love will become trendy and/or trivialized. Movies tend to sensationalize things, and the life of Gainsbourg does not need sensationalizing. We can see the videos on YouTube! He was in movies, and we can see them online now (they were so hard to find when I was younger). At the same time, at least it's in French and wasn't made by Hollywood.
Little Nutbrown Hare: I hope you get it soon! I hope you'll post pictures of it when you do, because your pictures are some of my favourite.
thenextarrow: Thank you!
Hello Lindello: Oh, yes, do it! They are so great.
stephanie renee: Aw, haha. Thanks.
Fee-AMore: Yes, it really made me crack up! It was inside a large plastic bag, but I knew what it was and couldn't believe that they found the exact one.
Caitlin: Thank you! Yes, she was so elegant and beautiful!
alice: Oh, maybe you can help bring the art back! I'll treasure my baskets now that I know they are a bit rare.
miss sophie: Yes, I agree. It's funny, you can buy baskets almost anywhere (including Ikea), but you forget that there are regional variations that are still made by hand. And yes, she really is a special lady. I adore her.
k: Thank you -- I hope you find one!
erandi: The bunny baskets are so funny!