Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

The French word of the day : curiosités


I came across a little gem in Fontainebleau. One of those treasure chests dressed like a little shop..

Its mere display was already intriguing enough. The reflection of the church on its window had turned the ballerinas into angels. The beautiful little statues were dancing in the air. From any angle you would stand, the illusion was perfect: the shop was inhabited by angels. I had to open the door…

So glad I did. What seemed like a shop was actually the laboratory of an alchemist. If you are ever running short of inspiration, “My Favorite Things” is the place to visit. The Beautiful things of Ms Guitard will drive you on a trip back in the goo’ old Art Deco and antiques times. They also have a the magic power to take you on a journey all over the world on an enchanted road of scents, from Delhi to Paris via Honolulu, Yakushima or Anchorage.. You don’t believe me? here is a glimpse of what you can find this little Cabinet of Curiosities (Curiosités).

Spend some time in this shop, and you won’t need Daily prompts for a while…Want to see more? click here.


7 comments on “The French word of the day : curiosités

  1. luciledegodoy
    March 15, 2015

    I have never been to this magic place while studying there. That’s the problem…INSEAD takes all the time and we miss gems like that! Pity.

    • estelea
      March 15, 2015

      Nothing to regret, it opened only a few months ago 🙂 There is a new market too, will show you soon .. Hope you had at least the time to wander in the Sunday market?

  2. LifestyleswithLia
    March 16, 2015

    So pretty! Lovely curiosities and I admire the reflection of the church in Yvette store window!

  3. dunelight
    March 16, 2015

    Thank you for this side trip to Paris. This post speaks to my love of resell shops, flea markets and other curiosities.

    • estelea
      March 19, 2015

      You’re most welcome 🙂 same here, I always find those places so inspiring, so lively and full of secrets…

  4. Fabio
    April 9, 2015

    A very special place, discovered by a very special person! Loved the opening photo and your poetic description!!!

    • estelea
      April 10, 2015

      Thanks so much! the shop is a real treasure box, and last but not least, the owner is so sweet. Great stuff and conversations, what else? 😉

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