Happy New Year

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming woo hoo, what a ride!’

I don’t know who to give credit for the above quote, but in the spirit of the Paris Market, we highly recommend your favorite spirit and the above words of wisdom to welcome in the New Year. So turn off the TV, put down that newspaper, resist the daily doom and gloom and celebrate with style. Go out with a bang, the gym membership can wait one more week.


Spread Happiness

It’s official; happiness is contagious. A remarkable study published by the British Medical Journal last month, concluded “people’s happiness depends on the happiness of others with whom they are connected.” It further stated that happiness, like health, should be viewed as a collective phenomenon.

How wonderful is that? Finally a contagion that is actually good to spread around.
In the coming winter months, let’s all go out and get infected. Become totally sick with happiness, and then spread it to all our family and friends, so they to can become ill with this delightful infliction.

Seek happiness, embrace happiness, and finally, spread happiness. We wish you a wonderful holiday and a happy and safe New Year. Remember to check us out next year. A whole new look is coming to the Paris Market and Brocante.


Just A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things.

Now that we have you in the spirit, here are a few more of our favorite things for your favorite person.

1. Low Country Luxe Savannah Candle
2. Chapon Chocolatier Crème de Praline
3. Absinthe Decanter with perfect sugar cubes
4. Heather Moore Charm
5. Aesop Primrose Hydrating Masque
6. Santa Maria Novella Pomegranate Bath Soaps
7. John Derian Paperweight
8. Moustache Bomber Chair
9. Denise Disharoon geometric silver necklace
10. Elliot Erwitt coffee table book.

(Photo taken 11/25/08 by JAY W. FILTER of Milwaukee, WI)