Yearly Recap: The Best of 2013

As most people tend to do on New Year's Eve, we can't help but look back on the past year and remember all of its most wonderful moments! The new year isn't even here yet and we're already feeling nostalgic for last year's memories! 2013 was truly an amazing year filled with an amazing group of friends, exciting events and memories that we'll cherish for a lifetime. If 2013 is any indicator of a great year at The Paris Market then we know we can expect nothing but the best in 2014! Enjoy some of our favorite highlights from 2013!

The Paris Market Family

The ever growing, ever amazing crew of hard working creatives!

Artist Spotlights and Staff-Made Products

FOUND Jewelry - Erica Wilson crafts a wide variety of beautiful jewelry from found objects and materials that have become a Paris Market standard!

Lily Lewin - Lily enchanted us immediately with her hauntingly beautiful photographs, especially her taxidermy series. It wouldn't be The Paris Market without Lily's photos hanging on the walls!

Strawberry Moth - When it comes to greeting cards and paper goods, the shop of Strawberry Moth always steals our hearts!

Collin Garrity & The Pale Blue Atlas Club - Our favorite woodworker, Collin's brilliant products range all the way from children's toys and Christmas ornaments to lighting fixtures and furniture. Collin has certainly carved his niche in the Paris Market!

Our Favorite Barista - Susie's delicious homemade scones were an instant hit the second she brought them into our cafe and now we can't imagine sipping coffee without them!

Chef John Besh Book Signing

When it comes to great recipes and delicious cuisine, no one does it like Chef John Besh! We we're very fortunate to be able to host Chef Besh for a book signing for his third cookbook, Cooking from the Heart, and it was a true delight!


It's never easy to say goodbye, and saying farewell to Monica and Cole this year was very difficult! We know Monica and Cole we'll do great things wherever they go so we're excited to see where life takes them next!

Window Displays

2013 brought on some of our best window displays yet, including classic film inspired displays, as well as those inspired by nature, camping, fashion, jewels and so much more!

Spongebob Squarepants comes to Savannah

By far one of the most exciting events this year was watching Antonio Banderas race up and down Broughton street in a pirate ship. The filming of Spongebob Squarepants 2 kept us plenty entertained for the couple weeks they were in town!


Truly one of the happiest moments of the year - our beloved blog contributor and Parisian correspondent Reba tied the knot! Congratulations!


And finally, we wrapped up the year with a few of our ideas on wrapping gifts for the holidays. Of course, there are so many other wonderful memories from 2013 but the new year is approaching and we need to save room for all that it may bring! Happy New Year! See you in 2014!


Setting the Table for New Year's Eve

Around this time of the year days seems to just come and go. Maybe it's because we're watching the calendar more closely, or maybe it's because the holidays are that much more fun. One thing is for sure, if you don't pay close attention, the holidays will be gone before you even have a chance to realize it! This is just one reason why we like to make any occasion a memorable one. With New Year's Eve on the horizon, we're making sure our table is set and ready to say goodbye to 2013 and bienvenu to 2014. As we want to rein in the new year with as much class as possible, we've made sure to incorporate our most elegant dishes and glassware we have. And to us, nothing says elegance like clean whites and crisp golds! We've added just an accent of natural elements and wood decor just to make sure the table feels as warm and inviting as possible. With a fancy meal ahead of us, we're more excited than ever to begin a new year with a clean slate full of possibilities! Bon appetit!


Chef John Besh Booksigning

Last week we had the immense pleasure of hosting Chef John Besh for a book signing and food tasting with the release of his third cookbook, Cooking from the Heart. John and his wife Jennifer were so wonderful to meet and we couldn't be more thankful to both of them for including us on their book tour. The entire evening was a blast filled with good friends, champagne, pomegranate seltzers and the most delicious espresso pot de cremes prepared by executive pastry chef Kelly Fields. It was so exciting to see all of our friends who were able to make it to the event and we were so happy to see Paula Deen stop by and shop for a few last minute Christmas gifts while catching up with her good friend John. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the book signing, we hope you had as great of a time as we did! And a big thank you to John and Jennifer and Kelly for making this wonderful evening possible! In case you weren't able to join us last week there are a few shots below for you to enjoy!


The day after Chrismas...

It's always hard to know how to treat the day after Christmas. So much has been building up to the most magical day of the year, how do you come down from that? For most it's a time to relax and take in the beauty and the business of the day before. For the still young at heart its a day to play (or display) with all the goodies you received on Christmas morning. For the grinch among us, its time to start tearing down the tree and trimmings, and go back to business as usual. Wherever you may be this day-after-Christmas, we hope you had a beautiful holiday filled with loved ones and good cheer! We're taking today (and as many of the next few days as we can...) to hold on to the magic of this time of peace and joy just a little bit longer. Snuggle under the tree at least one more evening, and take in this special time to be with loved ones. We've had a wonderful season of decoration preparations, and hope you've enjoyed it as well! If you waited too long to pick up that special something this year (or are already thinking ahead to next year...) come by the store and check out the lovely Christmas ornaments that are still on display- starting today all Holiday decor is 50% off!
Wishing you all a weekend of warm wishes!