Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ralphs....


Hello again...I am back from my trip to Paris and share with you the first lot of my Paris photo's.


Ralph Lauren opened his first European restaurant in Paris just 8 weeks before I arrived. The new store and restaurant is located on Boulevard St Germain.

Surrounded by gorgeous Ralph Lauren fabrics and furniture, the courtyard is a wonderful spot to enjoy lunch before spending the afternoon shopping the many wonderful boutiques. The beautiful potted flowers, plants and the sound of water coming from the fountain add to the Summer atmosphere.

Unfortunately I was not able to eat there. I tried to book into Ralph's for brunch in the beautiful courtyard and was told they are booked out for one month. So next trip I shall make sure I book well in advance!

{Photo's me}

43 comments:

Karena said...

I can just picture being there, fabulous images!

Karena
Art by Karena

McCarthy Designs said...

Welcome home! Ralph's looks gorgeous. What a shame that you couldn't eat there. Definately book ahead next time! xx

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh wow - why can't these people put in places like this in Aus!

Millie said...

Hi dear Amanda - lovely to have you back. No worries getting into Ralph's place for us, MOTH would have just made his usual scene & they would have shoved us at a table just to shush him up! He's my secret weapon, you can borrow him if you like (take your time returning him too!)
Millie ^_^

Lorraine said...

Welceome home Amanda....beautiful images.xox

Lorraine said...

Welcome home Amanda.....beautiful images of Paris.xox

Anna said...

Ohhhh la la...how divine...such a shame you couldnt dine there..but a good excuse for another trip to Paris :) x

Vicki Archer said...

Fantastic....i shall be sure to book and try this new restaurant if I go to Paris...Glad you are home safe and sound, xv.

Sarah B said...

It looks wonderful. I'll be looking forward to more Paris pics!

Jenny said...

Looks gorgeous, pity you couldn't indulge! There is always next time to look forward to....

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

How gorgeous!

mmm candy said...

ahhh Paris to much to see and do... to little time... I hope you found some great goodies to share.

sweetpea said...

so wonderfully Ralph! I wonder what is on the menu...

Hugs,

Shelley

Ivy Lane said...

C'est Magnifique! Welcome Back!!

La Maison Fou said...

A must on my next trip to Paris!

I would probably be in overload mode, but wouldn't that be nice?

L.

donna baker said...

Oh I love RL and just wonder what kind of menu he would have at his restaurant.

Mimi said...

So glad to hear your back! Beautiful restaurant... Looking forward to more pics!
xx
Mimi

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

This looks like a relaxing way to dine and thank you for the heads-up on reservations ahead. Just stopped in for a new visit and so sorry to read that you recently lost your Mom. I hope that you are healing. XO

Suki@FantabulousDesign said...

They are really beautiful courtyard. I'm having a day dreaming with this Ralphs... I love to go there.

Greet said...

Amanda,
Oh gorgeous! I also did a post about Ralphs a few weeks ago! I love that place! I need to go to see it!!! Lucky girl you are, to have seen it yet!
Have a nice weekend!
xx
Greet

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Divine!!! I have been working on my own outdoor space and this is just more perfect inspiration!

River-Rose said...

Welcome home! We've missed you! Gorgous restaurant! With furniture that lovely, forget about eating there and instead reserve a lounge and a nap! xoxo

red ticking said...

hi my sweet friend...
these are amazing...
when you go back, i will join you and we will have brunch, sit for hours, and talk non stop.... xoxoxoxo pam

Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

I am so jealous! Look out for my Paris post on Monday..

Andrea X

andreareh.blogspot.com

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, I just saw the spread in Town and Country, it's amazingly beautiful!
Can't wait to see more Paris picks, you must have loved it!

We are off to Europe, but come and visit once in a while, I keep a little travelling journal on my blog!

Have a wonderful season, Amanda!
XX
Victoria

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, I just saw the spread in Town and Country, it's amazingly beautiful!
Can't wait to see more Paris picks, you must have loved it!

We are off to Europe, but come and visit once in a while, I keep a little travelling journal on my blog!

Have a wonderful season, Amanda!
XX
Victoria

Charlotta Ward said...

Welcome back! Paris is always such a great idea. Hope you had an amazing time. Good that you ducked out before the 14th July - it can get a little out of hand then... :)

Lovely pics. Looking forward to seeing more soon!

x Charlotta

walrus studio said...

...at least you got to take a peek inside!!

red ticking said...

love these images... lets go for lunch ... i will book a reservation now...want to go back?? hope you had a wonderful weekend sweet friend... xo

A-M said...

Looks like my comment got eaten on the very day all mine were being eaten... so glad you are back. A-M xx

Renee Finberg said...

oooooh...
that's my neighborhood.

i can not wait to see it.

hope you are doing well.
hugs xx

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Amanda!
Can't wait to see your other pics from Paris........He never does anything that's not over the top...It looks gorgeous. Maybe next time you'll be able to stop for lunch......Maryanne xo

Opal Never Shouts said...

Oooh, what a beautiful place! It makes me want to take a trip to Paris, such a lovely place to discover great design.

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Amanda,
I am your newest follower and just saying thank you for sharing all these beautiful ideas and images which are very inspiring. I have saved the Ralph Lauren tip for my next "must do in Paris" warm wishes Colette x

naomemandeflores said...

What an amazing place!!!

red ticking said...

hi sweetie...
thinking of you...
hope you are well...
more pics please...
cant wait!!!!! xoxo

Exquisite Accessories said...

Welcome back Amanda sorry you never got to dine at Ralph Lauren isnt it exquisite? The court yard feel is lovely & the fabrics are gorgeous love the blue! :)))

{this is glamorous} said...

oh! have been wanting to try the food here -- the courtyard looks wonderful! thanks for the tip to book a month in advance and welcome home :)

Catherine said...

Looks fab.

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Anette Willemine said...

You have such a beautiful blog, Amanda!
I would love to dine at RL!

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Anette Willemine, Norway

Jessica Turnbow said...

How great is this! Yes, next time be sure to book well in advance! It looks well worth it :) Ah, gotta love Paris!

Alice said...

Looks gorgeous. I want to be there now having a pain au chocolat.