So after a random vacation with 3 of my best fraternity brothers, I took a shopping pit-stop in historic Savannah, Georgia. Noted for it's beautiful squares, cobblestone streets, and the butter and salt loving Paula Dean, I was quite impressed with some of the shopping selections the quaint river town had to offer. Marc by Marc Jacobs (company owner keeps a home here). Standard Banana Republic, Gap, and Urban Outfitters. The Savannah Bee Company with its delicious honeys, food and bodycare made with honey, and whimsical gifts and trinkets. And, best of all, The Paris Market.
My friend Christian and I ended up speaking with Paula, the owner, about a fabulous pagoda she picked up in India. The store is not hard to describe or imagine. It's heaven. From the (almost) complete range of Caldera cleaning products, to selections from Dean & Deluca, Santa Maria Novella soaps, and everything in between. Beautiful wine racks from the Netherlands, amazing furniture pieces, old world maps, decorations, accessories, and lighting.
Each "room" and style spilling over into everything in the shop. The most delicious candles light sporadically between the main floor and the basement, the smell of lavender and all things French just emit everywhere. We sat and flipped through a fabulous Vogue living book, with pictures of fabulous houses like Gianni Versace and the owners of Ferrari and Fiat. Any one of those glorious homes could have been decorated and outfitted with things from The Paris Market.
What an amazing treasure of a shop. For my own home, for my future homes, and definitely for gifts and special occasions, I'll be consulting with Paula to find the best treasures.