First day in Paris. While Will was busy at his conference, I caught up with Penny, a university friend who moved to Paris last year with her husband and 4 children. We met in the Marais - an area I have stayed in once before, but haven't really been back to often.
We met at a gorgeous shop that is accessed through a courtyard. This little display greeted shoppers as they came through the portico.
On the other side of the courtyard was this mobile garden. Inside they sold the porous bags for carrying pots of herbs. Quite handy if you need to move your plants out of the sun or into the rain. I love the big metal door frames.
The shop is called Merci and can be found at 111 avenue Beaumarchais. It is a mix of eclectic homewares, stationery, fashion and childrenswear (as well as Liberty fabric sold by the metre) - all round - my kind of store.