In a previous blog, J’adore Paris, I talked about how I like to shop for one-of-a-kind items while on vacation to commemorate my trip and bring home something special. There’s nothing better than having an item you can continue to use or display that has a unique memory attached to it. That’s why jewelry is one of the first things I look for when traveling.
During our trip to Paris this past summer, we spent a lot of time in the Marais area which is full of fun boutique shops. During one of our shopping escapades, we ran across a cute little store called L’Esprit Parisien, which specializes in hand-made jewelry created right in the Marais district.
I was immediately drawn to the triangular gold pendant as this is right up my style alley. I love geometric shapes so I knew right away this would be going home with me. Then the woman working the shop showed me the sun pendant necklace which is unlike anything else I have in my collection. She showed me that the chain is long enough to wear traditionally or it can be doubled up as I have it pictured above. I loved the versatility of this so it came home with me as well.
~Takeaway~ When on vacation, always keep your eyes peeled for one-of-a-kind, hand-made, or specialized items that you couldn’t get at home. While a light-up key chain of the Eiffel Tower is fun, I’d much rather walk away with something a little luxe for my daily life that will instantly remind me of the vacation I so much enjoyed. When a friend notices your unique jewelry, you automatically have a fun story to tell them about how you got it.