Thursday, November 24, 2011

A sparkling surprise on the Champs Elysées : Marks & Spencer

Goodmorning All! I wish you a warm, toasty and loving THANKSGIVING!!! With that comes great news from Paris. A brand spanking new 1400m squared Marks & Spencer will open its doors to all the fashion-hungry tourists on Thursday the 24th of November at 11:30 ten years after originally closing in France.

Marks & Spencer will take up three floors of lingerie and the latest ready to wear collections for women. Guess who will be there?! Ryan Reynolds and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley so grab your free autographs today in Paris. The british department store will take the number 100 on the most famous street in the world, non other than the Champs Elysees. By the way, have you seen this years light display? What do you think?
Lights from 2011-2012

It might be a little hard to make out from this picture. There are strings of small circular mirrors hanging from the branches and three halos filled with lights on each tree. The mirrors are in place to reflect the light given from the halos, obviously. The total of 600 halos on the 200 hundred trees ligning the famous street are controlled seperately.

I mean this is a huge deal for Parisians. I'm talking gossip of the year (ok I'm exaggerating a little bit). It really does look original in comparison to the previous years (which I preferred). Here are some from the past:

Lights from 2010

Lights from 2006-2007

Lights from 2004
 I tried finding pictures from the 90s of the Champs Elysees Christmas Lights, they pretty much stay the same either white or blue strings hung from the trunk upward. Let's not forget the drop dead gorgeous display from Galerie Lafayette each year.

Well I hope you enjoyed a little enlightenment* from yours truly... Have a great day! As per usual, overcast and rainy today in Paris.

Bisous fois dix

*my obvious attempt at a sarcastic joke

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