I have always been curious what it’s like to walk inside the haute joaillerie boutiques at Place Vendôme but I’ve never mustered up the confidence to do it. What comes to mind is that hysterical Rodeo Drive shopping scene of Julia Roberts at the movie Pretty Woman. When the kind folks of Boucheron invited me to visit the gorgeous Maison, I couldn’t say no. Why not punctuate a successful (and colorful) pret-a-porter season by playing with some precious bijoux — I simply had to go!

The very handsome and knowledgable Benjamin and the super lovely Menel gave me a tour of the House. They regaled me with tales and showed me many images — ad campaigns from decades past and sketches made for ultra special clients such as the Maharajas of India. I also tried timepieces and gorgeous animal rings from the Cabinet de Curiosités collection. You have to see them for yourself. The craftmanship and details are astonishing!

Inside the Boucheron boutique at Place Vendome, Paris
Bryanboy at Boucheron, Paris

I walked empty-handed, of course. However, that quick moment of fantasy and desire uplifted my dreary and drizzly Parisian afternoon. When the right time and moment comes along, set it in stone, I know where I’ll go to treat myself. I love Boucheron!

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