Mr. Bazaar Explores Paris In The Snow


Last weekend I headed to Paris for Maison et Objet (you can click here read my trend report) and when I arrived I discovered, to my delight, that the city was covered in a blanket of powder white snow. This was the second time I’ve been in Paris when it happened to be snowing, but the first time offered a flew token flakes and nothing more. This, on the other hand, was literally like a scene from a movie. When I woke on Sunday morning I looked out the window to see delicate snowflakes gracefully falling onto the quintessentially Parisian street outside, the picture postcard rooftops fast becoming enveloped under a fluffy white blanket. Out in the street and walking through the Marais I revelled in how blissfully quiet the city was; the only sounds were excited yelps from both children and adults alike as families headed out to enjoy the heaviest snowfall the city has seen in years. I can genuinely say that this was one of those days that I hope to remember forever: an unplanned and purely magical day spent wondering around Paris with my dear fiancΓ©. I still feel so grateful to have been able to see Paris in this way because I might never see it in such a way again. It was a day of laughter, of inspiration (I loved how the city’s colours came alive against the Whistler-white backdrop), of love and of bloomin’ freezing feet!

// Photography by Will Taylor


  • Reply Chloe MOON January 28, 2013 at 2:32 am

    This is one of my dreams!! I would love to see Paris in the snow one day!! I’m super excited to hear that it is as fun as it looks!!! =)

  • Reply tim@designmaze January 28, 2013 at 3:38 am

    so much fun! I hope it will be just like this when I am in Paris this year!! Hope we all get to be in Paris for new year’s eve MR!

  • Reply tim@designmaze January 28, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Fantastic shots by the way. … love them all and that little motion one puts a big smile on my face πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anna {dear friend} January 28, 2013 at 4:02 am

    This is so gorgeous! LOVED this whole post– especially the instant snow carousel! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} January 28, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Oh Paris looks beautiful covered in snow! Looks like you had such a fun trip Will! How wonderful you can escape to Paris in no time at all! xx

  • Reply Christine (cloud No9) January 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for taking me to Paris in such a wonderful way! Your picture are stunning!

  • Reply Ellie January 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I think you’d love these early colour photos of Paris, especially the interior shot.

  • Reply Judith January 28, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Paris in the snow looks sooo pretty, but today everything is gone and the sun is out! I hope Stockholm will be covered in snow this weekend. Can’t wait to see you there!

  • Reply Happy Sofa UK January 28, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Wooow! This looks absolutely amazing! Paris looks amazing in snow and looks so fun too!

  • Reply susan January 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Is there anything more beautiful?! Such fun shots Will, love the animated one!

  • Reply Brooke January 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    SO beautiful WIll! It looks absolutley magical.

  • Reply Lindsey January 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    So wish we could have gamboled in the snow together!! Looks positively magical.

  • Reply Hege January 28, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    It looks fab! Great photos! hx

  • Reply Michael Wurm, Jr January 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Adorable and magical. Love it!

  • Reply Katherine January 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Not only is it fun to see that you jumped and played in the snow like a child, but that you filmed it so that you can enjoy the sweet memories over and over.
    The magic lives on……….

  • Reply latteLisa January 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Seems like you had a wonderful time in Paris. I love the photos taken by the Eiffel tower. The area looks so pretty covered in snow.

    I have yet to walk the streets of the city in snow. Consider it on my list!

  • Reply Jee | Oh, How Civilized January 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Haha, love that animated gif! Your photos are stunning.

  • Reply WeHeartHome January 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Beautiful pics Will! They do tell a story πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Xx. Holly

  • Reply Nadia van der Mescht January 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    How truly wonderful – a unique moment to be held in your heart forever!

  • Reply ABbey January 28, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Looks amazing Will! We’re taking our first trip to Paris this year! Can’t wait, will be summer though so no snow for me πŸ™‚

    Abbey x

  • Reply rachie January 28, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    The pics are beautiful! Love the one of the flag and the snow carousel made me laugh! xxx

  • Reply Igor January 28, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Here’s to jumping in the snow:-))

  • Reply Laura Gaskill January 29, 2013 at 12:50 am

    You’re so adorable! And the Eiffel Tower in the snow looks like pure magic! xo Laura

  • Reply Katie O'Keefe January 29, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Your images are breathtaking! Adding this to my bucket list.

  • Reply Mowie Kay January 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Gorgeous images Will! You were very lucky to see Paris in the snow, I’ve been so many times, but never managed to catch it like this. Nice to know it’s just as magical as I imagine it to be x

  • Reply samia January 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    red looks great against the white.. fab outfit for a memorable day like that.. and the pics are gorgeous!

  • Reply classiq January 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    How wonderful to get to experience Paris covered in snow. I am sure it was even more beautiful than it shows in the photos.

  • Reply Audrey - This Little Street January 29, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Lucky you, I’ve always wanted to see Paris snowed in!!! Hugs πŸ™‚

  • Reply Molly January 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Gorgeous gorgeous photos Will! Love how your red pants brighten up the wintery background!

  • Reply FROM THE RIGHT BANK January 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    You captured my old city beautifully, Will! xo

  • Reply janis-pinecone camp January 29, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Such happy pics! I’m so excited to be going to Paris in a couple of weeks…for the first time! We’ll be on our way to Morocco, but we get to spend about 5 days in Paris. Any tips for me, Will? πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Tracey@chalkboard living January 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Sounds lovely. I do love your pictures but have a burning question… Mr Bazaar – Do you ever just wear all black?

    Tracey x

  • Reply maureen stevens January 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    ahhh, Paris is so beautiful it seems in whatever season!

  • Reply Jessie January 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! Glad you had a lot of fun in Paris!

  • Reply Desiree January 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Amzing Will It looks like so much fun to see Paris in this way #good memories πŸ˜‰

  • Reply molly {Dreams in HD} January 31, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    wow, i had goosebumps reading your memories of waking up to paris in the snow. i adore paris {just spent a few weeks this past fall living in a flat in le marais} and can only imagine how wonderful it would be covered in a blanket of snow. what a special memory for you and your fiance to share.

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