Diptyque Paris on Bleecker

Yesterday I popped into the gorgeous Diptyque store on Bleecker in the West Village. It was like a swirly, chic little dream in a tiny box:
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 See what I mean? I love the effect on the walls. And note the amazing chandelier, which IS made of upside down empty Diptyque candles. Gorgeous!

I love the typography on the bag:

Right now Diptyque is doing a ” Le Langage des Fleurs” collection, consisting of floral fragrances in special illustrated boxes. On the website they illuminate the unique meaning behind each flower.

Pretty packaging.

Violette has a sweet, almost candy-like scent, and apparently stands for Modesty. Verveine is an herbal candle with a bright lemon scent. I actually bought it because it reminded me of Lemon Pledge 🙂 – minus the gross chemical component. That scent of lemon just says clean to me, so I can’t wait to burn this after a nice apartment cleaning. Good way to reward yourself!

And while we were wandering around the West Village, enjoying the beautiful quiet neighborhood vibe and sunny weather, we spotted a true NYC icon:

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Sarah Jessica Parker! SHE WALKED RIGHT PAST US ON THE SIDEWALK!

Words cannot describe our girly excitement. She was wearing boyfriend jeans with a leather jacket and a fabulous bright red crossbody bag. And no, the above picture was not taken by me when we saw her. Me and my sis were real cool about it – only a little gasping and gawking at the back of her head as she rushed by.

Made. My. Life.

17 comments

  1. Leslie says: April 3, 2012

    Wow! That's so amazing. I cannot believe you saw SJP. I also love how gorgeous that store is; what a beautiful place to just walk around and browse in. 🙂

  2. Viviana says: April 3, 2012

    That's my hood! SJP shops at our grocery store and I'm always in absolute awe when I see her. haha.

  3. Jackie {York Avenue} says: April 3, 2012

    Leslie: I know, I couldn't believe it! I was so excited.

    Viv: You are so lucky that you live there! Definitely my favorite hood in the city 🙂

  4. Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] says: April 3, 2012

    So exciting Jackie!! I have heard great things about Diptyque! I need to check out their candles.

  5. polkadotsandpracticality says: April 3, 2012

    OMG I am so jealous that you saw SJP! I would so freak out. Looks like you had a really fun day! 🙂

  6. Lisa @ Elembee, Etc says: April 3, 2012

    What a beautiful store! And so awesome you got to see SJP!

  7. Holly says: April 3, 2012

    So exciting!! I would not have been cool… I probably would have fainted, lol! And I love those beautiful floral sketches!

  8. Michelle says: April 3, 2012

    How FUN!!! I still have never seen a celebrity… it's on my wish list!

  9. Julye says: April 3, 2012

    so nice you saw her 😉 beautiful picture – love the packaging 😉 !!

  10. Lisa Marie says: April 4, 2012

    you saw SJP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dream. Come. True.

    Cross that one off the bucket list 🙂

  11. fancyfunction says: April 4, 2012

    I love the Verveine scent! But I am partial to the clean, lemon fragrances. Fun celeb spotting. 🙂

  12. Erika [small shop] says: April 4, 2012

    Oh my! Diptyque is a fave and an entire store? They have a lotion that I can't live without.
    SJP! Omg that is a good one. Mr. Big lived in Hell's Kitchen when we lived there and I remember he was standing outside of my market once. I looked up at him (he is quite tall) like I can't believe it.
    Always great sightings in NYC bc everyone walks! I think my biggest one was Ben Affleck. ;0)

  13. Dorothy says: April 4, 2012

    LOVE THIS BLOG

  14. Aliza Rich says: April 5, 2012

    Diptyque! I love the candles! Beautiful store! SJP, very cool!:) Love your blog!

  15. Alexa says: April 5, 2012

    Oh I love Diptque! Wow that store looks amazing!

  16. bevy says: April 6, 2012

    I'm a sucker for cute packaging!

    SJP spotting?! That's too cool!

  17. Al says: April 7, 2012

    LOL – LOVE THIS BLOG TOO!

    The SJP sighting was great and she looks pretty much EXACTLY the way she looked in person as in that picture. Good fine. Right down to the red bag. So great! We need to take pics of Cafe Cluny next time!

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