Village Walk

Abbingdon Square
Abbingdon Square

The other morning in NYC was thankfully a grey and wet one. For months it seems we’ve been getting up to searing heat and sweltering humidity day after week after month. So some low heavy moving clouds and a weeping sky was surprisingly charming. 

L’Objet Han Collection

The West Village is so perfect in the rain. Bleeker Street with its crush of designer boutiques and old New York charm is a street to wander down. Companies like Acne, Tomas Maier, Paul Smith, James Perse, Saint James, Book Marc, Marc Jacobs’ curated bookshop and on and on crowd both sides of the street. There are a hundred fascinating shops of all sorts to absorb your curiosity. One little gem of a shop called L’Objet at 370 Bleeker Street close to Christofle and across from Paul Smith. Each time I pass their window I stop and stare through the front windows.

L'Objet scented candles in porcelain lidded urns
L’Objet scented candles in porcelain lidded urns

Yesterday I decided to go in. Immediately your senses are heightened by the scent in the air of a rose and amber scented Moroccan garden. The shelves are lined with beautiful miniature porcelain urns with lids crowned with golden elephants, springs of coral or tied with silk tassels. It’s when you lift the lids do you discover that each is a different intoxicating scented candle. Other porcelain containers have malachite and black wedgewood finishes. Everything in the shop makes for perfect gifts or outfitting your place with super elegant multipurpose objet. I found an amazing incense there and one of the black wedgewood finished urns holding a very exotic scented candle.

Intricately glazed Porcelain containers holding candles
Intricately glazed Porcelain containers holding candles

The owner of the shop is super knowledgeable and friendly. The possibilities are endless with everything for home from candles to modern fine china to extraordinary objet. L’Objet is a perfect place to take shelter from the elements. You’ll never want to leave.

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