Wondering what to get for the hard-to-please Francophile in your life?
Feeling a bit panicked that there are only 38 days left until Christmas? Still trying to figure out what to get for your favorite Francophile? Let "Mary Kay's personalized Parisian shopping service" help you.
After rejecting the fur coats and crocodile skin bags at the vintage Hermes auction as too mundane and finding the designer watches at Printemps to be rather humdrum, I'm pleased to announce that I spied that special something that is sure to please even the most discerning person on your gift list. Just in time for the holidays and available for a short time only, luxuriant toilet paper embossed with the majestic Eiffel Tower is sure to be the most memorable present of the season.
After reading my new business plan, do you think that I should stop blogging and start a personal shopping service? The brilliant idea came to me while visiting Point WC, a luxury boutique filled with bathroom items, including the Eiffel Tower toilet paper selling for 5 Euros ($6.70) a roll and colored toilet paper for 2 Euros ($2.70) at Printemps. But best of all are the Japanese style toilets that do everything for you. For the low price of 415 Euros ($558), you can get a toilet that completely eliminates the Eiffel Tower toilet paper because this automated wonder washes your private parts with water set to the temperature of your choice and then dries you with warm air.
While I felt like a kid in a candy store, my Japanese friend Itsuko, who is visiting this week from Switzerland, told me that these toilets have been around for a long time in Japan. It looks as if I'll have to stick with blogging for the time being. Eiffel Tower toilet paper, anyone? I've got a life-time supply of it stored in my basement.
For 2 Euros ($2.70) you can try one of the Japanese toilets at Point WC in Printemps. If you're feeling less adventurous, you can sit on a designer toilet seat for 1.50 Euros ($2.00).