Monthly Archive October 2012
Le Salon du Chocolat is starting today and for those of you who are in Paris, with a soft spot for chocolate this is a must. It’s the worlds largest event dedicated to chocolate. How good does that sound? Yum! Like many other events in Paris, this one is taking place at Porte de Versailles (and it’s not the Versailles, don’t worry, it’s much more central) and will last until this Sunday.
I’m pleased to finally be able to present you with the whole new look for Paris in Four Months. Ta da! What do you think? I hope you like it. I worked together with the lovely Laura behind the company Trial by Cupcakes (who I actually found thorugh Pinterest) to create this new header. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you again Laura!
Most often I show you this side of the park Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. Simply because I like it a little bit more. Although this side (seen in the photos above) isn’t my favourite park of the park it’s still very pretty. And quite spectacular as well. If you only saw the palm trees and that amazing building I wouldn’t think we were in Paris anymore!
Since you nowadays can have absolutely everything in your phone why wouldn’t you have the things you need to know about Paris in there as well for you upcoming trip or move? Here’s a few apps that helped me
survive (live a little bit easier) while in Paris that I wanted to share with you all. Hopefully they’ll be to just as much use for you as they have been for me.
RATP. With this app you can plan your trips and see if it’s easier to take the bus or metro to your destination, which times you can catch the bus and where you should go off. This helped me out a lot since the buses were a bit hard to understand in the beginning. Although you need to have 3G or WiFi to properly use this app.
Paris Metro. This is quite similar to the one above but I use this app to look at the metro and the bus maps. You don’t need 3G or WiFi to look at the maps which is really good and once you’ve gotten the hang of the metro/bus system you can read this without a problem.
Norstedts Lexikon. This is a lexicon, although this particular one is in Swedish. I recommend getting a French lexicon before leaving for Paris. Although most of the Parisians speak English it’s always good to have a “back-up system”. It’s good if you want to know what something in a menu means, a sign etc. etc.
Paris by Bike. If you plan to use the Vélib bicycles while in Paris, this app is a must have. You’ll need 3G or WiFi to use it if I remember correctly but this app will help you find the nearest Vélib station where you can either rent or return the bikes. A great option instead of having to go around looking for them yourself.
French Verbs. This was an absolute life saver for me when I was in Paris. This little app has more than 2100 French verbs and their conjugation. Which let me tell you, was aamazing (!) when trying to keep up in the French class. This app works without access to WiFi or 3G which is really helpful.
Paris Pastry. David Lebovitz has kindly gathered all his favourite pastries and sweets around Paris in one single app. With this app you can find the best chocolate shops, ice cream boutiques and the sweets that are currently closest to you at the moment. A great app to open up if you suddenly feel that need for something sweet!
Here’s a little (musical) postcard from Paris! I stumbled upon these gentlemen in St Germain and I just had to stop and listen for a little while. You’ll have to excuse the lack of focus and the shakiness but my hands were literally freezing to death and I couldn’t move a single muscle while filming because of the cold. But I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway!
As promised, here are some of my favourite photos from the Parisian Fashion Week that took over the city in the end of September and beginning of October this fall. I could spend hours looking at these beautiful (and crazy) accessories and clothes.
I want to show you some of my favourite photos Paris Fashion Week! I’ll promise that I’ll share them with you in a day or two.